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An interview with Lori Couch, Executive Vice President, D.L.Couch Inc. HDSD: Tell our readers about your company LC: D.L. Couch began in 1985 as a distributor of commercial wallcovering in Indiana. Now 30 years later, D.L. Couch covers 23 states with an array of architectural and decorative products for the contract market, including vinyl wallcoverings, textiles, upholstery and decorative fabrics. Founded by Dennis Couch, the company has an experienced, knowledgeable team with many years' experience in the interior finish market. D.L. Couch is head- quartered in New Castle, Ind. and also has a showroom in the Chicago Merchandise Mart (#11-113) and sales offices in Indianapolis and Minneapolis. D.L. Couch has long been recognized as a leader with its extensive product portfolio of well-designed prod- ucts, and was voted as one of Indiana's "Best Places to Work." HDSD: What would you say makes your company unique? LC: Our commitment to our client's success and our pride in providing products that D.L. COUCH: COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS An interview with Jim Bindman, Arteriors, VP of Contract Sales. HDSD: Who is Arteriors? JB: Arteriors is a provider of fashion forward contract and residen- tial home furnishings. We pride ourselves on creating distinct, unique and timeless designs, often handcrafted and artisan in nature. If you are not familiar with our award winning products, please take the time to visit the Arteriors website www.arteriorscontract.com and explore the more than 1,200 items which include chandeliers, sconces, lamps, accent furniture, wall decor and accessories. HDSD: Does Arteriors offer a catalog? JB: Arteriors has recently released its 2015 annual Contract Catalog. At almost 500 pages with more than 1,200 beautifully designed products, we predict this will be a cat- alog you will reference frequently. If you would like to request a catalog, visit the web- site, click DISCOVER on the Header, then go to RESOURCES. Or feel free to call 800.338.2150 and make your request. Karndean Designflooring's designers traveled the world to find the inspiration stones for Art Select Stones, the company's latest collection of premium tiles. Not only do the tiles boast exceptional designs, they also feature a durable 30 mil wear layer and come in a variety of sizes such as large format tiles, Versailles pat- terns, and FreeLengths – a first-of-its-kind LVT product. Designers will love the stylish versatility of the products, along with their ability to hold up in high-traffic commercial spaces. There's no need to sacrifice beauty for per- formance. "Architects continue to look to bring nature indoors, and this is exactly what we've achieved with this collection. It was never going to be just any piece of slate, marble, travertine or limestone. We always envisioned taking the time to find the most distinc- tive, intriguing and beautiful stone from key destinations," said Danny Walker, Product Designer for Karndean. Meticulously developed over the course of five years, the collection includes lime- stone, travertine, marble and slate designs based on stones recovered from beautiful and exotic locations around the world. Inspired by streetscapes of industry and art, grit and glory, the beauty of Los Angeles. A new collection of 12-inch by 48-inch carpet plank, Traction Avenue is a collaboration between Joey Shimoda of Shimoda Design Group and Mannington Commercial, a leading innovator in modular carpet. Shimoda is one of only nine people to be named a Fellow of both AIA and IIDA; his work as an architect and designer with Steelcase, Rolex, MTV Networks and other clients was celebrat- ed not only by the professional associations, but with awards including Contract Magazine's Designer of the Year 2013. It was at the breakfast where this award was presented that Natalie Jones, VP of Brand Development and Creative Product for Mannington Commercial, first met him. "Joey brings such warmth, personality and insightfulness, along with a truly sophisticated design mind, to every project. Plus, his work is simply beautiful," Jones said. "I knew right away that we wanted to collaborate with his studio." Two years later, the two companies are launching the fruits of this collaboration. Shimoda drew inspiration from the Arts District in Eastern L.A., where his studio is located. The neighborhood used to be known for manufacturing and shipping, but now Continued on Page 13 Continued on Page 13 Continued on Page 13 Continued on Page 13 TIMELESS, UNIQUE DESIGNS FROM ARTERIORS INSPIRED ART SELECT STONES FROM KARNDEAN DESIGNFLOORING TRACTION AVENUE COLLECTION: INSPIRED BY L.A. O s e r C o m m u n i c a t i o n s G r o u p C h i c a g o W e d n e s d a y, J u n e 1 7 , 2 0 1 5 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH NEOCON

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