Originally published in Interiors & Sources

10/01/2010

Product Innovations 2010

For the 15th year, BUILDINGS’ annual Product Innovations program is recognizing aesthetic, functional, and high-performance products

 

For the 15th year, BUILDINGS' annual Product Innovations program — exclusively for exhibitors at NeoCon World's Trade Fair, which was held this past June in Chicago — is recognizing aesthetic, functional, and high-performance products. This year, the judging committee chose seven Grand Prizes and 11 Merit Winners from seven categories – Computer Solutions, Energy Efficiency Solutions, Environmental Solutions, Product Performance Solutions, Workplace Aesthetics Solutions, Workplace Flexibility Solutions, and Workplace Productivity Solutions. Each winner stood out as a product that can help you succeed in beautifying your workspace while benefitting the environment and your bottom line.

 

NOVALinked by NOVA Solutions, Inc.

NOVALinked is a networking system that provides complete control of NOVA's Trolley E-Class units. When the system is in "networked" mode, the instructor or presenter controls every Trolley unit in the classroom. When in "local" mode, each workstation controls the individual Trolley unit.
NOVALinked by NOVA Solutions, Inc.

www.novadesk.com
(800) 730-6682

Stealth Panel by Concord Products

The Stealth Panel by Concord Products marries cutting edge technology with office furniture – creating an innovative, functional, and environmentally friendly computing system. The panel features Bluetooth technology, added USB ports, and a patented UPS backup system. Solar power capability is an optional feature. The panel can operate at 92 degrees F. and has no internal moving parts – so don't worry about sounds or dust build-up.
Stealth Panel by Concord Products.

www.concordmicrocomputer.com
(856) 933-3000

Grabo Silver Knight by Tech Design Floors.

Partnering with European company Graboplast, Tech Design Floors offers Grabo Silver Knight. This resilient vinyl sheet flooring has a photocatalytic disinfecting surface, thanks to both NanoSilver and Nano TiO2. Harmful organic and inorganic substances are transformed into harmless compounds through a chemical oxidation process. An independent test of this "self-cleaning" flooring certifies that it will eliminate more than 99% of various types of viable bacteria.
Grabo Silver Knight by Tech Design Floors.

www.techdesignfloors.com
(440) 519-1957

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Conflux by Teknion.

Offering a life span of up to 50,000 hours, Conflux by Teknion is an energy-efficient lighting collection. The collection regulates and reduces energy usage by using a Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor that works based on the user's body heat. Conflux features a USB port that allows users to plug in an electronic device; in addition, the desk lamp features a wireless charging Powermat base.
Conflux by Teknion.

www.teknion.com
(877) 835-6466

TacFast Systems by PURE Contract Carpets.

Carpet tiles by PURE Contract Carpets are now compatible with the TacFast LocPlate system substrate. The flooring surface and substrate attach by hooks and loops – creating a mechanical bond that securely holds the flooring surface in place. The LocPlate product line can be installed over any subfloor. The added loop to the underside of the carpet tiles reduces the weight of the tile, makes it compatible for the LocPlate technology, and applies to a broad range of end-user applications.
TacFast Systems by PURE Contract Carpets.

www.purecontractcarpets.com or www.tacfast.com •
(800) 451-1250

Ditto by 3form.

Easily installed as a partition, wall feature, ceiling feature, or wall-to-ceiling feature, Ditto by 3form offers design freedom with the opportunity to create playful, organic, or structured patterns. This easy to install, environmentally friendly product allows for the ability to create privacy with various layouts and layering schemes. Designers can specify a mix of colors, select single or double layers, and design custom configurations. Ditto is made of 40% pre-consumer recycled content, is Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified, and is available in over 10,000 color options.
Ditto by 3form.

www.3-form.com •
(800) 726-0126

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Paramount by Humanscale Corp.

Paramount supports two to eight monitors of almost any size and in almost any configuration, on almost any desk surface. One crossbar can hold up to four 24-inch monitors or three 30-inch monitors in landscape or portrait view. An integrated cable management system organizes the cables, keeping them from becoming cluttered and tangled. Supporting monitors up to 35 pounds each or a 200-pound total load, the system contains 48% recycled and 99% recyclable content.
Paramount by Humanscale Corp.

www.humanscale.com •
(800) 400-0625

M8 Monitor Arm by Humanscale Corp.

The M8 Monitor Arm is Humanscale's answer to the demand for a flexible monitor arm to accommodate changing workstation needs. Through its design, the M8 supports a wide range of monitors – virtually any monitor from 8 to 40 pounds. The M8 offers 11.5 inches of dynamic height adjustment and a 22-inch reach. A 180-degree stop mechanism prevents wall damage from over-rotation.
M8 Monitor Arm by Humanscale Corp.

www.humanscale.com
(800) 400-0625

Element Vision by Humanscale Corp.

The Element Vision is the latest in Humanscale's Element family of high-performance LED task lights. This light produces a footprint of warm, inviting 3,000K light that has a CRI of 85 – similar to that of full-spectrum natural light. The light has a glare-reducing heat sink that mimics the shape of a traditional task shade. In addition, intuitive dimmer settings and a passive infrared (PIR) occupancy sensor provide added energy savings.
Element Vision by Humanscale Corp.

www.humanscale.com
(800) 400-0625

Ecolibrium by Johnsonite.

