Product Reports 2007

December 2007

Architectural Record’s 35th Annual Product Reports presents more than 300 of the year’s most innovative new Building products selected by a jury of architects and designers.

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By Rita Catinella Orrell

Top Ten Green Products
Greenplay's children’s furniture

Editors' Picks
DuPont Corian’s Illumination Series

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Top Ten Green Products

Solmetric Sun Eye, Solmetric Corporation

180 Walls self-adhesive, polyester fabric wall covering, Milliken & Company

FreeForm FSC-certified, formaldehyde-free particleboard,
The Collins Company

Cube3 Ultra low-water-use commercial urinal, Caroma USA

Greenplay Children’s Furnishings, Skyline Design

LR6 LED downlights, LED Lighting Fixtures

EnOcean Wireless Controls,EnOcean

Bosch energy-efficient dishwasher,
BSH Home Appliances

LifeGuard low-smoke, zero-halogen, lead-free electric cables, Houston Wire & Cable Company

Alpen fiberglass windows, Alpen Energy Group


Editors' Picks

Second Look Wallcoverings, LSI Wallcoverings

Lace Fence, Demakersvan

Iannone furniture, Iannone

SmartScan door lock system, Kwikset

Stumble Light, Philips

Exterior Folding Door System (90 degree), Jeld-Wen

Translucent solid surfacing, DuPont Corian

Airblade hand dryer, Dyson

Reveal Lamp, Adam Frank

Panoramic Twin Elevator System, Thyssenkrupp Elevator


Divisions 3 & 4: Concrete & Masonry

Transparent concrete screen, Innovation Lab

ecoX cement, Meld USA

Ducon micro-concrete, Excend Inc.

Apex Block, Apex Construction Systems Inc.

Artisan Stone, New World Stone Works


Divisions 5 & 6: Metals, Woods, Plastics & Composites

Reelease, Cambridge Architectural

GreenT Hardwood Plywood, Timber Products Company,

Sensitile Jali, Sensitile Systems

Alowood, Evertech

Flatweave Tapestry, Aswoon/Susan Woods Studio

Woodworks Ekos Walls
Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Systems

iLevel Shear Brace, iLevel by Weyerhaeuser

Myriad Wall Systems, Marlite Inc.

Wolmanized L3 Outdoor Wood, Arch Treatment Technologies Inc.

Two-Story, Stacked Steel Strong-wall Structural Panel, Simpson Strong-Tie

Chroma Resin, 3Form

Durapalm, Smith & Fong Company

PureBond Particleboard, Columbia Forest Products

Wood-wrapped window louvers
Contact Industries


Division 7: Thermal & Moisture Protection

Interchar 212, International Paint LLC,

Sarnafil Green Roof Systems, Sika Sarnafil Inc.

Green-Lock, The Garland Company

DuPont Roofliner with Elvaloy, DuPont

DuPont CommercialWrap D, DuPont Tyvek

DuPont Weatherization Sealant, Dupont Tyvek

Doublestick Tape, Eternabond

Austrian wood cladding, HolzBuild

EnkaRetain & Drain, Colbond

Advanced Vegatative Roof System, Columbia Green Technologies


Division 8: Openings

NanaWall SL70 Energy-Star Hurricane Folding System, Nana Wall Systems Inc.

Greenguard certified Architectural Wood Doors, VT Industries

Green Doors, VT Industries

90 Degree Exterior Folding Door System, Jeld-Wen

Lift & Slide Folding Door Systems
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc.

Tru-Defense system for entry and patio doors
Therma-Tru Doors

Eucalyptus frame, Bieber USA

Impervia double-hung window, Pella Corp.

Convex Circles and Triangles, Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc.

Bio-Glass, Coverings Etc.

TS93 System in Contour Design, Dorma Architectural Hardware

Studio Collection, Metro Elements, Sargent Manufacturing


Division 9: Finishes

Progetto Aperto tiles, Ceramiche Mutina SRL

Sasan carpet, Alexander Munk

Mold Tough panels, USG

Coast Paper Yarn Carpets, Woodnotes

Induroshine flooring system, W.R. Meadows, Inc.

