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Edited by Karen D. Singh -- Interior Design, 8/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
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Allsteel, 2210 Second Avenue, Muscatine, IA 52761; 888-255-7833; allsteeloffice.com.
Bernhardt Design, P.O. Box 740, Lenoir, NC 28645; 828-758-9811; bernhardtdesign.com.
Designtex, 200 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014; 800-221-1540; dtex.com.
Lightolier, 631 Airport Road, Fall River, MA 02720; 508-679-8131; lightolier.com.
Niedermaier, Merchandise Mart Plaza, 1742-43, Chicago, IL 60654; 312-467-7008; niedermaier.com.
Peter Pepper Products, P.O. Box 5769, Compton, CA 90224; 800-496-0204; peterpepperproducts.com.
Studio Z Textiles, 820 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 433, Grand Rapids, MI 49503; studioztextiles.com.
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Blackbird, 292 South Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257; 413-229-5090; blkbrd.com.
Davis Furniture, P.O. Box 2065, High Point, NC 27261; 336-889-2009; davisfurniture.com.
Edelman Leather, 80 Pickett District Road, New Milford, CT 06776; 860-350-9600; edelmanleather.com.
Halcon, 1811 Second Avenue NW, Stewartville, MN 55976; 507-533-4235; halconcorp.com.
KI, P.O. Box 8100, Green Bay, WI 54302; 800-424-2432; ki.com.
Vitra, 29 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10014; 212-463-5700; vitra.com.
Wolf-Gordon, 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022; 212-319- 6800; wolf-gordon.com.
Worden Company, 199 East 17th Street, Holland, MI 49423; 800-748-0561; wordencompany.com.
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Robert Allen Group, 11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036; 800-333-3778.
Amtico International, 6480 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30328; 404-267-1900; amtico.com.
Andreu World, Merchandise Mart Plaza, 10-132, Chicago, IL60654; 312-464-0900; andreuworldamerica.com.
B&B Italia, 150 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10155; 800-872-1697; bebitalia.it.
Janus et Cie, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA90069; 800-245-2687; janusetcie.com.
Leland International, 5695 Eagle Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512; 616-975-9260; lelandinternational.com.
Victor Innovatex, 2805 90 ième Rue, Saint-Georges, Quebec G6A 1K1, Canada; 418-227-9897; victor-innovatex.com.
Jane Hamley Wells, 1608 North Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 812, Chicago, IL 60647; 773-227-4988; janehamleywells.com.
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Arc-Com Fabrics, 33 Ramland Road South, Orangeburg, NY 10962; 845-365-1100; arc-com.com.
Constantine Commercial, 200 Fair Street, Calhoun, GA 30701; 800-308-4344; constantine-carpet.com.
Global, P.O. Box 562, Marlton, NJ08053; 856-596-3390; globaltotaloffice.com.
Groupe Lacasse, 99 Rue Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pie, Quebec J0H 1W0, Canada; 450-772-2495; groupelacasse.com.
Luna Textiles, 2415 Third Street, Suite 280, San Francisco, CA 94107; 415-252-7125; lunatextiles.com.
Nood Floorcovering, 3001 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408; 888-351-0304; noodfashion.com.
C.F. Stinson, 2849 Product Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309; 800-841-6279; cfstinson.com.
Unika Vaev, 607 Norwich Avenue, Taftville, CT 06380; 800-237-1625; unikavaev.com.
