Back to Business

With summer wrapping up, that means its time to head back to school, back to work, back to Grey's Anatomy! As the second half of the year will likely bring about new projects, ideas and of course deadlines, don’t dismay, Materialista® has the scoop on the latest inspiring interior finishes, curated by Architectural Systems.

In the spirit of an autumn refresh, check out photos of the recently updated ASI showroom. We installed three screens that feature our trend videos – some trends we will share below! If you’re in the New York area, set up a time to visit!


You will see the huge difference the full-scale materials on the display walls and on the product spinners in our conference room have made. These new colors, textures and patterns create a dramatic impact in our working space!

conference room

We promised trends. (We have plenty!) Let’s take a virtual walk through to share some “back to design” inspiration.

designer glass
Wow! Factor

These hand-cut, fused Designer Glass Collection tiles are offered in four standard sizes of solid or striped patterns in gloss or frosted finishes. The tiles add the charm of artisanal glass in undulating, watercolor-like hues, available in a range of decorative options for focal walls or backsplashes. 

Form and Function

With integrating hardware, coordinated non-acoustical panels and an unlimited choice of wood grains, melamine, and faux leather finishes, tradition meets modernity with the Evolution Acoustic Panel System. The panels are suitable for walls, ceilings and partitions, and the material is available in 34 standard color and finish combinations, with more than 300 special order choices.

woven vinyl
Cool and Contemporary pinterest

Available in two product groupings: matte finish or metallic with a gloss finish – both in tiles and rolls, Woven Vinyl Flooring brings a fresh take on this high-performance material for the ultimate flooring solution. The material is made from raffia on a stabilizing backer with some patterns suitable for outdoor use.

european vinyl
Organic Luxe pinterest

Closely resembling the real timbers of antique woods, the European Vinyl Collection perfectly balances heritage with the durability of high-performing luxury vinyl planks. Offering distressed, smoked and wire-brushed finishes, this material is available in a range of colorways from bleached to dark woods, and in a number of species options.

ornamental surfaces
Refresh, Repurpose, Renew pinterest

Newly expanded groupings of Ornamental Surfaces create maximum design impact for minimal cost. Now with more colorations from jewel tones to metallics, and unexpected styles like croc prints crystal embellishments, these fashion-forward materials can quickly update an interior as the lightweight sheets have self-adhesive backings for easy installation.


Materialista® in Print!

This month, look out for my ad in DDI Magazine. As Architectural Systems celebrated creativity and collaboration, we work with our design partners to translate your concept with interior finishes. In this piece, you’ll see the delectable design of the Godiva flagship store in New York. Watch for my comic series where I will showcase more of WHAT’S NEXT® in materials.

 ddi ad

Posted at 8/13/2012 9:2 AM

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