The post-pandemic hospitality market mixes playful with practical effects.
Emeco tapped designer Naoto Fukasawa to create a recycled-aluminum seat that could be as timeless as its 1006 Navy chair. The result is Za, a collection of stools at chair, counter, and bar height, each hand-polished or -brushed, or powder-coated, in a choice of six colors. (The latter is suitable for outdoor use.)
Gessi has applied sensor technology to four of its popular faucets—including the David Rockwell–designed Inciso and HBA-designed Rilievo—to promote hygiene while inducing a fashion-forward feel in restrooms. The taps are offered in configurations such as wall-mounted designs and basin mixers.
National Portrait Gallery x Graham & Brown
This whimsical wall mural collection consists of five designs drawn from works in London’s National Portrait Gallery that range from a print of Audrey Hepburn to a painting of King George III. Each is available in two colorways and with bespoke options such as crop area.
New Volar Bio Colors
Vegan-leather pioneer Ultrafabrics has launched a new palette for its Volar Bio line that responds to specifier feedback. The six colors include neutral biophilic hues such as Matcha green and dark-blue Indigotin. The upholstery-grade faux leather is corn-
derivative based and suitable for frequent cleaning to CDC standards.
New Designer Shower Drain Covers
QuickDrain has expanded its fitting options with two new drain-cover designs in both linear and square formats. Stones takes inspiration from pebble patterns, while Deco sports an architectural design. The manufacturer has also introduced new finishes for the collection: brushed or polished gold, matte or polished black, polished rose gold, and oil-rubbed bronze.
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