Cartell in Lancaster County, Pa., introduces the solar-friendly GateMate (CP-3) self-contained Free Exit System that reportedly offers the industry’s lowest stand-by current draw. The primary concern in a solar gate system is to provide enough solar power to accommodate the duty cycle of the system and the options that will be used with the system. With any solar system you must put as much power back into the battery (or more) than you are using on a daily basis.
New Haven, CT—The New Haven, Conn.-based Assa Abloy Group brands Corbin Russwin, McKinney, Norton, Rixson, Rockwood, Sargent, and Yale now offer an addition to their hardware finishes—a permanent Dark Oxidized Satin Bronze (10BE/613E). As rich and warm as the original oil rubbed 10B/613, this durable new finish will maintain its original color and not fade or wear over time.
The company’s highest-quality materials go into its Impressions Series chair that is designed to mold to the body for optimal comfort. Bertolini reports that the chair’s unique design makes it the only maintenance-free pew stacking church chair available—ideal for multi-purpose uses.
The ergonomic Impressions Series chairs feature a Flex-Fit seat and a Fit-Tight fastening system with BosScrew technology (an engineered fastener designed to stay tight during vibration and temperature changes) for optimal sitting comfort and increased durability. The plush pillow top wraps a generous layer of fiber-fill over a standard 20-inch-wide seat cushion to create a level of comfort that surpasses other stackable seating, according to Bertolini.
All seven Series models feature an award winning Ergo-V back, as well.
Designed and engineered for diverse general area, architectural and security illumination in public and commercial spaces, MaxLite launches the versatile StaxMAX LED Flood Lights, featuring self-contained modular elements with variability in lumen output and optics capabilities. Certified by DesignLights Consortium (DLC), the LED Flood Lights replace 250- to 1,200-watt metal halide fixtures for a multitude of applications, including car dealerships, golf driving ranges, sports parks and tennis courts, parking lots, facades, flag poles, billboards, marine harbors and other outdoor spaces.
Can plants be artwork? Suite Plants, a New York-based startup, thinks so. Their LivePicture product is designed to breathe new life into old plants. The concept is simple—it’s a high-end, low-maintenance garden that hangs on the wall and is reportedly ideal in lobbies and community gathering spaces.
The new Emporio Gessi Via Manzoni collection from Gessi, Italy, reportedly introduces sleek Italian designed and manufactured bathroom faucets and accessories at reasonable prices.
Style-forward, but never trendy, the Via Manzoni collection in polished chrome features simple, sensual curves and quintessential minimalist lines that are equally at home in transitional, contemporary or even traditional bathrooms. According to the company, the line exhibits the perfect harmony of contours and proportions. All Via Manzoni faucets are made of solid brass to ensure durability and a flawless finish.
A range of new heavy-duty faucets has been added to the Monterrey commercial faucet collection from American Standard. Designed to stand up to the most demanding applications for institutional, education, and hospital installations, the new models feature solid brass construction and cast valve bodies designed to withstand heavy usage.
The Cocoon-1 from Micasa Lab, the experimental division of a leading furniture retailer based in Zurich, Switzerland, reports that its customizable orb might be right at home in youth or children’s spaces in church designs.
The Cocoon can also be used in office spaces to create a distinct, oddly cozy space with a desk and plenty of storage. Or, put it in the church lobby or welcome area to make visitors’ head’s turn, preparing them for an amazing design experience throughout the church.
“Square door pulls are a huge hit with designers and architects,” says Sandy Matheny, director of decorative openings for Assa Abloy. “We’re thrilled to expand this gorgeous collection—and paired with Rockwood’s square accessories, we can really create classic, sophisticated design.”
The Offset Pulls offer a narrow profile and clean lines, in both square and rectangular shapes. The Upholstery Leather Pulls use 3-4 ounce leather, tightly wrapped and sewn with the option for unique reverse stitching. There are two upholstery leather color options or a custom color can be chosen to match any interior. The ArborMet Pulls are comprised of select dyed hardwood veneers for a strong wood element. All three pulls are offered in stainless steel finishes, and various length and grip sizes.
To complement the collection, Rockwood recently released three square door accessories. The new RM817 coat hook, RM857 tall floor/wall stop and RM867 wall stop—all available in a satin nickel and designed for long-term durability.
The GeoMetek Collection reportedly suites nicely with square trim from Corbin Russwin and Sargent and square barrel hinge from McKinney. These decorative products are part of The Good Design Studio from Assa Abloy.
Acoustic Enterprises Inc. offers a new Dimensional Acoustic Panel with a patent pending design. The panels can reportedly turn noisy entryways, corridors, lobbies and blank wall space into a beautifully sound controlled environment.
The company reports that church designers can choose from current designs or Acoustic Enterprises can work with clients to provide custom designs and sizing.
Dimensional Acoustic Panels offer a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) value of 0.85, and all materials are Class A.