Valayo Collection by Integra... Silver Award Best of Neocon Winner

The Valayo Collection is an excellent example of striking design meets exceptional strength.  Clean, contemporary design at its functional best.  The sleek steel legs angling through the seat & back allows for the clean-out feature and creates the wall saver design.  Smartly proportioned and scaled to comfortably accommodate various users with 3 chair widths of 26″, 32″ and 46″. Contact me for more information about this thoughtfully designed and winning collection.

Chelsom launches their new furniture collection...

Take a look at the beautiful, contemporary table designs offered by Chelsom.  In addition to your hospitality projects, these would fit great within your Multi-family and Senior Living spaces.  Contact me for more information on product specs and pricing.

Chelsom's in-house design team has worked hard to create trend setting styles, whilst maintaining high quality standards and commercial appeal. New finishes and materials create a big impact ensuring the collection is Chelsom's most innovative and striking to date.

BOLON Projects We Love - comes to America!

I am excited to see Bolon's project of the week was a US corporate project in Minneapolis, MN featuring Bolon Studio Triangle shapes. I love the pop of yellow among the neutral combination of beige, blue and black. Contact me for more information on how you can use Bolon in your next project.

100 WASHINGTON SQUARE US

Standing 332 feet tall, this skyscraper in downtown Minneapolis, MN is one of the tallest buildings in the city. Designed by acclaimed architect Minoru Yamasaki & Associates, this multi-tenant office building has everything from dramatic interior finishes to an exterior plaza complete with worldly accents. Among its 22 floors, Bolon flooring was selected for the beautifully renovated café located on the fourth floor.

550 square meters of Bolon StudioTM Triangles from the Now and Botanic Collections cover the cosy eatery. With guidance from Elness Swenson Graham Architects, the atmosphere was transformed with the help of the vivid, textured floor.

Camira Fabrics - New Launch!

The Material Collective is excited to add Camira Fabrics to the family of manufacturers represented.  Patina, a beautiful, durable combination of wool and flax.  The pattern's design is derived from the beauty and design found in nature.  Available in 43 colorways, Patina meets heavy duty abrasion and is inherently flame retardant.  For more information, please visit the Patina product page.

For more information on the inspiration behind Camira's new fabric collections, please see our trend forecast, Evolution: Global Trend Directions 2017/18.

Contact me for samples and pricing.

Skyline Design Markerboard Quick Ship Program

Beauty and Speed, a winning combination with Skyline Design's White Markerglass board Quick Ship Program.  One color, four standard sizes...on it's way to you three days after receipt of order.  Contact me today for pricing and stock check.

Happy 5th Anniversary!

This week The Material Collective turns five.  The hard work of establishing a sales agency and building a business has been both humbling and rewarding.  I love what I do and appreciate everyone along the way that has helped me grow as a professional, a leader, a working mother and wife.  I could not be where I am today without the support of the design community, the manufacturers I've represented both past and present, my family and friends.  A special "thank you" to my husband who continued to believe in me and my business even when I had nothing to show for my efforts some months.  How appropriate for him to surprise me with a company sign for my office this Christmas, as wood is the traditional gift for your 5th anniversary.  Cheers! 

Chelsom Offers Lighting For Every Budget

Value Award by Chelsom offers beautiful, quality designs at great prices.  This collection is stocked in the UK making these great options for quick turnaround of small bulk orders (50-100 units).  Contact me for more information about Chelsom's wide range of lighting ranges, including the Value Award offerings.

Click here to download the Chelsom Value Award catalog.

Contact me for more information on the Value Award collection or other Chelsom products.

Team Work Makes The Dream Work

I am excited to announce that Patty Vera has joined The Material Collective in the much needed role of Administrative Assistant.  Patty will be involved with sample ordering, quote and order follow up, and maintaining a healthy calendar of appointments for me.  She can be reached by email at patty@thematerialcollective.com

Join me in welcoming, Patty!


 
Patty Vera

Patty Vera

My name is Patty Vera.  Originally born and raised in California, I became an Arizona resident to attend Collins College in Tempe, AZ, where I received my Bachelors of Art, Interior Design. AutoCAD was my favorite subject and will continue pursuing it. While in College I went on to become the ASID North Student Rep to the Board.

Prior to working with Mary at The Material Collective, I’ve held many positions in the ever so respected retail business as associate, shift supervisor, visual manager, and store manager. I spent 5 years as a Showroom Manager at Corporate Interior systems. 

Regardless of everything I’ve done, my heart belongs at home. I’m fortunate to stay home and help Mary as her Administrative Assistant. This gives me time to be a mommy to my almost 9 month old baby boy and chef to my husband. When I need a break you can find me running, hiking, camping, practicing Muay Thai or planning my next Tough Mudder.

Andreu World... Forward Thinking Design For Today's Flexible Workspace

As flexibility continues to occupy the forefront of workplace design, Andreu World is staying ahead of the pack. Renowned for their forward-thinking contract furnishings, the Spanish manufacturer harnessed a 60-year track record at this year's NeoCon, revealing a sleek assortment of versatile new designs we expect will throw a curveball at how specifiers approach collaborative interiors.

