December 14, 2023
6 New Products that Lean Into Their Legacy
Part of the aptly named Reunion Collection, this plaid by Mary Jo Miller recalls the woven strap detail on aluminum lawn chairs used by her mother and friends in the 1960s. Miller scaled up the plaid to mimic the unique effect. This and the collection’s four other patterns (Ms. Quilty 2.0, Comfort Zone, Tête-à-tête, and Gather) are PFAS-free, and certified SCS Indoor Advantage Gold.
KI expands its heritage with an alteration to its typical stacking chair. This cohesive family comprises nine frame styles, up to three arm configurations, and copious colorways for the seat and base, which now includes a wood leg option.
Ultrafabrics’ rerelease of the Brisa performance fabric adds a recycled back cloth made of 8.3 plastic bottles per yard in a diversified range of 54 shades—nine of which are new. Indoor applications range from upholstery to vertical and horizontal paneling.
Biophilic design is made more accessible with the expansion of Havwoods’ V Collection, now including maple and black American walnut, as well as a new XL width option for four other finishes to accommodate varied design languages.
While based on a classic design, this fresh fabric consists of two different scales in a densely gridded pattern. The result is a dimensional surface of assorted stripes reminiscent of needlepoint.
DASH AND TEXTURE
The Tessellate Collection, composed of 60 percent PET, adds two new wall solutions with the Dash and Texture acoustic tiles. Both feature tactile surface patterns that are visually engaging while providing added surface areas for sound control.
How This Church at Ground Zero Got Its Glow
DLR Group shares details of the exacting lighting design work behind the halo effect for Calatrava’s Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
Everyone Should Have Access to the Power of Good Lighting
Driven by a social-justice agenda, Los Angeles design studio Chromatic asserts that “light privilege” is just another form of environmental racism.
10 of the Brightest New Lighting Solutions
These products reflect the latest designs from some of the most innovative manufacturers.