Johnsonite's Ecolibrium wall base combines rubber, olefin, and natural filler (walnut and oyster shells) to balance a variety of sustainability objectives. The walnut shell dust and the oyster shells reduce the amount of necessary fillers and colorants, adding to Ecolibrium's unique blend of over 5% (total weight) rapidly renewable materials and pre-consumer recycled content. Ecolibrium is available in the 32 standard color match colors that are available across all Johnsonite Rubber tiles, treads, and finished accessories.
Ecolibrium by Johnsonite.

www.johnsonite.com •
(800) 899-8916

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Urban Renewal by Crossville, Inc.

Urban Renewal combines the beauty of real metal accent and trim pieces with a dimensional composite body. The tiles contain 50% post-consumer content. Its four finishes are: Bronze Antique Satin, Blacksmith Iron, Aged Iron, and Bronze Verde Satin. Each finish is available as 6-inch by 6-inch and 4-inch by 4-inch field tiles and in several trim choices. All pieces have a protective, clear coating to ensure a durable, virtually maintenance-free finish.
Urban Renewal by Crossville, Inc.

www.crossvilleinc.com •
(800) 221-9093

Fiber by Amtico.

The Fiber collection encapsulates real woven fabric within a smooth tile – creating a floor that looks soft but stays clean. The tiles are low-VOC and are FloorScore certified, making them eligible for credit contributions for LEED certification and other green building programs. The closed loop manufacturing process recycles 100% of the scrap material back into new product layers. The flooring system is made up of five layers – a tough urethane treatment layer, a slip-resistant layer, a dense wear layer, a color layer, and a strong backing.
Fiber by Amtico.

www.amtico.com •
(800) 268-4260

SL82 Structurally Glazed Folding System by Nana Wall Systems, Inc.

The SL82 Structurally Glazed Folding System makes an innovative and lasting architectural statement. Built to fulfill the needs of a structurally glazed folding door system for large openings, it blends seamlessly with the all-glass aesthetic of a structurally glazed curtainwall building. The SL82 can be custom sized for openings with as few as two panels to as many as twelve panels.
SL82 Structurally Glazed Folding System by Nana Wall Systems, Inc.

www.nanawall.com •
(800) 873-5673

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Fine Art Prints on Alternate Substrates by H. Marion Framing and Art Consulting.

The Five Substrate Series breaks the traditional barriers of fine art prints. Sustainable bamboo, lightweight aluminum, luminescent acrylic, eco-friendly cotton canvas, or fine art paper can be selected as the substrate for thousands of printed images. Whether the goal is LEED certification or a unique décor, these new options provide new, earth-friendly solutions to transform a space and offer maximum visual impact.
Fine Art Prints on Alternate Substrates by H. Marion Framing and Art Consulting.

www.hmarionframing.com •
(847) 562-1222 or (847) 920-1222

Folio by Johnsonite.

Six designs based on trees, branches, and leaf forms make up Johnsonite's Folio collection. The nature-inspired motif is ideal for interior spaces that require a comfortable, natural ambiance and in situations where the design intent is to "bring the outside in." This playful collection of rubber designs is stylized and simplified, with each design forming an intriguing pattern of positive and negative space. The design is formed by the light, shadow, and reflectance of variously textured pattern elements.
Folio by Johnsonite.

www.johnsonite.com •
(800) 899-8916

Horizon LED Task Light by Humanscale Corp.

Designed for hospitality and office applications, the Horizon LED Task Light utilizes flat-panel LED technology to provide an evenly illuminated light. With ball joints in the base, the light maneuvers easily. Engineered for energy efficiency and a long service life, Horizon uses just 11 watts of power and is rated for 50,000-60,000 hours of use.
Horizon LED Task Light by Humanscale Corp.

www.humanscale.com •
(800) 400-0625

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Ready-to-Go by 3form.

3form's Ready-to-Go collection is an easy option when designing or redesigning interiors because of its pre-packaged, bundled-price solutions. Designers can choose from a range of material designs to create custom pieces with off-the-shelf specification within each pre-priced package. Each solution includes 3form material and 3form hardware components, all applicable fabrication services, lighting components, and is ready to install.
Ready-to-Go by 3form.

www.3-form.com •
(800) 726-0126

eCoupled Wireless Power Technology by KI.

eCoupled Wireless Power Technology is built directly into KI's tables and desking for higher education, business, and other environments. This technology provides wireless power management to any of these applicable furniture surfaces. When a device is placed on an eCoupled enabled surface, power is wirelessly transmitted to the device.
eCoupled Wireless Power Technology by KI.

or www.ki.com •
(800) 424-2432

SAVA by Stylex.

This task chair contains four low-profile paddles to control seat height, tension, seat depth, and tilt lock – easily reachable by anyone from the seated position. SAVA's fingertip tension control allows people who are 90 pounds to 275 pounds to find the right level of adjustment in mere seconds. Available in mid-back and high-back styles, SAVA is available with both task and conference arms, in all mesh, mesh back with upholstered seat, or in all upholstery.
SAVA by Stylex.

www.stylexseating.com •
(800) 257-5742

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