Nothing cements the reputation of a Hollywood blockbuster more than a sequel that lives up to the original and expands the series. In the spirit of sequels, Walker Zanger revisits the popular ceramic Studio Moderne collection to create an extension of the existing designs called Century Suite in collaboration with famed interior designer Michael Berman.
“We chose the name ‘Century Suite’ because it is rooted in the architectural strength of the mid-20th century, with graphic and dimensional glazed tiles that create geometric and over-scaled back drops,” said Berman. “Our goal was to create original and fresh shapes with gorgeous ‘Heutrals’ (a neutral palette of glaze colors) that are inspired by iconic California architecture.”
The Century Suite draws inspiration from 1970’s glamour, Art Deco and Neo-Egyptian architecture—exhibiting bold, graphic patterns and architectural backdrops. The minimalist concentric curves of “Highland” echo the architecture at the Hollywood bowl (located on Highland Avenue), and the interlocking, elongated hexagons of “Montclair” are inspired by mid-century Neo-Egyptian styling. “Ambassador” and “Diplomat” are two patterns that can be used separately or in tandem, and “Rambler” reimagines one of Studio Moderne’s most popular designs so it can be applied as a backsplash.
“We were excited to produce the next installment of the Studio Moderne collection with Michael Berman,” said Walker Zanger Vice President of Design and Marketing Jared Becker. “The diverse styles of Studio Moderne: Century Suite allow designers to create new focal points in the home, using the tile as architectural decoration.”
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“Not only is this collection beautiful to look at, but from a designer’s standpoint, it has the simplicity for longevity. That is why I re-partnered with Walker Zanger—it is a visionary, trend-setting brand,” said Berman.
For more information about Studio Moderne: Century Suite or other Walker Zanger products, please visit walkerzanger.com.
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For more than 60 years, Walker Zanger—the world’s most comprehensive stone and tile company—has combined traditional tile-making techniques with a modern sophistication that transcends any singular design style. A leading choice for design professionals and consumers, Walker Zanger natural stone and tile products can be found in luxury homes, trendy boutiques, lavish spas and resorts, famed museums and fine restaurants around the globe. Walker Zanger is available through 14 beautiful showrooms and more than 150 authorized dealers nationwide. To learn more about Walker Zanger and its line of products visit www.walkerzanger.com.