Originally published in Interiors & Sources

12/01/2013

2013 Readers' Choice Awards

 

See which products and furnishings introduced in 2013 were selected as the best of the market, and discover some new options for your upcoming interiors projects.

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FLOORING | SEATING | TILE+STONE | DESK SYSTEM | TABLE | SURFACING MATERIAL | WALLCOVERING | KITCHEN+BATH | OUTDOOR/CASUAL FURNISHING | CONFERENCING ELEMENT | TEXTILE | GLASS ELEMENT | LIGHTING | EDITOR'S CHOICE

 

BEST FLOORING

WINNER:

Deconstructed
Patcraft

Deconstructed from Patcraft reveals a strong foundation by exposing its primary backing in creative, visually stunning ways. The backing comes in bold colors such as hot pink, yellow or bold blue, as well as neutral shades, allowing the customer to add complementary color fibers at varying pile heights. Deconstructed is manufactured with Solution Q Extreme® nylon, an innovative fiber that repels acid-based food stains.
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BEST SEATING

WINNER:

Torsa
SitOnIt Seating

The Torsa task chair from SitOnIt Seating features innovative Comfort Drive® technology, which enables users to easily adjust the chair's settings from a seated position; its adjustable lumbar support and seat slider allow for further tweaks and increased comfort. Torsa is available in four frame/arm/back color combinations, and in 12 mesh colors and patterns.
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Quanta HD
Versteel

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BEST TILE+STONE

WINNER:

Argent
Crossville

Argent from Crossville is a porcelain tile collection inspired by the rich look of argent stone. The color palette is comprised of 12 saturated, vibrant tones, as well as eight neutrals for contrast; all colors are available in both unpolished and honed finishes. Argent's rectilinear tiles are suitable for use on interior floors, walls and countertops, as well as exterior vertical surfaces.
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Honorable Mentions


Futura Collection
Clayhaus Ceramics
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BEST DESK SYSTEM

WINNER:

Bridges II
Global

Bridges II by Global allows designers to connect the dots in different ways, from tables to benching, desking to systems. Featuring an expansive set of components that facilitate communication and streamline interaction, Bridges II can quickly adapt to the needs of ever-changing work environments. The line includes a number of smart storage units; glass and laminate partitions; and a wide range of laminate and metal frame finishes.
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BEST TABLE

WINNER:

Paces
Versteel

Designed by Roberto Lucci, Paces from Versteel is light in scale and weight. Mobility and nesting are key features; the tops tilt vertically with a single-handed pull located just below the work surface. The tables are available in round, square, rectangle and trapezoid shapes. Paces is also BIFMA level 2 certified.
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Honorable Mentions


Lucid
Hellman-Chang
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Go-To Tables
Peter Pepper Products
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BEST SURFACING MATERIAL

WINNER:

DI-NOC Architectural Finishes
3M Architectural Markets

DI-NOC Architectural Finishes from 3M Architectural Markets offer the impact and beauty of natural materials like wood, metal and stone at a fraction of the cost. The collection includes 500 designs ranging from solid colors to dynamic textures, and can be used on walls, ceilings, furniture or fixtures.
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Graphix
Móz Designs
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Flare
Móz Designs
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BEST WALLCOVERING

WINNER:

Pixels Wall Mount Panels
USG Corporation

The unique manufacturing process behind Pixels Wall Mount Panels from USG Corporation and GE Lighting allows designers to create custom perforated images from photographs, logos or geometric shapes with no size limit. The system also integrates with GE's Tetra Powergrid for brilliant, uniform backlighting that stays bright for 50,000 hours.
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On Beat and Stereo
York Wallcoverings
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BEST KITCHEN+BATH

WINNER:

Kartell by LAUFEN Collection
LAUFEN

The Kartell by LAUFEN Collection, designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, represents the marriage of two iconic, global brands. Transparent furnishings made from the latest generation of polycarbonates mix with super-thin basins made from LAUFEN's SaphirKeramik material. Stools, tables and stackable units in vibrant colors like blue, orange and smoky ink add color without changing the aesthetic.
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OUTDOOR/CASUAL FURNISHING

WINNER:

South Beach
Source Outdoor

Source Outdoor brings "SoBe" flair, color and patterning to outdoor seating with South Beach. The line is built with a powder coated aluminum frame in a glossy finish and upholstered in Sunbrella fabric. Its matching loveseat, lounge chair and coffee table are covered in a crisp white and fuchsia pattern that creates a focal point in any room, pool deck, patio, dining or seating area.
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BEST CONFERENCING ELEMENT

WINNER:

Sharewall
MooreCo

Sharewall from MooreCo is a flexible, lightweight porcelain steel wallcovering that serves as a durable dry erase board, bulletin board and projection surface. Available in custom lengths in projection gray and gloss white, it is ideal for use on pillars and curved walls. Sharewall is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality and GREENGUARD Children & Schools certified.
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BEST TEXTILE

WINNER:

Fit by Polartec
Stinson

Stinson has partnered with Polartec, the company known for high-performance sporting and apparel fabrics, to create Fit, a new line of contract upholsteries. These five durable and comfortable knit fabrics feature saturated colors and soft drapability, with the Detail and Contour patterns including Polartec moisture barrier technology.
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Cite
Momentum Textiles
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BEST GLASS ELEMENT

WINNERs:

Chic Collection
Bendheim

From timeless pleats and delicate crinkles to dazzling metallic hues, the Chic collection of decorative architectural glass from Bendheim combines the elegance of 14 contemporary textiles with the durability of laminated safety glass. Chic's 10 translucent glasses gently diffuse light and impart a sense of privacy, while four opaque glasses infuse spaces with energy.
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Honorable Mentions


Elevations
Oceanside Glasstile
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Oblique Series
Nathan Allan Glass Studios
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BEST LIGHTING

WINNER:

Kyle
Hudson Valley Lighting

Sleek, symmetrical and minimal, Kyle from Hudson Valley Lighting radiates pure geometry. Available in two sizes (22.25 and 29.75 inches tall), this versatile pendant is defined by a strong angled shape that is mirrored in both the frame and shade. Kyle comes in a choice of rustic bronze, aged brass or polished nickel finishes.
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Cirrus
Yellow Goat Design
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BEST EDITOR'S CHOICE

WINNER:

Western Edge
Bentley

The first collection to launch under Bentley's new brand identity, Western Edge is inspired by a journey through the American Southwest. The carpeting line channels the energy of the Mojave Desert within two patterns: Hitchhiker and Savage Journey. Both patterns are made with Antron Lumena 895 fine denier, solution-dyed yarns, and are available in 16 colorways.
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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

 


Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With thousands of satisfied customers already using award winning ec-H2O technology, why not see what you're missing? Test ec-H2O on your soils in your facility. Get a free demo.


Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With thousands of satisfied customers already using award winning ec-H2O technology, why not see what you're missing? Test ec-H2O on your soils in your facility. Get a free demo.

 

Replace core drilling with Connectrac In-Carpet and On-Floor Wireways, the proven connectivity solution in open interior spaces of all kinds. These elegant low-profile wireways are great for AV / telecom connectivity wherever it’s needed.

 

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com


 
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