|Peter Pepper Products
This sleek, modern panel, part of the Envision collection,
is the soul of understatement. It can be used for exhibition
and display, or as a free-standing partition. An aluminum
frame surrounds each 72-by-36-inch panel, which is available
in a choice of 38 fabrics or laminates. 17929 South Susana
Road, Compton, CA 90221; 800-496-0204; peterpepper.com.
Industrial designer Patrick Messier created the sensual
Mamma rocking chair to offset the dearth of comfortable and
attractive versions of this living room classic. The
undulating, ribbonlike fiberglass piece, available in white or
in custom colors, is coated with a special high-gloss urethane
finish. 5550 Fullum Street, Office 312, Montreal, Quebec H2G
2H4, Canada; 888-271-0909; editorialliving.com.
The refined, low-seated Arne offers a pleasing asymmetry:
armrests of different shapes and heights. Combine the end unit
with a chaise longue to create corner configurations.
Available in fabric or leather, this piece measures 124 inches
long, 591/2 inches deep, and 263/4 inches high. Other lengths
are offered. 150 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10155;
|Hastings Tile & Il Bagno
At nearly 11/4 inches in diameter, Bloom Allaround ceramic
mosaic tiles are bigger than ordinary penny tiles. Pre-mounted
in 8-by-16-inch modules, the four variegated mosaic
assortments match square 8-inch floor tiles in chocolate
brown, Ardoise black, indigo blue, or pearl gray. 30
Commercial Street, Freeport, NY 11520; 516-379-3500; hastingstilebath.com.
professional mobile kitchen
Perched atop four sturdy wheels, the Bongos professional
mobile kitchen bundles a cooking unit, sink, refrigerator, and
cook top. The stainless-steel unit, which weighs 170 pounds,
accepts gas, electric, and water (inflow and outflow)
connections for outdoor or indoor use. 16 Via S. Righetto,
36055 Nove (VI), Italy; 39-0424-592-352; emmegroupdesign.com.
Beadazzled Geode is the perfect example of how this firm
has gained its reputation for glamour. Flexible glass beads of
varying sizes create complex patterns of tone and light
reflection. It's 281/2 inches wide and available in six
standard colors or any custom hue. 1730 West Greenleaf Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60626; 800-933-6292; mayaromanoff.com.
|Stroheim & Romann
& Crafts Gallery collection
They've been in business for more than a century, and the
Arts & Crafts Gallery collection affirms that this
manufacturer still has the market cornered on old-world
craftsmanship and elegance. Its cotton-blend brocades and
florals would do William Morris proud. 31-11 Thompson Avenue,
Long Island City, NY 11101; 718-706-7000; stroheim.com.
Cotton Balls rug
The hand-knotted Big Cotton Balls rug by designer Joanna
Michalowicz is, despite its name, a high-relief rug with silk
highlights. The orange one, which is made in China for the
company's Elements collection, combines wool and silk—though a
neutral-colored version includes some linen yarn. 94-98 Nassau
Avenue, Suite 360, Brooklyn, NY 11222; 914-645-1262; ashacarpets.com.
Why not lounge in style? The Deckinox collection offers
indoor and outdoor reclining armchairs with stainless-steel
frames and leather or mahogany arms. Choose from a selection
of Sunbrella fabrics for outdoor use or indulge in leather
seating for a sunroom. Through Art & Industry, 50 Great
Jones Street, New York, NY 10012; 212-477-0116; trans-arte.com.
The hand-blown glass shade of the Carillon wall sconce
evokes a flower bud. Each piece is signed and unique and is
available in a range of clear, translucent, and opaque glass
colors with a back-plate in hand-brushed aluminum (shown) or
bamboo with a natural or ebony stain. It also comes as a
pendant and in two table-lamp versions. 24 Fifth Avenue, Suite
709, New York, NY 10011; 212-475-0479; jgooddesign.com.
A brand-new entry from this brand-new-to-the-market firm,
Curtain Call is part of a collection manufactured using a
patent-pending hypersaturated color system by designers who
dabble in everything from staid textures to edgy photo murals.
The gradated, silkscreen effect of the stripes suggests the
rich dimension of a folded drape. 1825 MacArthur Boulevard,
Atlanta, GA 30318; 800-620-6922; setwalls.com.
|Bentley Prince Street
and Blinding Light
Here are two boldly named Antron Nylon products from this
California manufacturer: Blaze is a small-scale rectangular
grid, and Blinding Light is that same grid interrupted by a
larger, window-pane pattern. Both are tufted tip-shears in 21
colors; they are designed for traditional corporate or
sophisticated hospitality settings. 14641 East Don Julian
Road, Industry, CA 91746; 800-423-4709; bentleyprincestreet.com.
Celebrated Swedish glass artist Bertil Vallien's Dreams
series features nine ethereal glass sculptures made in large
sand molds. Like every piece in the series, the
57/8-by-43/8-inch Distant Friend is a dreamlike vision that
evokes a subtle beauty and mystery. 200 Lexington Avenue,
Suite 602, New York, NY 10016; 212-684-5455; kostaboda.com.
