With LED technology advancing to the point that quality products are available at competitive prices, it is time to start thinking about how this new type of light can be applied to design. In the future...
Final whitewood sanding is the most important step in finishing to provide satisfactory results. Poor finish quality, rework, and missed expectations are in most cases a direct result of improper final whitewood sanding preparation.
Designed by Islé Phippaz for the Swiss brand Kil Codig, the Sitting Bull long chair is a sculptured aerial nest to lie in with extraordinary dimensions and an imposing appearance. It is made from steel which...
3DL combines durability and design elegance in airport commerce
What’s in a successful commercial fixture upgrade? Is it just affordable brand identity in a design featuring low-maintenance materials? Or is there more to it? A well-designed commercial counter system is an oasis. Think frenzied shoppers skittering through the aisles to a check-out offering customer service. Imagine frantic travelers finally deplaned after hours in the air reaching the rental car counter where the next leg of the journey begins. Appearance, functionality and the ultimate performance characteristic, durability, are all part of the consumer experience.
Süddekor’s diverse range of earth-inspired products highlight this year’s flooring and furniture choices
Süddekor introduced its 2011 design portfolio at Surfaces 2011 in Las Vegas last week. From ancient homesteads in Thailand to Civil War-era homes, Süddekor LLC’s 2011 laminate flooring and furniture lines are inspired by real places, with rich histories and stories to tell.
Euro-style countertop-support manufacturer Federal Brace unveiled its line at KBIS this year and recently introduced a complementary Bracket Backer product with online video installation guides, making it easier to take advantage of the high-end functional and decorative supports’ capacity.
C.H. Briggs, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the U.S., has partnered with Philadelphia University’s Department of Industrial Design Program to challenge 22 talented students to experience DuPont™ Corian® as a multi-dimensional design medium.
By borrowing style from mid-century favorites, furniture designer Lacey Campbell effectively creates pieces that are as strikingly familiar as they are fresh. At the NeoCon Furniture Revolution Gallery in June, Campbell was a stand-out, and her talents most recently attracted Sauder Woodworking, where she is a new creative designer.
At this year’s NeoCon World’s Trade Fair, the Furniture Revolution Gallery afforded design students a chance to debut their unique prototypes on the show floor in front of the world’s top manufacturers.
Surface & Panel dutifully tromped through Merchandise Mart this week, talking to industry connections and scouting trends. Attendance appeared to be up, and exhibitors reported being pleased with booth traffic.
Since introducing online order placement for customized closets in 1999, EasyClosets.com has positioned itself as a unique supplier of a fail-safe DIY project. The company's history shows reinventions of its self-titled website and its proprietary design tool, but what hasn't wavered is an ability to help homeowners build a track-mounted closet system with foolproof installation.
In addition to applications of Varia Ecoresin by 3form discussed in the April/May issue of Surface & Panel, Acrilex, Architectural Systems, Inc., Armstrong, Duraglas, Evonik Cyro LLC and Lumicor among others offer earth-inspired lines containing organic-material interlayers, stone and mineral pieces, natural fibers, embedded woven textiles and even back-decorated wood grain designs with high-resolution digital printing.
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