March 2018

A Nordic Influence on Interiors

Mannington’s Norwegian Oak hardwood is lightly washed and wire-brushed to subtly reflect the character of the wood, then dual-stained in a matte finish for a calm, restful feel. Featuring 6-in. wide planks, sawn in random lengths, the flooring collections features the manufacturer’s patented ScratchResist performance coating, for resistance to everyday scratches, keeping it looking newer for longer.

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Signed and Sealed

Interstyle’s latest innovation in sustainable glass is made with 100% recycled glass, blended with a mix of natural, regionally sourced clay and porcelain. Dubbed Earthenglass, the natural clay with a mix of glass possesses a mysterious beauty, strength and grit. The hand-crafted tiles are available in four standard shapes, including: square, octagon, rhombus and rectangle. A smooth, glazed look or a raw, organic surface can be customized with three earthy textures—crater, grain and sediment—or a metallic.

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Super-Tight Shading

Delivering a high-performance shading system for the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, Mich., KPF specified a Hunter Douglas Zipper Tension System. With zero light gaps, the small, compact design keeps fabric under tension in all directions. Able to sustain high wind loads on the exterior, the system features ultra-quiet motor operation.

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The Sliding Glass Door Solution

In order to bring light deep into the floorplate, AZ TV, Arizona’s channel 7 selected floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door solutions. Enabling the full office to experience the buzz of the news room in these open, yet enclosed spaces, a strip of frosted glass runs across the glass panels to both lend a nice aesthetic and ensure safety.

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A Perfect Weave

Constructed from 100% polyester, the Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze Style 8000 shading fabric from Phifer, SheerWeave features a unique 2 × 2 basket weave, leveraging improved dimensional stability and enhanced outward visibility. The durable fabric is available in 118-in. widths, at a 3% openness factor.

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The Most Water-Efficient Toilet

Combining an elongated bowl with a compact design, Niagara Conservation’s Nano toilet leverages vacuum-assist flush technology to utilize just 0.6 gallons-per-flush, claiming to be the water-efficient toilet in the industry. The product also features a noise-canceling tank and a 10-year warranty.

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The Antique Phone Booth Shower

Resembling an old-fashioned phone booth, the Thurso shower serves as a complete glass-enclosed, free-standing shower unit. With a cast iron base—available in raw, primed or polished—the exterior comes in glass, nickel, chrome, antique brass, antique bronze or antique nickel, enabling architects to customize their yesteryear designs.

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And the Award Goes To...

Winners of the 2017 GOOD DESIGN from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and European Centre for Architecture, Spectra+ Touch, Spectra+ eTouch showerheads and ActiClean self-cleaning toilet have been recognized for design excellence. The Spectra+ Touch changes spray patterns when users touch the showerhead’s outside ring and the Spectra+ eTouch showerhead uses a mountable remote for easy user access to the controls.

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Marble Art Deco Combo

With an art deco style, the Thames vanity features beautiful marble paneling. Offering a shelf for additional storage, the faucet can be used as a single basin tap or basin mixer tap, and is available as a single or double vanity basin unit.

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Sloan and GOJO's New Creation

Joining forces, Sloan has partnered with GOJO Industries, inventor of the Purell hand sanitizer, to create matching faucets and soap dispensers offering the same style, performance and durability, thereby creating the ideal on-deck experience. Seven soap dispenser designs feature GOJO foam soap and coupled with Sloan’s faucets, the combined unit is ideal for commercial restrooms such as airports, schools and office buildings. Select soap dispensers are available in Sloan’s special finishes, including polished brass, brushed nickel and brushed stainless, in addition to the standard chrome finish.

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