Acuity Introduces A Solution To Assess Energy Usage

Apr 27, 2017

Acuity Brands Inc of USA introduced a tool that displays energy consumption metrics on a digital platform. It uses the nLight ECLYPSE controllers that are smart and building- ready. This software is from the Acuity brand itself that tracks and analyses energy usage of the building over a peroid of time. This product is one the few integrated metrics systems that incorporates building management as well lighting control systems under its measuring algorithms. 

Sanitaryware Plant Acquired By Jaquar Group In Kutch

Apr 27, 2017

In a 100-crore-rupees deal, Jaquar Group has acquired a sanitaryware plant in Kutch. Kutch-based Euro Ceramics Ltd previously owned the plant. However, Jaquar hasn’t acquired the company in any capacity. The addition of this plant makes Jaquar total at five manufacturing units in India. They plan on expanding this plant to a 1.8 million sanitaryware pieces of capacity as opposed to its previous 1.2 million production capacity.

Renovation On The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Begins By Gehry Partners

Apr 24, 2017

The expansion and renovation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art has begun by Gehry Partners. By 2020, the first phase of the project is set to be completed. As part of the overall renovation, this project will span 3 years at an estimated cost of $196 million. The centre peice of the redesign will be a multilevel circulation hub called the forum that will serve as the focus of the Gehry Partners’ design. The 640-foot-long walkaway will also be restored under this project. 

Two New Art-inspired Carpet Collections To Be Launched By Bentley Mills

Apr 24, 2017

Secco and Impasto, the two new art inspired carpet ranges by the California based company are to be launched in May. It incorporates clean lines to abstract blocks and vibrant splashes of colour pushing the threshold of its design and manufacturing process. Impasto draws inspiration from the impressionist style of maestros like Van Gogh that uses thick strokes of colour and light splashes in contrast. Secco on the other hand uses the appearance of pigments applied to dry plaster walls with complex textures. The range also uses high performance fiber technology to provide durability. 

Wipro’s Verge Led Awarded The Reddot Award: Product Design 2017

Apr 22, 2017

Verge captures the essence of a work space with its volumetric lighting.
The RedDot Award Jury this year comprised of design professionals, specialist journalist and 40 independent designers. The competition received more than 5500 entries from 54 countries around the globe.

Lutron Devices Can Now Be Instructed Via Google Assistant

Apr 22, 2017

Lutron smart products can now be controlled by voice commands as it joined hands with Google Assistant to collaborate for the same. These voice commands can be given via smart devices connected to Google Home or through the android application of Google Assistant. This feature has already been rolled out for the Caseta Wireless range of connected lighting. By June 2017, it will also be rolled out for the RadioRA2 and the HomeWork QS ranges. Google Assistant is facing stiff competition from Alexa of Amazon and is collaborating with more brands to expand in the market faster. 

Rejuvenation Opens New Store In New York

Apr 14, 2017

The new Rejuvenation store in New York offers the largest catalog of the company in the open market. The provides solutions to restore old
houses while maintaining the old style with modern technology. The New York store has a mixed array of products ranging in lighting to house
parts. William Sonoma acquired Rejuvenation and since then the company has expanded. The store is now in eight locations as opposed to the
three during the acquisition. The new store is located at 3 West 20th Street, in New York’s Flatiron District.

Varina Area Library Wins The Aia / Ala Library Building Award

Apr 14, 2017

The Library Building Award is presented by the American Institute of Architects together with the American Library Association. This award takes
into consideration the design of the entire library building. Varina Library was noted for its historic and rural setting that were in sync with the
contemporary aspirations of the community. The plan was adulated for its assortment of indoor and open spaces, supporting community activity
along with self-guided access to data. AIA/ALA Library Building Award was given to eight American and European libraries this year.

The Petersen Automative Museum Is Given The American Architecture Award 2017

Apr 14, 2017

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design awarded Peteson Automative Museum for its 2017 Architecture Awards.
The Peterson was remodelled a year ago at the cost of $90 Millions. The uniqueness about the renovation project is that it was a retrofit unlike a complete knockdown for a new building. The Peterson stands out because of its radical design on the exterior by architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox. The exterior has the look of flowing stainless steel ribbons over the red concrete shell of the building.

Jo-ann Fabric And Craft Stores To Partner With Ellen For New Fabric Line

Apr 13, 2017

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is going to partner with the Home Decor line of Ellen DeGeneres. This line will be exclusively available at the Jo-Ann Stores and on their website. 

The new collection eludes a style reminiscent of the American countryside. The range will feature 30 designs with neutral and vibrant colors ideal for upholstery, window displays among a host of other ways to use them around the house for decor. There are 10 woven and 20 print variations available in differing fabric weights. The textured effects produced by their unique weaving process further enhances the patterns on the fabric. The prices range from $19 to $59.