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Vicenza Designs Introduces New Showroom

July 12, 2012

Top Knobs Sanctuary Collection

July 12, 2012

Top Knobs has introduced the new Sanctuary Collection. Inspired by Asian architectural details, the Sanctuary Collection delivers a simplified, sophisticated look. Available in eight finishes including Brushed Satin Nickel, Flat Black, German Bronze, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Pewter Antique, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Tuscan Bronze.

“Over a century ago, influential modern architects traveled the world and were especially influenced by Asian architectural details, furniture and art,” states David Tyler, VP of Marketing for Top Knobs. “And what is modern or contemporary today – encompasses a wide array of styles and influences. But what inspired our Sanctuary Collection is the simplicity of form and sophistication of style. In some of the pieces, you see distinct Asian details. In a few of the handles and pulls – you feel the artisans pushing the envelopes of technology to achieve a fine line or handle that is at once delicate, yet stalwart.”

The new Sanctuary Collection has four distinct series styles including: Asian Inspired, Oval, Cubic and Flared. Retail prices for the Asian Inspired series vary based on size/finish from $4.40 per piece to $77.80 per piece.

Top Knobs Introduces the Passport Collection

July 12, 2012

Top Knobs introduces the ground-breaking Passport Collection inspired by world famous iconic destinations such as: the Great Wall of China, Australia’s Sydney Opera House, London’s Tower Bridge, the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor, Africa’s Victoria Falls and Rome’s romantic Trevi Fountain. Passport is a completely unique concept in cabinet hardware and a way for homeowners to personalize their space with classic design elements or to connect with a keepsake from a favorite trip.

Each Passport Collection series will offer a mix of popular finishes that may include: Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Pewter Antique, Tuscan Bronze, German Bronze and Light Bronze. Exquisitely shaped knobs, pulls, handles, appliance handles and more will be offered in a wide variety of sizes and designs. All Top Knobs products come with a lifetime warranty and protective sealed finish.

Luxor Series

Luxor Series

The breathtaking papyrus-shaped columns, stunning hand carvings and glimpses of a royal past, represent the special elements in the Luxor Series. Just as the Temple of Luxor is known for high social status and exceptional luxury, the Luxor Series captures its essence with handsome pulls and regal hardware.

“The Luxor Series embodies an international feel and a hint of ancient royalty blended to appeal to modern day design aesthetics,” states David Tyler, VP of Marketing for Top Knobs. “Each handcrafted piece captures the feeling of relentless energy and passion alluding from the Temple of Luxor without compromising beauty, quality or expression.”
The Luxor Series comes in a mix of five popular finishes that include: Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Pewter Antique and Umbrio. The artistically shaped knobs come in three styles and the majestic pulls are offered in three sizes. Retail prices vary based on size/finish and are estimated to list from $4.90 per piece to $109 per piece.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

The sleek and artistic series emphasizes creativity and inspirational design while displaying functionality and efficiency for residential homes.Victoria Falls, inspired by the world famous African treasure known for its dramatic curtain like waterfall, expresses excitement and boldness in its design.

“The Victoria Falls Series hits several current style trends at once from both its water-inspired theme and contemporary clean lines,” states David Tyler, VP of Marketing for Top Knobs. “Just as the breathtaking waterfall brings enjoyment and exhilaration to travelers and thrill seekers, the Victoria Falls Series brings a bit of that excitement into the kitchen creating the ultimate in influential beauty.”

Top Knobs Victoria Falls comes in five popular finishes including Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Pewter Antique and Umbrio. The series comes in six pull sizes and two knob styles. Retail prices vary based on size/finish from $5.00 per piece to $103 per piece.

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Series

Crafted with intricate details from the arch of the bridge overlooking the harbor, the architecturally inspired series brings classic modern design to the kitchen.
“The iconic Sydney Harbour vista is a rich historical setting with stunning modern design influences,” states David Tyler, VP of Marketing for Top Knobs. “The combination of old and new is exactly what we’re seeing in today’s kitchen design trends. The Sydney Harbour Series embodies old and new together in a way that is fresh and appealing.”
The Sydney Harbour Series is available in five popular finishes including Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Pewter Antique and Umbrio. The series comes in five sizes including a thin pull. Retail prices vary based on size/finish from $8.40 per piece to $145 per piece.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

The legendary London bridge, known for its Victorian Gothic architectural beauty, serves as the inspiration for the series. The artistic collection captures the essence of the distinctive bascule bridge’s iron works.
“With the Passport Collection, we are able to invite homeowners to experience the world through internationally inspired and finely crafted cabinet hardware,” states David Tyler, VP of Marketing for Top Knobs. “The Tower Bridge of London symbolizes extraordinary architectural design with head-turning details all of which are represented in the Tower Bridge Series.”
The splendid Tower Bridge Series is available in five popular finishes including Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Pewter Antique and Umbrio. The series comes in four sizes and two styles. Retail prices vary based on size/finish from $8 per piece to $168 per piece.

 

TellCard Systems Introduces the EGT Standalone (Offline) Cylindrical Lock

July 12, 2012

EGT

We are pleased to introduce to you the EGT Standalone (Offline) Cylindrical lock. The heart of the EGT is a proven ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 Cylindrical Chassis. Our engineers used this proven lock platform and created a product that is assembled in the USA, using electronics manufactured in the USA and programming that was developed by TellCard.
Some of the features of this product include:

  • Operates up to 130,000 lock/unlock cycles on one set of (4) AA batteries
  • Fully weather proof- both sides can be exposed to weather
  • 3 Hour UL Fire Rating, ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 Chassis
  • Simple installation utilizing only 3 additional holes off a standard 161 prep.
  • 7″ tablet PC optional for programming USB models coming soon. (optional accessory)
  • The current EGT Basic unit also features at no additional cost a key bypass feature that can be keyed to any of a number of keyways, small format (Best style) and large format Schlage® keyways.

The EGT also has:

  •  Backlit Stainless Steel Keypad buttons with an audible sounder that aids operation in low light situations. The audible sounder also serves as a low battery indicator when current drops below a certain point, giving the user more than adequate time to change the batteries before they fail.
  • Easy programming that allows insertion of multiple codes in sequence without having to return to home.
  • Easy, field changeable handing.
  • Variety of lever styles

A Mortise Lock version called the EMR will be available Mid September again using a proven Grade 1 Mortise Lock Chassis. Features to be added include a USB connection for audit trails and programming as well as the next few months, an RFID version using Mifare technology will also be available. The EGT Basic is available now at an introductory price of 268.00 Net. Units are in stock and can ship almost immediately, so place your order now.

The Complete Production Process of a Leather Door Lever at Turnstyle Designs

June 30, 2012

The Complete Production Process of a Leather Door Lever (4min 41sec) from Turnstyle Designs on Vimeo.