Olivia Martin

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Specsheet>The latest looks in inlay, tile, and terrazzo from Milan

During Milan Design Week, Jaime Hayon's Stone Age Folk (above) was a riotous room inspired by ancient folktales. Housed in a neoclassical palazzo ballroom, the architectural pavilion used more than 40 Caesarstone colors with metal and stained glass, and it was just one of a spate of designs to reinterpret inlay, cloisonné,…
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Specsheet>The best in minimalist lighting from Milan

Like London-based interdisciplinary office Studio Swine's Milan Design Week installation New Spring (above), simple statements in graphic metals make a big impact without overcrowding a room. Mobile Chandelier 13 Michael Anastassiades Building on his series Mobile Chandeliers 1–10, introduced in 2008, Michael Anastassiades crafted Mobile Chandelier 13 out of black-patinaed…
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O+A crafts an unexpectedly modern workplace for a finance company

“Finance” usually conjures images of staid blue suits, brass plaques, and hallways lined with nondescript carpet. But when wealth-management firm Cambridge Associates moved from Menlo Park, California, to San Francisco, Amy Callahan, the firm’s managing director of operations, sought out San Francisco–based design studio O+A to “push…

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Specsheet>Modular furniture highlights from Milan

A new range of modular and customizable products allows for maximum personalization on any project. Soft Props by Konstantin Grcic Cassina With an on-trend tubular frame inspired by Milan’s subway system, Konstantin Grcic’s Soft Props system applies the modular concept of his Props series of space dividers to furniture.…
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AN’s Picks from LIGHTFAIR International

On May 7, LIGHTFAIR International 2017 opened in Philadelphia, welcoming more than 550 exhibitors specializing in architectural and commercial lighting. Although navigating the 269,680-square-foot fair can be daunting, a few companies caught the eye of AN this year. Arc Soraa Designed to have the slimmest profile…
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Wellness design is spreading across hospitality architecture and beyond

Fifty years ago, the term wellness—if it was used at all—essentially meant “not sick.” Then, throughout the ’80s and ’90s, the rise of gym culture and workplace wellness snowballed into an explosion of fitness boutiques in the early aughts. In city centers and upscale suburbs today, specialized fitness…

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Collective Design Fair 2017 Recap

Collective Design opened today for its fifth fair focused on 20th- and 21st-century design with 28 exhibitors. Founded by architect and interior designer Steven Learner specifically for the design and architectural community, the fair will host galleries, designers, and commercial brands from…
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Specsheet>The latest in stylish contract seating

Versatile contract seating offers comfort, durability, and high style. Trea Humanscale Reminiscent of the vertebrae in the human spine, Trea is designed to protect the body. The subtle curve and pivoting backrest provide the user with a natural reclining position that maximizes comfort. Available with three different base options,…
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Specsheet>Fresh takes on architectural and task lighting

Fresh takes on architectural and task lighting create flexible modern spaces. Square Sconce LightArt An exciting new way to incorporate color, LightArt’s newest (and only rectangular) style comes in more than 250 hue options. The lightweight shade, made of 3form’s Varia Ecoresin, allows for the white solid-state LEDs to…