February 1, 2005
A range of eclectically detailed and high performance materials for interior surfaces.
In recent years architects and interior designers have shown preference for surfaces made with eclectic details and high-performance materials. Manufacturers have responded by revamping their offerings aesthetically, technologically, and environmentally. For example, Mechoshade is revisiting its staple product using MBDC’s cradle-to-cradle design protocol to come up with the first truly eco-effective fabric solar shade that can be recycled again and again. Skyline Design’s customizable Lumicast polymer sheets with 3-D objects suspended inside make it possible for designers to hang almost anything in the walls. The following 13 products are just a sampling of the range designers now have to choose from.