Sources: NeoCon Wrap-Up

July 1, 2007
Touch. It's the first sense to develop in the womb and the only one you can't live without. Karastan Contract captures this essential human element in its latest collection of woven carpeting, Sensory. Developed in collaboration with Shashi Caan, this collection is designed to be not only visually appealing to the eye, but also stimulating to the touch. Traditional patterns coordinate with natural colors as Sensory's products come together, providing a comprehensive offering that is affordable and effortlessly adaptable into a variety of environments.
Free Evolve Modular Tabling Systems from Bretford eliminate awkward space, enhance available space, and can be tailored to fit almost any environment or individual. Free Evolve products feature five distinctive designs that can be configured into structured or organic formations. For use primarily in office environments, either as individual or collaborative workspaces, Free Evolve's adaptive, modular designs and tool-less accessories make them easy to set-up and reconfigure. The special low-friction glide pods allow easy movement across office flooring for quick and convenient workspace relocation.
Decca Contract
unveils a new line of furnishings designed by Lauren Rottet. A fresh array of sophisticated ideas in lounge furniture, occasional tables, and pull-up chairs, the Rottet by Decca Collection matches the renowned interior architect's clean signature and timeless architectural elegance with the high-end, handcrafted quality of Decca. The line works together as a collection or can be specified as part of an aeclectic mix with other furnishings. Special details such as perfectly flared arms and detached backs lend visual excitement and complexity to the designs.
Maharam introduces Massive Paisley, a modern paisley upholstery in an exaggerated scale. Like many paisleys before it, Massive Paisley is distinguished by intricate patterning; the dense weave structure allows for a purity of color-creating a mosaic-like, multicolor effect. Unique in its oversized scale, Massive Paisley also differs from traditional patterns by silhouetting the teardrop form on large expanses of solid ground. In application, the tension of this negative space changes the language of the upholstered piece, allowing the furniture to become more sculptural in form.Dauphin introduces Sarno. Designed by Dirk Tegtmeyer and Anne Homann, the natural shape of the sculptured wood backrest is accentuated by the strong lines of the chair frame. Swivel or four-legged chairs, the style is distinctive. The beauty of a classic design for the pleasure of today's sophisticated society. Sarno is a work of art not simply a piece of furniture.
Lumicor® announces the launch of the Jhane Barnes CollectionTM. This series of translucent resin panels-designed by Barnes, a renowned fashion, furniture and textile designer-can be cut, formed and framed for use in any horizontal or vertical application. Some of the collection's designs are reversible creating a unique and versatile product. The panels can be inserted into existing creations as an accent or stand alone as an artistic expression. The different color tones and patterns combined with the translucent versatility of acrylic makes the collection an artistic addition for any environment-from corporate to hospitality. Joel Berman Glass Studios announces two new cast glass textures: Ice (featured) and Redondo. The angular, rectilinear design of Ice represents an abstraction of the crystalline structure of frozen water. This intriguing new product from the kilns of Joel Berman Glass Studios is available in sheets of various sizes and thicknesses, and is suitable for a wide range of interior and exterior design applications.
The redesigned Dressed to Kill line from Shaw Contract Group presents collaborative patterns, vivid colors with understated elegance, and a flexibility to enhance multiple environments. Four sophisticated broadloom patterns are available in custom colors, while 12 tile options create the ability define a space and unify it with its surroundings. Dressed to Kill features both Eco Solution Q® fiber and EcoWorx® tile backing, both of which are fully recyclable in a closed-loop Cradle-to-Cradle process.Color Blox Too, new from Crossville®, is all about color-offering new blended solids and stripes to "mix and match." Eight whimsical new colors and two new designs invite architects, designers and homeowners to mix and match the new colors, textures and designs with the many colors and sizes offered in Color Blox and Color Blox Mosaics. And Crossville's own Accent InnovationsTM tiles offer a full complement of glass, metal, and natural stone trim and borders to accent the Color Blox family.

introduces Poly, a new line of seating that offers a high level of design and sustainability. The Poly family of seating features side and swivel chairs, as well as a lounge and ottoman that are ideal for reception and lounge areas, enclaves, and both formal and informal meeting spaces. Component materials are shared between chair types to create consistency and visual compatibility across applications. The Poly line is created through the bonding of non-woven PET (polyethylene terepthalate) fiber and a 100 percent recycled polyester fabric-creating an inventive structural shell that is entirely recyclable.Roca announces the launch of Rock & Rock, an elegant collection that mirrors the look of natural stone. The collection presents a three-dimensional finish that is durable, environmentally friendly, and does not need maintenance. Rock & Rock is a marriage of technology and aesthetics that combines outstanding looks and finish with the latest porcelain production technology. The product is well suited for installation in any indoor or outdoor setting where an emphasis on design and technical performance is needed.  

introduces View, a new collection of contemporary occasional tables. The collection consists of square, rectangle, round and demilune tables featuring thin, anodized aluminum legs and clear Starphire® glass tops to create a bold statement in both public and private settings. In addition, no visible connections between the veneered panels and aluminum legs further enhance the minimalist qualities of the tables.  Combinations of multiple shapes, sizes and heights make View tables suitable for a wide variety of interior settings.

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