Friday, August 19, 2011

DESIGN NEWS: New Flooring Products

New Shaw Contract Collection - On the Edge

Abstact Edge

Square commercial carpet tiles are old news! Edge features new 18-inch by 36-inch patterned, rectangular tiles in three patterns and vibrant, modern colors that can be combined for a graphic-design inspired or traditional look.

Best of NeoCon Gold this year at Chicago's IIDEX. Shaw Contract gives a bold layered looks which can spice up the old boring office!

Horizontal Edge

NOTE: Because the tiles can be mixed within the different patterns, Horizontal, Vertical and Abstract, installation methods are endless.

SPEC's: Tiles are backed by EcoWorx, which contains 40 percent pre-consumer recycled content, is recyclable and backed for performance. The tiles help earn LEED and Innovation in Design credits.

Onto Other News for This Summer's Forcast:

Flaster Concrete Wall & Floor Tiles

Designed by Andras Rudolf
Manufactured by Ivanka

The Budapest based company has a philosophy that focuses on the relationship between the materials used within architecture + design and their influence on each other. Ivanka products range from interiors to fashion, outdoor sculptures and now floor/ wall tiles.

Material: made of a high density fiber reinforced concrete, these medallions are reminiscent of traditional tiles from Morocco. Now as a modern product, these tiles create a high fashion, cozy feel for interiors and exteriors.

This just reminds me of a Luis Vuitton print for an A + D campaign ad. Fashion and interiors go hand in hand!

Available Sizes: 11.5" x 11.5" and 8.5 x 8.5". Install on an angle or across linear with spacers between each tile .

To check out the collection and specs click here

NAMI.... Inspitation. Imagination, Innovation

Artistic Expression: Gauguin

Leading French Post - Impressionist artist from France with a vast amount of knowledge and experience that later produced into art through different mediums such as: painting, sculpting, print- making, pottery, and writing.

He was one of the first mainstream artist to capture people of a different colour and lifestyle for Europe and the Western world.

Please just take this in:

Paul Gauguin, Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi), 1892, The Museum of Modern Art

The Yellow Christ (Le Christ jaune), 1889, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

The Midday Nap, (1894)

And one of his most famous pieces:

Spirit of the Dead Watching 1892, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

His work will make someone question how history was written.

NAMI... Inspiration. Imagination. Innovation

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Colourful Side Chairs

As summer comes to an end I just can't help but post these BEAUT's. Colourful and great for a happy mood or mood that needs some cheering up!


These are all available through Henderson Resource Group, proud sponser's of this years IIDEX NEO CON: September 22 - 24th.

NAMI... Inspiration. Imagination. Innovation