New Ways to Use Familiar Materials

New Ways to Use Familiar Materials

Janel Laban
Sep 1, 2009

The current Chicago Home + Garden features the home of Fort Pitt Furniture owner Scott Zawitz. The modern structure in Humboldt Park is remarkable in many ways, but what jumped out at us was the interesting use of familiar materials in new ways...

...such as the examples pictured above. All three photos feature a material (glazed brick, concrete, glass) that we've all seen used many times before in a way that is fresh and unexpected.

1. The foyer walls are lined with shiny white glazed brick, often an exterior finish. It's mixed with floating oak treads and glass lighting tubes for a one-of-a-kind design feature.
2. An alcohol-fueled minimal fireplace and accompanying ledge are made from concrete.
3. The walls of the master suite bathroom are made from glass.

Click over to Chicago Home + Garden to see the full slideshow and read Lisa Cregan's article on the home or pick up the June/July issue for a hard copy to hang on to.

Images: Andreas Larsson/Chicago Home + Garden

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