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Make Your Own Faucet

Supporting a build-your-own faucet mentality, System from THG Paris—developed in collaboration with sculptural artist Arik Levy—combines patterns, textures, materials and finishes to produce a unique faucet creation. Architects can tap into crystal or marble ring inlays with a geometric pattern engraving, a smooth metal, diamond knurling metal or geometric engraved metal pattern in creating their faucet design. 

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On the Edge

Winner of the prestigious GOOD DESIGN award, Franz Viegener’s Edge faucet has been described as the visual equivalent of a die-cut piece of steel. The graceful, ultra-modern faucet is crafted with a high level of detail and precision and presents a varied silhouette when viewed from different angles.

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Grab On

Expanding their selection of bathroom solutions, Newport Brass has added ADA-compliant grab bars to its brass collections. Available in seven lengths ranging from 12 in. to 42 in., the grab bars are offered in 27 decorative finishes and a variety of styles to complement a wide range of bathroom fixtures. 

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Hardware Resources

Elements by Hardware Resources offers over 40 unique collections of decorative Knob and Pull cabinet hardware. The Aiden line, an age-friendly decorative pull that features a high-arch design in three sizes is easy on the hands to grab and aesthetically pleasing for the eyes to behold. The T-shaped knobs in the collection are equally comfortable and the line’s on-trend metallic finishes fuse comfort with style. 

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Edge-Y Solution

Thermolite U-Max glazing panels increase R-values by 100% to 200% vs. standard 1-in. infill panels by adding a rabbet edge that boosts insulation on the interior face of the panel. Systems can be specified with up to a 3.5-in. overall thickness.

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Slim and Sleek

Ultra-thin, high performing showerheads deliver a wide rain surface of 12 in. to 16 in. Available in oval and square shapes, a refined engineering process uses thin steel sheets placed one on top of another to produce an overall thickness of just 4 mm. The showerheads also feature a self-cleaning feature, which prevents the accumulation of calcium. 

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Sleek, Smart, Secure

Kevo lock from Kwikset is a smart lock design with a modern or contemporary aesthetic. Available in four finishes, including popular Iron Black and Polished Chrome, the lock features touch-to-open technology allowing fingerprint recognition when the authorized blue tooth device is within range. Kevo is also compatible with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, Nest, Honeywell, Ring and Skybell. 

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Color to the Core

Formica Infiniti ColorCore 2 Laminate line is an assortment of inspiring solid colors and patterns that go all the way through with no brown edge. ColorCore 2 laminate features a soft-to-the-touch super matte finish that is fingerprint resistant, offers anti-microbial surface protection, thermal healing capabilities. The company has expanded the line with eleven new patterns, three new solid options and four new white finishes to provide designers more upscale laminate options without the dark edge. 

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Timeless Appeal

The Type 75 is an update of a classic adjustable desk lamp with roots that go back to the 1950s. British Industrial Designer Sir Kenneth Grange used his own Type 3 lamp as the inspiration for this reintroduced model, which features a matte painted finish and cast-iron base plate, to ensure the lamp stays put. 

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High Suspense

Suspended by a nearly imperceptible steel cable, the hand-blown glass pendant fixture is a new addition to the Hydra pendant family from Italian manufacturer Melongranoblu. The collection features pendants in a variety of shapes and lengths. 

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