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Architects' Choice: Mark Brand Architecture

Mark Brand picks his favorite low-cost and high-end products.

Architects' Choice: Mark Brand Architecture

Mark Brand picks his favorite low-cost and high-end products.

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    bathing beauty $

    When the budget permits, Brand specs a high-end tub, but he opts for BainUltra’s Origami collection when it doesn’t. “Like the Cube by WetStyle, the Origami tub has clean lines with chunky edges,” he says. The Origami 7242 ranges from $2,270 to $3,845. BainUltra, 800.463.2187; www.bainultra.com.
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    life saver $

    Brand uses Mosaico Moon by Porcelanosa when possible, but he selects the company’s Firenze Nacar when money is tight. Priced at $8.95 per square foot, the matte finish tiles are mounted on a sheet measuring 8 inches by 12 inches. Porcelanosa USA, 877.767.7287; www.porcelanosa-usa.com.
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    Mark Fordelon

    walls that rock $$

    Brand adds interest to his spaces with dimensional InterlockingRock wall panels from Modular Arts. Made entirely of mineral, the 32-inch-by-32-inch panels create an uninterrupted sculptural wall. They contain no plastics, VOCs, or urea-formaldehyde. Brand used the dot pattern on this project. Modular Arts, 206.788.4210; www.modulararts.com.
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    voilà vola $$

    Designed by Arne Jacobsen, the Vola faucet is a Brand favorite if money allows. “It was designed in the early ’60s and has been associated with classic modern design ever since,” he says. Priced at $1,735, the unit features cast brass and ceramic disk cartridges. Hastings Tile and Bath, 800.351.0038; www.hastingstilebath.com.
  • Mark Brand of Mark Brand Architecture.

    Credit: Mark Brand Architecture

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save $

Kohler: faucet; www.kohler.com

Robern: sconce; www.robern.com

splurge $$

Dornbracht: faucet; www.dornbracht.com

Ann Sacks: travertine; www.annsacks.com

Duravit: toilet; www.duravit.com

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