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Leon Zanger, Founder of Walker Zanger Passes Away

Posted on 13 January 2021 by cradmin

With heavy hearts and sadness, we share with you the news that Leon Zanger, one of the founders of the American stone and tile design resource, Walker Zanger, has died at the age of 93 due to complications of COVID-19.

Born in Belgium, Zanger and his family fled Europe during the 1940 German invasions and immigrated to the U.S. when he was 12 years old. Before the family arrived in the U.S., they settled in Portugal for a few years, where Zanger watched in awe as workers paved the streets with marble. This first experience with this extraordinary material—which Zanger had only seen used at museums and palaces of Belgium—never left his mind. It would lead to the Walker Zanger brand’s inspired beginnings.

Zanger revolutionized the use of the material within North America. He started Walker Zanger in 1953 with partner Marvin Walker, importing marble from Portugal and pioneered the use of the material for tabletops. In 1963, Zanger began importing stone tiles to the U.S., breaking open the stone tile market in residential settings. The company grew from there, expanding to find unique products so designers and homeowners can create their boldest visions and unconventional designs. Zanger was an integral role player in some of Walker Zanger’s most famous projects, including sourcing historically-accurate Italian stone for J. Paul Getty’s Villa in Malibu, Calif.

Leon Zanger’s son, Jonathan Zanger, and daughter, Claudia Springer, said: “He founded Walker Zanger almost 70 years ago, and although the great love of his life was our mother, Hanna, and his family, his second love was the company he built, the people he employed, and the friendships he made among clients and suppliers, around the world. He always told us that his proudest achievement was that the company that bears his name supported countless hundreds, and even thousands, of families, over the decades.”

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Walker Zanger Introduces Pietta Donovan Collection

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Walker Zanger Introduces Pietta Donovan Collection

Posted on 18 December 2019 by cradmin

Walker Zanger announced their latest collaboration with emerging Australian designer Pietta Donovan.

The Petta Donovan collection consists of ‘70s-inspired patterns and distinct colorways. These cement tiles are adorned in kaleidoscopic shapes, sharp lines and curvilinear corners.

The handmade craftsmanship and quality of pigment used to color each tile reflects both form and function. These tiles are ideal for installations where the playfulness and flexibility of each tile’s pattern can truly come to life on a grand scale.

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Walker Zanger Launches Botanicals Collection

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Walker Zanger Launches Botanicals Collection

Posted on 12 November 2019 by cradmin

Blush Peony

Walker Zanger announced the launch of Botanicals, a collection of large format decorative porcelain tiles in a playful palette of floral and leafy prints.

“Designers have been craving more large format tile options because like wallpaper, they bring eye-catching statements in color and pattern to any space,” said Erika Egede-Nissen, Director of Marketing at Walker Zanger. “We’re delighted to offer this whimsically elegant new collection that empowers designers to experiment with prints in tile format.”

Botanicals is available in two dynamic patterns at a 24-inch by 48-inch scale. With contrasting glossy and matte finishes, Tahiti features large graphic prints of rich green tropical leaves. The softer Blush Peony is distinguished by an artistic floral design and a smooth matte finish. Both patterns can be used on walls in a wide range of residential and commercial applications.

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Walker Zanger Debuts Kaleidoscope Collection

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Walker Zanger Debuts Kaleidoscope Collection

Posted on 04 June 2019 by cradmin

Walker Zanger, a natural stone and tile design resource in North America, launched its Kaleidoscope collection. The colorful new collection of porcelain tile pays homage to the experimental and playful spirit of postmodern design. Featuring geometric shapes in a pastel palette of matte pink, greens and blues, the Kaleidoscope gives designers the ability to create playful, personalized patterns.

“Just like the geometric glass fractals of a kaleidoscope, this singular collection of tiles is meant to produce countless combinations of colors and compositions for a range of custom-tailored designs,” said Erika Egede-Nissen, Director of Marketing at Walker Zanger. “Kaleidoscope offers the opportunity to play with multidimensional color, or to take a minimal approach with glossy white tile and geometric patterns.”

The new collection is the first to debut under Walker Zanger’s new Design Realized campaign, which encourages design trade professionals and homeowners to consider and explore new styles through Walker Zanger’s curated collection of natural stone, tile and wood products.

Kaleidoscope recalls a Nostalgic Maximalism aesthetic, which is known for its playful layers of pattern, texture and color that create a statement through bold sophisticated stylings. The tiles are available in triangle and square styles.

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MIA+BSI Announces Pinnacle Award Winners

Posted on 23 March 2016 by cradmin

MIA Pinnacle Award Winners

Jonathan Zanger (center) receives the Grande Pinnacle from GianPaola Pedretti (Veronafiere) and 2015 MIA President Dan Rea

The MIA+BSI recently announced its annual Pinnacle Awards. Taking the Grand Pinnacle Award was Walker Zanger of Perth Amboy, N.J., for its outstanding work on the Park Hyatt New York. Also honored at the event for their involvement in this project was the architectural firm Yabu Pushelberg.

The other Pinnacle Award winners are as follows.

Awards of Excellence

Residential Interior/Exterior
Walker Zanger
Perth Amboy, N.J.
Massachusetts Residence
Boston

Residential Interior/Exterior
United Marble Fabricators, Inc.
Watertown, Mass.
“Bar with a View”
Boston

Renovation/Restoration
Walker Zanger
Perth Amboy, N.J.
Fashion Tower New York
New York

Bath of the Year
Walker Zanger
Sun Valley, Calif.
2014 Pasadena Showcase House
Pasadena, Calif.

Kitchen of the Year
Tithof Tile & Marble
Northbrook, Ill.
Private Residence
Lake Forest, Ill.

Awards of Merit

Commercial Exterior
Dee Brown, Inc.
Garland, Texas
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston

Commercial Exterior
Dee Brown, Inc.
Garland, Texas
Tarrant County Civil Courthouse
Fort Worth, Texas

Commercial Exterior
Las Vegas Rock, Inc.
Jean, Nev.
Mitchell Park Library
Palo Alto, Calif.

Commercial Exterior
Eclad Limited
Dublin, Ireland
Eaton House
Dublin

Commercial Exterior
PICCO Engineering
Concord, Ontario, Canada
United Nations Memorial, Ark of Return
New York

Commercial Interior
PICCO Engineering
Concord, Ontario, Canada
Canadian Museum of Human Rights
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Commercial Interior
Marmi Natural Stone
Norcross, Ga.
Alston & Bird Atlanta
Atlanta

Commercial Interior
Kenneth Castellucci & Associates, Inc.
Lincoln, R.I.
The New York Palace Hotel
New York

Commercial Interior
Grassi Pietre Srl
Nanto, VI, Italy
Zýmē Winery
Cariano, Italy

Renovation/Restoration
Rugo Stone, LLC
Lorton, Va.
Cosmos Club Historic Fireplace Renovation
Washington, D.C.

Renovation/Restoration
W.R. Weis Company, Inc.
Chicago
John Hancock Lobby Renovation
Chicago

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