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This year, ARCHITECT received more more 140 submissions to its 2022 Fall Product Call. From germ-killing paint to luminaires made from recycled materials, this selection of 15 winners showcases recent building industry launches leading the way through thoughtful design and innovative application.

courtesy Designtex

West Elm 5.0 Collection, Designtex
This collaboration between Designtex and West Elm features four handsome and durable woven textiles—speckle bouclé, plus grid, cube geo, and bouclé houndstooth—which range in texture from a nubby design to a soft and distressed chenille, all in a range of colorways.

courtesy Hauslane

Chimney-Style Range Hood (WM-739), Hauslane
The sleek, stainless-steel, chimney-style range hood with an onyx touch screen is powered by a single motor and ready for heavy-duty home cooking, from braising and frying to searing and sautéing. Powerful suction and three speeds mean no matter your level of finesse in the kitchen—whether you’re The Bear or just starting out—this hood will eliminate grease and fumes.

courtesy Duravit

No. 1 Vanity, Duravit
The minimalist, wall-mounted vanity unit series features two finishes—white matte and graphite matte—as well as customizable door, drawer, and cabinet options that can be paired with LED mirrors. The units come preassembled and feature left-hinged and right-hinged doors or a pull-out compartment.

courtesy Andersen Windows

Big Door Retractable Screen for MultiGlide and Folding Doors, Andersen Windows
Created with ease of installation in mind, this durable screen is built into a project’s wall and features load-balancing technology for seamless operation. Users can maneuver the screen from any height and specify the screen in colorways including black, dark bronze, and an anodized clear.

courtesy Focal Point Lights

Eave, Focal Point Lights
Let there be light, and sound baffling: This acoustic pendant luminaire is crafted from eco-friendly PET felt—in dozens of colors from pineapple and blush to seafoam and cornflower blue—complemented with real wood veneer end caps that come in three oak tones: white, amber, and espresso. This fixture’s sound absorption makes it ideal for large open spaces like libraries, offices, and schools.

courtesy Heat & Glo

Enlight Collection Gas Fireplaces from Stellar, Heat & Glo
Created to keep indoor thermal comfort at a baseline for all end users, this collection offers six configurations in an array of lengths and heights. Each fireplace can be customized with driftwood logs, polished river rock, crushed glass, and LED accent lighting in virtually any color.

courtesy Guardian Glass

SunGuard SNR 35, Guardian Glass
Designed for commercial exterior applications, this silver reflective-coated glass offers a very low 0.17 solar heat gain coefficient and 33% visible light transmission. It aims to help reduce interior heat loads and minimize HVAC equipment for a more energy-efficient interior experience.

courtesy Leica Geosystems

Leica BLK360 Laser Scanner, Leica Geosystems
Clocking in at just 1.7 lbs., this tiny-but-mighty scanner can generate HDR digital twins in seconds. Users scan their environments without interruption, according to Leica, all while viewing and sharing their data during the process. The scanner has an accuracy range of .024 inch at a 10-yard distance and .31 inch at 22 yards with a rechargeable battery good for 60 setups.

courtesy HBF Textiles

In Your Skin, HBF Textiles
Created by New York designer Erin Ruby, this woven fabric collection for contract and hospitality settings is inspired by the contours and effects of aging on human skin. Available in 43 colorways and patterns dubbed chubby baby, tattoo toile, goosebumps, laugh lines, and stardust, all the fabrics are certified Indoor Advantage Gold and many are manufactured using recycled or post-consumer materials.

courtesy Carl Hansen & Søn

VLA26 Vega Chair, Carl Hansen & Søn
This lightweight, stackable chair—originally designed for a concert hall by Vilhelm Lauritzen in 1956—is now available from Carl Hansen & Søn. The chair has a black powder-coated steel frame, and a seat and back made of FSC-certified oak, with or without upholstery.

courtesy Behr

Copper Force, Behr
This zero-VOC interior paint aims to kill germs. Need we say more? Developed with materials technology company Corning, the EPA-registered paint relies on the antimicrobial properties of copper, killing 99.9% of viruses and bacteria within two hours of contact for its six-year life span, Behr reports. The paint comes in a range of colors with eggshell and semi-gloss finishes.

courtesy USG Ceilings Plus

Barz + Brilliance, USG Ceilings Plus
Designed to offer a seamless look with fully integrated linear LED lighting, these acoustical baffles are available in an easy-to-specify, panelized cassette system with torsion spring-grid attachments. Offered in custom options and in white color temperatures of 3500K and 4000K, the system ships in approximately eight weeks.

courtesy GKD Metal Fabrics

Oasis, GKD Metal Fabrics
This golden-anodized metal fabric weave, crafted from a combination of aluminum wires and stainless steel cables, is suitable for both building façade cladding or interior wall and ceiling coverings.

courtesy Flos

Mayday Outdoor Lamp, Flos
The outdoor lamp, by Konstantin Grcic, can be hung from a hook or tree branch, or used as a floor or table lamp. Made of recycled materials and with special waterproof features, the fixture comes in three nature-inspired colorways: mustard yellow, leaf green, and black.

courtesy Móz Designs

Skinz Collection, Móz Designs
Designed to mimic the luster of rare materials, these solid-core aluminum panels are laminated with architectural-grade embossed vinyl film in six patterns: charwood, wenge wood, luna gold, aged bronze, aged gold, and glacier. The sheets are available in thicknesses ranging from .040 inch to .125 inch and in standard 47-by-96-inch or 47-by-120-inch panels. Corrugated options are also available.

This article first appeared in the September 2022 issue of ARCHITECT.

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