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2008 HC&G Idea House
 


The 2008 HC&G Idea House includes three prominent spaces designed by David Bergman Architect. The annual showhouse, which is sponsored by Hamptons Cottages and Gardens magazine and is a major event in the Hamptons summer season, is eco-themed this year. As an architecture and interiors firm with an emphasis on sustainable design, Bergman was invited to design the Master Bathroom, Dressing Room and adjacent Hallway.

Bergman drew upon his experience with eco materials, energy efficient lighting and his relationships with many other eco furniture designers to develop a suite of spaces that shows off some of the best of both new and old green designs

The focus of the Master Bathroom is a dramatic color-changing LED chandelier, designed by Bergman for his Fire & Water lighting company, made of recycled glass pebbles suspended from a salvaged bicycle wheel and hung over a free standing bathtub. The recycled glass pebbles are echoed in a free-form inset in the floor running around the bathtub and into the shower. The vanity top has a textured recycled glass top, above which are three of Bergman's Fire & Water "flipster VIVID" sconces, made of eco-resin with dimmable compact fluorescent bulbs inside. The walls are faced with a natural clay plaster finish. The window shades are made of alternating colors of recycled polyester.

The Dressing Room is fitted with European closets made of sustainable materials, arranged around a custom hemp and nettle rug designed by Bergman and his wife, Lori Greenberg. The rug is on top of a dark walnut colored cork floor. Above it are three customized versions of Fire & Water's "Lulu" pendants that, when viewed from below have a three part message:"Who says…fluorescent lighting…is ugly?"

Other elements in the room include a vanity by ducduc, a dresser by Karamel Cabinetry, and a vetiver hamper divided into two sections labeled "dirty" and "donate." Bergman added interior windows to the formerly "land locked" space and designed sheer shades of two overlaid colors of "Ingeo," a fabric made from corn.

In the Hallway between the Master Bathroom and the Dressing Room is another custom eco rug (in Mohair) designed by Bergman and Greenberg. The south wall has a central panel of wave-like plaster relief tiles that, when lit by LED wallwashers from above, creates a dramatic passageway from the main house to the master bedroom.





concept sketch for Master Bathroom vanity and shower bench

Bergman's goal for the Idea House was to show visitors that green design need not look strange or "different"; that green design has come of age and can be seamlessly integrated into all design, including high end Hamptons homes.



 

