Last week we shared the winning designs from our largest-ever Products Awards across 15 sundry categories, including technology, textiles, HVAC, furniture, facades, and more. Scroll through the slideshow to see the the honorable mentions from each category, evaluated by our team of judges for innovation, aesthetics, performance, and value. You can find our winners and honorable mentions 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 HONORABLE MENTIONS To view images of all honorable mentions, please click through the slideshow above. Finishes & Surfaces CONDUCT by Flavor Paper PUZZLE by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for Mutina for Stone Source Bath LINEA SHOWER BASE by Fiora VERGE WITH WASHBAR by Bradley Corp. Lighting SYMMETRY by Visa Lighting LIFT WITH BIOS by Pinnacle Architectural Lighting Textiles SIGNATURE & LEGACY COLLECTIONS by KnollTextiles SHADE by Chilewich Openings GPX FIREFLOOR SYSTEM by Safti First CURVED by Vitrocsa Technology & Innovation MATTERPORT PRO2 3D CAMERA by Matterport PORTABLE ULTRA SHORT THROW PROJECTOR by Sony Kitchen 4-DOOR FLEX REFRIGERATOR by Samsung VERTICAL BAR BLOCK by Henrybuilt Interior Commercial Furniture GLASSCUBE by CARVART KANSO BENCH by HBF Interior Residential Furniture STEMN SERIES by Fyrn DICHROIC TABLE by Rottet Collection Structural FIRE AND WATER BARRIER TAPE by 3M SCHLUTER-DITRA-HEAT-DUO by Schluter Systems Smart Home Systems EVOLVED MINNEAPOLIS FULL ESCUTCHEON HANDLESET by Baldwin Hardware PANOVISTA MAX by Renson Facades PHOTOVOLTAIC FACADE by Onyx Solar TRIANGULAR RAINSCREEN PANEL by Shildan HVAC EME3625DFL LOUVER by Ruskin AIRFLOW PANEL by Architectural Applications Outdoor Public GO OUTDOORTABLE by Landscape Forms ULURU by Metalco srl/id metalco, Inc. Outdoor Residential CLOUD BENCH by Bend Goods VERTICAL LOUNGER by DEESAWAT
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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:
Interior Residential Furniture
MANGROVE REEF WALLS KVdR Design with Jessene Aquino-Thomas
Smart Home Systems AIO WALL MIRROR Robern
PROSEAL LE Icynene
Interior Commercial Furniture
BUZZIFLOAT Alain Gilles for BuzziSpace
HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING COMPACTOR Krushr
Technology & Innovation
Openings PORTAPIVOT 6530 XL Portapivot
Finishes & Surfaces ULTRA SPEC® SCUFF-X Benjamin Moore
Bath FONTANE BIANCHE Salvatori + Fantini
Embrace the great outdoors with these expansive glazing options set in minimal frames. Loggia sliding panels Renson Designed with the terrace in mind, Renson’s Loggia sliding panels offer shelter from sun and wind, with a variety designs to achieve a number of styles. Options range from Loggialu Plano, with horizontal-rectangular aluminum blades, to Loggiawood Linea, with vertical cedarwood slats, designed to provide privacy without diminishing the connection to the outdoors. 4880 Patio Door Ply Gem Available in two-, three-, and four-panel sliding- and pocket-door configurations, Ply Gem’s 4880 thermally insulated patio doors offer thermal protection at an affordable price. Panels are available up to 8 feet tall and 16 feet wide, and can be operated by an automated system that allows remote access from anywhere via smartphone. Ultimate Bi-Fold Door Marvin With panels available in frames up to ten feet tall and three feet six inches wide, Marvin's Ultimate Bi-Fold Door systems can span beyond 55 feet with as little interruption as possible. Designed for both residential and commercial use, they are available in 45 different configurations, with two hinges (rather than three) to enhance the minimal look, and multiple sill-liner options for custom effects. Cero NanaWall NanaWall’s latest offering in the large-panel sliding-glass-wall category features an ultrathin frame and four sill options, including a design for extreme weather conditions. Panels can be double- or triple-glazed depending on performance needs, while frames come in 50 standard colors and a wide range of custom options. The entire system can be automated for easy operation. Contemporary Clad LaCantina LaCantina’s Contemporary Clad line combines the warm style of wood on the interior with the durability of aluminum on the exterior, available with all of the brand’s folding, multi-slide, and swing-door systems. Its increased thermal performance makes it the brand’s most efficient offering yet, while concealed locking and the option of stainless or bronze hardware create a streamlined look. EpicVue Patio Doors JELD-WEN Jeld-Wen based the design of EpicVue windows and patio doors on feedback from architects and designers, answering the call for large expanses of glass with wood-clad extruded-aluminum-sash construction. The line is available in nine different wood species with five different stains and nearly endless paint options.
