Designers Select: Surfacing

Designers Select: Surfacing
Aug 07, 2013 Designers name their favorite new wall cladding materials

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Designers Select: Surfacing_01 StephaneBernier.jpg Stéphane Bernier

Director of Retail Design



Designers Select: Surfacing_02 RexRay.jpg B+N Industries: Rex Ray Infused Veneer Panels

“The Rex Ray collection of infused veneer panels brings a new twist to the typical wood panel system through the use of a novel printing method. 
The featured artwork is bold, joyful, and vibrant.”
Designers Select: Surfacing_03 FilzFeltPolka.jpg FilzFelt: Ayse Birsel Collection
“Merino wool felt is already pretty timeless. It feels luxurious without being over the top, and the colors are bright and playful. The Ayse Birsel collection kicks it up a notch with the witty patterns, offering an interesting solution to ‘soft’ partitions in retail 
or office environments.” 
Designers Select: Surfacing_04 ReclaimedWood3.jpg Everitt & Schilling Tile: Reclaimed Barnwood
“Reclaimed wood has been available for years, but it’s always been difficult to source out in a consistent way. The Reclaimed Barnwood wall tile collection offers a comprehensive range of patterns with the natural cachet of authentic timber.”
Designers Select: Surfacing_05 TracyStone.jpg Tracy Stone, AIA


Tracy A. Stone Architect

Los Angeles

Designers Select: Surfacing_06 Laminam_by_Crossville.jpg Crossville: Laminam
“I am intrigued by these large, thin ceramic sheets by Crossville. They are light, and offer so many possibilities for retrofit and remodel projects 
where you need a durable finish with few joints 
and great colors.”
Designers Select: Surfacing_07 Crescent1.jpg Island Stone: Crescent
“These matte stone tiles offer a unique pattern reminiscent of a bamboo forest. The tiles suggest patterns that evoke nature but remain abstract enough to engage the mind in the act of interpretation.”
Designers Select: Surfacing_08 ConcreteCollaborative_Zuma.jpg Concrete Collaborative: Zuma
“I recently fell in love with the Zuma concrete wall tiles by Concrete Collaborative. They are made in California with 40 percent post-industrial recycled content and come in various thicknesses and lengths, allowing for endless pattern variations. They make for fresh, modern, and durable walls.” 
Designers Select: Surfacing_09 Michael.jpg Michael Svizos



New York

Designers Select: Surfacing_10 Vij5_NewspaperWood_02.jpg Vij5: NewspaperWood
“This product is made from layers of paper to resemble logs. While we love using wood, this material is nice because it looks like wood minus the natural coloration. It would be amazing to dye this stuff!” 
Designers Select: Surfacing_11 barepaint.jpg Bare Conductive: Bare Paint
“We can’t wait to do some experiments with this conductive paint. It will not only allow us to get rid of wires, but also make a surface touch-interactive.” 
Designers Select: Surfacing_12 NakedBoard1_closeup.jpg ReWall: NakedBoard
“When we are making complex shapes, we often use materials that have texture with directionality. NakedBoard is like Oriented Strand Board, but it 
is made from 100 percent recycled paper waste. The paper is not bleached so it leaves small specs of color in the material.”