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September 2016

 

Hello Everybody!

The world of design materials continue to surprise every year with spectacular, innovative and downright awesome products. Wire fabric, undulating tiles, wool felt privacy screens, Swarovsky crystals for your walls, and rugs that continue onto your upholstery - these are the new materials of today for the inspired designs of tomorrow. Read on if you want to be surprised, entertained - and inspired!

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Hanging Chains and Wire Fabric for Dramatic Walls and Widows

How to Use Wire Mesh as an Interior Design Material

How to Use Wire Mesh as an Interior Design Material

Via retaildesignblog.net Designers and manufacturers: KriskaDECOR, Banker Wire, Cascade Coil Photo of chain curtains: David Bohmann via retaildesignblog.net Using unexpected materials in interior design delivers part of the drama and character that every space needs. Hanging chains and woven wire mesh are only a few materials that have crossed from industrial fields into interior decorating. Here are a few examples of spaces …

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Crystal Fabric for Brilliant Interiors

Sparkling Crystal Fabric by Swarovski Brings Glamor into Interior Design

Sparkling Crystal Fabric by Swarovski Brings Glamor into Interior Design

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Swarovski All photos: retaildesignblog.net  Possibilities in interior design just got a little bit more glamorous. Part of the Swarovski Elements collection, Crystal Fabric brings the bling into the designers’ realm of texture and color options. Consisting of a material onto which sparkling cut and uncut crystals are attached, Crystal Fabric belongs to the Hotfix collection of Swarovski …

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Wool Felt as Modular Room Dividers

Using Wool Felt as an Interior Design Material

Using Wool Felt as an Interior Design Material

Via archdaily.com Designers: FilzFelt and Gensler All photos: filzfelt.com Well loved by crafters and sewing enthusiasts, wool felt has found its way into the world of interior design. A creation of FilzFelt and Gensler’s LA office, Link is a modular wall covering that takes full advantage of the qualities of wool felt. The Link concept started from a very specific need …

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Leather Tiles for Irregular Surfaces

Innovative Interior Design Materials - Leather Tiles for Walls and Floors

Innovative Interior Design Materials - Leather Tiles for Walls and Floors

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Lapèlle Design All photos: lapelledesign.com A new kind of wall and floor treatment is gaining terrain in the world of interior design. The impressive leather tiles created by Lapèlle Design are the end result of a long family history that intersects with creativity and innovation in leather treatment. Lapèlle Design is a brand of the Italian company Scamosceria Astico, founded …

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Triangular Tiles for Unique Configurations

The Aperiodix Tile System - Impeccable Geometry in Interior Design Materials

The Aperiodix Tile System - Impeccable Geometry in Interior Design Materials

Via osoindustries.com Designer: Ben Sandell, Situ Studio, Geoff Sosebee and Eric Weil for OSO Industries All photos: osoindustries.com With the concrete tile from OSO Industries, geometry becomes a fascinating subject. Designed as a wall treatment and meant to be the starting point in the creation of highly decorative displays, the tiles bear the signatures of  Ben Sandell, Situ Studio, Geoff Sosebee and …

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Angled Tiles for 3-D Designs

Fish, Dragons and Tiles – How to Create a Sense of Movement in Interior Design

Fish, Dragons and Tiles – How to Create a Sense of Movement in Interior Design

Via retaildesignblog.net (MUT Design SCALES, Buddha Bar scale tiles) Designers: Alberto Sánchez, MUT Design for SCALES; Giles Miller Studio for Buddha Bar scale tile artwork All photos via retaildesignblog.net Interior design artists often find inspiration in nature, yet the results of their creative search are sometimes unexpected. Designed by Alberto Sánchez from MUT Design in partnership with HARMONY, a Peronda brand, the SCALES ceramic …

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Relief Tiles for Extra Body

Customizable Interior Design Materials - Texture and Relief in Ceramic Tiles

Customizable Interior Design Materials - Texture and Relief in Ceramic Tiles

Via designboom.com and retaildesignblog.net Designers: Dsignio (Laccio) and Mosa (Kho Liang le Collection) Photos: designboom.com (Laccio) and retaildesignblog.net (Kho Liang le Collection) The variety in ceramic tile designs is impressive, yet there is always a new source of inspiration, a new twist in an old design, a new way to manufacture the material. Relief tiles, for instance, bring texture and a new level …

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Architectural Wall Panels with a Spectacular Look

Architectural Wall Panels Create Stunning Interiors

Architectural Wall Panels Create Stunning Interiors

Designer: Interlam All photos: Interlam While the art of wall paneling goes as far back as the 15th century, there is nothing old-fashioned in the look of Interlam’s ornamental wall panels. The North Carolina-based company offers sculpted, carved, decorative and ornamental wall panels that contribute to creating spectacular interiors. Interlam’s extensive collections and designs take a three-dimensional twist on the …

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Versatile Aluminum Panels

Wall Cladding Design Materials – The Many Faces of Aluminum Panels

Wall Cladding Design Materials – The Many Faces of Aluminum Panels

Via retaildesignblog.com (Longchamp and Clarion Hotel Trondheim) All photos via retaildesignblog.com The use of aluminum panels for wall cladding is a relatively new method in interior design, but Aluphant makes it an attractive option for commercial spaces. Aluminum panels have great functional qualities such as ease of installation and low maintenance, but their main appeal lies in their versatility and …

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Acrylic Glass and Metal Panels for Bold Ceilings

Beyond the Drywall - Metal and Acrylic Glass as Materials for Ceiling Design

Beyond the Drywall - Metal and Acrylic Glass as Materials for Ceiling Design

Via retaildesignblog.net (PURE metal ceiling, W&W) All photos via retaildesignblog.net The ceiling is often the forgotten space when designing a residential or commercial interior. While a large part of the budget is spent on wall and floor treatments, the ceiling often ends up painted over and declared finished. However, a unique ceiling with body, architectural interest and a few singular touches can entirely …

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Etched Concrete Floors

Flooring Materials with a Twist - When Concrete Floors Go Artistic

Flooring Materials with a Twist - When Concrete Floors Go Artistic

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Transparent House All photos: retaildesignblog.net Concrete floors have long crossed from the realm of industrial sites into that of residential interior design. It is not only because their unique looks are perfect for spaces with a rustic, urban or industrial flair, but also because of their versatile nature, ease of maintenance and the rare quality of being an …

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Rugs Turned Upholstery

Interior Design Materials with a Twist - Rugs Do Double Duty as Upholstery Material

Interior Design Materials with a Twist - Rugs Do Double Duty as Upholstery Material

Via dezeen.com Designer: Patricia Urquiola All photos: gan-rugs.com While achieving a cohesive interior that brings together color, contrast and balance is not a simple task, designer Patricia Urquiola just made it a little easier. Her collection of hand-stitched rugs meets the market need for unique pieces whose aesthetics steps away from the typical look of traditional lines. But what makes her rugs …

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