Protect building projects from the effects of Mother Nature with these powerful and long-lasting weather barriers, which provide air, water, wind, and thermal protection. SoftTouch Duct Wrap CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation Composed of both recycled and renewable content, this resilient fiberglass insulation reduces unwanted heat gain or loss in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning ductwork. It comes as either an unfaced blanket or with FSK, gray PSK, or white PSK vapor retarder facings. Topfix VMS Velux and Renson This motor-operated, wind- and weather-resistant sunscreen is compatible with both fixed and movable VELUX Modular Skylight modules. Topfix VMS minimizes glare and reflection, and it’s equipped with RENSON’s ZipShade technology, which offers fabric tension and wind resistance up to 75 mph. LIQUIDARMOR CM Flashing and Sealant Dow Chemical Company Designed to provide commercial buildings with moisture- and air-sealing protection, this sprayable, water-based coating covers and seals gaps as large as a quarter inch wide. It’s suitable for a range of surfaces, such as tapes, wood buck, and foam boards. R-Guard SureSpan EX PROSOCO A high-performance silicone material consumes both thermal movement and wind-loading stresses. It creates a long-lasting, flexible, and elastomeric seal that connects air and water barriers with building curtain walls, storefronts, or windows. DuPont Tyvek ThermaWrap R5.0 DuPont Providing air, water, and thermal protection, this breathable weather barrier is equipped with six-inch uninsulated fl aps that can be installed like shingles. Tyvek allows moisture inside building walls to dry quickly and escape to the exterior, reducing both water damage and mold build-up. DELTA-VENT SA Delta Featuring a three-ply membrane, this water-resistive and air barrier works hard to eliminate leaks at fasteners and increase air tightness. The top and bottom layers consist of spun-bonded polypropylene, while the center layer is made of a vapor-permeable, water-tight polymeric sheet.
With the workplace expanding into the outdoors—yes, that is now a thing—stylish shelters (often equipped with power outlets) are popping up to shield laptops and their users from the glare of the sun. Elegant bollards light the way to these new outdoor offices. BuzziShed BuzziSpace This modular, outdoor-ready workspace is framed in metal and sheathed in Sunbrella. A weather-resistant table/bench combo, BuzziBreeze, is also offered. Designed in collaboration with Atelier Tradewinds. 7754 LED Bega This robust bollard provides glare-free widespread symmetrical illumination while acting as a piece of urban furniture for schools, parks, and other public areas. Fabricated of die-cast aluminum, the fixture is rated for wet locations. Offered in four standard colors, with custom hues available. Algarve Renson The Algarve structure, offered up to a size of 13 x 20 feet, features a gutter system that drains water away from the rotating aluminum roof louvers. It can be fitted with lighting, heating, and audio accessories. Grove Furniture and Lily Shade SIXINCH A 90W solar panel topping the Lily Shade powers an integral charging station, allowing users at the modular Grove tables and seats to plug in and produce. Guide Bollard Landscape Forms In this design, three cast aluminum panels surround a central glowing core. Vertical arrays of LEDs are shielded by an acrylite lens, with light shining through spaces between the panels, creating an overlapping pattern of illumination. Suitable for pathlighiting, or the fixture can be dimmed. Unlit models are available. Designed by frog. NI Parasol Slik LED lamps concealed in the spokes of this umbrella can be used as uplights or downlights. Coordinated one-touch dimming allows multiple units to be controlled simultaneously—a boon for hospitality clients. Available in three sizes and many colors. Designed by Terry Chow.