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We Can Dream, Can't We?

Reflections of the Contract Interiors Design Team

By Michelle Sambrano, Sherri-Lyn Lewis & Lisa Deane on 27 Mar, 2015

As designers, we always try to keep abreast of the latest projects and products worldwide in an effort to remain educated and inspired. Thanks to today’s technology, we have this information at our fingertips and while scrolling through social media, design websites and the like, we come across some great products.

At times, practicing commercial/contract interior design in a more traditional society can be limiting and although constraints often push our creativity, sometimes we just want to specify some of the cool things that we see!

Below is a compilation of our dream products – items we would love to use, but either haven’t as yet, or have used very sparingly.

Michelle’s picks:

Ann Sacks – Anything! Unparalleled aesthetic perfection.

http://www.annsacks.com/

Walker Textures – Custom acid etched glass: How creative can you get?

http://walkerglass.com/products/custom-acid-etched/#.VI72wid4jjh

Harmonic Environments – Water features: Wish we could put one in every project!

http://www.harmonicenvironments.com/

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Sherri-Lyn’s picks:

Jeremy Cole – White Flax Light Fixture: This stunning pendant is created from handmade matt white bone china and comes in three sizes ranging from approximately 36” -75". It would be a perfect addition to a hotel reception or foyer of a high end residence.

http://jeremycole.net/collection/white-flax/

Vibia – Ameba Pendant: The Ameba’s unique design, based on the five modules available, allows it to transform into innumerable configurations, which can enhance any space from a small dining room to a large conference room.

http://www.vibia.com/us/lamps/show/id/00014/pendants_ameba_design_by_pete_sans.html

antoniolupi – Tuba Sink: Tuba is a free standing sink made of the solid surface material Cristalplant, designed by Carlo Colombo for the Italian company Antoniolupi. Its contemporary look can spice up a powder room or restaurant washroom.

http://www.antoniolupi.it/eng_sinks-TUBA-1-17.php

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Lisa’s picks:

Vitra – Panton Chair: First produced in 1967, the Panton chair still holds it’s own in any modern setting. Panton chairs would be a fun addition to an office café space or casual meeting room.

http://www.vitra.com/en-au/product/panton-chair?subfam.id=38110#t/tab-product

Bocci – 14 Pendant/Chandelier: Available as a single pendant or in any configuration you can design, the 14 fixture infuses spaces with an ethereal quality. This would be beautiful clustered above a freestanding tub, (there is a wet rated option), in an open double height space, or even as singular pendants above a reception desk.

http://bocci.ca/collection/14/

Walker Zanger – Sterling Row Collection: Inspired by fabrics and fine tailoring, this tile collection combines classic shapes in porcelain and marble. The high contrast makes the patterns graphic and funky. What a way to make a statement in a powder room or on a tiled accent wall!

http://walkerzanger.com/collections/products.php?view=mat&mat=Porcelain&coll=Sterling%20Row

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