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Meet the winners of our 2017 Best of Products Awards!

After hours of carefully deliberating over hundreds of entries for our largest-ever Products Awards, we are excited to share the winning designs. The 15 diverse categories included everything from hardware and furniture to facades, HVAC, and technology. Our amazing team of judges evaluated entries for innovation, aesthetics, performance, and value, selecting one winner and two honorable mentions for each category (we couldn’t choose just one!). Stay tuned next week to meet our honorable mentions. Both winners and honorable mentions are featured in our September issue—out September 6!
The Best of Products Awards Jury:
James Biber Partner, Biber Architects Olivia Martin Managing Editor, The Architect’s Newspaper William Menking Editor in Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper Patrick Parrish Owner, Patrick Parrish Gallery Tucker Viemeister Founder, Viemeister Industries Pilar Viladas Design writer and editor

THE WINNERS

 
Textiles INFINITE NEUTRAL Wolf-Gordon
Interior Residential Furniture
MUSHROOM TABLE
Outdoor Residential
SKYE
Outdoor Public
HVAC
WHISPERRECESSED LED
Facades
CORSO
Smart Home Systems AIO WALL MIRROR Robern
Structural
PROSEAL LE Icynene
Interior Commercial Furniture 
BUZZIFLOAT Alain Gilles for BuzziSpace
Kitchen
HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING COMPACTOR Krushr
Technology & Innovation 
MAKERARM Makerarm
Openings PORTAPIVOT 6530 XL Portapivot
Finishes & Surfaces ULTRA SPEC® SCUFF-X Benjamin Moore
Lighting
INFRA-STRUCTURE FLOS
Bath FONTANE BIANCHE Salvatori + Fantini
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Specsheet>Modular furniture highlights from Milan

A new range of modular and customizable products allows for maximum personalization on any project. Soft Props by Konstantin Grcic Cassina With an on-trend tubular frame inspired by Milan’s subway system, Konstantin Grcic’s Soft Props system applies the modular concept of his Props series of space dividers to furniture. Boom Stickbulb These fixtures emerged from the idea of destroyed buildings—an appropriate association considering the collection is made from reclaimed redwood from demolished New York City water tanks. Verticale by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec FLOS Artful yet practical, these graphic modular suspension lights are made from an aluminum structure enclosing a blown-glass cylinder. BeoSound Shape Bang & Olufsen A collaboration with Kvadrat, Bang & Olufsen’s new tile speaker system can not only be arranged limitlessly to create “a wall of sound,” but also comes in myriad colors and fabrics, transforming a set of speakers into an installation. Mía by Nani Marquina nanimarquina Log on to the brand's online configurator to choose the rug’s size, color, and a range of finishing details including decorative stitching and three types of fringe.
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Product>Beauty and Brains: Lighting that checks all the boxes

These lighting fixtures are the best of both worlds—not only do they enhance the look of any environment, they also can be controlled with little to no effort. Circle of Light Flos A ceiling recessed aluminum ring of LED spotlights creates a luminous glow in open spaces. The Circle of light is offered in three diameters—300 millimeters, 600 millimeters, and 900 millimeters, which all offer a temperature of 2,700/3,000 kilowatts, 185/268 total lumen, and a CRI of 90/80. Adorne Beyond Beige Legrand One of the latest interior design trends has been a return to soft, neutral palettes. Legrand has expanded the color options for their wall plates to include six new earth tones that are available in 1- to 6-gang sizes, which support up to 12 functions. Wink Modular Lighting Instruments Designed by Couvreur.Devos, the name is a cheeky nod to the often-comical ways in which a wink can be interpreted. The semirecessed fixture offers a symmetrical or asymmetrical lighting effect, with a wall-wash option. It is available in white or a black-grained finish. Decora Digital Controls Leviton Equipped with Bluetooth technology, the digital controls can be paired with an app to dim lights as well as program-timed events that can automatically adjust for sunrise and sunset times as well as daylight saving time. There is no need for a hub, gateway, or internet connection as all functions can be controlled with the use of a smartphone, tablet, or optional remote. Parco Bollard Hess America With its sleek curved design, Parco provides uniform illumination for pathways up to 10 feet wide. The bollard satisfies IES-recommended light levels and uniformity requirements for use in urban and commercial settings as well as LEED lighting zones. Ivalo Aliante Sconce Lutron Inspired by nautical elements, the minimalist fixture is available in 4- and 5-foot options that can be used in both interior and exterior spaces. It is now available in a 3,000 kilowatt color temperature, which allows for a whiter light, in addition to the 2,700 kilowatt and 3,500 kilowatt options.
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Product> Outdoor Lighting with an Architectural Bent

