All Star Store

Using Chuck Taylor All Star footwear (648 pairs!), Converse created a 40 foot long American flag in their new store at 560 Broadway in New York. Not quite a showstopper because of  the interior corner location, it’s still a clever and effective way to grab your attention because of the sheer quantity of shoes.    

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Sensitile Terrazzo Installation

From our glass guru, Igor.  A great installation of Sentitile Terrazzo at the Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. (Click on thumbails above for a larger image.)

Patterned Concrete

The Lab had a meeting yesterday with the nice folks from Patterned Concrete.  They use Scofield coloring products and are located in Cincinnati.

They showed their capabilities and some really great installation shots.  They have some really nice textures available for stamped concrete, including the ‘weathered board’ pictured.

New from Ann Sacks

The Lab just received a sample of the gorgeous concrete tile by Andy Fleishman from Ann Sacks. You have to see this tile to believe it.  It uses en etched pattern which you then grout to make the pattern stand out.  This tile is available in several different colors and variations.  Also available are etched concrete tiles in hexagonal shapes will several different patterns etched in.

Wow.

Refreshing

The Ammonite washbasin from HighTech. Inspired by the archaic beauty of ammonites, this unique design showcases the organic qualities of concrete. The washbasin is available in several colors. It can be installed either with a table-mounted or wall-mounted tap.

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Graphic Concrete

Great new resource! (Thanks Miss Dubois)

Graphic Concrete out of Finland has developed a method of transforming concrete into a tactile, graphic surface.

From their website: ‘The patented Graphic Concrete technology involves applying a surface retarder to the surface of a special membrane. This method allows concrete product manufacturers to produce different types of high-quality patterned concrete elements and slabs. In addition to being patterned, the concrete surface can also be smooth or completely exposed fine aggregate.’

You have to see pictures and feel the sample to fully understand the product. More pictures here.

You must contact them directly for pricing and it is best to do it during the beginning of your project so they can help you through the process.

Samples available in the Library.

Wicked Concrete

Meld Concrete has some of the coolest colors, designs and innovations out there in the world of concrete.

Their latest, tiles, join the ranks of furniture, table and countertops. The tiles are available in two styles. Ripple and Protplasm. Tiles are 6×6 and are available in Meld’s 12 standard colors with custom colors available.

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Samples are available in the Library.