Designed for the executive who wants power, glory, and
ergonomic control, the Metrus seating series offers four
levels of seating functions. Synchro-Tilter models
provide a two-to-one tilting ratio and five-position tilt-lock
for an incredibly smooth, gliding feel. Multi-Tilters
allow for both front and rear seat tilt with infinite
tilt-lock for a broad range of movement. Features
include a titanium base, padded aluminum arm caps, and an
aluminum back arch providing lateral support. globaltotaloffice.com.
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Developed with Shaw Specified Commercial, EcoLogix carpet
cushioning is an environmentally responsible choice. It
tests four times better than traditional urethane backing -
known to lose its cushioning - and is made with over 90
percent post-consumer recycled fiber derived from Sprite
bottles. (Too bad we can't also recycle those extra soda
Eco Intelligent polyester is smart-looking and
earth-friendly, manufactured in a closed-lop system employing
environmentally safe ingredients. The two collections,
Soiree and Eco Intelligence, are free of antimony, chlorine,
and PBTs - but not upscale style. victor-innovatex.com.
Every man's home is his castle with Elena and Devoto.
Fit for a king, these regal chandeliers come in hand-forged
iron with antiqued-iron finishes. Both come with a hook,
a canopy, and a hand-forged link chain. Now all you need
is a moat. dessinfournir.com.
Extending its Natural dyed Veneers collection, Tabu has
added several new and exotic natural wood species to the
gamut, including figured mahogany, oak, Lati, figured Taba,
and figured Movingue. The collection offers 17 species
in 100 colors, which are made uniform via a process that first
bleaches and then dyes the veneers, eliminating
inconsistencies. Two collections of reconstituted
veneers, Newood and Caleidolegno, are also available. tabu.com.
2 Executive Workstation
Featuring lower work surfaces and an upper hutch with
shelving, the Platform 2 executive workstation was conceived
as a work-wall center with a conference run-off. The
Administrative version, a double workstation originally
designed for University of California labs, features upper
storage with open-close cabinets and lateral cabinets with
lower work surfaces and mobile tables. Both styles are
customized to fit in beech, walnut, cherry, and maple, with
brushed stainless-steel bases.
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Four new offering in an array of spirited colors spice up
the spring. Balboa Cloth, a bold weave that's as tough
as Rocky but boasts a soft sheen, mimics the texture of
hand-woven straw. The luxurious Aston's pronounced
vertical markings and prominent moiré make it particularly
suitable for window treatments and light upholstery. A
19th-century painting by French artist Horace Vernet inspired
the exotic Travel to the Continents, a classic toile featuring
a series of mythological vignettes.
Germans have long been masters of engineering, so it's no
surprise that Topstar's TD 100 chair is smartly and
ergonomically designed. A tilt mechanism allows for an
extra-wide, 138-degree angle, allowing your back to rest easy
even when you're forced to work hard. Adjustable neck
and back rests, which support the spinal column, complement
the ergonomically molded seat, built-in lumbar support, and
Grace your walls with Genon's Nouveau Luxe. The
wall-covering collection includes three delicate handcrafted
patterns in colorways like sage, blush red, gold, and
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Happy 50th, Duralee! To celebrate, the company has
launched a collection with myriad introductions and options
for customization and upholstery. Hallmarks include
eight-way hand-tied construction, hardwood frames, and down
seats. Epitomizing the classic collection is the brawny
Philadelphia lounge chair and the sleek Manhattan dining
chairs - living up to the stately reputations of their
namesake cities. duralee.com.
Inspired by Morocco's imperial city and its exotic, elegant
textiles, the new Marrakesh series of high-pressure laminates
and thermal-fused melamine panels brings northern Africa to
the table. A clean and simple appearance offers a
combination of intriguing texture and complex tings.
Colorways include Marrakesh Express, a warm gold with under
tones of green and red; subdued yet rich Marrakesh Blues; and
Marrakesh Market, a green tone influenced by the open-air
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A gently flexing back lends support to the Bali chair in
molded beech plywood. Available fully or partially
upholstered, this simple beauty—which also comes in a gangable
version—stacks six high. A wide variety of wood stains are
offered, as are custom matches. Components come in polished or
matte black chrome. 421 Manitou Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2C
1L5, Canada; 888-578-5784; krug.ca.