Among these new introductions, Raglan stands out as a highlight. The family of modular lounge chairs and sofas incorporates edge seaming reminiscent of tensile Raglan sleeves common within athletic attire—an eye-opening indication of the collection's flexibility. Meticulous craftsmanship guarantees sleek and durable seating tailored to withstand the round-the-clock energy of collaborative spaces, and Andreu World's seemingly limitless range of fabric, color, and finish combinations gives designers the leeway to specify Raglan as they see fit.

To read the rest of the article, visit the Interior Design website. For more info on Andreu World, please contact me directly.

Chelsom Launches Edition 25... Stunning New Designs!

Chelsom Ltd. has been a family owned business for over 60 years. Robert and Will Chelsom recognize that well-designed and unique lighting products can enhance and transform an interior design scheme.

An intimate knowledge of various client market sectors helps Robert and Will shape initial design concepts which then become sketches, technical drawings, 3D renderings and prototypes - all produced in house.  

Good design is not limited to aesthetics, but should incorporate function, durability, the latest technology and value engineering. The Chelsom design ethos is reflected in these catalog pages and all custom and bespoke client design concepts are welcomed.

Contact me for more information or a Chelsom catalog.

NEWH... The Hospitality Industry Network

I recently had the tremendous honor of being interviewed for the 2016 NEWH Magazine, Summer Edition

Leading a wonderful group of talented men and women has been very rewarding. Our local chapter, NEWH Arizona, raised over $10,000 in scholarship funds last year.

We continue to draw more interest in our organization as we improve the quality and content of our events to match our membership's interest. I'm so proud of the work we've done and look forward to my continued role in this organization. To find out more about NEWH, our events and join our chapter, please visit the NEWH Arizona home page.

Best of NeoCon Award Winners

NeoCon never fails to wow and impress me and I am honored to represent such award winning brands!  Here are the highlights from NeoCon last week:

ARCHITECTURAL & DECORATIVE GLASS - SILVER:  Skyline Design - Gradients
You can learn more about the partnership and design process between Skyline Design and Scholten & Baijings in the June issue of Metropolis magazine.

CONFERENCE ROOM FURNITURE - GOLD: Andreu World - Ratio

SEATING: CONFERENCE - GOLD: Andreu World - Alya

SEATING: SOFAS & LOUNGE - GOLD: Andreu World - Flex Lounge

SEATING: STACKING - GOLD: Andreu World - Duos

TABLES: OCCASIONAL - GOLD: Andreu World - Reverse Lounge Tables

SEATING: GUEST - SILVER: Andreu World - Couve Chair

SEATING: BARSTOOL - SILVER: Andreu World - Flex S-Series

Possibly setting a Best of NeoCon record with 7 category wins, but no surprise to me, Andreu World knocks it out of the park with its impressive line up of seating and tables.  Of particular note are the wins for product designed for conference and lounge spaces.

60 Years of Andreu World - Act 2

f course flying all the way over to Valencia, Spain wasn't all work...

The 60th Anniversary Andreu World Sales Convention took place during Las Fallas de Velencia, a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph.  Falles is the word used to describe both the celebration and the monuments burnt during the celebration.

Fireworks went off in the afternoon and evenings several days leading up to La Crema, the final day of burning.  

No better way to take in the sights of modern day Valencia than through the old riverbed of the now a dry river Turia... Parque Gulliver, El Palau de la Musica, and Santiago Calatrava's LaCiudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.  

Ending on a high note, Cheers! to new friendships with my Andreu World familia.  See you again soon! ... they did say "next time you come" a few times ;-)

Skyline Design: New addition to Digital Glass Portfolio

Building upon a collection of notable alliances in the arts, Skyline Design is expanding the Digital Glass Portfolio to include work by the artist Susan Hable Smith from the design studio Hable Construction. Feathers, Seagrass, and Bulbs are three new images based on a series of watercolors inspired by her investigations into the mystery, essence, and presence of the natural world.

The Portfolio offers a selection of images for large format digital printing on glass using proprietary etching techniques.

With its ASTTM Digital Glass Printing technology, Skyline Design leads the field in uniting aesthetic sensibilities with innovative industrial production. Produced on low-iron, PPG Starphire® tempered glass, images can be produced with translucent AST etch or AST III Vitracolor® back paint (for wall cladding). 

All patterns are available in sizes up to 60” x 120” and in all standard glass thicknesses. Customization is available.

The Parkite Project Featuring Piastra from Soelberg Industries

Elliott Workgroup's Parkite project located on Main Street in Park City is a luxurious texture living experience. Using the Piastra pattern from Soelberg in the lobby, individual unit entries and accent walls in the hallways create an unforgettable first impression.

Project designed by Dallas Davis and Tricia Janes of Elliott Workgroup.

Contact me for more information about the Piastra or any other products from Soelberg.