Furman & Furman
1992 NJ Golden Trowel
Furman & Furman
The Menlo Park Cineplex brings the word "Hollywood" to New Jersey. The use of a two color stripe pattern surrounding the 13’ high columns and theater entrance walls, and the solid pattern at the concession counter facia wall create a stylish and sophisticated look often associated with "The Big Screen".
There are several aspects of this project which allow it to stand in a class of its own. Particularly, the use of light and dark contrasting colored marble combined to create a striking striped effect. Wood accent feature strips were inserted at the start of the stripe effect, creating a balanced look pleasing to the eye. To create a balanced layout, all the telephone walls and bench tables were also tiled in the same contrasting 12 x 12" Rosa Lavento and Rosa Del Garda Rover marble.
The Odeon Cineplex at the Menlo Park Mall features nearly a 10,000 square feet layout of all field handset tiles using eight colors and four different sizes.
The lower lobby features 12 x 12" light green Olympia tile creating rectangular fields with green and salmon checkerboard inserts accented with corner black dots. Bordering the rectangles are 12 x 12" salmon colored tiles. In addition, several benches were completely tiled to compliment both the ceramic tile, as well as the marble also found on this project.
The rear wall of the concession stand is comprised of a salmon field with a black and green checkerboard stripe using 6 x 6" tiles.
The restrooms show an elegant pattern using beige 4 x 4" sheet mounted light grey wall tiles and 8 x 8" floor tiles. The walls have a single stripe accenting the lower wall and a triple stripe of peach, accented with black dots at the upper wall.
All designs were field created and applied.
And he can fire everyone in the company,
from the chairman on down,
spending his money somewhere else.
- Sam Walton