D'Scoop's New Product Spotlight

It's a given that every week my inbox fills with notice of great new products being introduced to the market.  And as much as I'd like to devote space in our quarterly magazine theTwentySIX, there just isn't enough space.  The result?  Every Monday check this spot for the newest product introductions.  And if you'd like to see your product here... make sure to email me the press release and necessary photos.


Victoria TR90U 36" Range & KT90U Ventilation Hood by SMEG

image courtesy SMEG USA

image courtesy SMEG USA

Let's admit it, we're always coveting European appliance technology.  Every chateau-esque and Le Corbusier modern kitchen features one amazing German or Italian brand or the other.  SMEG, known stateside for their retro styled refrigeration line, is bringing their Victoria line to the US shores starting with the TR90U 36 inch wide range.  Highlights include 18,000 BTU brass burners, double European/true convection, a standard advanced rotisserie feature, EverClean technology for effortless clean up, and three standard colors including classic cream, stainless steel and gloss black.  Retailing at $5,499US for the range and $1,699US for the hood, the Victoria products are available immediately.
www.SmegUSA.com


QUATRUS R15 Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink by BLANCO

image courtesy BLANCO America

image courtesy BLANCO America

A beautiful yet functional rectangular stainless steel sink is a hard item to find.  More often than not, in my own practice, I'd resort to having custom fabricated sinks made to match my client's requests.  BLANCO, might change all of that with the introduction of the QUATRUS R15 Stainless Steel sink, an 18 gauge stainless sink with an exclusive rounded corner available in six different styles including bar, super single and 1-3/4 bowls with a depth range of 8" to 9". Director of marketing for BLANCO Tim Maicher puts it succinctly: "It is as functional as it is fabulous.  It's seriously the best of both worlds."  Prices range from $595 to $995; available immediately.
www.BlancoAmerica.com


i3 Accessories Collection by DesignworksUSA for BMW

image courtesy BMW

image courtesy BMW

image courtesy BMW

image courtesy BMW

It was only a matter a time before BMW began developing a collection of accessories to soup up their electric People Wagon, the i3.  That time is now as their California based subsidiary DesignworksUSA has put together an 11-piece collection embodying the message of the i3.  "For the BMW i accessories collection we've combined the message of sustainability with clever product solutions" states Rudolph Moosmeier, Creative Director at DesignworksUSA.  The collection, consisting of a folding box, luggage compartment protector and cover, key cover, board case, climate cover, cable bag, floor mat, transporter net and sun blind make use of scrapped consumer goods such as recycled PET bottles and renewable raw materials; their all weather floor mat, for example, is 100% recyclable.  Prices vary.
www.bmw-i.com


Europa Series Tab Pulls & Cut Out Tab Pulls by Top Knobs

image courtesy Top Knobs

image courtesy Top Knobs

Cabinetry hardware can make or break an overall design aesthetic.  Simple, yet decoratively stylized hardware seems to be the biggest deal breaker of them all.  New Jersey based Top Knobs, known distinctly for exceptional craftsmanship and an attention to weight and detail, has introduced as part of its Mercer Collection the new Europa series, a collection of stylized tab pulls and cut out tab pulls featuring a distinctive hand polished finish in Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio.  Attaching to the inside of the drawer, the Europa Collection provides a look which is, at once, minimal and ergonomic.  Prices range from $5.50 to $29.00 each and include a proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty.
www.TopKnobs.com


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