With redecorating and remodeling projects on the rise, the color black doesn’t appear to be letting up any time soon. While in partnership with Rap legend Nas, Pantone has recently come out with Ultra Black, in kitchen and bath faucets, fixtures, and decorative hardware, we’re seeing Black hitting its stride in Satin Black, Matte Black and Carbon Black shades this year.
Emser Tile, a leading designer, marketer and producer of the world’s finest tile and natural stone, recently appointed Suzanne Zurfluh as the company’s new director of design and trend. With two decades of experience in design and marketing luxury products, Suzanne will enhance Emser’s strategy and broaden its position in product development and trend forecasting.
Coverings (coverings.com), the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, announced today it is accepting submissions for 2021 Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards and nominations for their Rock Star Awards. Competitor submissions of tile and stone projects for entry to the CID Awards, and nominations for Rock Stars, will be accepted online through Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at 5 p.m. EST. Winners of both programs will be honored onsite at Coverings 2021, as well as in various media outlets, the Coverings website, and social channels.
Crossville, Inc. recently announced the launch of its new Portugal porcelain tile collection. The unique appearance of this line is inspired by Portuguese Atlantic Dark limestone, a natural, earthen material found only in the Mediterranean. Crossville captured this one-of-a-kind, subtle, organic surface visual with the company’s Digital+ technology. Notably, the Portugal collection is offered in finishes for both interior and exterior applications, making the product a sophisticated, exceptionally versatile offering.
QuickDrain USA, a premier manufacturer of curbless and curbed shower solutions for showers and wet areas, recently announced the launch of the QuickDrain Shower Bench. The ideal complement to QuickDrain’s complete shower solution, the Shower Bench balances the elegant style the company is known for with the universal design and accessibility that is essential to many consumers today.
iQ Power Tools, manufacturer of premium power tools with integrated dust collection systems, has answered a need, bringing to market a new 16.5-inch blade for its iQMS362 saw, which is specifically engineered to cut thick, larger-format tiles and slabs.
Cassandra LaValle, the founder and creative director of Coco Kelley and The Emerald Studio, favored Silestone Lagoon for the surfacing and bright white paint from Benjamin Moore. In this interview, La Valle explains her thoughts and inspiration behind the design.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we talk to Maria Byworth about running a fabrication shop in Australia, we also discuss waterjet technology with Flow International and quarrying operations with several of a leading quarries.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design decorative porcelain and marble tile modernize an outdated living space in New York. We also see how Italian Porcelain tile contributes to a multi-purpose residential building. Finally we feature our Mosaic and decorative tile roundup.