Heading to NeoCon this June? So is The Material Collective!

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Several of The Material Collective's lines will be featuring their latest and greatest at NeoCon and we can’t wait for you to check them out! Following is a list of all things TMC at NeoCon

Find us here: 

Events, Happy Hours and Parties: 

Sunday, June 9, 5-7pm: Camira Happy Hour @ Public House, 400 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654. RSVP to Bobby Hejna by May 13, 2019.

Wednesday, June 12, 4:30-8pm : Andreu World Fiesta @ 10-132  

Showroom Tour scheduling:

Contact me to schedule a showroom tour for any of the manufacturers listed above and get ahead of the crowds!

NeoCon Itinerary, Tips and Tricks: 

  1. ️ ✈️ ➡️ to 💨🏙️

  2. Plan it 📅 + 🗺️

  3. Come 😴 + ☕️ + 🥛🥛🥛

  4. Comfort over Fashion 👞 > 👠

  5. Work your way through the 🏢 🔝 ⬇️

  6. Follow the 🥇 🥈 🥉 via Contract Design 

  7. Bring the essentials: Business ♠️s + 📱 + 🔋 (in other words, 🚕➡️ 💡🏋️)

  8. NeoCon 🌃 = 🎉 + 🍸️ + 🍽️

  9. ↪️ to 🏨 and 😴

  10. 🔁 steps 2-8 x  2

  11. ↪️ ✈️ to 🏜️ 🏠️ ️

  12. 🗣️ 🔎 with👥

Travel safe in June and see you at theMart!

HD Expo spotlight: Chelsom's L’EDition 26, Art Deco inspired lighting for this time period

More than two years of in-house design led by Robert and Will Chelsom has resulted in the launch of Chelsom’s latest collection, Edition 26. The collection wholly reflects Chelsom’s brand image in showcasing a multitude of beautifully designed lighting products specifically put together for the global hospitality and marine interior design marketplaces. All pieces are offered in LED outputs keeping up with current technology and energy efficiency needs of today.

Visit Booth 2646 at the HD Expo May 15-17 or Contact Me for more information.

Sound off with MUTO Acoustical Slabs


MUTO Slab Panels are your solution for sound absorption while designing with the rich soft texture of PET material. Ideal for large open concept spaces filled with hard surfaces, MUTO Slab Panels mute the noise level creating quiet and productive environments. With a variety of color options to choose from, select the perfect shade while improving conversation and communication.

Contact me for more information.

Add acoustical absorption with MUTO Acoustical Divider Panels

When it comes to large open-concept spaces, diffusion of sound has become more than just a fundamental concern. Silence is everything. MUTO products offer the ability to turn function into high-design. PET core absorbs and diffuses sound. MUTO Acoustical Divider Panels offer graphic and textural aesthetic with high functioning noise control. NRC value and rating for MUTO Acoustical Divider Panels can be increased with the addition of a 1/2″ MUTO Acoustical Slab Panels backer sold separately. Select from up to 12 different color ways for tone-on-tone or two-tone panel compositions. Create unique and thoughtfully curated color combinations for your next project. And, enjoy the silence.

Contact me for more information.

Camira x Risom, a partnership made in textile heaven


Camira has partnered with Risom to bring back to life two textiles created by Jens Risom. But who is Jens Risom? A designer of furniture and textiles that helped bring the Scandinavian Aesthetic to America in the 1940s. He started his company Jens Risom Designs in 1946 and prior to that, worked with Hans Knoll to create 15 furniture designs in Knoll Studio’s first collection offerings. His designs helped to shape the Mid-Century design era along with Charles Eames, George Nelson, Eero Saarinen, and Harry Bertoia.

Camira has faithfully reimagined two designs from Risom’s textile designs, Zap & Armadillo. He has said of the furniture x textiles equation: “However beautiful the piece of furniture is, the wrong textile can change everything, and more importantly the right textile can make it perfect.” With a total of 42 fabrics in the Risom offerings get ready for options that meet the needs of today with a nod to the past. 

Contact Me for more information.

Turn up the silence with MUTO Acoustical Texture Panels

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MUTO Acoustical Texture Panels provide depth, drama, dimension and diffusion of sound. Whether used for walls, ceilings, dividers or artwork, the texture you have come to know and love is available in acoustical core to take your designs to new functional levels. With a variety of colorways to choose from and two core thicknesses to accommodate scale, MUTO Acoustical Texture Panels give you high-impact design in a thoughtfully functional way.

Contact me for more information.

Inspired by paper folds, Nuez Stools offer variety and visual warmth.


Designed by Patricia Urquiola for Andreu World, Nuez Stools were inspired by paper and the way it folds. These stools embrace the user by folding plastic much like paper around an object as a gift, in this case, a seated person. The stools come in 4 different base options that give each a distinct look to fit the aesthetics and function of a space. Even though the seats are made of thermoplastics, the design has a warm and soft aura, like a quilted textile. Available upholstered for an even softer output.

Contáctame para más información.

BOLON... Introduces Elements

Creating balance between people, objects and their surroundings, Elements is a discreet collection, characterized by warm tonality, natural balance and sustainable values.  "Scandinasian" Design, Elements is a fusion of Nordic functionality with Asian simplicity - reflecting the minimalist ideas that often express themselves in both Scandinavian and Asian Aesthetics.  Available in rolls, tiles, Studio shapes, and acoustical tiles, Elements is a great value - starting at $3.50/SF.  Contact me for more information.

Integra Solutions For A Growing Workplace Trend

Furniture, fabrics and finishes are reflecting the growing trend of bringing a residential design aesthetic into the corporate office.  The trend, often referred to as "resimercial", can be successfully executed with Integra furniture solutions. Shown below are the Kallise CollectionSummit Lounge, and Coffee Housewith the new sled base...to be introduced at NeoCon.  Contact me for more information.

Chelsom Edition 26 International Launch at HD Expo

Chelsom had another impressive showing at HD Expo 2018 last week, May 2-4 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.  HD Expo is the USA’s premier trade show and conference for the international hospitality industry, remaining at the forefront by offering the newest and most innovative products and services, providing inspiration and connecting hospitality professionals from all facets of the business.


This will be Chelsom’s 7th consecutive year exhibiting at the event and this year marks the international launch of their exciting new lighting collections, Edition 26. Designed by Robert and Will Chelsom, the collections harness and refine the latest trends in finishes and materials and have been created with the requirements of the international hospitality marketplace at their core. The Edition 26 collections are the company’s most distinctive to date both in terms of design and technology with nearly all pieces having an integral LED light source or available with a LED option.  The new catalog will be distributed soon and go LIVE on Chelsom's website May 10.  Please contact me for more information.  Here are a few snapshots from the show...I'm LOVING the Italian blown glass made from the original 1960's molds!

...And the award goes to Bolon by Jean Nouvel!!

We are so proud to announce that Bolon has won the 2017 Interior Design Best of Year Award For flooring: Hard category.  

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The Interior Design's Best of Year awards recognizes the most significant work from manufactures, designers and architects from around the world.  So it goes without saying that this is a great achievement for Bolon to be awarded the Best of Year winner from the thousands of submissions entered. 

If you would like more information on this beautiful product please contact me.