For the first time in NeoCon’s history, a lighting fixture took home the Best of NeoCon Award. The slim Brazo LED task light beat out 426 other entries, an indication of the growing importance of the adjustability, sustainability, and ultimately, the health of our personal work spaces. - Eileen Ragsdale

Silent bliss
Swedish designer Eva Marmbrandt dreamed up three sinuous designs for Silent Gliss’s vertical blinds systems. The Vertical Waves series offers three fresh patterns for laser-cut vanes that overlap in luscious undulating layers of light and shadow. Vanes are available exclusively in 14 colors of Visiotex polyester fabric. Silent Gliss USA, Norcross, Va.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #200]


Bravo Brazo!
Luminous on many points, Pablo Design’s LED desk lamp beams with clever design, precise details, and sustainable advantages. Brazo is the first desk lamp designed with focus control and full dim control of a linear band of light. Calibrated light spread is adjusted by rotating a glass tube sheathed in the slim, aluminum, multiadjustable arm. Haworth, Holland, Mich.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #201]


Plush planes
Complex yarn- twisting techniques are Suzanne Tick’s latest weaving wonder. Her Bas Relief series for Monterey has taken broadloom to new heights. The soft sculptural volumes of extra large, twisted, airy yarn loops yield underfoot but spring back into lofty place as the highest relief offered in a contract carpet. Tandus, Dalton, Ga.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #202]


Right from any angle
Refined geometry shaped Lauren Rottet’s collection for Decca with precise details, calculated angles, and edgy material applications. The LR CT100 coffee table (top) applies origami to wood slabs with corner folds elevating it to a nearly floating table. The LR BE600 bench (bottom) boasts simple lines with wood panels perched proud of its seat. Decca Contract Furniture, Dallas.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #203]

Scale the wall
Turkish designer Can Yalman interprets organic snake skin patterns in manually pressed, rhombus-shaped tiles from the Reptile collection’s Snake series. Single 6.3'' x 7.9'' ceramic “scales” come in 15 color options. Century Tile Distributors, Lombard, Ill.

[Reader Service: September 2007 #204]