Fairest of the fair
Remember when Goldilocks finally found a chair that fit just right? Robin Rizzini's geometric Evesham for Keilhauer accommodates guests of all sizes, thanks to wide cushions and slim armrests. With a finely tailored Baltic birch plywood frame and a moderate footprint, 30 by 31 inches, the lounge chair is perfect for office lobbies and lounges—no rustic cabin look here. Available with the manufacturer's textiles and leathers or COM. 1450 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario M1P 2E3, Canada; 800-724-5665; keilhauer.com. circle 341
Modern, fashionable Massive Paisley is an exaggerated, oversize rendition. This polyester-cotton upholstery is available in five colorways, including earth tones on a black ground and citrus colors on yellow. 251 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010; 800-645-3943; maharam.com. circle 349
Paolo Favaretto's Venezia is playful and practical both indoors and outside, with a polypropylene construction lightweight enough for easy stacking. The chair comes in seven colors and measures 30½ inches high by 20 wide by 21 deep. 1801 North Andrews Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33069; 954-960-1100; loewensteininc.com. circle 350
Part of the Alight collection, these three lounge components can be configured to snake around a room. They're available in COM or standard Steelcase fabrics, with legs of brushed aluminum, natural cherry, clear maple, or dark walnut. Complementary occasional tables boast tops of glass and bases veneered in the same wood choices. P.O. Box 1967, Grand Rapids, MI 49501; 616-247-2106; turnstonefurniture.com. circle 351
Nienkämper furniture and accessories
Ryann Aoukar and Damien Robache constructed the seat of their Yabaco chair by molding a fiberglass shell, padding it with polyurethane, and upholstering the result in Unica Vaev Stretch Appeal or leather. The bar-stock steel frame can be finished in chrome, brushed or polished. 257 Finchdene Square, Toronto, Ontario M1X 1B9, Canada; 866-558-2430; nienkamper.com. circle 352
Sufficiently high-quality to simulate carpet samples, these digital prints have already made a significant impact on the design industry. The application has conserved 25,000 gallons of oil and kept more than 150,000 pounds of carpet out of landfills, according to president Jonathan Bragdon. The latest simulation program is Tryk. 3001 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408; 423-648-6480; portal.tricycleinc.com. circle 353
Scroll Modernes isn't just about lively dots and shapely curves—the background's tonal stripes add a layer of subtlety. Overall, the fabric is a robust acrylic jacquard. The white spots are bouclé and chenille yarns. 32 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 805-560-8400; chellatextiles.com. circle 354
Floating tops, tapered supports, and an airy interrelation of forms characterize CX case goods produced by Frezza. The work surfaces, tables, storage components, and bookcases are offered in three finishes—light walnut, rosewood, and black ash—and detailed with extruded aluminum and leather. P.O. Box 71, Jasper, IN 47547; 800-235-6326; jofco.com. circle 355
From Bilbao, Spain, to Tiffany & Co., Frank Gehry is everywhere. Offered in automotive paint, the architect's new rotation-molded polymer Ultracubes differ from his 2004 polymer versions, but both flaunt his signature rejection of orthogonality in favor of sculpturally torqued silhouettes. 149 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10010; 212-685-4200; helleronline.com. circle 356
It's hard to keep quiet about Hush modular seating. Dainty aluminum legs almost make the pieces float, while custom-upholstered 45 ½-inch-high backs create intimacy in the most open of spaces. A low-backed version, just 31 inches tall, comes with integrated side tables. 5692 Fresca Drive, La Palma, CA 90623; 800-585-5957; arcadiacontract.com. circle 357
This manufacturer is all about the hookup—the electronic one, that is. An alternative to hardwiring, Programmable Infrastructure routes power through an open grid or modular system of galvanized-steel rails, so lighting and power sources can be programmed to respond to a two-button remote wand or a command from a Web portal. 855 East Main Avenue, Zeeland, MI 49464; 800-507-1124; hmconvia.com. circle 358
Sarno, a conference chair by Anne Homann and Dirk Tegmeyer, boasts a frame created from a single piece of chromed tubular steel and a beech bentwood back that extends forward to form armrests. Meanwhile, Sulu, a compact swivel or four-post guest chair designed by Ricerca and Sviluppo Emmegi, has a maple shell with an interior upholstered in any fabric. 300 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005; 973-263-1100; dauphin.com. circle 368
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Two-tone combinations lend a positive/negative feel to the Saturnia carpet collection's 16 designs—proof that modernism can coexist with decoration. High notes are floral Bel Donna and leafy Pieno de Vita. 14641 East Don Julian Road, City of Industry, CA 91746; 800-423-4709; bentleyprincestreet.com. circle 369
