Meet Kamila Pasko, Regional Sales Manager – Stone Division

Meet Kamila Pasko, Regional Sales Manager – Stone Division

We are excited to announce the promotion of Kamila Pasko to Regional Sales Manager of our Stone Division at Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies. After attending college at DePaul University, Kamila found her passion in stone while working on the fabrication side of the business. Those 6 years provided firsthand experience working with designers and the importance of understanding the full life-cycle of the project, from material selection to installation. This is where Kamila truly understood the value and significance of selecting the correct materials for the right job. One of Kamila’s strengths encompasses her empathy, in which enables her to gain a true understanding of helping her clients’ visions come to life.

“At T&M, we pride ourselves in the ability to supply exclusive selections of natural stone, quartz, and porcelain. Our team members travel world-wide to provide our clientele with the latest technology, education, and materials they deserve. It is imperative that we procure the finest materials from across the world for our clients. Not only does this allow us to show the very best, but in turn has educated our Employee Owners to have a better understanding of the many different product types along with the connection between environment and internal space.” Says Kamila.

Kamila is an active supporter of the ASID and AIA design community. When she is not helping her clients choose the perfect stone for their space, you will find her sitting al fresco with her close friends and family or exploring the world and what it has to offer. When at home, you will find her in the kitchen whipping up some of her famous family recipes.

Be sure to connect with Kamila on Instagram @kamila_pasko & email kpasko@tmsupply.com

Biophilic Design & Terrazzo

Biophilic Design & Terrazzo

By: Sydney Griggs

The emerging trend of Biophilic design is here to stay. The term Biophilia, is defined as “a desire or tendency to commune with nature.” Essentially, this design initiative acknowledges and redefines how to incorporate nature and organic elements within our indoor environments. Research has shown that our surroundings can greatly affect our mood, stress level and our overall health. In order to successfully achieve this concept, it’s imperative to know the characteristics that make this trend come to life.

 An important element that contributes to Biophilic design is the integration of natural materials. Terrazzo is a recycled flooring system dated back from 500 years ago, that can be made up of glass, granite and quartz, porcelain or marble. Its known for sustainability and performance within high traffic areas and no limitations in design opportunities.

At Terrazzo & Marble, we’ve had the opportunity to be apart of this innovative trend across various commercial sectors. For Biophilic design inspiration in Hospitality, Multi-family and Office space, view our featured projects below.

Terrazzo in Hospitality 

The Fairlane Hotel located in Nashville’s trendy Business and Arts District illustrates Biophilic influence by incorporating interior plants, natural light and Terrazzo. New York based designers, Reunion, created an invigorating space and memorable experience for guests.

The Fairlane Hotel – Nashville, TN

 

According to “Hotels Are Embracing Biophilic Design“, key characteristics include:

  • Use of sustainably sourced materials / Local materials
  • Living green walls / Vertical gardens
  • Direct and indirect exposure to nature / Varying height & randomness
  • Exposure to natural lighting / Dynamic and diffuse light

 

Shinola Hotel – Detroit, MI

 

Terrazzo in Multi-family

 

The Vermont- Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Terrazzo in Office Buildings

Designing workspaces can be quite different from hospitality. SmokeTree Tower located in Raleigh, NC open lobby encourages employees to connect with nature and commune with coworkers. During the workweek, as many spend majority of their time indoors, creating an enticing space to stay energized and motivated is desired.

SmokeTree Tower – Raleigh, NC

 

Ambius  research states that “subtle, sensory aspects of your office, such as plants, can help you to attract and retain the very best clients and employees. They can also have a significant impact on the perception, collective well-being, productivity and therefore profitability of your operation.” 

 

 

Uline Arena – Washington D.C

 

Our brand, Terroxy is the premier flooring system to achieve Biophilic Design. Terroxy Resin Systems is UL Greenguard Gold Certified for. (Terroxy Resin Systems Brochure) Contact us to receive terrazzo samples for your next Biophilic inspired project at marketing@tmsupply.com!

 

 

Sources: “Hotels are embracing biophilic design,” Zack Sterkenberg, Nov 27, 2017, accessed May 25,2020
“Office Design Services,” Ambius, accessed May 25,2020

 

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