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edited by Karen D. Singh and Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 8/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
NeoCon Picks Sources1
Herman Miller, 855 East Main Avenue, Zeeland, MI 49464; 616-654-3000; hermanmiller.com.
Architex, 3333 Commercial Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062; 800-621-0827; architex-ljh.com.
Fixtures Furniture, 1642 Crystal Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64126; 800-821-3500; fixturesfurniture.com.
Knoll, 76 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011; 866-565-5858; knolltextiles.com.
Paoli, P.O. Box 30, Paoli, IN 47454; 812-865-1525; paoli.com.
Nienkämper, 257 Finchdene Square, Toronto, Ontario M1X 1B9, Canada; 800-668-9318; nienkamper.com.
Tandus, 311 Smith Industrial Boulevard, Dalton, GA 30721; 800-248-2878; tandus.com.
Milliken & Company, 201 Lukken Industrial Drive, LaGrange, GA 30240; 800-241-4826; millikencarpet.com.
NeoCon Picks Sources2
Harden Contract, 8550 Mill Pond Way, McConnellsville, NY 13401; 315-675-3600; hardencontract.com.
Inscape, 67 Toll Road, Holland Landing, Ontario L9N 1H2, Canada; 905-836-7676; inscapesolutions.com.
Lonseal, 928 East 238th Street, Carson, CA 90745; 310-830-7111; lonseal.com.
Fortune Contract, 272 Kraft Drive, Dalton, GA 30721; 800-359-4508; fortunecarpet.com.
Tricycle, 3001 Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Chattanooga, TN 37408; 800-808-4809; portal.tricycleinc.com.
Bentley Prince Street, 14641 East Don Julian Road, City of Industry, CA 91746; 800-423-4709; bentleyprincestreet.com.
Stylex, P.O. Box 5038, Delanco, NJ 08075; 800-257-5742; stylexseating.com.
Invision Carpet Systems, 818 J&J Drive, Dalton, GA 30722; 800-241-4585; invisioncarpet.com.
NeoCon Picks Sources3
Rexite, 7 Via Edison, 20090 Cusago, Italy; 39-0290-390013; rexite.com.
Cabot Wrenn, P.O. Box 1767, Hickory, NC 28603; 828-495-4607; cabotwrenn.com.
Ann Sacks, 8120 NE 33rd Drive, Portland, OR 97211; 800-278-8453; annsacks.com.
Joel Berman Glass Studios, 1-1244 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R8, Canada; 888-505-4527; jbermanglass.com.
Spinneybeck, 425 CrossPoint Parkway, Suite 100, Getzville, NY 14068; 800-482-7777; spinneybeck.com.
HBF, P.O. Box 8, Hickory, NC 28603; 828-328 2064; hbf.com.
Allsteel, 2210 Second Avenue, Muscatine, IA 52761; 888-255-7833; allsteeloffice.com.
Donghia, 485 Broadway, New York, NY 10013; 800-366-4442; donghia.com.
