April, the month that rings in spring as a symbol of new life, tends to shift eyes toward reducing carbon footprints and making a positive environmental impact. In light of this month's green vibe, Contract magazine presents a collection of recently released eco-friendly products, in a range of categories, that will prove style and sustainability easily go hand in hand.
(Who knew being green could look so good?)
Architectural Products: AGC Glass Company North America
Krystal Kolours is an ultra-clear low-iron glass that offers architectural durability, versatility, and style.
Bath Fixtures & Furnishings: fluid
Fan, a new product by fluid, establishes an image of a modernist’s waterfall.
Bath Fixtures & Furnishings: Caroma
Caroma has introduced Profile Smart, a dual flush, high efficiency toilet (HET), which merges a sink and toilet into one unit.
Bath Fixtures & Furnishings: Hansgrohe
Both the Croma C100 showerhead and Croma E100 hand shower models tout three-jet power with an eco-friendly 1.6-1.75 GPM flow rate.
Carpet: ADK Carpets
Bringing its philosophy of “renew, recycle, re-imagine” to life, ADK Carpets presents a new line of hand-woven carpets designed by Alicia Keshishian.
Carpet: Shaw Contract Group
Diffuse and Disperse are durable carpet tiles that allow for customization.
Carpet: Shaw Hospitality Group
The Fashionista collection from Shaw Hospitality Group is printed on Eco Evolution, which is 100 percent recyclable into virgin quality ingredients.
Carpet: Tai Ping
Willow is a new line of wool carpet tiles fashioned with an eco-friendly backing and touts 80 percent post-consumer recycled content.
Lighting: Human Scale Design Studio
Recently honored with a Good Design Award, the Element Task Light is a uniquely designed lights ource that provides optimal illumination.
Lighting: Studio Italia Design
Studio Italia Design has created an eco-friendly versatile fixture in Tris.
Flooring: Columbia Forest Products
The VOC-free and SEFA-Certified coat is not only high-performance rated but adds to LEED credentials.
Carrying 36 hue options for its stand-woven bamboo products, the recently available USFContract was awarded the industry’s first GREENGUARD Certification for a full line of bamboo flooring.
Qu-Cork cork flooring panels are an eco-friendly option for any commercial space.
Flooring: ASI Flooring
ASI Flooring offers a pre-finished hardwood collection, ASI Resilient, in a spectrum of light-to-dark and fumed colorations.
Furniture Systems: Coalesse
Coalesse has enhanced its award-winning sustainable Topo Office System with a new series of freestanding components.
Furniture Systems: Herman Miller
Herman Miller has partnered with industrial designer Joey Ruiter to create Intent, which extends from open plan workstations to private offices.
Furniture Systems: HighTower Group
Ruby Lounge is a collection of seating and table solutions made from 100 percent recycled materials.
Seating: Sutherland Furniture
Designed by Terry Hunziker, The Great Lakes Collections demonstrates sleekness and sophistication, all while using components made of Ecoplex (made of 97% post-consumer recycled plastics by weight) and cast aluminum.
Give floors and walls a modern sleekness with the new Colour Scheme collection of porcelain tiles from Daltile.
Textiles: The Refinishing Touch
Touch Textiles offers eco-conscious designers a greener way to spruce up the outdoors in a wonderful array of colors and patterns.
Commemorating its 20-year anniversary, Brentano has unveiled the spring 2010 Platinum collection.
Textiles: Casa Bini Textiles
Composed of organic cotton, bamboo, and hemp, the understated palette of Pietra makes it ideal for larger pieces of furniture.
Textiles: True Textiles
True Textiles, Inc. has become the first North American commercial textile manufacturer to be awarded CarbonNeutral electricity certification.
Fall into sustainability with the eco-vamped Ultrasuede® upholstery from KnollTextiles.
Two hand-made styles from Chemetal, 380 Weather Steel and 381 Aged Steel, offer designers a more rustic look for walls.
Wall Treatments: Sherwin-Williams
The zero-VOC, silica-free Harmony coating functions much like baking soda, pulling unpleasant odors out of the air.
Wall Treatments: Trove
Sargasso has a lifespan of 140 years and is fully recyclable after its first use.
Wall Treatments: Versa Wallcovering
This low-VOC product, made from 20-ounce Type II vinyl with Onasburg backing, is produced with water-based inks and adhesives and from 20 percent recycled content.
Wall Treatments: Maya Romanoff
Tacking a cue from the local craftsmanship of Buddhist monks, Meditations boasts a highly texturized honeycomb pattern.