AHEAD OF THE CURVE -
A Dentist Office, a school, and a cupcake shop join the upper ranks of uber-cool design.
To achieve that goal, Koos and Kralj turned to designer Paula Feigum. To create a sense of calm and serenity, she relates, I began with a very neutral envelope and from there layered textures with materials that are as interesting to the eye as to the touch. Those included one wall clad in Bali pebbles (a mesh-backed product from Ann Sacks) and another finished with composite panels from modularArts that create a wavelike relief effect. Feigum specified deeply grained Oberflex veneers for the cabinetry she designed and covered the floors with a woven vinyl product from Chilewich. In most areas, stylish sconces and pendants intended for residential use-sourced from Lightology - add to the welcoming ambiance. Handsome, buffet-like casegoods perched on polished metal legs in the exam rooms are a far cry from the clinical cabinets common in most medical suites.