Go for baroque with Formal Gardens nylon carpet tile. The four ornate cut-and-loop designs come in 16 colorways, from russet to taupe. Among them, linear Blenheim, shown in Wisteria, installs quarter-turned, while scroll-patterned Belvoir is shown in black iris and Arbor. Both styles measure 191/2 inches square. 1503 Orchard Hill Road, LaGrange, GA 30240; 800-336-0225; interfaceflorcommerical.com. circle 322
Peekaboo, a wing chair, takes privacy into consideration—with an optional hood. The Stefan Borselius design is covered in molded felt in gray, black, or white; the legs are tubular steel. Dimensions are 27 inches wide by 30 deep by 47 high. 607 Norwich Avenue, Taftville, CT 06380; 800-237-1625; icfsource.com. circle 323
Davis Furniture Industries
Za, meaning to sit in Japanese, is the name of an eye-pleasing bench series that beckons you to take a load off. The three units combine to make S curves, circles, or straight lines. Constructed of oak-veneered bent plywood, the gently indented seats are available upholstered or in three finishes: blanched, dark, and black. Leg frames are polished aluminum. 2401 South College Drive, High Point, NC 27261; 336-889-2009; davisfurniture.com. circle 324
Three sizes of laser-cut posies scatter across Ornato, a fire-retardant Trevira CS. Used primarily for vertical applications, the material filters light, forming playful shadows on walls and floors. Color options are white, red, blue, beige, and sand; width is 59 inches. 110 North Centre Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570; 800-727-6770; carnegiefabrics.com. circle 325
John Black's furniture collection combines modern sensibilities with traditional craftsmanship. Witness the wood-veneered Delineation desk, in both rectangular and curved shapes. The companion Blaise guest chair has a quilted back that echoes the checkerboard marquetry of the line's case goods. 236 North Jones Street, Denton, NC 27239; 336-859-2155; councillcontract.com. circle 326
From runway to hallway, architect Robert Cox's Continuum collection reveals haute couture influences. Striped Secession is among several woven patterns that feature refreshingly unexpected pairings of colors rendered via an individual yarn-dying system, as opposed to standard skein dying. This new process allows for metallic yarns to contrast with matte ones, yielding more depth and clarity. 500 Town Park Lane, Suite 400, Kennesaw, GA 30144; 800-554-6637; karastancontract.com. circle 336
With streamlined Menu case goods, there's plenty to order: floating tops, ample vertical storage, modesty panels, tasteful hardware. Spice them up with glass or marble elements, lacquer finishes, wood stains, and satin trim. 1 Gunlocke Drive, Wayland, NY 14572; 800-828-6300; gunlocke.com. circle 337
Norman Diekman has completed his third collection for this company. The seven tables that make up Tree's demonstrate his mastery of copper, terrazzo, and molded wood. 250 Swathmore Avenue, High Point, NC 27263; 800-627-6770; brayton.com. circle 338
If you love the styling and mobility of the barbershop chair, then you'll find Martin Ballendat's Exception truly exceptional. Its polished or matte chrome base and frame support an injected-foam seat offered in the manufacturer's standard upholsteries. Swivels 360 degrees. 770 Atlanta South Parkway, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30349; 404-982-9000; sandlerseating.com. circle 339
Cotton-polyester Intricate features embroidered lace motifs that can take a beating: 30,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs. Available in charcoal, crimson, coffee, teal, and royal blue. 251 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010; 800-645-3943; maharam.com. circle 340
When you have Mitos, why stay put? This "mobile workplace" comes in two parts. One is an ergonomic chair: When it reclines, the headrest automatically rises. The other is an ottoman with a built-in work surface that adjusts for either sitting or standing positions. 21 Brühlstrasse, 72469 Messstetten-Tieringen, Germany; 49-7436-8710; interstuhl.de. circle 350
Among the staggering array of new fabrics from this company is Spunky. Polyester and cotton blend in nearly equal parts to create a gently patterned textile that's flame-resistant and contract-hardy, exceeding 30,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs. Comes in eight saturated colors. 999 West Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476; 707-935-0316; rodolph.com. circle 351
Suitable for offices large and small, MultiStation systems furniture can be specified by the inch, from 36 to 84. Select from a variety of work-surface and pedestal styles. 156462 Clover Valley Road, New Liskeard, Ontario P0J 1P0, Canada; 800-767-5374; three-h.com. circle 352
