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Product Reports 2008

December 2008

Once again we present a comprehensive look at some of the year’s more remarkable building-product offerings selected by a discerning jury of your peers.

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By Rita Catinella Orrell

Add-On radiator, Tubes Radiatori North America
Plumbing & HVAC
Add-On radiator, Tubes Radiatori North America.

Highfield upholstery, MaharamFurnishings
Highfield upholstery, Maharam.

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Prototypes:

Creacrete, Alexa Lixfield Design
www.alexalixfield.com

Zipshape, Schindlersalmeron
www.schindlersalmeron.com

Solar Tree, Artemide
www.artemide.com

Greenpix curtainwall, Schuco/Sunways
www.schueco.com
www.sunways.de

 

Concrete & Masonry:

TranslucentConcrete, Florack
www.andreasbittis.de

Hyperwave panels, Testi Fratteli
www.testigroup.com

Granite glass, Grein Italia
www.grein.com

FGS Permashine system, L&M Construction Chemicals
www.fgs-permashine.com

Carboncast pretopped double tees, AltusGroup
www.altusprecast.com

 

Metals, Woods, Plastics & Composites

Alphamesh screen, Alphamesh
www.alphamesh.de

Design Stories ‘08 & Wovin Wall, 3form
www.3-form.com

Chlorofill Board, Chlorofill
www.chlorofill.com

ThermaChannel steel stud, ThermaChannel
www.thermachannel.com

Parametre, Parametre by 3form
www.parametre.com

GageCarve, Gage Corporation
www.gagecorp.net

Strong Frame, Simpson Strong-Tie
www.strongtie.com

Charcoal, Smile Plastics
www.smile-plastics.co.uk

TimberStrand LSL 3X studs, iLevel by Weyerhaeuser
www.ilevel.com

LP SolidStart laminated strand lumber, LP Building Products
www.lpcorp.com

 

Thermal & Moisture Protection:

GreenGuard DC14 drainage board, Pactiv
www.pactiv.com/green-guard

Exterior laminate, Arpa USA
www.arpausa.com

LP TechShield Radiant Barrier Foil, LP Building Products
www.lpcorp.com

QuadroClad Rainscreen System, Hunter Douglas Contract
www.hunterdouglascontract.com/facades

 

Openings:

Unity, Transition & Bastoni glass, Joel Berman Glass Studios
www.jbermanglass.com

SilentGlass Technology, Solutia
www.saflex.com

Spirit Glass Collection, Bendheim
www.bendheim.com

Stax glass series, Nathan Allan Glass Studios
www.nathanallan.com

A Collection of Whites Glass,  Skyline Design
www.skydesign.com

AH Duemilacinque door lever, Valli & Valli
www.vallievalli-us.com

Kolbe’s Universal design products, Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co.
www.kolbe-kolbe.com

Low Profile Series Projected Windows, Wausau Window and Wall Systems
www.wausauwindow.com

Liftmaster Fingerprint keyless entry, The Chamberlain Group
www.liftmaster.com

Windmaster Operational windload service door, The Cookson Company
www.cooksondoor.com

SL70 thermally broken, folding-glass-wall system, Nanawall
www.nanawall.com

Interior Sliding Doors, The Sliding Door Co.
www.slidingdoorco.com

Juniper door & SFI certified wood windows, Jeld-Wen
www.jeld-wen.com

 

Finishes

Dust-free mortar, Mapei
www.mapei.us/dustfree.htm

Mythic Paint, Mythic Paint
www.mythicpaint.com

The Ambra Collection, Artistic Tile
www.artistictile.com

Metropolitan tile, Ragno USA
www.ragnousa.com

Teragren Synergy bamboo flooring panels & veneer, Teragren
www.teragren.com

ProRoc Moisture and Mold-resistant gypsum board, CertainTeed Gypsum
www.certainteed.com/gypsum

A Texture Study & Essay of Clues carpet collections, Shaw Contract Group
www.shawcontractgroup.com

Bamboo rug, Danskina
www.danskina.nl

Marmoleum Compostion Tile (MCT), Forbo Flooring Systems
www.forboflooringna.com

Plyboo Pure & Plyboo FSC-certified bamboo, Smith & Fong Co.
http://plyboo.com

Back to Black flooring, Amtico International
www.amticobacktoblack.com

Eco-Collection of wallpapers, Graham & Brown
www.grahamabrown.com

EcoRock green drywall, Serious Materials
www.seriousmaterials.com

Plastermax-IND & Plastermax-ICF, Gigacrete
www.gigacrete.com

VO9 Dome tile, Urban Archeology
www.urbanarcheology.com

Pixel tile by Fiorenese, Italian Trade Commission-Ceramic Tile Department
www.italytile.com

Black Flower tile by Viva Ceramica, Italian Trade Commission-Ceramic Tile Department
www.italytile.com

Marfil tile by Ceramiche Coem, Italian Trade Commission-Ceramic Tile Department
www.italytile.com

