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designers select Janet Simpson Senior Associate tvsdesign Atlanta Erica Godun Project Architect and Associate FXFOWLE Architects New York 1 Janet Simpson 1. Steelcase: media:scape mini and mobile Reader Service No. 210 I’m impressed with these because they’re sensible solutions that encourage a dynamic collaboration process. They’re savvy in the way they integrate mobile technology with simplicity in form. 2. HBF: Costa Reader Service No. 211 These multipurpose tables stand out because they don’t compromise design sensibility to meet functional requirements. The leg details that have the optional inlaid veneer or laminate are unexpected and a great accent. 3. Davis Furniture Industries: Ekko Reader Service No. 212 I don’t usually think of a conference table as a piece of art, but I do with Ekko because of the beautiful base. The line’s three base designs elevate not just the tabletop, but also your expectation of what a conference table should be. 3 2 boardroom furnishings Two designers tell Contract readers about their favorite new conference room furnishings and accessories Erica Godun, AIA, LEED AP BD+C 4. Benetti Stone: Moss Tile Reader Service No. 213 I would love to use this on a project. It’s an ecofriendly sound-absorbing material that can be mounted on any type of surface. It is an innovative way to bring a little bit of the outdoors into a conference room without typical plant maintenance. 5. Tuohy: Zi Reader Service No. 214 We design a lot of meeting rooms with videoconferencing systems. What I like about Zi is the simple integration of technology while still allowing for standard conference meetings. It’s sophisticated, yet elegant. 6. Jessica Wickham: Custom Tables Reader Service No. 215 We commissioned custom walnut conference and side tables from Jessica Wickham for the new National Audubon Society offices. The tops are made of reclaimed wood found within 500 miles of New York City. And Jessica lets the natural shape or grain of the tree come through in her designs, making each table unique. 5 4 6 74 contract september 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - September 2011

Contract - September 2011
Industry News
Product Briefs: Sustainable
Product Focus: Here Comes the Sun
Product Focus: Cream of the Crop
Memory Museum
Triple Threat
Mission Sustainable
Model of Sustainability
Desert Oasis
LEED by Example
Cooking Light
Trends: The Resilient Workplace
Ideas: Chair History
Designers Select: Boardroom Furnishings
Ad Index
Perspectives: Steven M. Davis, Faia, Aedas

Contract - September 2011