The perfect visual barrier for the workplace, Architectural Art Glass uses Eco Etch technology to create patterns—while recycling waste from oxide-based etching techniques and eliminating the need for a top coat. Designs and colors can be customized. Sizes are custom up to a maximum of 56 by 124 inches. 1240 North Homan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60651; 888-278-4660; skydesign.com. circle 370
When the need for flexibility arises, Rolflex is there. A glide system reconfigures individual workstations as teaming areas in a flash, and integrated wire-management trays allow for instant cable rerouting. 419 Jevlan Drive, Unit 1, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 8A9, Canada; 905-265-8336; in2-design.com. circle 371
Achieving landmark status may never be easier than with Flatiron, a collection of cut-and-loop carpet. Stripes of varied widths and a total of 48 robust colorways compose the collection's three patterns, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Avenues. (Never mind that the Flatiron Building is on Fifth.) 1503 Orchard Hill Road, LaGrange, GA 30241; 800-336-0225; interfaceflor.com. circle 372
Cambridge commercial carpets
Scattered strands of color make Sierra especially friendly for high-traffic areas. This textured, tip-sheared carpet is Zeftron nylon—with at least 25 percent postindustrial content—and comes with a lifetime warranty against wear, static, and stains. Offered in 13 earthy colors. Beaulieu Commercial, 201 Princeton Boulevard, Adairsville, GA 30103; 800-451-1250; beaulieucommercial.com. circle 374
Inject your next trip to the doctor's office with a case of the mod, courtesy of Angela Adams. Her Trevira CS cubicle textile Rx 7003 is offered in four fresh colorways, including one actually called Fresh. 3333 Commercial Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062; 847-205-1333; architex-ljh.com. circle 373
Touted as the first recycled vinyl wall coverings on the market, Second-Look features embossed textures and intriguing patterns. The Versa group offers 62 designs, while Plexus and Cirqa comprise 50 each. All of these low-VOC products contain 20 percent recycled material, at least 10 percent of it postconsumer. 4700 Robards Lane, Louisville, KY 40218; 866-522-6072; secondlookwc.com. circle 384
It's worth pausing for Ruth McRae's Intervals carpet tiles. This eight-pattern collection includes Perfect Pitch, a harmonious, textured design offered in Tiger Lily and 33 other colorways. The nylon tiles measure either 1911/16 or 39 inches square. 201 Lukken Industrial Drive, LaGrange, GA 30240; 800-528-8453; millikencarpet.com. circle 385
The Eco-Fabrics collection features 100 percent Eco Intelligent polyester, certified cradle-to-cradle Gold by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry. These seating fabrics represent just one stage in a closed-loop system of manufacture, reuse, and recovery. 1775 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706; 866-373-8932; duralee.com. circle 386
A storefront system with aluminum framing, 3/8-inch-thick glass, glass-to-glass connections, and T junctions for dividers, Optos allows full visibility. Because natural light can flow, the system also supports LEED accreditation. The reusable, recyclable parts meet this company's own Design for the Environment guidelines, too. 12000 Horizon Way, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054; 877-835-6466; teknion.com. circle 387
Converge conference furniture runs the gamut of styles, from contemporary to transitional, all with the latest high-tech bells and whistles. The tables adapt for current and future technology integration, and all six shapes are compatible with a wide range of audiovisual options. 1 Gunlocke Drive, Wayland, NY 14572; 800-828-6300; gunlocke.com. circle 388
A former magician, Dakota Jackson has just pulled quite a lot from his hat—unveiling 11 designs for all of life's moments, whether they occur in the office, the bedroom, or anywhere in between. A flexing back and arms make the durable Scatter chair ideal for both working and dining. The Monaco dining table exhibits equal flair while accommodating conference-room meetings or dinner for eight at home. For the high-end hospitality suite or luxury private bedroom, the Modern bed and nightstand are dreamy; Monaco credenzas can also take on corporate environments, doing double duty as case goods. And, no matter where you are, the Grand round mirror is the fairest of them all. 979 Third Avenue, Suite 407, New York, NY 10022; 212-838-9444; dakotajackson.com. circle 389