Atelier and 80.4 Series tile by Inalco, Hastings Tile & Bath
www.hastingstilebath.com

 

Specialties & Equipment:

b2 kitchen system, Bulthaup
www.bulthaup.com

Ascenta dishwasher, Bosch
www.boschappliances.com

V3 Wall Station, Humanscale
www.humanscalehealthcare.com

Unicel Architectural sunshade, Unicel Architectural
www.unicelarchitectural.com

Dock Retention Barrier, Blobel Environmental Engineering
www.blobel.us

G 2002 dishwasher, Miele
www.miele.com

 

Furnishings:

Ivo_03 table, Meta
www.madebymeta.com

Washi paper, Precious Pieces
www.precious-piece.com

Linc table, Bernhardt
www.bernhardtdesign.com

Parc Centre Chair & Parc View Bench, Landscape Forms
www.landscapeforms.com

Cobi chair, Steelcase
www.steelcase.com

Organic Symmetry Collection, Curvilinear pattern, Lulan Artisans
www.lulan.com

Highfield, Horto,& Herringbone Stripe fabrics, Maharam
www.maharam.com

Spoon table, Kartell
www.kartell.it

Steltman Chair, Rietveld by Rietveld
www.m2lcollection.com

Myto cantilever chair, ICF
www.icfsource.com

Dining Desk, Poggenpohl
www.poggenpohlusa.com

 

Special Construction & Conveying Systems:

Kenaf roofing fabric, Birdair
www.birdair.com

K3 prefab module, KitHAUS
www.kithaus.com

Schindler 7000 elevator system, Schindler Elevator Corp.
www.us.schindler.com

CabForms Eco-Etch elevator doors, Forms+Surfaces
www.forms-surfaces.com

Fully programmable control for commercial steam rooms, Steamist
www.steamist.com

LifeVillage, Envision Solar
www.envisionsolar.com
 

Plumbing & HVAC

KWC Ono highflex faucet, KWC
www.kwc.us.com

SPA-400 Drinking water filtration system, Everpure LLC
www.everpure.com

Architect Urinal, Duravit
www.duravit.us.com

Add On tubular radiator system, Tubes Radiatori North America
www.tubesradiatori.com

FS1tub filler, Vola
www.hastingstilebath.com

Ella faucet, Elkay Sinks + Faucets
www.elkayusa.com

JT sink Collection, Julien
www.julien.ca

Eternal Hybrid water heater, Grand Hall
www.eternalwaterheater.com

Il Bagno, Tub, Laufen Bathrooms and Oras for Alessi
www.ilbagnoalessi.com

Tara. Collection, Dornbracht
www.dornbracht.com

Skyling Showerpanel, Hansgrohe
www.hansgrohe-usa.com

WhisperGreen ventilation fan, Panasonic Home and Environment Co.
www.panasonic.com/building

Velux Solar Water Heating Systems, Velux America
www.veluxusa.com

Concealed tank and carrier system, Geberit
www.geberit.us

 

Electrical:

ColorReach Powercore, Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions (formerly Color Kinetics)
www.colorkinetics.com

360 Electrical Duplex, 360 Electrical
www.360electrical.com

BSL23C emergency LED driver, Bodine Company
www.bodine.com

SenzaFil, Nedap
www.nedap-lightcontrols.com

Solatube 750 DS optical dome, Solatube
www.solatube.com

Verge with MesoOptics, Ledalite
www.ledalite.com

Accolade5 & Accolade3, Alight
www.alights.com

Ledra Uno/Ledra Duo/Ledra Quattro, Bruck Lighting Systems
www.brucklighting.com

TechZone-compatible fixtures, Zumtobel Lighting
www.zumtobel.us

ID downlight, Focal Point
www.focalpointlights.com

Alto II lamp, Philips Lighting Company
www.philips.com/alto2

Stacking Lamp, Leucos USA
www.leucos.com

La Baguette, Baldinger Architectural Lighting
www.baldinger.com

Little Inch2 Fluorescent, Alkco Lighting
www.alkco.com

8-LED Series, Alumen8 Corporation
www.alumen-8.com

SL-29 Trio, Allscape
www.allighting.com

Pole-mounted luminaire, Bega-US
www.bega-us.com

CX16 Series, Lighting Services Inc.
www.lightingservicesinc.com

Ninety, Luxo
www.luxous.com

Smartwall, Insight Lighting
www.insightlighting.com

Sonmi, Fontanaarte
www.fontanaarte.com

Hi-Lume LED Driver/Quantum 1.5 total light management system/Stanza hotel guestroom light control system, Lutron Electronics
www.lutron.com

Allegro, Foscarini
www.foscarini.com

ETC Unison Paradigm lighting control system, ETC
www.etcconnect.com 

 

Exterior Improvements & Fire Suppression:

Home Hero fire extinguisher, Home Hero
www.homehero.net

 Masaru planter series, Kornegay Design
www.kornegaydesign.com

 StormPave Permeable Clay Pavers, Pine Hall Brick
www.americaspremierepaver.com

 

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