Interior Design Spotlight: Collaborative Design Group

March 19, 2014


We love installations of our ceiling tiles that are non-traditional. Don’t get us wrong, a great ceiling or backsplash will completely transform a room, but it’s the unique spaces, uses and innovative design that really gets us excited about all the possibilities with t in. Our interior design partners have no shortage of creativity, and Mickey Bufalini of Collaborative Design Group in Houston, Texas is no exception. With the goal of “breathing new life into a space and enticing you to stay,” one of their founding design principles comes from Paola Antonelli, curator of MOMA, “Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know was missing.”

This beautiful home office / craft room was designed to evoke a sense of timelessness. We wanted to create a feeling of the past, like something that had been there for years, and resurfaced many times over. Tin tiles gave us that sense of longevity.

Home Style: Texas Lodge

Home Location: College Station, Texas

Patterns/Colors Installed: Pattern #25, Finished by Customer

How did you find out about tin as a ceiling tile option?
Your website.

Did you consider any other materials?
No we only wanted tin for this installation.

Approximately how much research did you do ahead of time?
Not much, we have your samples in our office on standby.

How did you find out about the American Tin Ceiling Company?
We discovered your company years ago. We are a well-known architectural and interior design firm in Texas and have used your tin for many projects.

Which installation type did you purchase?
These were Nail-up.

Did you install it yourself? If not, who did? Was it as easy as they explained?
The builder installed it with no problems.

Would you use it again?
Absolutely.

What has the response/feedback been like?
Great, everyone loves it. The office, which is normally a dreaded space for work, is one of their favorite rooms in the house.

Any future projects in the works for tin?
Yes, we have three upcoming projects that will incorporate tin- a backsplash, a butler’s panty and a range.

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