Originally published in Interiors & Sources

09/01/2007

Sources: Surfacing Materials

 
Crossville's new Buenos Aires Mood captures the fluidity and movement of Argentina's tango. A sophisticated new Porcelain Stone® tile series, Buenos Aires Mood outperforms Mother Nature's best, while paying homage to Argentina's famous city and its people. Using Multistrato, a proprietary technology that was three years in development, this tile was created to allow for subtle shading and flow from tile to tile within each colorway. Buenos Aires Mood is available in three surface textures for both commercial and residential use. 
 

Venus' standout Cabaret series, in black, white, red or chocolate gives any wall a retro edge as the tiles appear to look more like fabric wallpaper than ceramic tile. The Cabaret series is available in 25-inch by 60-inch tiles with a number of estillos to complement. Courtesy of Tile of Spain, Cabaret is a fantastic way to freshen up a wall treatment, using ceramic tiles, of course.

The WAVE Wall System by Wovin Wall is suitable for a wide-variety of interior applications. WAVE Wall allows you to create a wall or ceiling feature using polypropylene, laminate, timber, veneer, aluminum or printed tiles each in a range of finishes. The panels can be backlit for added effect. The WAVE pattern of the tiles may run vertically or horizontally or the undulating wave of the tiles can be alternated on either a vertical or horizontally-
running tile wall to create a completely different effect.

Vinyl flooring gets its stripes-extending from the floor, up walls, and across ceilings-with the introduction of the Lonzebra Collection by Lonseal. Marking a milestone in commercial building design, Lonzebra is the company's first running line product in its expanding vertical surfacing portfolio. The innovative sheet vinyl solution can be easily adapted into a variety of environments, while protecting itself from the threat of dirt and abrasions with its embossed-wood grain texture. Vertical or horizontal, Lonzebra is designed for any plane of a space.

ANN SACKS' Sakura tiles evoke the timeless quality of classic Japanese design-each tile unique and handcrafted, much like the hand-dipped silk kimonos of the Far East. Inspired by the illusory
quality of renowned Japanese textile artist Itchiku Kubota's stunning kimono collection and the magnificent folding screens from the Edo period, Sakura captures the essence of raw silk in the medium of hand painted ceramic tiles. Though based in these ancient traditions, the Sakura designs are also exceptionally modern in their rich use of color and graphics.

Beauty intersects with beauty in Treefrog's new Woven Woods, 11 real wood "basket weave" patterns. Dimensional and softer in appearance than standard veneers, Treefrog Wovens feature herringbone, square, intricate and diamond patterns. The collection also includes Escalante and Canyonlands, two southwestern-themed woven patterns, named after national parks. Constructed of real wood veneers, Treefrog Woven Woods feature a flexible mat backer that holds them solidly together. This thin, flexible backer allows Treefrog Woven Woods to be easily wrapped around gently-curved surfaces.

INFUSIONS® Accent Canopies by Armstrong are designed to help define "spaces within spaces" through the use of floating ceiling canopies. Even though the look is custom, the system uses standard, affordable components to add visual impact to signature spaces. Simply select from Armstrong's wide range of texture, color, size, height and linking options to create a gravity-defying configuration. Create dynamic shapes by using new INFUSIONS linking kits to connect canopies end-to-end and side-by-side. The possibilities are endless!

For fresh, new designs for the classical vertical blind systems: Silent Gliss, together with Swedish textile designer Eva Marmbrandt, developed new, extraordinary and exclusive designs for vertical vanes: the Vertical Waves. Vertical Waves is a series of laser cut vertical blinds adjusted to modern architecture, with the vision to redefine interior spaces. Three designs are available: Andrea, Annika and Maria. Vertical Waves are a perfect contemporary window treatment as well as an eye catching dramatic room divider.

 

 
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