Balancing safety, aesthetics, and performance, these innovative exterior luminaires also address issues of light pollution and trespass. Gecko Erco Offering powerful digital light with excellent glare control in a compact, minimalist design, the system features exceptional levels of luminous flux from a virtually invisible, fully shielded light source. Kick Architectural Area Lighting A fully shielded optical system eliminates glare and uplight; LEDs are hidden when the upward-angled luminaire is viewed from behind. Available in two sizes. 3Rivers Pedestrian Lighting Forms+Surfaces This indirect pedestrian lighting fixture has a striking yet understated design that’s suited a wide range of spaces. Made of aluminum construction with a durable powdercoat finish, the 195-inch-tall fixture is highly recyclable. Lamped with LEDs, it is rated for use in wet locations with ETL, C-ETL, UL, and C-UL certifications. Break 4100 Vibia A 13W triple tube shines through the acrylic diffuser of this 32-inch tall resin-bodied bollard. Rated for wet locations, the fixture is available in three finishes. Designed by Xuclà & Alemany. Belevedere Spot Double F3 Flos Fabricated of galvanized aluminum with a coppery finish, this fixture is also offered in a single-head configuration. Designed by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen. Flagpole Beacon Flag Company With its downward-focused LEDs, this pole-top fixture illuminates flags—not adjoining property or the night sky. A revolving truck allows light to track banners as they blow in the winds. Dark Skies compliant.
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Product> Star Lights: Six Shining Luminaires

While a well-designed light fixture never overshadows its function, there's always a case to be made for pieces that break new ground. Anything but conventional, these dramatic luminaires form a compelling physical counterpoint to the ethereal quality of light they emit. String Lights Flos Suspended overhead, the cord adjusts to play with interior space, while conical or spherical luminaires mark points in the air. LED lamps. Designed by Michael Anastassiades. Chroma ILEX Architectural Lighting This bulbous pendant by Christopher Poehlmann continues his work in organic modernism. In polished aluminum and several matte and glossy painted finishes, it is offered with several lamping options. Wood Light 13&9 Design Fabricated of CNC-cut plywood and tulip-wood veneer, the appearance of this fixture changes once lit. When illuminated, LEDs shine through the face of the luminaire in a tight grid of dots. Available in floor and table models. Empatia Artemide The Venetian glass globe balances subtle densities and transparencies between surface and light, while reflecting the light without glare or loss of efficiency. Light is driven towards the glass diffuser through a transparent pipe with a very low absorption coefficient. Offered in ceiling, suspension, table, and floor models. Designed by Carlotta de Bevilacqua and Paola Di Arianello. 3003 Palm Wall Bracket Robert Long Lighting The Palm Wall Bracket achieves its industrial shape and functionality from a seamless piece of perforated brass. The unique construction allows for a compelling dispersion of light. Kelly Collection Studio Italia Design This collection includes sphere- and dome-shaped fixtures that capitalize on crisp, laser-cut edges and patterns to produce light, silhouettes, and shadows in striking ways. The metal shades are available in multiple sizes and configurations. Custom finishes are available.
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Product> Bright Outlook: Six Great Interior Light Fixtures