Mars and Venus don't even sit the same way. Research for the Sguig chair found that men often put pressure on chair backs, while women perch. The solution: a springy stem that allows the seat to bounce up and down and tilt side to side. The knit upholstery comes in 20 solid colors and three patterns. 1450 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario M1P 2E3, Canada; 800-724-5665; keilhauer.com. circle 354
Get personal with My Studio workstations. Designed for open-plan environments, the glass-and-steel units offer a private-office feel in just 6 by 8 feet. Each has its own tempered-glass or polycarbonate doors as well as a translucent tempered-glass shutter that slides open and closed like a window—allowing employees to keep up with what's going on around them. 855 East Main Avenue, Zeeland, MI 49464; 616-654-3000; hermanmiller.com. circle 353
Made of white or black lightweight plastic, Sicisblock frames interlocking mosaic tiles to create partitions. The rectangular module is available in widths of 25/8 or 51/2 inches and a height of 101/3 inches, with or without radiused corners. An internal cavity allows for backlighting. 470 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013; 877-839-8900; sicis.com. circle 364
Clearly taking glass to the next level, the Light and Shadowcollection includes Briteline, Shimmer, and Dithers. The glass can be tempered, laminated, or etched. 1240 North Homan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60651; 888-278-4660; skydesign.com. circle 365
Shelton, Mindel & Associates introduced a bevy of designs at NeoCon. Intimate proportions and eloquent simplicity define the SM1 Lounge armchair, settee, and sofa. M.C. Escher's dynamic, continuous forms inspired the SM series of tables, with their bent metal bases and floating glass tops. The firm's debut chair design, the Shelton Mindel, is wood. 1235 Water Street, East Greenville, PA 18041; 800-343-5665; knoll.com. circle 366
Patty Madden has expanded her Spline wall-covering collection with four patterns—perfect for hospitality, health-care, and corporate environments. A luminous type II vinyl, Abella features vertical striations in a choice of 32 colors. 10028 Maumelle Boulevard, North Little Rock, AR 72113; 501-748-1113; luxesurfaces.com. circle 367
An intriguing mix of straight and curved lines, 134 has a chromed steel frame and an acrylic seat detailed with a diamond. The chair is available with legs or a sled base; the sled version stacks up to four high. 104 Broadway, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80203; 303-733-3404; aceray.com. circle 368
Photographer Sheila Metzner based her String Theory collection on the scientific principle positing that everything in the universe is connected. The five patterns' references to nature, Japanese kimonos and prints, Southwestern jewelry and rugs, and African warrior garb couldn't be more disparate. But they all connect through design and color. 1839 Morganton Boulevard, Lenoir, NC 28645; 877-639-0728; bernhardttextiles. circle 369
Your cries have been heard. In response to architects' and designers' requests for a more sustainable stretch-fabric system that could be fabricated on-site, this company developed Ecotrack. The PVC-free plastic extrusion complies with the U.S. Green Building Council's low-VOC emissions requirements, earning LEED credits. 885B South Pickett Street, Alexandria, VA 22304; 703-461-0113; novawall.com. circle 371
Don't worry, Tom Petty. With Davide Tonizzo's Bernù public seating, the waiting is no longer the hardest part. Straight or curved tandems range from two to five seats, offered in upholstered and molded-plywood versions. The frame is cast aluminum, as are optional arms and tables. 580 Orwell Street, Mississauga, Ontario L5A 3V7, Canada; 800-387-9496; arconas.com. circle 370
The Logicmeet collection has expanded with conference furniture and occasional pieces. Tables, a lectern, a mobile buffet cart, media walls, and presentation rails come in finishes ranging from maple and cherry to Corian. 900 12th Street Drive NW, Hickory, NC 28601; 828-328-2064; hbf.com. circle 372
The popular Jenny lounge now has a club-chair companion that's ideal for offices and universities, thanks to smaller dimensions. Specify the legs in aluminum or wood, the maple-veneered bent-plywood arms in clear, natural-cherry, or dark-walnut finishes. For upholstery, choose fabric, vinyl, or leather—or go the COM route. P.O. Box 1967, Grand Rapids, MI 49501; 800-887-7866; turnstonefurniture.com. circle 373
Not quite as small as the name suggests, Pebble measures 28 inches across and 17 high. This comfy ottoman, designed in-house by Georgina Moss, can liven up any corporate break-out area—used individually or nested together. Cover the polyurethane-foam cushion in almost any stretch fabric or leather. Branch Road, Lower Darwen, Lancashire BB3 0PR, U.K.; 44-1254-682421; allermuir.com. circle 374
