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Vitrocsa debuts a sleek and motorized showroom in Los Angeles

Slim profile window and door manufacturer Vitrocsa recently opened the doors to a new showroom and gallery space located within its Los Angeles–area factory and headquarters in Culver City, California. The new showroom features sliding doors, retractable windows, and pivot apertures that utilize the company’s Invisible Wall technology, deploying the Vitrocsa MODULAR and MODULAR+ model window and door system profiles for architects to view and test out in person. The product lines are built from aluminum alloy components in the factory located behind the showroom and offer a higher degree of energy efficiency than previous versions. The system’s horizontally-sliding components come with a 1 ¼-inch or1 ¾-inch thick insulated glass panel design, depending on size and required wind load. The showroom deploys several window options throughout, including a 12-foot-tall flush-mounted, floor-to-ceiling sliding door system with an "invisible sill" that conceals the door's track below the floor. The showroom also contains a mechanically-controlled vertical pocket sliding system, a new model that can be sized up to 200-square-foot panels. The profile systems are the latest available for the 25-year-old company, which was founded in Switzerland in 1992 and has pioneered thin-profile glass assemblies by merging “precision Swiss watch technology” with structural glazing. Vitrocsa windows are used by architects Tadao Ando, Sir Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Herzog & de Meuron, Thom Mayne, and Eduardo Souto de Moura, according to a press release. Vitrocsa custom builds each door and window it sells, so the showroom serves to not only display its latest wares, but also to highlight the firm’s precision-driven manufacturing process. James Tschortner, CEO of Vitrocsa USA, said via press release, “All moving components of this luxury product are manufactured by a Swiss watch component manufacturer with the precision of 1/100 of a millimeter.”  The showroom is open to architects and potential clients by appointment. Visit the Vitrocsa website or contact Vitrocsa's Technical Sales Team for more information.
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Top appliance manufacturers showcase their products at new, fully designed showroom in Glenview, Illinois

The Glenview, Illinois–based appliance and electronics dealer Abt Electronics recently opened a new showroom. The Abt Electronics Inspiration Studio showcases products from 12 appliance manufacturers in fully designed settings. The architecture, interior design, and lighting was done by Chicago-based Mick De Giulio. The 10,000-square-foot space is comprised of 12 interconnected spaces, each designated for an individual manufacturer—the Inspiration Studio represents firms like Bosch, Dacor, Gaggenau, Jenn Air, La Cornue, LG, Miele, Monogram, Thermador, Samsung, Sub-Zero and Wolf, and Viking. “The spaces don’t adhere to the specific themes of traditional, modern, or eclectic, which I felt created lines or boundaries within those styles,” De Giulio said. “Rather, my goal was for each space to have a style of its own.” Along with one-of-a-kind light fixtures, furniture, tables, counter stools, sinks, and cabinetry, custom art throughout the project was produced by Have Dreams, a local nonprofit that serves young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Have Dreams worked with Abt’s For Autistic Kids Foundation to produce giclée prints based on paintings by children with autism.

Abt Inspiration Studio 1200 N. Milwaukee Avenue Glenview, IL Tel: 888-228-5800 Architect: Mick De Giulio

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Vitra and Carl Hansen & Son celebrate new Culver City showrooms and iconic design

Last week Vitra and Carl Hansen & Son joined up to celebrate the opening of their new and expanded Culver City showrooms at 8745 and 8753 Washington Boulevard. Vitra's gallery, encompassing two floors enlarged to 3,550 square feet by Tiziano Barachino and Oakes Architects, is based on the firm's concept of "Citizen Office," in which free-flowing workspaces and information are available everywhere. The space contains several workstations as well as formal and informal meeting spaces and lounges. 

Carl Hansen & Son's 2,800 square foot showroom, located inside the Helms Bakery, houses the company's Danish classics inside a unified space. Surfaces include stainless steel and natural wood walls, and exposed bow-truss beams, and large storefront windows. Furniture includes work by Hans J. Wegner, Kaare Klint, Ole Wanscher, and Tadao Ando. CHS-05