High intensity design coupled with low energy consumption makes these new lighting fixtures worthy candidates for inclusion in a full spectrum of environments: hospitality, office/commercial, retail, and residential. Some are unabashed focal points, others play a supporting role in the design, but all of them boost the aesthetic wattage of any interior. Global Lighting Zero Beam Pendant A mounting stem facilitates directing the 26W CFL lamp, which is shielded behind a matte acrylic diffuser. Made of painted aluminum, in white, black, or red. Designed by Johan Carpner. GEOMETRIE_immagine_20140305134741 Antonio Lupi Riga As a suspended fixture or a wall-mount installation, this minimalist light is made to measure. Offered in satin grey aluminum. Designed by Massimo Broglio. USAI Lighting BeveLED Small yet powerful, this fixture delivers more than 1,000 lumens at 20 watts from a compact 1½-inch optical aperture. LEED and Title 24 eligible. ILEX Architectural Lighting Chroma This bulbous pendant by Christopher Poehlmann continues his work in organic modernism. In polished aluminum and several matte and glossy painted finishes, it is offered with several lamping options. Blackbody Envol Designed by Camille Paillard, this Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) fixture consumes only 90W of power. The lamps are ultra-thin (.08 inches/2mm) and are heat and glare free. Flos String Lights Suspended overhead, the cord plays with interior space, while conical or spherical luminaires mark points in the air. LED lamps. Designed by Michael Anastassiades.
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Architects Take Milan, Part 2: Collaborations Abounded At This Year’s Furniture Fair

AN had boots on the ground at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair, taking the air and parsing the differences. This year saw an abundance of collaborations between furniture designers and architects. What follows is the second half of our greatest hits, everything from modular shelving and sleek hardware to design-forward consoles and practical seating. View even more architect-designed furniture from Milan in the first section of our roundup here. Parrish Collection Emeco In conjunction with its collaboration with Konstantin Grcic on the mobile interiors of the new Parrish Art Museum, Emeco released the Parrish Collection of modular indoor–outdoor chairs and tables. Chairs are available with three recycled aluminum frame designs that can be combined into four seat options, including one made of locally sourced wood from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Ovetto Wallsystem FLOS Continuing his collaboration with Flos, Antonio Citterio designed the new Ovetto wall light for functional up- and down-lighting on walls. The light can be mounted on a rosette or in its own socket. Other additions to the Wallsystem collection include a long-necked Minikelvin design and Disco, a pivoting head that allows for adjustable directional lighting. Tools for Life Knoll Celebrating 75 years of design at this year’s Salone, Knoll introduced its new Tools for Life collection designed by Rem Koolhaas’ practice, OMA. The twelve-piece collection is designed to facilitate the flow between office and social life with adjustable tables and consoles available in a range of Knoll finishes. Dream Chair Carl Hansen & Son Pritzker Prize–winning Japanese architect Tadao Ando and Carl Hansen & Son teamed up to pay tribute to Danish furniture designer Hans Wegner, one of Ando’s own influences. Designed with a single piece of bent plywood atop a bent plywood base, the chair is also available in oak and American walnut with optional leather upholstery. Stack Shelving Paustian Designed by professor and architect Anders Brix, Paustian’s Stack shelving system is made up of stacking elements that lock into each other, allowing the shelves to be assembled without tools. Elements are available in six colors and are easily reconfigured based on evolving needs at home or at the office. ColoRing Collection Schemata Architects Young Tokyo-based architect Jo Nagasaka, founder of Schemata Architects, reinterprets the traditional technique of Udukuri, in which a wood surface is polished to reveal its coarse grain pattern, applying bright paint leftover from construction sites before polishing the surface smooth. The collection includes a variety of tables, chairs, benches, and stools.
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PRODUCT> Baring it All: New Lighting Embraces the Naked Bulb

From the latest issue: Lighting goes minimal with fixtures that embrace the bulb. See our six favorites from lighting superstars, independent studios we scouted at London Design Festival, and Artek's foray into the previously under designed world of light therapy.

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