Becca Blasdel

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Product>Hardware for Operable Wall Systems

These decorative accents bring a distinctive design aesthetic while covering the technical aspects that keep doors moving seamlessly. Wrap-Around Hinge Schweiss Doors

Schweiss’s new design with grease zerks on every hinge allows users to easily grease hinges from the underside of the doorframe without having to remove the…

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Deadline extended for Best of Products Awards

The deadline for submission to The Best of Products Awards has been extended to Wednesday, July 6. The Best of Products Awards is an opportunity for manufacturers to reach our audience—an eclectic mix of top-tier architects and designers. Designers and manufacturers are invited to submit new products for review by…
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Product>Exterior Operable Walls

These exterior walls turn residential interiors into open-air dwellings and admit gorgeous views into commercial spaces.

Invisible Sill Vitrocsa

By bringing the sill underneath the floor and raising the sliding panels on continuous stilts, which run in floor slots and rest on recessed stainless-steel roller bearings, this system…

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The biggest hits from NeoCon

This year's Neocon had a lot of standouts. There were big names with new design collaborations and some up-and-coming designers that really stood out. Here are a few of our favorites from The Mart in Chicago. Brooklyn-based Uhuru made the leap to contract furniture with their very first…
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Product>Interior Operable Walls

New interior systems offer endless flexibility to create both privacy and community in open layouts. Room Dividers Anyway Doors

These virtually invisible pivoting hinges offer a unique 360-degree central pivoting door. The innovative system makes it possible for a 300-pound door to feel incredibly light without using…

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Deadline approaching for Best of Products Awards

With an outstanding jury consisting of renowned architects Rafael de Cárdenas and Marc Tsurumaki, respected lighting designer Jean Sundin, acclaimed furniture designer Bob Williams, editor-in-chief William Menking, and products editor Becca Blasdel, the second annual Products Awards are bound to be even bigger than last year. There are only two weeks left…
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Product>Neocon Preview

Naps and jungle gyms. It may sound like preschool, but this is what the future of offices and public spaces looks like. Check out these options—plus some more exciting products at Neocon 2016. 

Querkus Hardwoods

Wire brushing and patented “saw…

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Product>Contract Seating

No more depressing waiting rooms or office decor—these sleek seating options work overtime to meld sophistication and durability.

Catifa 46 Arper Available in a new stunning array of soft colors, the Catifa 46 can be customized with contrasting seat pads, shell finishes, and leg options. A selection of…
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NYC Design Week Trend Report: craving concrete

With all of the goings-on during NYCxDesign, it can be hard to wrap one's brain around everything on display. Thoughts range from "That's beautiful" to "What's going on here?" and, at the end of a week, everything begins to meld to gather in a phantasmagoria of colors, textures, and styles.…
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Product>aesthetically pleasing contract textiles

Age-old classics juxtapose modern technology for versatile interiors. Haberdasher Collection Herman Miller

Herman Miller’s Laura Guido-Clark, who designed the collection, was inspired by the classic fabrics and sewing tools one would find in a tailor’s workshop. The mix of prints and solids are available in a…

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Product>Milan Highlights

We collected our absolute favorite furniture and accessories from in and around Salone del Mobile. Innovation and form combine to create pieces that we want right this instant. Paraventi Berluti x Ceccotti Collezion Ren Valet Stand Poltrona Frau

Designed by Neri & Hu, the collection…

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Product>ICFF Preview

This year ICFF and Wanted Design span ten days and two boroughs with events happening 24/7. Here are a few of the pieces from the show that we are excited about seeing up close in person.

Embrace Lounge Chair Carl Hansen & Søn Created by Austrian design…