With a sculpted polypropylene shell that curves at the back and angles at the arms, Soul embraces the sitter. Its textured polypropylene or translucent polycarbonate seat can be covered with an upholstered pad, while the rest of the shell can be colored. The chair measures 31 ½ inches high by 22 ½ wide by 21 deep. Meanwhile, side chairs and armchairs in the Dine collection combine lacquered beech and chrome; dimensions are 19 inches wide by 31 high by 18 deep. The Lola love seat, with its tubular-steel legs and shapely leather-covered seat and back, measures 60 inches wide by 29 ½ high by 26 ½ deep; an armchair is also available. Branch Road, Lower Darwen BB3 0PR, U.K.; 44-1254-682421; allermuir.com. circle 399
The Planes collection applies aerodynamic lines to desks, tables, carts, credenzas, podiums, and whiteboards. Conference tables come with tops in five shapes, supported by a variety of legs. Even better, the dimensions and finishes integrate with this manufacturer's Compose, Enclose, and Patterns collections. 1 Haworth Center, Holland, MI 49423; 616-393-3000; haworth.com. circle 400
Innovations in wallcoverings
Odaka is Fumiaki Odaka's take on metallics, polished to a sheen. The group comprises four textile patterns, from chunky wool blends with overlays to refined linens with sheer metallic coats. 150 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-807-6300; innovationsusa.com. circle 401
A regular on the furniture and gift-show circuit, this designer has made hand-spun recycled aluminum her signature medium. The metal is fashioned into a variety of shapes inspired by sources as diverse as American pottery, space missions, and nature—but it's an understanding of glazing that gives her pieces their unique depth and sheen. A finishing technique highlighting a single color, ranging from the deepest tone to the lightest, is seen in the Mocha Fade Sunburst mirror and the Apollo Jackson, Mercury Jackson, and Uptown Gemini lamps. 810 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222; 718-349-1325; babetteholland.com. circle 402
Not just a place to converse, the Pool benching system by Bius is destined to become a conversation piece. The actual benches are maple, upholstered in leather or COM. The integrated tables, with tops in maple or powder-coated colors, are great for laptops and cocktails alike. 250 Swathmore Avenue, High Point, NC 27263; 800-627-6770; brayton.com. circle 403
Three sample books are bursting with the coordinating colorways of Kravet Green's latest patterns. Environmentally friendly box-patterned 29203-16, paisley 29131-630, striped 29132-15 and 29209-640, scrolled 29191-640, Greek key–inspired 29129-6, and herringbone 29193-3 are all made of recycled polyester. 225 Central Avenue South, Bethpage, NY 11714; 516-293-2000; kravet.com. circle 404
Shaw contract group
One of the seven Dressed to Kill patterns, Bloom features a fragmented botanical design on a striated ground—a combination suitable for quarter-turned or monolithic installations. The entire line carries cradle-to-cradle certification. 616 East Walnut Avenue, Dalton, GA 30720; 877-502-7429; shawcontractgroup.com. circle 405
Awash in compliments, Terry Hunziker's Great Lakes collection of outdoor furniture and accessories assembles an extensive selection of seating and tables. The pieces' aluminum frames come in five powder-coated colors: bronze, silver, Storm, Chalk, and Sand Dollar. Coordinating planters are teak or a composite material. 2540 West Bradley Place, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-313-0770; heltzer.com. circle 406
The Como table lamp, with its cylindrical glass diffuser perched on a chrome base, is a bright spot in any office tableau. The lamp takes three 60-watt bulbs and measures 8 ½ inches high by 13 3/8 in diameter. 235 Moonachie Road, Moonachie, NJ 07074; 201-641-1997; estiluz.com. circle 407
Inspired by sails, Biagio Cisotti and Sandra Laube's Vela lounge chairs bring a fresh breeze of fluidity to any interior. The polyurethane-foam seat, upholstered in leather or fabric, is supported by a chromed sled base. To keep the chairs from getting lonely, add the companion side table. 607 Norwich Avenue, Taftville, CT 06380; 800-237-1625; icfsource.com. circle 408
Resilience is afoot with Antron Lumena nylon fibers. Delivering colorfastness, spill protection, and fade resistance, they're found in several of 2007's greatest carpet hits. 175 Townpark Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144; 877-526-8766; invista.com. circle 409
Constructed using either flexible or rigid foam, the seat of the Spot guest chair is offered in powder-coated colors. For the base, select a swivel plate or four post legs; both choices are steel. 7 Via Deue Industrie, 31030 Breda di Piave (Treviso), Italy; 39-0422-6061; jdsoffice.com. circle 410
Taking a cue from the glass and tubular steel of Florence Knoll's office furniture, the Ross Lovegrove collection for KnollStudio gets an update from innovative color finishes. The desks, tables, credenzas, and pedestal storage also make use of other materials: translucent honeycomb Panelite, back-painted glass, and bamboo. 76 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011; 212-343-4000; knoll.com. circle 411