Architectural Products Products Briefs By Sheila Kim Vessel3m.comIn his second collaboration with 3M Architectural Markets, designer Todd Bracher has created the elegant Vessel collection of pendants and sconces. The fixture, made of a solid cylinder of quartz, is offered in three sizes and six hues, and directs a single LED source through to the other end to project precise yet soft circles of light onto tabletops or walls. Two color temperatures are available.LA2 Connected3-form.com From sinuous paths and interlocking rings to geometric grids and honeycombs, designers and architects can create extensive light installations using the LA2 Connected LED system, launched by 3form company LightArt. The customizable line is a kit of parts that attach via concealed connectors for a seamless look. The system is available in more than 1,000 color options.Architecture Research Office Collectionfilzfelt.com Filzfelt and New York–based firm Architecture Research Office have introduced a range of acoustic felt products. ARO Plank (shown)is a wall-panel system of bolster-like modules in curved, faceted, or flat formats. Also for walls, ARO Shingle is fitted with overlapping trapezoids. ARO Baffle addresses ceiling-based acoustics, while ARO Array is a hanging panel that divides space.BuzziVillebuzzispace.comToday's offices and education facilities need to be able to adapt quickly and effortlessly. BuzziVille by BuzziSpace is an expandable modular system that makes this possible. Tall walls constructed of the company's proprietary eco-felt, an acoustic material, can be hooked together to form workstations as well as meeting booths and privacy nooks. The tabletops hang from the walls like shelves.Light Playbentleymills.comThe play of light on and through interior elements—from window blinds to moldings—inspired the Light Play carpet collection by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Created for Bentley, it includes two patterns: Melrose Dusk (shown), in 24” squares or 18” x 36” planks, features ombré effects in two directions, while SoHo Dawn, in the square format only, alternates dark and light stripes. Both are composed of 6,6 nylon.Plankjbermanglass.comJoel Berman Glass Studios puts a whole new spin on faux bois with its Plank kiln-cast glass. Replicating the patterns of wood grain through texture while remaining transparent, the glass is well suited to a variety of applications, whether indoors or out. It can be tempered or laminated and color-matched to any hue on the Pantone scale. Each panel is specifiable in sizes of up to 58” x 110”.Lexhalconfurniture.comTo conceive a comprehensive modern office-furniture line, manufacturer Halcon joined forces with Studios Architecture, a firm well versed in high-end office design. Dubbed Lex, the collection is defined by clean lines, unobtrusive hardware, and finishes such as wood veneer, solid surfacing, marble, glass, and polished or satin aluminum. The pieces range from meeting tables and benching to desks, shelving, and storage pedestals.Human Natureinterface.comWith biophilia still proving to be a popular concept in design, a new carpet-tile collection from Interface takes both visual and tactile cues from the natural world. Aptly named Human Nature, the line draws on pebbled garden paths, grassy fields, and weathered wood. It is earth friendly too, constructed of 100% recycled-content nylon yarn and manufactured in energy- and water- efficient factories. Five patterns are offered.New Vintage Collectionmohawkgroup.comMohawk Group's New Vintage Collection is a plank-style carpet series that uses neutral or saturated monochromatic palettes to reproduce antique rug patterns, mimicking worn surfaces where traces of the past are visible. The tiles measure 12” x 36” and are composed of DuraColor nylon fiber, which is made with 30% recycled content and offers colorfastness. Moreover, the product's EcoFlex ICT backing is constructed of 35% preconsumer recycled content.Alexander Girard Collectionskydesign.comOver his career, architect-turned-textile-designer Alexander Girard created hundreds of graphic works that are today regarded as art. Skyline Design has translated some of his iconic patterns into glass. The collection consists of 10 styles—including Alphabet, which highlights Girard's best-known typographic design—that are either etched or digitally printed on sheets of up to 72” x 144”. July 16, 2014 Trade-fair season has ushered in sleek contract furnishings, some designed by celebrated architects. Share This Story Former RECORD editor Sheila Kim is a Brooklyn-based journalist who writes about commercial and residential architecture, interior design, and products. Post a comment to this article Name* E-mail (will not be displayed)* Subject Comment* Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.