Products Briefs: Contract Furnishings
Commercial interiors get more playful, practical, and polished thanks to edgy and slick furnishings, from foam seating to vibrant flooring.

Pictured: Against the Grain

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Product Briefs: Glass & Glazing
A bumper crop of high-performing and decorative glazing products are delivering on light, views, safety, and style.

Pictured: Fireframes Clear Floor System

Lighting Products

Lighting Products
The latest bulbs and fixtures emphasize user control, beauty, and safety.

Pictured: PraestoCowbelle; courtesy Ilomio

Record Products 2014
Our jury has spoken: Here are this year's best new building products!

Photo courtesy Fleurco

2014 Holiday Gift Guide
This selection of design-savvy gifts offers something for everyone, from clients and colleagues to family and friends.

Picured: Hex Box

Product Focus: Sun Control

Products Focus: Sun Control
Exterior and interior solar shading and diffusing solutions range from resin panels and textiles to responsive systems. 

Pictured: Custom Bus Shelters

Lighting Products
Lighting Products

Lighting Products: Retail
The latest crop of fixtures draws on shapely forms and clean, linear styling. 

Pictured: Koord; courtesy El Torrent

Products: Briefs

Product Briefs: Finishes
From wallcoverings to acoustical panels and decorative tiles, the latest finishes are refreshing commercial and residential spaces. 

Pictured: New Patterns by Ronald Redding

Report from Milan

Milan's Salone del Mobile
Architects take center stage at the biggest furniture show of the year.

Photo © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

Education Products

New Classrooms Learning Module
Designers and educators join forces to create a new classroom furniture system.

Photo © Darris Lee Harris

Education Products
Innovative furnishings and finishes, as well as simple exterior elements and equipment, enliven new and existing K–12 schools  

Pictured:Aluminum Wall Panel System; Photo © Mark Kemp, St. Louis

A roundup of the latest products on the market, including a new integrated-sink system for tidier public restroom.

Made of the Right Stuff?
New disclosure tools highlight data on the sustainability of building products.

Image courtesy International living Future Institute

Kamppi Chapel of Silence

Helsinki’s Year of Design
Last month the city of Helsinki wrapped up its year as the World Design Capital. We highlight some of the new products, projects, and events presented in and around Helsinki during its reign.  

Pictured: Kamppi Chapel of Silence; Photo © Marko Huttunen

Cersaie Review 2012

Cersaie Review 2012
The 30th edition of the Cersaie tile exhibition, held in Bologna last fall, featured the latest designs of bold geometries and colors with a focus on the sustainable technologies.

Pictured: Azulej; Manufacturer: Mutina

Shopping the Mart
June marked the 44th edition of NeoCon, North America's largest design expo and conference for commercial interiors. Nearly 41,000 interior designers, architects, and trade professionals walked through more than 1 million square feet of exhibition space in Chicago's Merchandise Mart to check out the latest products and resources for corporate, hospitality, health-care, retail, government, institutional, and residential interiors. Here we present a few highlights, including a new concept for using video in the office and a conference table with a split personality.

Pictured: Video Concept Spaces

Products in Brief: NY Design Week

Products in Brief: NY Design Week
Although New York City doesn’t yet have a massive citywide design festival comparable to those in Milan and London, this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Jacob K. Javits Center made up for it with a solid showing of new and returning exhibitors.

Pictured: Volk Furniture Collection; Volk Furniture

Lighting Products
Lighting Products

Lighting Products
We look at the newest design and technology on the market. Lighting Products

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Lighting products - November 2011

Photo of Linealuce Compact LED, courtesy iGuzzini, North America

Molo SoftShelter

Humanitarian Products
Product designs that improve the health, safety, and dignity of those in need, including a shelter concept that easily adapts to its environment.

Photo courtesy Molo Design

Learning Tools

Learning Tools
Products that help K–12 grade students see, hear, create, and make the most of their learning environments.

Pictured: Tools at Schools; Photo © Connor & James Steinkamp

SNAP - August / September 2010 Issue

Industry experts share their techniques and solutions for different product types from flooring to roofing.

Photo © Eduard Hueber courtesy Baumschlager Eberle

New York 2001-2011

Native New Yorkers
The current state of manufacturing building products within the five boroughs.

Photo © 2011 Google Earth

Milan Salone del Mobile

2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge
We present a few of the 21 semifinalists of this year’s challenge. The winner of the $100,000 prize will be announced at a ceremony in New york in June.


School of the 21st Century

School of the 21st Century
A range of new building products for K-12 projects help specifiers, educators, and students achieve their goals, both in and out of the classroom. Schools of the 21st Century

Pictured: Lees Carpets

Kitchen and Bath Review
Our annual review of kitchen and bath design includes a Manhattan apartment finished in local materials, a challenging kitchen renovation in Montreal’s Habitat 67, and a land-worthy kitchen and master bath for a private yacht.

Photo: © James Brittain

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Editor's Bookmarks

Each month RECORD reviews building product related web sites and blogs that might be of interest to our readership. We visit each site, kick the tires a bit, and share what it is about and how it functions.

Pictured: Hansgrohe Group

Product Picks

Ingo Mauer and Osram ally for a visionary OLED
Celebrated for his avant-garde approach to illumination, Munich-based lighting designer Ingo Mauer was tapped by Osram Opto Semiconductors to develop an actual fixture using the company’s pioneering OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology.

Patrick Jouin

Featured Tradeshow Interview: Patrick Jouin
During the 2007 Salone del Mobile in Milan, French-born designer Patrick Jouin sat down in the Kartell booth with RECORD to discuss his new chair design for the Italian plastic furnishings company.

Listen in as Jouin explains the technology that gives his new Thalya chair for Kartell new levels of strength while remaining lightweight, as well as why he became a designer, and what his firm is working on next.
Audio slideshow

Image courtesy of Patrick Jouin

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