Highlights from HD Expo 2017
By Jessica Lotner and Marisa Gauss
Last week we headed out to HD Expo in Las Vegas to check out the latest hospitality design trends and products. We were like kids in a candy shop, and we left feeling inspired and eager to incorporate what we saw into future projects. Although it was hard to choose just a few, below we’ve shared our favorite new products on display at HD Expo 2017!
Kick Back and Relax
Our absolute favorite design from the show was a hanging lounger created by Kodama Zome, a family-run company based in Oregon. We had the opportunity to meet the young, hip designer who handcrafts every hanging lounger using geometry – a synthesis of geodesic domes and zonohedral polygons. Not only are these loungers visually striking, interactive pieces of art, they’re also dynamic structures. Unlike typical swings or hammocks, these glide smoothly in any direction, unrestricted by multiple ropes or attachment points, creating a multi-directional pendulum motion. As you can see below, Marisa really loved the hanging lounger.
We also loved the sleek and high-end products made by Kettal Pavilions. These self-contained structures can be easily assembled and do not require building permits. The daybeds and aluminum pergolas can be personalized and configured with blinds, net curtains, fabric panels, integrated light fixtures and ceilings.
Surfaces that Steal the Show
The fresh finishes and sophisticated design created by DuChateau caught our attention as soon as we walked by. These surfaces can make eye-catching feature walls in a hotel guest room. The interlocking units are even easy to install and create a refined finish.
Of all the tile surfaces featured at the Expo, Tile Bar impressed us the most. Their designs were incredibly unique. We can envision several of the dazzling tile installations we saw as a great addition to a hip restaurant or hotel lobby.
Wood Still Reigns
In addition to the abundance of interesting wood products on display this year at the Expo, there was a wide assortment of tile and cement products created to resemble wood. Mirage had some of the most breathtaking approaches to this trend.
Sustainable approaches to design continue to be incredibly popular. TerraMai's eco-friendly reclaimed wood can be embedded with color and embossed with logos and text – a trend we have replicated in our own designs!