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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.

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All-Pro Blocker

The Beyond pavilion is a demountable partition system, featuring a rich set of materials and configurations that helps users reclaim unused vertical real estate in the open plan, creating environments from solo to collaborative, while supporting technology and power routing. The system supports marker boards, tackable materials and can be constructed with frameless glass, framed glass and solid panel options.

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Silent Spark

During the company’s 10th anniversary celebration in Antwerp, acoustic furniture experts, BuzziSpace, introduced BuzziSpark, a cheeky name for a modern take on a traditional vis-à-vis settee. BuzziSpark’s final dimensions and details went through several iterations before the seasoned designer’s Alain Gilles creation was finalized.

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Driven by Data

The University of Rochester, in Rochester, N.Y., began accepting students to its new Goergen Institute of Data Science program in fall 2015, and two years later the school opened the doors to an ambitious new facility to house the effort. The building features a creative façade design by Kennedy & Violich Architects (KVA) that plays with the theme of a data-centric mission, offering a “coded” indicator of the work going on within its walls.

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Elegant Thermal Performance

With a frame profile intersection of just 99 mm (3.875 in.), the SL84 folding frame system reaches a new level of aesthetics with a super-slimmest aluminum profile and minimal exposed hardware. On the performance side, the system utilizes continuous seals along the face of each panel, and two levels of insulating thermal breaks aid against heat or cold.

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Electronic Air Measuring Station

At AHR, Ruskin introduced a truly novel product, the AIRFLOW-IQ, which combines the features of the company’s TDP05K air flow and temperature measuring probes, with its CD50 control damper and the VAFB24-BAC RAMS Air Measurement BACnet actuator. The factory-assembled and calibrated unit provide effective setpoint airflow control from 0 to 5,000 FPM (0 to 25 m/s) using analog or BACnet interface.

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Reflecting Puerto Rican Culture with Vibrant Hues

Located in Isla Grande, the convention center made way for the district that was subsequently named after it. What was once a U.S. naval base during WWII has become a beacon for tourism in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but it was missing pizzazz. To pull the space together, the Puerto Rico Convention Center desired a carpet that was reflective of the Puerto Rican culture with vibrant hues.

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Modular Living Panels

Created in collaboration with Gensler, Maars Living Wall’s M923 modular panel system is simple to use and is designed for workers to create their own space in open-office structures. Flexible and versatile, the concept combines elements of modern wall decoration, functional office furniture and movable walls in a standalone product.

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