Close shaves are only part of the appeal of Wolfgang
Joensson's Shanghai groom center: Consider the Chinese red
resin-coated handles, the badger-hair brush, and the
chrome-plated zinc-alloy stand, which magnetically holds the
other two pieces in place, so they dry correctly. The Madrid
razor has a gently curved injection-molded plastic handle,
ensuring a comfortable fit in the hand. 41 Rue de
l'Abbé-Gregoire, 75006 Paris, France; 720-496-4068; hommage.com.
Veranda Bamboo renders the look of the tropics in smooth,
concave ceramic form. Available in more than 200 standard
colors as well as custom options, the tiles come in
3-by-8-inch and 4-by-8-inch sizes and can be installed
horizontally, vertically, or in a basket-weave pattern. Glazed
edges and mitered corners make trim pieces unnecessary. 8120
NE 33rd Drive, Portland, OR 97211; 800-278-8453; annsacks.com.
Anticipating a rising demand for neutral backdrops in
residential and commercial settings, this manufacturer added
four colors to its popular Zodiaq quartz surfacing collection
and called it Concrete Aesthetic. The newcomers are sand
beige, papyrus, alabaster, and clay brown. 1007 Market Street,
Wilmington, DE 19898; 800-436-6072; zodiaq.com.
|O'Neil Ruppel Studio
The handmade ceramic-tile moldings, borders, and inserts of
designers David O'Neil and Randy Ruppel's premier Nest
collection are suitable for backsplashes and walls. Shown
here, 3-by-8-inch Cornice tops 1-by-8-inch Bobble above
5-inch-square Crake. The line's eight colors include Cloud,
Oatmeal, yellow Pollen, and misty-green Frond. Renaissance
Tile & Bath, 349 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA
30305; 404-231-9203; renaissancetileandbath.com.
There's more to stripes with Stripes and More. Choose among
Bordeaux-olive, light blue–olive, multicolor, and white, the
latter with one or two central striped circles. Install these
93/4-inch ceramic squares with the pattern running
horizontally or vertically. 77 Industriestrasse, 75417
Mühlacker, Germany; 49-70-41-801-110; steuler-fliesen.de.
|Victoria & Albert
Aflood with cool options such as a deck-mounted faucet, an
integrated towel bar, and a tub filler that doubles as a
pop-up drain, Capri meets international standards for impact,
stain resistance, and load bearing. The generous double-ended
soaker—71 inches long and 32 wide—is made of white
Englishcast, a high-gloss mineral crystal composite that helps
maintain water temperature. 1201 Main Street, Columbia, SC
29201; 803-748-1228; englishtubs.com.
|Lisa Albin Design
Lisa Albin has grown her Igloo line of children's furniture
by adding the Lima table. Available in two sizes, its
cheerful, organically shaped top in cherry veneer plywood is
embedded with colorful plastic coasters and stands on green
painted-wood legs. 947 President Street, No. 1, Brooklyn, NY
11215; 718-622-0047; iglookids.com.
Throw a curve with the elliptical Wal-Aparia. This
fluorescent wall-mounted luminaire lights up behind a diffuser
in one of two materials: frosted white, or translucent
blue acrylic (shown), or perforated or slotted steel (either
galvanized or in one of 16 paint finishes). 1737 East 22nd
Street, Los Angeles, CA 90058; 213-746-0360; prulite.com.
Inspired by a 1940's French design, the Volute chandelier
features an undulating steel center ring with six lamps
mounted on brass arms. The shades come standard in paper;
custom metal finishes are also available. 232 East 59th
Street, New York, NY 10022; 212-319-7979; niermannweeks.com.
|McKinnon and Harris
dining table/Round Adams Big Top
The Albemarle dining table with the Round Adams Big Top in
luscious Chinese Red is also available in 16 other colors
including Lancaster Blue, Virginia Pewter, and Chesapeake
Taupe. The wrought-aluminum table is roughly 30 inches high,
with an outside diameter of 45, 54, 63, 72, or 81 inches. 1806
Summit Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230; 804-358-2385; mckinnonharris.com.
The new Alcyon track lighting systems include an array of
line-voltage and low-voltage halogen fixtures that rotate 365
degrees. All are available in aluminum, matte black, and matte
white finishes; most can be easily outfitted with up to two
accessories, including color filters, visors, louvers, and
light-shielding snoots. 631 Airport Road, Fall River, MA
02720; 508-679-8131; lightolier.com.
|e15 Design + Distribution
Aomori oak bathtub/BA15 Mito towel rail
The BA10 Aomori oak bathtub is girded with
brushed-stainless bands; hidden inside are stools with
brushed-stainless hardware. The matching BA15 Mito towel rail
can lean nearby or can be fixed in place with a concealed
screw. Through Cornell & Munzer, 431 NE 94th Street, Miami
Shores, FL 33138; 305-793-3342; e15.com.
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