Ford-Brady custom-fabricates its New York line of glass tiles in almost any color and shape, but XTEN prefers the company’s stock offering in a straight bar design. “It’s an abstract, modern alternative to the ubiquitous square mosaics,” Kelly says. Tiles are mounted on a 12-inch-by-12-inch fiberglass mesh. Custom orders have a 12-week lead time. Ford-Brady, 213.620.1066; www.fordbrady.com.
los angeles and sissach, switzerland
austin kelly, aia, and monika haefelfinger