RESOURCES

Item Manufacturer Store Address Phone Website Product Description Color/Model
Master Bathroom  
chandelier Fire & Water NA 241 Eldridge Street #3R, New York, NY 10002 212 475 3106 www.cyberg.com Chandelier made of recycled glass pebbles, salvaged bicycle wheel and color changing LED lights "cycLED"
LED bulbs and controller Philips/Color Kinetics NA NA NA www.colorkinetics.com Color changing MR16 LED bulbs and controller iColor® MR g2
sconces Fire & Water NA 241 Eldridge Street #3R, New York, NY 10002 212 475 3106 www.cyberg.com Sconces made of "ecoresin" and compact fluorescent bulbs "flipster VIVID," #112
window shade fabric Designtex Designtex 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 212.752.2535 www.designtex.com Sustainable Drapery "Corfu" 7137-401/802
window shade fabrication Baron a 545 West 45th Street New York, NY 10016 (212) 664-0800 www.baronnyc.com shade fabrication a
stools SMC Furnishings a 1198 Flat Street Penn Yan, NY, 14527 866-599-6722   www.spacemfrs.com Antique long leaf hard pine and African wenge wood. "pw stool"
floor glass pebble tiles Modwalls a a 877-439-9734 www.modwalls.com recycled glass mosaics "Modrocks"
vanity counter Coverings, etc. a 138 Spring Street 212-625-9393 www.coveringsetc.com recycled glass slab "Bioglass"
vanity knobs Aurora Glass Foundry NA 2345 W Broadway Eugene, OR 97402 888-291-9311 www.auroraglass.org Recycled glass knobs Small Square Knob with Satin Nickel Riser & 2" Fish Knob with Satin Nickel Riser, Aqua Blue
Venetian plaster American Clay Plaster a a 866-404-1634 www.americanclay.com a American Clay Earth Plaster
B&W photographs Mimi Wlodarczyk NA 167 Allen St #3A, New York, NY 10002 212-529-5171 NA "Large Leaves, Lower East Side Garden, 2000." "Ferns, Lower East Side Garden, 2000." a
eco gifts and housewares consulting swagologie a 241 Eldridge Street #3R, New York, NY 10002 212 254 6542 www.swagologie.com Green gifts for the corporate world assorted
towels Indika a 4009 MONTANA HWY 35, KALISPELL, MT  59901  406.756.2427 OR 1.800.458.3106  www.indikaorganics.com  BATH TOWELS  30 X60, HAND TOWELS 20 X 36, WASH CLOTHS 16 X 16  BAMBOO COLLECTION, PALE BLUE/MIDPUTTY & LIMESTONE/UMBRIA 
glassware & candles assorted 3R Living 276L Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY and 147 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ Brooklyn, NY 11215 718-832-0951, 973-762-4148 www.3rliving.com recycled glassware from Fire & Light, beeswax candles from Big Dipper Wax Works, recycled cotton waste basket from Arcadia Home assorted
bamboo vases and trays Mango Leaf, Inc. Sam's Club, EXPO Mango Leaf, 38-09 43rd Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 1-888-646-2646 www.mangoleaf.com (A) Small Bamboo Classic Floor Vase, (B) Small Bamboo Oval Floor Vase,(C)Small Bamboo Oval Floor Vase, (D) Small Bamboo Cylinder Vase, (E) Medium Bamboo Cylinder Vase assorted finishes
bath and body care products Buddha Nose Ltd n/a 200 East 10th Street 212-591-0852 www.buddhanose.com A line of organic body care products that inspire beauty through wellness a
beauty and skin care products Priti a 35 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003 212 254 3628 www.pritiorganicspa.com 100% organic spa products a
Hand purifiers Clean George a a 323-244-0708 www.cleangeorge.com all natural, alcohol free hand purifiers a
low flow toilet Toto a a a www.totousa.com dual flush High Efficiency Toilet "Aquia"
low flow shower heads Hans Grohe a a a www.hansgrohe-usa.com a "Croma" E 100 Green 3-Jet Showerhead
               
