Category: Interiors

What is Engineered Stone?

Caesarstone, Silestone, IceStone…all brand names of engineered stone commonly used for countertops and other surfaces.  Sometimes these can cost more than real stone, but why?  Engineered stone is crushed stone or quartz that are held together with an adhesive —…

VeniceM

In 2013 Venitian Melissa Lunardi and architect Massimo Tonetto founded a lighting studio called VeniceM as a modern extension of the long history of glass design in Murano, Italy.  VeniceM designs custom lighting while also producing a series of simple…

Lucite

Lucite is a trade name we often see used as the material name for Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) also known as acrylic.  Plexiglass, Acrylite, and Lucite are all trade names to describe an acrylic plastic.  It was created in 1843 as…

Libra

This line of light fixtures by Italian Industrial Designer, Sara Ferrari, for WayPoint, is designed to be a collection of versatile sculptural fixtures. The curved tubular shapes can be hung in various configurations and heights depending on the light needed…

Brass is Back

Brass is an alloy of zinc and copper with variable proportions (basic brass is usually 67% copper, 33% zinc).  The metal is a distinctive yellow color most often seen in musical instruments such as trumpets, tubas, trombones.  Architecturally we often…