WINCHESTER, Va., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, helped transform the iconic Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach into a luxurious retreat for the artists, designers and collectors attending Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. Hosted by Architectural Digest – the international design authority – AD Oasis @ The Raleigh served as a destination for VIPs to mingle and unwind from Dec. 2 – 4.
Celebrated New York-based designer Mark Cunningham specified 3,800 square feet of Trex Transcend, the industry's number one brand of high-performance decking, to create a modular pathway and "islands" of activity within the AD Oasis, which served as a combination cafe, gallery, spa and lounge by day and opulent hot spot by night. Cunningham selected Gravel Path – a lush grey that complemented the ocean-side setting – for his color scheme.
Designed to outlast and outperform wood, composite and PVC for decades, Trex Transcend offers a superior combination of performance and aesthetics. It resists stains, scratches and mold and features a distinctive and natural-looking, high-definition wood grain pattern in rich, deep colors. Transcend decking also contains 95 percent recycled content, contributing to the LEED points of any residential or commercial structure.
"I used Trex Transcend to create customized spaces within the AD Oasis because the material combines high style with extreme livability," said designer Mark Cunningham. "The depth of color and natural-looking wood grain complemented the sand and water, and the outstanding wear-resistance ensured that it remained pristine throughout the three-day event."
In addition to Trex Transcend, the AD Oasis featured luxury leisure furniture by Brown Jordan and a variety of high performance Sunbrella fabrics incorporated into awnings, cabanas and architectural rock formations created from cut fiberglass.
"The AD Oasis allowed us to showcase the exceptional beauty and durability of Trex Transcend in a high-profile, high-end environment among influential designers and artists," said Ron Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex. "The distinctive realism of Transcend makes it an ideal selection for any prestigious setting – and with its unmatched performance, the material will look 'like new' for events and celebrations at the Raleigh for years to come."
The AD Oasis drew 2,500 visitors during Art Basel Miami Beach. For more information about Trex and its products, visit www.trex.com.
About Trex Company
Trex Company is the world's largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 20 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 5,500 retail locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice. For more information, visit trex.com. You also can follow Trex on Twitter (@Trex_Company), "like" Trex on Facebook, or view product and demonstration videos on the brand's YouTube channel (TheTrexCo.).
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