Introducing Piastra

The time has arrived and it is official… We introduce you to our newest texture: PIASTRA. A plank system strategically organized to create subtle yet noteworthy texture. If you take a moment to watch our video you’ll get a glimpse of our inspiration. When Piastra is finished in any of our many options of realistic wood grain thermofoil laminates, you really can re-create the weathered and worn look and feel of old barn wood. We truly are inspired by the history of America’s landscape particularly the farming fields with scattered barns and buildings which represent...

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Factory Friday: Making Texture

Today we’re making texture. The definition of texture is “the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface: rough texture” but it won’t be rough texture…..it will be this Onda1 in Shark Gray with custom text. The dictionary also defines texture as: “the characteristic physical structure given to a material, an object, etc., by the size, shape, arrangement, and proportions of its parts: soil of a sandy texture; a cake with a heavy texture.” Or, how about this Colare from the Classic Collection in Brushed Aluminum. Sanding hands hard at work to...

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Factory Friday: Double Take

Hello to each of you Factory Friday’ers and welcome back. Of course Friday is our favorite day of the work week because it is the eve of Saturday, the most favorite day of the week, but also because we get to share with you what has been ordered and sent through production today. As I walked through the manufacturing plant to see what was happening, I was inspired again by our very own product and did a Double Take or another walk through just to see them all again. So, I share just a few of the many wondrous pattern and finish combinations selected by you…..Here you are. Oceano...

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Pantone Kitchen: the “smartphone” kitchen by Antonio Lanzillo & Partners

Pantone’s Appliances Concept by Antonio Lanzillo & Partners of Italy was presented at Milan Design week 2012. Each product can be controlled with a smartphone. The technological and simplistic concept is an expectation of things to come from Pantone Universe appliances. The very essence of the innovative creation is that it’s easy to use, monumental, and fresh. These appliances use home automation language offering remote control usage and may be coordinated with one another and operated with a smartphone using dedicated software....

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Um…What?

Shut the front door. This is crazy talk. I don’t know if I would believe it if I hadn’t seen the pictures…but it’s so true. It’s a floating theater. This breathtaking setting is located along the shoreline of Yao Noi, Thailand. The Archipelago Cinema is part of an organized film festival by Film on the Rocks Yao Noi in cohesion with Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tilda Swinton. The auditorium raft was designed by German-born, Beijing-based architect Ole Scheeren. Attendees are transported to the raft-theater by boat in the middle of the Nai Pi Lae lagoon on...

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