Top 10 Materials in Tangerine Tango

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2012 Tangerine Tango
In celebration of the color of the year, here are 10 interior products to energize your latest interior design project.

1. Contract Carpet  |  Shaw Contract, Vertical Edge Tile in Paprika Margin

2. Resin Panels  |  Lumicor, Luminous in Sunset.

3. Residential Wall Covering  |  Graham and Brown, Trippy in Orange.
Trippy : Orange Wallpaper

4. Contract Textile  |  Luna Textiles, Urban Grid Varick

5. Surface Material  |  Icestone in Persimmon.

 6. Rubber Tile  |  Johnsonite, Folio Tile in Tangerine Tango.

7.  Vinyl Wall Covering  |   Lentex Contract, Belvedere in Mango Tango distributed by MDC.

8.  Vinyl Wall Covering  |   Lanark, Scandia in Folkloric, distributed by DL Couch.

9. Laminate  |  Pionite in Summer Heat Wave.

10. Solid Vinyl Tile |  Johnsonite, Karim Shapes.

Tangerine Tango Interiors

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2012 Tangerine Tango
The bold reddish-orange hue was announced color of the year by Pantone Color Institute. According to Pantone's statement, Tangerine Tango offers "the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward."   Whether it's used in small or large quantities, orange is a strong color.  Here are few projects that embraced the bold hue and executed their designs beautifully.  We'll start with a pop of orange and finish off with striking all-orange spaces.

Project  |  unknown
Firm  |  unknown
Found here.

Project  |  Kundenhalle der Stadtwerke Mühlheim ( a bank)
Firm  |  P2-Pankoe

Seagram's Martini 
Project  |  Seagram's Martini @ Midtown landmark for EnTrust Capital.
Firm  |  Gensler and William T. Georgis
Found via Interior Design Magazine. More images & full project details here.

Project  |  Implantlogyca Dental Office Interiors
Firm  |  Antonio Sofan Architect
More images & full project details here.

Reina Bruja – Nightclub Interior Design by Tomas Alia - Orange – Nightclub Interior Design by Tomas Alia

Project  |  Reina Bruja- Nightclub
Firm  |  Tomas Alia

Come back next week, I will have 10 Interior Design Materials that will bring a little Tangerine Tango to your projects.

Project Crush: Liveo Olive Oil

Project | Liveo
Location |  Tel Aviv completed in 2008 & Jerusalem 2009 
Interiors |   Baranowitz + Amit

Liveo is an artisan olive oil Boutique in Israel.The store's concept was inspired by abstracted natural forms, used to create an elegant and clean backdrop to the product itself. Laser-cut technology was used to create the back-lit perforated pattern of the walls and ceiling. White, cantilevered shelves stretch along the walls to form a continuous product display. Olive wood veneer islands, floating in glass cylinders, serve as free-standing display units.






Elixir Product Fix: Alkemi Recycled Metal Surfaces

Alkemi-acrylic is a gorgeous surfacing material with SCS certfied 96% recycled content & VOC free.  Alkemi-acrylic can be recycled endlessly after its life cycle, making it the ultimate sustainable surfacing product in the marketplace.

Alkemi Installed @ 2 Lads Winery in Traverse City
Architect of Record: David Spala
Fabricator: : Grand Valley Wood Products
Photographers: Pat Garrett, Paul Osborne
via Alkemi
Alkemi-acrylic is made using pre-consumer waste aluminum flake, solid surface scrap, and recycled acrylic.  Alkemi can be installed by a mill worker or caseworker with using with conventional tools and fabrication methods.   

Alkemi-acrylic is offered in sheet sizes of 36"x72” and 48"x96”, sheets are 5/8" thick.  Available in matte (a high gloss finish can be achieved by your fabricator) and 20 different colors. My favorite colors from their offerings are Lazuli (left) & Aquarius (right):

Lazuli 720
Aquarius 730

Things to keep in mind if you plan to specify Alkemi-Acrylic:
  1. Limited heat tolerance, Protective trivets should be used to protect the surface from hot pots.
  2. A stainless steel insert or transition should be used for installation of burners and cooktops.
  3. Stain resistant against most common liquids. Acidic liquids, including red wine, if left to remain on the surface for extended period of time can stain.
  4. Stains and scuffs can be sanded and polished off to restore the surface by qualified fabricators.
  5. Can be used horizontally or vertically in interior applications, but  will require full substrate support. 
Check out other products @ Renewed Materials:   Alkemi Polyester and Alkemi Tabletops.