Dressed To Kill carpet, Shaw Contract Group

Sticks panels, Offecct

Digital tiles, Etruria Design

Stream tiles, Ceramica di Treviso

Mikado tiles, Ergon Engineered Stone

DensArmor Plus Abuse Guard Paperless Interior Drywall, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum

Trend Q, Trend USA


Division 10: Specialties

Recessed convertible paper towel dispenser/waste recceptacle, Bobrick

SPS Stacking Partition System, C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.

ThermaShade, YKK AP

e3 environmental ceramicsteel surface, PolyVision, A Steelcase Company

Redeveloped Xlerator Hand Dryer, Excel Dryer


Division 11: Equipment

Bosch Wall Ovens, Bosch

Bosch dishwashers, Bosch

Bosch Nexxt 500 Plus/800 Laundry Washers, Bosch

BL253 Lift Oven

Silver Mirrored Induction Cooktop, Thermador

Exubera Sparking & Chilled Water Appliance, Everpure, LLC


Division 12: Furnishings & Exterior Improvements

Key bicycle rack, Ameico

Swirl & Ogee window fabrics, Kova Textiles

Illumination Series, DuPont Corian

Misfits seating system, Moroso

Sonic Fabric, Designtex

Leather lounge chair, Pastoe

Context table & Xcone chair, Rosenthal Einrichtung

Grimshaw street furniture, Cemusa

Studio Dror’s bathroom cabinet, Boffi

Amusement fabric collection, Unika Vaev

Revolt chair, Ahrend (available in U.S. through Allsteel)

Slim table, Arco

Lace Fence, Demakersvan


Division 14: Conveying Systems

Twin Elevator System, ThyssenKrupp

Schindler ID, Schindler Elevator Corp.

CabForms Elevator Systems with over 90% Recycled Content


Division 22, 13 & 22: Plumbing, HVAC & Special Construction

Under the Tree outdoor shower, Conmoto

KWC Ono, KWC America

RSVP bath suite, Brizo

Model SH-1.5 ADP, Watermark Designs

Hansapurejet, Hansa Metallwerke AG

Destiny Hands-free faucet, ShowHouse by Moen

HousePure Whole-House Water Filtration System, Water Inc.

EverGreen toilet, Vitra

Axor Massuad Lav Mixer, Hansgrohe Inc.

DTV II, Kohler Co.

Antilia Wading Pool Lavatory, Kohler Co.

Syndecrete Sinks, Syndecrete

AromaSteam Steamhead, Mr.Steam

Blue Moon, Duravit

FahrenHEAT floor warming system, Laticrete

Outline radiator, Bisque Radiators

Toughgard Max, Certainteed Corp.

Model TF-HC Therma-Fuser, Acutherm


Division 26: Electrical & Electrical Power Generation

Dura-One Ecologic compact fluorescent lamps, Osram Sylvania

LINEARlight Colormix LED modules, Osram Sylania

Heyco-Tite large-sze liquid-tight cordgrips, Heyco Products Inc.

The Talak Series, Artemide

LIT-16 LED tiles, Lightspace Corporation

Slot fixtures, FontanaArte

Toobo lamps, FontanaArte

Stumble light fixture, Philips

Alto II Linear Fluorescent lamp technology for T8 lamps, Philips Lighting company

LC Series, Martin Architectural

Lane lamp family, Luceplan

Vierti touch dimmer, Lutron

Reno, HessAmerica

Wall luminaire with one-sided/two-sided light output, Bega/US

Intelligent Transfer Switch, Kohler Power Systems

Convia Programmable Infrastructure, Convia Inc./A Herman Miller Company

Gear driven downlights, Lucifer Lighting Company

Brazo task light, Haworth

Vetro Downlights, Lightolier

eW FlexSLX
Color Kinetics Inc.

Marlowe table lamp, Leucos USA Inc.

Skystream residential power appliance, Skystream Energy

iSign Fixture, iGuzzini

Skygarden pendant, Flos USA

Gear 3, XAL Inc.


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