Dressing Room
wardrobes huelsta werke in Germany huelsta - Rolf Benz - Studio 645 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743 +++ showroom Manhattan, 200 Lexington #502, New York, NY 10016 631-351-1345 or 212 686 4500 www.huelsta-rolfbenz.com Wardrobe and walk-in closet system, custom-made to order for hinge, folding and flush-front sliding doors Mod. Paso/hinge door front finish: beech veneer/interior - natural veneer
dresser Karamel Cabinetry Corp. a 1205 Manhattan Ave , Brooklyn, NY 11222 718 855 7985 www.karamelcabinetry.com Dresser made of bamboo and recycled glass amber vertical grain bamboo, green recycled glass
vanity ducduc ducduc 524 Broadway No.206 212-226-1868 www.ducducnyc.com stained walnut cabana vanity stained walnut and custom color blue
ottoman el: Environmental Language NA 425 Park Barrington Dr., Barrington, IL 60010 847-382-9285 www.el-furniture.com Natural latex foam and organic wool batting, domestic wood from sustainably managed forests using a natural, non-toxic finish derived from tree sap. "Origami" OGO-182418 Legs are walnut with Ebony Wash-Natural lacquer finish. COM
Ottoman upholstery Designtex Designtex 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 212.752.2535 www.designtex.com Sustainable Upholstery "Ticker Tape" 2864-402
window shade fabrication Sailshade NA PO BOX 3935 WESTPORT, MA 02790 (508) 677-3160 www.sailshade.com Shade fabrication
window shade fabric Designtex Designtex 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 212.752.2535 www.designtex.com Sustainable Drapery "Ibiza" 7136-801/802
window shade hardware Zarin Fabrics Zarin Fabrics 314 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002 212 925 6112 www.zarinfabrics.com Pewter tension rods "In-Tension"
rug Sacco Carpet Sacco Carpet 520 Broadway, 6th Fl., New York, NY 10012 212.226.4344 Currently Under Construction Hemp Nettle Rug, Hand knotted in Nepal, 100 knot, 100% Hemp/Nettle, Size: 4' x 9'6". Designed by David Bergman & Lori Greenberg Custom Green, Grey
pendants Fire & Water NA 241 Eldridge Street #3R, New York, NY 10002 212 475 3106 www.cyberg.com Pendant lights made of recycled plastic and compact fluorescent bulbs "Lulu," #72
pendant over vanity Bruck Lighting a 15774 Gateway Circle, Tustin CA 92780 714-259-9959 www.brucklightingsystems.com Havana Pendant- 3 Watt LED Pendant with warm white LED and 60 degree lens brushed aluminum
Hamper N/a VivaTerra n/a 1.800.233.6011 www.vivaterra.com Cleansing, aromatic vetiver weave surrounds two easily removable bags in the slim-profile, linen-lined rectangular hamper-to separate darks from lights. natural vetiver/double hamper
B&W photograph Mimi Wlodarczyk NA 167 Allen St #3A, New York, NY 10002 212-529-5171 NA "Ireland & Wales, Sea Grass, 2001" a
art Joel Bass/Rincon Construction NA NA NA NA a a
floor Globus Cork a 741 East 136th Street, Bronx 718-742-7264 www.corkfloor.com a walnut, 6" x 36"
eco gifts and housewares consulting swagologie a 241 Eldridge Street #3R, New York, NY 10002 212 254 6542 www.swagologie.com Green gifts for the corporate world assorted
tabletop picture frames & clock Resource Revival NA NA 800-866-8823 www.resourcerevival.com Ingeniously green gifts and unique products made from recycled bicycle parts Bicycle Chain Frames (4x6 & 5x7), Cog Desk Clock, Business Card Holders
bamboo trays Mango Leaf, Inc. Sam's Club, EXPO Mango Leaf, 38-09 43rd Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 1-888-646-2646 www.mangoleaf.com a assorted finishes
clothing, shoes and bags Urban Zen Urban Zen 4 Bay Street Sag Harbor, New York 11963 and 705 Greenwich Street New York, New York 10014 631-725-6176 and 212-206-3999 www.urbanzen.org Urban Zen apparel is a harmonious vision that is both timeless & universal. Conceived by Donna Karan as a new language in both color & silhouette and designed to embrace the tides of the day. a
Bamboo Hangers The Great American Hanger Company Hangers.com Miami, FL 800.611.4250 www.hangers.com Selection from Hangers.com Bamboo Collection in Light finish Top Hanger 18-160200, Suit Hanger 18-160202, Pant Hanger 18-160500
Hallway
rug Sacco Carpet Sacco Carpet 520 Broadway, 6th Fl., New York, NY 10012 212.226.4344 Currently Under Construction Ilex, Mohair Runner , 100% South African Machine woven Mohair, with natural rubber backing, Size: 3' x 16'6". Designed by David Bergman & Lori Greenberg Custom green Color way
lighting io Lighting NA 370 Corporate Woods Pkwy Vernon Hills, Il 60061-3107 847.735.7000 www.iolighting.com LED wallwash lighting "line series 2.0"
relief wall surface Modulararts a a 206-788-4210 www.modulararts.com "Interlocking Rock" "swim"
floor Globus Cork a 741 East 136th Street, Bronx 718-742-7264 www.corkfloor.com a walnut, 6" x 36"
art Joel Bass/Rincon Construction NA NA NA NA a a
               
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paint Mythic Paint a a 888-714-9422 www.mythicpaint.com a a


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