New #Luxury Design Product Spotlight: Week of Feb. 23rd
Weekly 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 week 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.
Sunclipse Silk Rugs & Runners from ABC Carpet & Home
It is common advice among design professionals that when designing a room, one should begin with the selection of an area rug before deciding on other, less limiting elements such as fabrics and paints. Normally this is sage advice however, the intricate 19th century inspired details and spectrum of vivid, contemporary hues that make up the design aesthetic present in the Sunclipse Collection of Rugs and Runners recently introduced by ABC Carpet & Home, may render the typical "order of design" invalid. Woven in India from hand-spun recycled sari silk and washed using an experimental dyeing process with the result being a subdued chaos of color, these iridescent hand woven carpets, taking up to a full year to create, may either be the foundation that launches an intelligently designed interior palette or the work of art that rounds out an already well defined room.
Icicle Disk Chandelier from Boyd Lighting
Though architecturally innovative lighting manufacturer Boyd Lighting has called the steep streets and Painted Ladies of San Francisco their home since the 1920's, their newest fixture, Icicle Disk II, appears to have taken its inspiration from the heavy snowfalls of the Mid-West and East Coast. Over the top and dripping with an abundance of crystal clear, perfectly formed sabers of glass "icicles", Boyd Lighting's creation becomes the jewel of every environment in which it is hung. Available in both 13" and 20" diameters with one's choice of overall height, the individual pendants of the Icicle Disk II can be customized with a choice of six finishes including Blackened Brass and Satin Nickel, wrapped cords in five colors with vibrant red being the D'Scoop favorite, and either clear or etched glass shades. Additionally, Icicle Disk II is entirely lit with energy efficient LED lamps, using either 12 watts (13") or 34 watts (20") total, ensuring that the Icicle Disk II meets stringent energy use guidelines.
Smart Water Controls by Dornbracht
The continued importance water conservation throughout the world has resulted in the introduction of effective technologies developed to reduce the use of water without affecting common, daily activities. Luxury kitchen and bath fittings designer Dornbracht furthers the trend, bringing to their extensive collections the newly developed Smart Water concept. With the focus of enhancing everyday experiences through the precise control of water temperature and the incorporation of functions designed to manage daily tasks, Smart Water is founded in the premise that the integration of technology into daily life shouldn't be complicated.
For the bath, sleek controls and displays automatically fill a tub to the desired water level, offer personalized temperature settings programmed for every family member, ensure water temperature remains consistent both before and after such tasks as shaving, and may even provide hands free functionality through foot sensors and memory controls. In the kitchen, the eUnit Kitchen features pre-programmed measurements for different pot sizes, memory functions, and an electronic drain which opens & closes without putting hands in dirty water. Smart Water products will be available beginning April 2015.
Katharine & Harlow Cabinetry Hardware Collections by Jeffrey Alexander for Hardware Resources
The continued attraction by the design marketplace to the Golden Age of Hollywood is the inspiration behind the Katharine and Harlow Cabinetry Hardware Collections designed by Jeffrey Alexander for Hardware Resources. The careful blending of solid glass and classic vintage finishes such as Satin Nickel and Polished Chrome with Art Deco inspired shapes results in a collection of quality crafted knobs and pulls and the perfect injection of glitz into kitchens and bathrooms or a glamorous addition to bland and boring furnishings. Additionally, both collections are designed with higher clearances ideal for aging in place solutions. Katharine retails from $8.29 to $20.75 while Harlow retails between $12 and $22.
Recipio '14 Table Collection by Antonio Citterio for Maxalto
Though extensively lauded for furnishings that embody the minimalistic tendencies of contemporary Italian design, for Maxalto, launched in 1975 by B&B Italia, Antonio Citterio blends Scandinavian simplicity and Italian modernism with the remembrances of great European craftsmen in the production of intelligent and functional furniture designs meant for every day, inspired living. Originally displayed during Milan Design Week in 2014, the Recipio '14 Collection further expands to include a series of coffee and accent tables, a refectory-inspired dining table, and an elegantly detailed desk. Recipio '14 makes great use of inclined legs, delicate crossbeams, thick leather feet, and flared tray-like top surfaces introducing a heritage inspired aesthetic and true functionality to the contemporary tailored home.
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