VDS International


New vendor here in The Lab, VDS International from the Carlson Group.  VDS specializes in high dscala03a_1239x239esign and resonable pricing.  They offer a collection of cafe chairs, tables and multiseats.

A sample of the Scala Chair (pictured) will be in The Lab in the next week.  The chair can be fully upholstered or left in its natural polypropylene finish.  You can also specify cushions (as pictured).

Caesarstone Quartz

caesarstone-032309Not a new product, but The Library now has a new binder of Caesarstone from the folks at Stone Design.  A fewture of this collection is that they have 6 recycled content colors available.  With the durability of quartz and all the advantages of granite, this is a great product for your use in projects.

Large samples of the collection are on their way.

Shown on the right is color #2141, Blizzard.

Benchmark Design Group

benchmark-032309Oracle Jr had a nice conversation with Paul from Benchmark Design Group last week.  Paul came in to share some new binders and a quick overview of their offerings.

Did you know that Benchmark has soft seating?  Shown above is one of their newest introductions, the Meeker Collection.

Icy, Glittery

Click on thumbnails for larger images, it’s worth it!

The challenge: make a statement without overwhelming the high-end merchandise it was to set off. The solution: a sparkling wall of glass that unifies three floors while complementing the retailer’s exquisite pieces. Working in conjunction with the project’s designers, Nathan Allan developed an icy, glittering new product that echoes the chiseled surfaces of brilliant diamonds—Crackle Glass.



From Abet Inc., new silk-screen designs have been added to their Serigrafia collection of High Pressure Laminates.  The four dynamic patterns  are available with no upcharge over the standard Serigrafia prices. 

Samples are on their way to the Library.  These patterns are in stock now.  Each are available in 4 colorways.  To see a sneak peak, come to the Oracle’s workstation!

New Custom Carpet Resource

stepevi-031209The Lab received an email from a new custom carpet resource, Stepevi.  Based in Turkey, they are an international brand with showrooms in New York, Miami and several other cities around the world.

Check out their website for some amazing images.  They have done work in many high end hospitality projects around the world.

Sampling can be done in as little as 7-10 days and production lead times of 4-6 weeks.

CSI from LSI

lsi-031109The Lab received some samples from LSI Floors whic included this great tile called Fingerprint.  It is available in 5 different colors.  Full size samples are on their way!