Showroom Tour: Walker Zanger in Las Vegas

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Walker Zanger’s Las Vegas showroom. © Rita Catinella Orrell

While in town for Design & Construction Week earlier this month, I got the chance to tour Walker Zanger‘s 15,520-square-foot Las Vegas tile and stone showroom, which has been open since 1996. Jared Becker, vice president of design and marketing with Walker Zanger, led the tour and shared some never-seen-before collections with our group. Becker noted that he is seeing white, gray, and navy blue colors strongly trending at the moment, while interest in the oversaturated glass tile market seems to be waning. Overall, he says, “people seem to be open to taking more chances” with their tile and stone surfaces. Here are a few shots from my tour.

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Samples of the Contessa Chinois ceramic tiles in Cobalt and Turquoise. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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The indoor Slab Yard at the Walker Zanger showroom in Las Vegas. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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The indoor Slab Yard at the Walker Zanger showroom in Las Vegas. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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A bold vignette displaying Studio Moderne, a collection of ceramic tile and stone created for Walker Zanger by interior designer Michael Berman. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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Jared Becker, vice president of design and marketing with Walker Zanger, points to the company’s new Duquesa collection of decorative hand painted tiles. The tiles draw on varied influences including Persian textiles, Portuguese tiles, Moroccan mosaics, Egyptian wood inlay, and Chinese decorative screens. Each tile is hand-painted on a cream background to create a vintage look. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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The new geometric Tangent Collection of decorative stone pushes the limits of stone-cutting technology and combines water-jet cut stone and mosaics. The undulating shapes in the collection’s Ipanema pattern were inspired by ceramicist Eva Zeisel’s Belly Button room divider and the beachside walkways in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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Also in the new Tangent Collection is Astral Night, a playful sun motif reminiscent of George Nelson’s Starbust clocks. © Rita Catinella Orrell

Disclaimer: Walker Zanger was one of several sponsors of my trip to Design & Construction Week as part of BlogTour Vegas. The opinions in the post are entirely my own.

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