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Pantone names purple colour of the year 2018

A vibrant, deep purple described as dramatically provocative and thoughtful has been named Pantone’s colour of the year 2018.

Teknion wins multiple NeoCon 2017 Awards

Teknion has won multiple NeoCon 2017 Awards for products from its Teknion, Studio TK and Luum Textiles collections. Three of the honours were Best of NeoCon

Top 2017 design trends

According to the Interior Design Show, the following will be the top 10 design trends for 2017 inspiring the direction of design for the year
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Touchless technology in the kitchen

Hands-free technology has taken off in residential kitchens. Hands-free faucets (also known as touchless faucets, electronic faucets, or motion-sensing faucets) continue to evolve and gain

CertainTeed Listening Lounge helps commercial building design

The CertainTeed Listening Lounge, a virtual sound modeling tool, lets someone hear how ceiling design, materials and products can impact a room's acoustics.

Advancements in decorative glass

Decorative glass is a versatile product that has been used for centuries to meet a variety of design and structural needs. As style and design

Electron wall sconce wins design competition

The Electron Luminaire Wall Sconce by Maurice Laurent Dery & Jordan N Dery in Surrey, B.C. was selected as a winner at an international design

Prouvé RAW Office Collection in Vancouver

Global denim brand G-Star RAW and leading Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra will launch the Prouvé RAW Office Collection in Vancouver during a private exhibit opening

New program aids in colour selection process

Canadian paint brand, Delux, has launched a first-of-its-kind program to help health care and educational institutions add colour to their spaces.

Bathroom faucet reinvents hand-washing

Dyson's Airblade Tap hand dryer looks like a regular faucet but it combines hand washing and drying in a futuristic tap.

Transforming ordinary walls into works of art

Digital wall finishes can transform an ordinary space into one that inspires and stimulates.

From wine barrels to wood floors

Discerning connoisseurs now have the ability to bring the character of a wine barrel into their cellar by ...

Electronically tintable glass

Electronically tintable glass provides dynamic control over the amount of heat and light that is admitted to the building.

Art rental

Many major public galleries allow people to try out artwork before committing to making a purchase. Clients can take their time and live with a piece of art before deciding if it’s for them.

Washrooms on the edge

Bruce Carscadden Architect was selected by Metro Vancouver to develop a strategy and design for permanent beach toilets to replace Wreck Beach's long problematic plastic urinals and temporary toilet facilities.

Digital fever

Ink-jet technology represents a new system of floor and wall tile decoration that is positioned to alter the way ceramic and porcelain is decorated.

Vent-free fireplaces

Vent-free fireplaces represent the fastest growing segment of the fireplace industry. This is due to their flexibility of installation – no need for a chimney – and their exceptional safety record.