13 Products Offering Luxury Appeal, Cutting-Edge Design
Inspired by the science of geological displacements, Seismic Mosaic tile offers you texture and architectural shapes. The wall tile’s surface shifts high and low in a hexagonal format and comes in Bianco Stone. www.artistictile.com.
With enough space to hold as many as 38 bottles, this under-counter wine storage unit features two independently controlled cooling zones and interior LED lights. www.miele.com.
The closet manufacturer’s Tesoro Collection of finishes features rich wood textures in a variety of patterns that eevoke the fashion industry. Options include Corsican Weave, which offers the look of a herringbone jacket; and Cappuccino. www.californiaclosets.com.
This stainless steel, circular Japanese soaking bath (with a bench seat) is a good example of the company’s custom capabilities. All of its stainless steel tubs are fabricated from sheet metal with 60% to 80% recycled material. www.diamondspas.com.
The custom stair manufacturer builds contemporary products for the trickiest of locations using wood, stainless steel, cables, and glass, among other materials. The modular nature of the designs and fabrication mean staircases can be tailored to any situation. www.ascendings.com.
Victoria + Albert
This British-inspired Edge Collection pays homage to cubic design. Pieces feature linear forms that contrast with softly contoured corners and are designed to make smart use of limited space. Made from English Cast (a naturally white material rich in volcanic limestone), the line includes tubs and sinks. www.vandabaths.com.
Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry
Black Horse Studio
In addition to its highly custom cabinets, the manufacturer is now offering pre-installed LED lighting. The all-custom company builds framed, mortise-and-tenon cabinets with soft-close dovetail drawers or frameless, European-style full-access doors with dowel construction. www.plainfancycabinetry.com.
The Brooklyn TV Quilt is designed to fit homes with limited space. It features four components including storage for a 32-inch TV as well as a built-in bar. Closed, it offers the look of a patchwork quilt with French walnut veneer doors. Standard size is 52 inches high, 60 inches wide, and 18 inches deep. www.thinkfabricate.com.
Manhattan Forest Products
The company specializes in hardwood flooring made from reclaimed structures such as Coney Island boardwalks and New York City redwood water towers. Species include oak, heart pine, cedar, hemlock, chestnut, and others. www.mfpny.com.
The SHY Light features thin LED tubes that define the edges of its shape, and modular hardware that allows it to be reconfigured in different ways. As a result, the form of the piece is determined by its function. www.becbrittain.com.
This 30-inch, built-in refrigerator features two freezer draws, separately adjustable cooling units, GlassLine shelves, and stainless steel trim. It can be used on its own or as part of a side-by-side configuration. www.liebherr.us.
Designed for small spaces, the company’s Majestic ranges now come in 24- and 30-inch all-gas models. Both units feature one 15,500 BTU and two 10,500 BTU Rapid Burners, and one or two 7,000 BTU Semi-Rapid Burners. A full-size warming drawer is standard. Seven colors are available. www.ilveappliances.com.
Lefroy Brooks (North America)
The new 1940s Fleetwood collection includes bathroom fixtures and accessories that are being shown for the first time. Fleetwood merges the 1930s Macintosh Art Deco aesthetic with the look of the cleaner, more contemporary 1940s. www.lefroybrooks.com.
While the architectural and construction industries have any number of trade shows where they can see cool products, most shows don’t focus on high-end and luxury products like the annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show, coming up March 22nd through 25th in New York City.
Sponsored by Architectural Digest and The New York Times, the show features exhibits from nearly 400 premium brands and is geared toward architects, interior designers, contractors, and consumers.
“The show is targeting both groups [professionals and consumers],” says Troy Hanson, director of leasing for Merchandise Mart Properties, the show’s producer. “It’s open to the trade and the press on the first day. On the second day, a lot of professionals bring their clients, but the show is open to the public on the last two days.” Hanson says the focus allows consumers to have access to products they normally would not see.
Launched 11 years ago, the AD Show has been gaining in importance in recent years as show organizers have seen a steady increase in national brands that often skip other prominent industry events. The show has seen double digit growth over the last three or four years and organizers are expecting the same this year. Last year’s show saw 41,600 attendees; organizers are expecting 50,000 this year.
A growing part of the event is MADE, a show within the show that is reserved for individual artists and designers of limited edition and/or one-of-a-kind objects and furnishings. “It’s a venue that allows artists and designers to have access to the architecture and design community that they normally would not have,” Hanson explains. Most of the pieces in MADE consist of lighting, furniture, and sculpture pieces. And the section has grown considerably: when it launched in 2008 MADE featured 34 exhibitors; this year it will have 160.
So what can attendees expect from this year’s show? They’ll see reclaimed flooring from a new brand, Manhattan Forest Products; highly customizable modular modern staircases from Ascendings; and a new line of Italian ranges designed for small spaces from Ilve Appliances, among many others.
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