NeoCon spotlight: Angles, crisscrosses and translucency, oh my!

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Design brothers, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec were tapped by Skyline Design to create their latest glass design patterns: Oblique and Chevron. Here’s a teaser pic of a few of their freshly angled offerings that play with lines and transparency. Of the designs, The brothers state that "We believe that light is a matter of variation, of multiple pieces of information that your eyes build into a unique panorama." Vive la Français design! Check it out in person at NeoCon showroom 1040 and/or contactez-moi pour plus d’informations.

NeoCon spotlight: Camira's Double fabric feature

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Camira’s latest release is not one but two fabric options for panel applications with the look of wool, but made up of non-woven felted fibers. Sonus comes in array of colors both bold and subtle, depending on the application. Sonus Etch, its sister fabric adds visual interest and is offered in two neutral options that are meant to compliment any design color scheme, blending into the scene. Both evoke a mélange visual that adds a touch of interest to the fabric's overall solid appearance. Contact me for more information.

P.S. If you're heading to NeoCon, head to showroom 1123A to see this and recently released Jens Risom Collection along with his iconic A-Chair.

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Let’s go eat well then fiesta, Andreu World style!

Andreu World has not one, but two events that will have you jota-ing to their locations at TheMART on Monday, June 10th.

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First up, a delectable event featuring the release of the book Andreu World Book: Eat Well Seated, Gastronomy and Design by Alvaro Castro. You definitely don't want to miss this panel discussion and book presentation happening on June 10 at 10am-1pm in 1871 space of TheMART (11th Floor - suite 1212). RSVP is needed, so please emailrsvp@andreuworld.com to reserve your spot.

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But that's not all! There will be no time for siesta on June 10th between 4:30 to 8pm! Join Andreu World in NeoCon showroom 10-132 for a live musical performance, Spanish tapas and wine. Be there or be cuadrado--no RSVP necessary. Contact me for more information.

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

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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

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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.

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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.