Sources: NeoCon® Wrap-up

July 1, 2008
Keilhauer introduces Sguig Sled, a well-proportioned sled-base chair, designed with a scrupulous attention to detail. Sguig Sled’s form enables it to function as a side or guest chair in reception, conference or meeting room applications. Sguig Sled’s tubular steel frame curves gracefully, beginning at the base and up through the arms, connecting seamlessly to the chair back. There is no break in the lines between the base, arms or backrest. The steel frame is finished in chrome, or black powder coat, to complement any décor.
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Returning to the theme of men’s haberdashery, Maharam’s latest collaboration is entitled Herringbone Stripe, by Paul Smith. A textural juxtaposition is created through the use of a toothy, densely constructed herringbone contrasted against bands of lustrous sateen. Vividly colored continuous and intermittent stripes are positioned at random intervals, creating a formal yet playful effect. Constructed of 100 percent wool, the textiles were designed at an upholstery weight and meet all contract performance requirements.
Free Product InfoAtlas Carpet Mills’ Mediterranea Collection II is manufactured with Antron® Lumena Solution Dyed type 6,6 nylon and is available in five patterns: Athos, Corfu, Etruscan, Tavolara, and Minorca (featured). These new introductions, as well as all running line products from Atlas, are manufactured with 10 percent of their total weight being derived from post-consumer recycled content. The colors in Mediterranea Collection II are highlighted by sophisticated neutrals and intensely saturated multi-color combinations.
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Coalesse, a new premium brand of furniture for the home and office, offers a wide range of vibrant and artful expressions—from timeless, iconic designs to new takes on classic needs. The new Coalesse live/work collection features more than 20 products that focus on the increasingly growing similarities between work and life. Gone are the harsh lines and glaring surfaces that have long characterized the workplace. Coalesse has replaced them with softened, contoured shapes that represent the new sensibilities of the modern way we work.
Free Product InfoArmstrong Ceilings’ family of SoundScapes® Acoustical Clouds includes 10 standard shapes, ranging from squares and rectangles to circles, trapezoids, hexagons, and softly rounded contours. Designed for use in exposed structures and other areas that require improved acoustics, the clouds can be installed as individual units or grouped together to create innovative visual combinations that help define the area below.
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Inspired by the application of tweed in vintage couture, InterfaceFLOR’s Blast From the Past features a tailored elegant look. The multi-level pile height creates a sculpted texture and features higher contrasting hues with thin varying stripes. Designed for a wide range of environments, Blast From the Past is available in four colorways in blacks, grays and whites with a retro-olive green accent.
Free Product InfoKoncept Technologies introduces the Z-Bar™ High Power LED desk lamp in a new glossy red finish. The bold color pairs with the slim lines of the lamp to make a statement while maintaining
decorum—perfect for power offices. The Z-Bar High Power uses the newest generation of LEDs to provide twice as much light as the original Z-Bar without increasing power consumption.
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Crossville has created Echo recycled glass tile for walls, countertops and floors. Crafted by artisans using centuries-old techniques, Echo contains a recycled content of 30 percent to 50 percent, depending on color. Designed by one of the industry’s most respected color forecasters, Barbara Schirmeister, the line has a clear, luminescent quality, which is extraordinary for recycled glass. Echo is available in 15 colors and comes in three finishes: clear, iridescent and a sophisticated frosted matte.
Free Product InfoB&B Italia’s Project Collection is composed of individual pieces, each with their unique personality, while still providing architects and designers with coordinated families of products through the understanding of application and the clever use of matching finishes. Cosmos tables, part of the Project Collection, are an elegant table series designed to complement the Cosmos seating range. Designed by Jeffrey Bernett, Cosmos tables are finished with polished aluminum bases and solid core laminate tops in a variety of height sizes and shapes.
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Graphic Nature, a broadloom and tile carpet collection from Shaw Contract Group, addresses the performance attributes important to the healthcare market, and brings the vitality of what’s outside to the environment within. Graphic Nature offers a clean, simple and contemporary perspective on natural elements. Drawing inspiration from water breaking on sand, thatches by a pond, a quiet birch forest, and a lush vista through a break in the trees, the collection translates nature in a graphic way, while retaining the silhouette of what makes each attribute beautiful.
Free Product InfoWith MultiStations OS2, Three H addresses applications that require enhanced storage solutions and varying degrees of privacy. Power management is fully integrated into MultiStations OS2, both vertically and horizontally, to accommodate floor or ceiling feeds, as well as cable distribution at the floor or desk level. Storage modules are reconfigurable, expandable and quick to install.
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The new Quoin lounge seating series from Paoli offers a crisp contemporary look with architectural detailing that makes it a distinctive furnishing option for public areas and private office spaces. To accommodate design and specifying needs, the Quoin series is available in the standard range of Paoli wood finishes and upholstery options, including veneer wrapped or fully upholstered.
Free Product InfoWith a raised surface of undulating waves that reference their names, KnollTextiles’ Amplify and Bandwidth provide texture and dimension. Designer Suzanne Tick has created two subtle and sophisticated panel fabrics, which, depending on the color of the top thread, look either organic (as if woven of raffia or bamboo), or have the appearance of high-tech circuitry in bright orange and green hues. Made of 100 percent post-industrial recycled polyester, both fabrics come in 12 colorways.
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Vicinity™ is neither a storage system nor a desk. It’s something new: a seamless integration of storage and desks from The HON Company. This full-line solution keeps essential materials out of sight, yet within arm’s reach, supporting the unique work style of any user—from right-brained to left-brained thinkers. This inventive solution uses four basic components, offering hundreds of possible configurations that work as effortlessly in open-office environments as they do in private workspaces.
Free Product InfoSteelcase introduces i2i™, a new alternative for collaborative settings that helps people stay focused and connected. i2i is free of adjustments, yet has a flexing back and a mechanism that invite both movement and support when sitting upright or reclined. It supports a variety of postures through its dual swivel mechanism that allows users to swivel the seat and back together; swivel the back only (stay oriented to others while adjusting your posture to reduce fatigue); or swivel the seat only (keep your posture but change your orientation). The flexing back features molded “fingers” that support back movement and recline, for comfort.
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Lea North America introduces Attitude. Available in three different colors, Attitude is a contemporary and transversal collection, made with mass enameled colored grès. With shades taken from nature for contemporary and designer settings, the tiles in the collection are ground and guarantee excellent technical performance levels thanks to the special processing they undergo via the use of colored pastes, as well as colored and clear grits.
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