Mutina at Stone Tile
Scouring the globe on a regular basis, Stone Tile has earned a solid reputation over the last 20 years for presenting the newest in design for tile products and building materials. One of these is Italian manufacturer Mutina, a brand that reads more like a design who’s who, than a tile manufacturer. The brand is synonymous with working with a designstar-studded roster. Designer collaborations include Phenomenom by the ephemeral Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka and more recently, Pico, by superstar designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, launched earlier this month at the Stone Tile annual Gala. Other successful collections include Dechirer by Patricia Urquiola and Bark by Monica Armani. Check out what’s next from Stone Tile and Mutina at IDS 12. With names like these, we can hardly wait to see what’s up next…
Lake Simcoe Cottage by Cindy Rendely Architexture
Clearly, Toronto-based Cindy Rendely is a material girl. Her firm, Cindy Rendely Architexture boasts an ever-growing portfolio of residential and institutional projects – many of which are known for their selective use of materials. The studio’s most recent offering is a Lake House in the heart of the Lake Simcoe region where the surrounding environment provides natural inspiration for the finely edited and sophisticated material palette. Selected tile, wall and flooring finishes echo the regional stone found along the water’s edge. Local maple is used for flooring, custom mill-work, and wood trim; and the white exterior coupled with the galvanized metal roof renders a distinguished modern cottage. Cindy describes the evolution of her design process as dualistic, with the exterior envelope informing the interiors and vice versa. Next up for Cindy Rendely Architexture is a house located on a precarious site located high above the shores of Lake Erie; as well as a 200 sq ft installation at IDS 12 in the Collaborations feature exhibit with Seven Continents where she pushes the boundaries of a material…of course.