Rex Ray’s artwork ranges from collage on paper, canvas and resin boards to digital work. Ray’s work is made entirely by hand. The collages are made with hand-painted and printed papers hand cut with scissors. His work combines a mid-century modern aesthetic with psychedelic color palette and shapes. Ray was known for popularizing the use of high-gloss resin panels – encasing his colorful, graphic collage designs in a gorgeous glossy layer of resin.
Ray’s collages, paintings and design work have been exhibited at galleries and museums, including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Jose Museum of Modern Art, The Crocker Museum in Sacramento, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas; and NYC.
Abstract and handcrafted, with a retrofuturistic feel, Rex Ray’s work is always identifiable, whether seen on museum or gallery walls, in hip restaurants and boutique hotels — or on book, CD covers or rock posters. He worked on a wide range of custom projects for Apple, Dreamworks, Swatch and David Bowie among others.
We at B+N Industries are proud to have worked with him; his inimitable talent forged into our lines of Infused Veneer™ Panels and carved relief Iconic Panels™. Rex Ray’s feel for wood grain, pattern, and shape melds perfectly with the warmth and graphic quality of these exclusive product lines. Whether used in retail, hospitality, or contract applications, this collection will be sure to bring an impactful and individualistic aesthetic to any interior.
We are delighted to introduce a special collaboration with international award-winning designer, author, and television host, Jamie Durie.
Inside the Design
Durie and his team have inspired a unique design language, called “transterior”, to describe the creation of environments with seamless transitions between the indoors & out. The philosophy of bringing the outdoors inside and the indoors outside, helps to forge a deeper and more organic connection to nature within a constructed habitat.
This ideal curation of an environment inspired by nature – its elements and textures, required the perfect vehicle (hint hint: B+N Infused Veneer) to translate Jamie’s vision of imbuing interior spaces with the natural world. The result: a fresh and visceral collection set to dramatically transform spaces, while maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the outside world.
The Jamie Durie Infused Veneer Collection includes 11 styles, each an exclusive celebration of the shapes, colors, or textures discovered in both the rare and ordinary plants, flowers, objects, and landscapes found across the globe. Through skillful repetition of image and pattern, bold or delicate use of color, and varied but intentional scale-play, this ethnobotanical collection serves to inspire us from the inside out and the outside in, aka – our “transteriors”.
What is Infused?
Our Infused Veneer is a revolutionary product that “infuses” imagery and graphics into wood veneer species – such as maple, cherry, and walnut. These LEED certified 48” x 96” architectural panels can be used as focal walls, casework fronts, and can utilitze any of our panel-based merchandising product such as the Puck System.
Jamie Durie For B+N Infused Veneer: Abstract Navajo
Inspired by the unmistakable patterns found in Southwest Native American weaving. Navajo textiles are highly prized collector’s items. Originally used in every day life, they became a staple of trading between the Native Americans and those along the Santa Fe Trail. Originally, the weavers would dye the wool using colors from nature around them: plants, beetles, piñon pitch, ash, and clay.
Our modern interpretation gives this abstract pattern three-dimensional depth with a mix of cool and warm grey tones layered upon metallic shades of copper, gold, and rose gold.
Shown here in Cherry. Abstract Navajo is a 3-panel repeat.
Shibori panels are a geometric reinterpretation of the the traditional Japanese technique of dyeing natural fiber cloth using thread, wood, and string. Traditional Shibori indigo dye is derived from from the True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) plant, native to Asia. When Shibori is repeated vertically, this ethereal design creates a memorable statement and offers its greatest visual impact.
Inspired by the indigenous art of Australia and other indigenous, aboriginal cultures around the globe. This naïve pattern borrows earthy tones from the Australian landscape, and gives the feeling of being wrapped in hanging vines or the trickling of rain drops down a window.
Shown here in Maple. Falling Dots is a single-panel repeat.
The gradient of dots in this pattern paint a landscape of rolling sand dunes, misty mountain ranges or crashing waves – either way a dramatic backdrop for any room setting. This is also the only monochromatic design in the collection.
Shown here in Maple. Wave Dots is a 3-panel repeat.
Brazillian Jasmine – Mandevilla Sanderi. A continuation in ‘pressed flower’ design, here we’ve used the showy trumpet-shaped white brazilian blooms to create this tessellation. In their natural habitats, these flowers blossom on vines that grow vigorously, quickly transforming a bare surface into a visually appealing frieze of flowers. Our paneling mimics this au natural phenomenon with higher notes of graphic contrast.
Shown here in Maple. Blush-Tone Florals is a single-panel repeat.
Plumbago – Plumbago auriculata. Quite frankly we couldn’t have picked a more common backyard plant as inspiration for this design. Baby blue coloured Plumbago flowers, singled out and pressed the old-fashioned way between the pages of hefty books, then scanned to create an X-Ray effect and manipulated into the magical design you see before you. The most humble bloom transformed in the most extraordinary fashion to create an optical kaleidoscope.
Shown here in Cherry. Blue Florals is a 2-panel repeat.
Donkey Tail, or Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum) is a type of flowering succulent native to southern Mexico and Honduras. The fleshy blue-green leaves and trailing stems form an unmistakably dramatic and inherently sophisticated silhouette.
Shown here in Cherry. Donkey Tails is a 3-panel repeat.
The succulent, Chain Of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus), when found in its natural habitat of southwestern Africa, trails along the ground, rooting where it touches and forming dense mats. When cultivated, it usually cascades over walls and fences, creating a natural and unique drapery of green.
Shown here in Maple. Chain Of Pearls is a 3-panel repeat.
Zig Zag Spike – Euphorbia pseudocactus. Inspired by the desert landscape and blue skies of one of Jamie’s favourite places, Palm Springs. The cactus & succulent plants symbolize warmth, protection, and endurance. They have become very popular in visual design for their beautiful yet harsh, architectural quality. These panels create a strong visual effect through the repetition of forms undiluted by the addition of anything else and are a lovely, unexpected stroke when used indoors.
Shown here in Maple. Zig Zag Spike is a 3-panel repeat.
Candelabra tree – Euphorbia ingens. Also inspired by the arid desert landscape and clear blue skies of Palm Springs. This is a fun and unexpected way to bring the no maintenance beauty, serenity, and life force of these stunning plants inside.
Shown here in Maple. Candelbra is a 3-panel repeat.
Design Off The Grid with our NEW Architectural System, Gridbreaking 1224…
Gridbreaking Panels and Accessories bring a new level of design play to System 1224. With various panel sizes up to 48″ wide and 96″ tall, designers can create a more dynamic rhythm to the presentation. Combine the Metal Panels with magnetic graphics for powerful statements of color, pattern, and images.
Join us at Globalshop in Booth 1771, March 23 – 25, in Las Vegas, to explore the possibilities of 1224 Gridbreaking while discovering applications for current and future projects. We’ve reserved a spot for you, so take a moment now to register using the link and secure your freeExpo Pass.
The wall is your canvas. Don’t follow the rules. Break the Grid.