Part of the Arca family of fluorescent fixtures, this floor lamp features pivoting steel tubes that permit its podlike heads to rotate at infinite intervals and be individually positioned at prearranged angles. The heads themselves are translucent polypropylene, offered in blue, opaline, citron, mauve, indigo, or gray. 200 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY 10523; 914-345-0067; luxous.com. circle 376
A collaboration with Haworth created Patterns systems furniture, studio tables, benches, and file wrappers, all easy to reconfigure. Finishes include plastic laminate in white sand, putty, or platinum as well as veneers of wengé or ebony. Metal is anodized aluminum. For the glass elements, choose clear, frosted, or back-painted. 1 Haworth Center, Holland, MI 49423; 616-393-3000; haworth.com. circle 377
With its saturated colors, overlapping squares, and ethereal glow, Collage wall coverings by Kari Pei were inspired by the layering of translucent papers. Wondering why the pattern looks familiar? It's a new take on a previous Pei design for the company. 33-00 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101; 718-361-6611; wolf-gordon.com. circle 378
Five NeoCon introductions prove that this manufacturer is truly global in scope. Among them, the aluminum-framed Shadow chair lives up to its name by moving when you do: Adjust both the height and width of the arm caps, or rotate them 300 degrees. 17 West Stow Road, Marlton, NJ 08053; 856-596-3390; globaltotaloffice.com. circle 379
Riviera may have wallpaper hangers vacationing in droves. The adhesive-backed wall coverings, from Milliken & Company's 180 Walls collection, may be peeled off for up to seven years—without damage to the surface behind. In addition, the breathable textiles remain dimensionally stable even when wet; they won't bubble or lift up at the corner; and they resist stains, mold, and bacteria. Offered in laurel as well as six other colorways. 200 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014; 800-221-1540; dtex.com. circle 380
You'll take life at a slower tempo with David Allan Pesso's graciously proportioned Adagiato. Angling back farther than usual to promote relaxation, the rotary-cut beech back comes in fully cushioned, partially cushioned, and exposed-wood styles, with 18 finishes offered. Legs are tubular steel. 1600 Royal Street, Jasper, IN 47549; 800-482-1818; kimballoffice.com. circle 381
Capiz is endless summer in panel form. Indonesian villagers harvest the iridescent circular Capiz shells, which are then dyed in seven colorways and compressed into eco resin, a translucent co-polyester sheet material with 40 percent recycled content. 2300 South 2300 West, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84119; 800-726-0126; 3-form.com. circle 383
Hinson & Company
Chenille has long bridged the tactile gap between luxurious velvet and cozy bouclé. Langhorne now ups the ante with a basket weave, achieving a warm result in six color combinations, from pecan and moss to rust and tan. 27-35 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101; 718-482-1100. circle 382
Mark Goetz's latest creations for this company include Tenure, a contemporary design with transitional elements. Note the steam-bent wood arms and tapered legs. P.O. Box 1767, Hickory, NC 28603; 828-495-4607; cabotwrenn.com. circle 385
The Aventon lounge-seating collection covers all the bases: love seat, sofa, armchair, armless chair, and ottoman. Sleek yet substantial, the upholstered pieces boast wooden bases and legs. P.O. Box 1973, Hickory, NC 28603; 800-356-5732; qfionline.com. circle 384
The Michael Graves Collection harks back to the architect's student days in the 1960's, when he took a trip through Italy—and sketched what he saw. Images from that sketchbook now appear as nine patterns in Crypton polyester. Umbrian Landscape comes in Portofino Landscape and eight other colorways, Umbrian Village in Capri Village and 11 other choices. All are ideal for health care and hospitality. 2849 Product Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309; 800-841-6279; cfstinson.com. circle 387
Ioa Healthcare Furniture
The Full House sofa improves the hospital experience for patients and their visitors by converting into a double bed for overnight guests. Drawers under the seat are optional. 829 Blair Street, Thomasville, NC 27360; 336-475-7106; ioa-hcf.com. circle 388
Gary Lee Partners's Mitre collection has expanded beyond case goods, with five introductions. In addition to an open-plan workstation, a sofa, and two guest chairs, there's an upholstered lounge chair. 1811 Second Avenue NW, Stewartville, MN 55976; 507-533-4235; halconcorp.com. circle 389
Tebe, Isis, and Impero bring a touch of antiquity to stackable lawn and patio furniture. An all-weather wicker weave covers the aluminum frames of Tebe and Isis. Impero sports steel mesh over a body of tubular steel. 104 Broadway, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203; 800-726-0368; emuamericas.com. circle 390