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clear view. Like most architects, Predock believes glass is one of the most timeless materials available. I like basic materials in my work, he says. He turned to John Lewis for the cast glass in the Highlands Pond House. When the light comes in its truly magical. John Lewis Glass, 510.635.4607; www.johnlewisglass.com.

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  • clear view. Like most architects, Predock believes glass is one of the most timeless materials available. I like basic materials in my work, he says. He turned to John Lewis for the cast glass in the Highlands Pond House. When the light comes in its truly magical. John Lewis Glass, 510.635.4607; www.johnlewisglass.com.

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    clear view. Like most architects, Predock believes glass is one of the most timeless materials available. I like basic materials in my work, he says. He turned to John Lewis for the cast glass in the Highlands Pond House. When the light comes in its truly magical. John Lewis Glass, 510.635.4607; www.johnlewisglass.com.

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    Like most architects, Predock believes glass is one of the most timeless materials available. I like basic materials in my work, he says. He turned to John Lewis for the cast glass in the Highlands Pond House. When the light comes in it's truly magical. John Lewis Glass, 510.635.4607; www.johnlewisglass.com.

  • zero gainSub-Zero is the epitome of timelessness because "they don't play games with cosmetics to make their products look new and different," Predock explains. "They just consistently produce quality, function, and fabulous designs." Built-in units offer dual compressors, air purification, and spill-proof shelves, among other features. Sub-Zero, 800.222.7820; www.subzero.com.

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    zero gainSub-Zero is the epitome of timelessness because "they don't play games with cosmetics to make their products look new and different," Predock explains. "They just consistently produce quality, function, and fabulous designs." Built-in units offer dual compressors, air purification, and spill-proof shelves, among other features. Sub-Zero, 800.222.7820; www.subzero.com.

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    Sub-Zero is the epitome of timelessness because "they don't play games with cosmetics to make their products look new and different," Predock explains. "They just consistently produce quality, function, and fabulous designs." Built-in units offer dual compressors, air purification, and spill-proof shelves, among other features. Sub-Zero, 800.222.7820; www.subzero.com.

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    toto, too
    Toilets from Toto, Predock says, are always well designed and equally functional. “They really work and range from the most simple that is beautiful to more elaborate ones,” he adds. The company also offers a variety of high-efficiency units that use very little water. Toto USA, 888.295.8134; www.totousa.com.

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"[enduring design] dispels the notion of classicism. something that has no stylistic baggage but is still timeless."

View Antoine Predock's "Architects' Choice" picks in the slideshow at left. 

other favorites

Portland Cement Association: concrete, www.cement.org.
Pilkington: glass walls, www.pilkington.com.
Grohe: kitchen faucets, www.groheamerica.com.


timeless design objects

Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle: “They have amazing technologies—so amazing that it finally put them out of business because no one at that time could afford a $2,500 motorcycle. Now they are worth $100,000.”
The fashions of Carol Christian Poell: “A cult figure in fashion design.”
Precor exercise bike: “Precor really gets it right. It functions really well and has a very direct design concept.”

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