Inviting and sculptural, Andreas Struppler's refined Davos
lounger harmonizes splined lines and gentle curves. The
precision-built upholstered piece uses the sitter's weight to
recline gently, and a magnetically attached headrest provides
maximum comfort. Back stitching adds panache. 43-2735-2871; wittmann.at.
Designed over a century ago, Fritz Dietl's Vienna Tile
speaks to today. This rayon-cotton blend is distinguished by a
small-scale rectilinear pattern available in six timeless
colorways, including a vibrant red-orange combination and a
tailored gray-black duet. 607 Norwich Avenue, Taftville, CT
06380; 800-237-1625; unikavaev.com.
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Qr Leather Rugs
Michela Curetti's Le Qr leather rugs exude sophisticated
downtown vibes. Featuring prominent stitch detailing, the rugs
come in nine colors, from rich walnut to deep red. Maintenance
is similar to that for standard flooring—except for an annual
saddle-fat treatment. 476 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013;
Resistant to UV rays and detergents, adventurous Ibis is
equally comfortable indoors or basking in the sun. Stacking
and swivel versions come in standard chair and stool heights,
both fully recyclable. Made of layered composite polymer, Ibis
is offered in yellow, light gray, or ivory. 770 Atlanta South
Parkway, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30349; 404-982-9000; sandlerseating.com.
Paolo Rizzatto's impish Regina for Poltrona Frau updates
the Victorian reading chair. This new spin on a bookish
classic features a four-prong swivel base, a reclining
mechanism, and aluminum-ringed holes in lieu of yesteryear's
button tufting. Back and base are gray epoxy powder-painted
metal; 90 colors of leather are offered. 145 Wooster Street,
New York, NY 10012; 212-777-7592; poltronafrau.com.
The slim Tango task chair's user-friendly, ergonomic
elements include multi-position pivoting arms, a "floating"
seat with forward-tilt and reclining capabilities, and side
tension-control mechanisms. The collection includes mid-back,
high-back, and guest-seat models. Polypropylene shells are
avail- able in black or Mystic Gray, aluminum frames in a
polished or satin-chrome finish. Designers can select from
over 250 standard upholsteries. COM welcomed as well. 99 St.
Pierre, St. Pie, Quebec J0H 1W0, Canada; 888-522-2773; groupelacasse.com.
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Proof that synthetic blooms need not be tacky, these silk
water lilies fool even the most discerning of eyes. (The
delightful Buds come in freeform hand-molded resin vases,
too.) Meanwhile, the sculptural forms of Manzanita branches
are offered in either sandblasted or natural finishes. Who
needs a green thumb? 337 North Oakley Boulevard, Chicago, IL
60612; 877-738-1790. goldleafdesigngroup.com.
An aria to aluminum and a tribute to Gio Ponti's
Superleggera from 1957, Frank Gehry's Superlight is a triumph
of comfort, strength, and minimal mass. Weighing a slight 61/2
pounds, the brushed-aluminum stacking chair is suitable for
outdoor use—unless you prefer to add the optional seat pad in
industrial felt. 805 Elm Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331;
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A social activist and designer, Eulalia Anselmo created the
Brasilian Landscape sofa to connect humanity with nature.
Handcrafted of Brazilian wicker, the sofa comes with cushions
upholstered in natural cotton. 10680 NW 37th Terrace, Miami,
FL 33178; 305-436-6663; terradobrazil.com.
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Don't be fooled by its sleek and handsome demeanor. Ethos
is one smart cookie—an indirect fixture that partners with a
digital-addressable light interface to reduce power
consumption. Sensors respond to illumination and motion within
a preset zone, adjusting output to maintain a constant
lighting level. 3300 Route 9W, Highland, NY 12528;
Kari Pei's Strata is not only elegant but also
GreenGuard-approved. The collection of Type II, Class A
fire-rated wall coverings comprises eight patterns in 119
colors. 33-00 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101;
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Green is the word with Lonfloor Vista, a heterogeneous
sheet vinyl that contains 20 percent post-industrial recycled
material. Available in 6-by-60-foot rolls in 12 colors, the
flooring qualifies for LEED standard MR 4.1. 928 East 238th
Street, Carson, CA 90745; 310-830-7111; lonseal.com.
Weitzner's Ceramic Collection
Lori Weitzner's Ceramic collection was inspired by the
texture of glazed ceramics and layered paint. The four
Crypton jacquard upholsteries include high-touch Terrazzo,
ribbed Fresco, variegated Impasto, and Raku, an irregular
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