The winners of the second edition of the Richelieu Awards for Young Designers were announced on June 20 during a ceremony held in Montreal. This contest provides a springboard for students and young professionals in interior design offering participants an exceptional opportunity to stand out and get noticed. The Richelieu Awards for New Designers aim to inspire creativity in today’s designers to envision the home of tomorrow.
The winners, André Jacques—a graduate from a school of interior design in St-George-de-Beauce in Québec—and Charles Laurence Proulx and Gil Hardy-Groleau—from the design firm NÓS Architectes in Montreal—let their ideas shine by proposing well-balanced and accessible solutions. Each winner was awarded a trophy and a $1000 scholarship.
The challenge consisted in designing a layout for an optimized and versatile living space in a 450-square-foot micro condo according to universal accessibility standards for people with reduced mobility. By cleverly using Richelieu’s innovative products, young designers shared their vision of an adaptable space that adjusts to the age, physical condition, and needs of its occupants to make their life easier.
When Function Meets Design
Multifunction at Richelieu revolves around the changing needs of all occupants in a home. Richelieu’s selection of innovative products helps maximize comfort and transform spaces while integrating easily into any decor. Furniture and specialized hardware are used to create an environment that supports inclusion, accessibility and well-being for all.
This year, some designers featured a space with accessories that adapt, transform and evolve with the needs of occupants for an optimal use of the condo. Layouts embraced the themes of universal design in every aspect, offering ergonomic storage and ease of movement for people with reduced mobility, all in an inspiring setting.
Other designers presented projects that were resolutely universal, versatile and timeless. Each area of the condo—bedroom, kitchen, living room and home office—was perfectly suited to meet the challenges of all occupants regardless of their condition while providing practical, ergonomic, and valuable storage areas.
For more information on our contest winners, visit Richelieu.com/winners-of-the-2018-richelieu-design-awards-for-new-designers.
For more information on interior design solutions, visit the “Trends and Innovations” section on Richelieu.com.
Stiles Machinery will offer a look at some of their world-class CNC solutions for manufacturers of all sizes at this year’s International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta, Georgia, August 22-25, 2018. Included in Stiles wide-range of CNC technology on display at this year’s show, will be HOMAG’s brand new line of CNC technology. This will be the first time HOMAG’s newly designed machines will be available to the North American market since their recent launch at the HOLZ-HANDWERK fair in Nuremberg, Germany.
Included in this new line of CNC machines, is the HOMAG CENTATEQ N-500 nested based router. Made right here in the United States, the CENTATEQ N-500 is a powerful, and efficient nesting solution for high-speed processing and maximum precision over the total working width. Featuring increased drilling and tool changing capabilities, C-Axis with Flex5 functionality and easy-to-use touch-screen controls, the CENTATEQ N-500 offers the perfect solution for manufacturers of all sizes who depend on German-quality machining at an American-made value.
Stiles will also showcase the HOMAG CENTATEQ N-300 series router featuring a new compact machine platform for manufacturers who require the same power and efficiency they’ve come to expect from HOMAG’s world-class CNC technology, in a much smaller footprint. The CENTATEQ N-300 series requires a 30% smaller operating footprint, and a 50% smaller non-operating footprint compared to a traditional HOMAG CNC router.
In addition to HOMAG’s wide range of flat table CNC solutions, Stiles will also highlight HOMAG’s powerful CNC machining centers including the DRILLTEQ V-200 . The DRILLTEQ V-200 features a vertical machining footprint that requires minimal floor space, making it a perfect solution for both small shops and large industrial operations. With zero setup and change-over times regardless of part size, as well as vertical and horizontal boring, routing and grooving all within one extremely small platform, the DRILLTEQ V-200 is YOUR SOLUTION for achieving more with less.
For more information about Stiles’ comprehensive line of CNC machinery, visit www.stilesmachinery.com.
For every challenge, there is a solution, discover YOUR SOLUTION for powerful CNC technology in Stiles’ booth #5035 and #5053 at IWF 2018 this August.
About Stiles Machinery
As the industry’s leading provider of advanced manufacturing solutions, Stiles has been helping manufacturers
throughout North America increase their efficiency and productivity for over 50 years. With world-class machinery
backed by an experienced and responsive support team, extensive parts inventory, unique upgrade capabilities
and a nationally accredited education and training program, Stiles offers solutions that equip companies for
success in every area of their business. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Stiles has regional offices in
High Point, North Carolina; Bristol, Pennsylvania; Coppell, Texas; and Rancho Cucamonga, California. Stiles is a
proud member of the HOMAG Group, a global leader in the production of industrial manufacturing machinery.
New LEGRABOX profile provides three different motion technologies in one cabinet profile.
Offering the right solution for every level of user convenience is important, and Blum understands the need to keep the product range manageable. With the new LEGRABOX profile, cabinet manufacturers can offer a larger scope of function, all with one runner, saving warehouse space and confusion when ordering parts.
Three different motion technologies, BLUMOTION, TIP-ON BLUMOTION and SERVO-DRIVE are all achievable with the optimized LEGRABOX profile. Whether you opt for the electric or mechanical opening support system, Blum’s various motion technologies give you the right solution for every living area and every comfort level.
Getting the right mix
Combining different motion technologies in the same space brings enhanced user convenience to kitchens and other areas of the home as needed. The integrated BLUMOTION soft close ensures drawers always close softly and effortlessly. Cabinets equipped with the SERVO-DRIVE electrical motion support system, glide open at a single touch, which is especially handy for waste drawers. TIP-ON BLUMOTION is Blum’s mechanical solution allowing cabinet drawers to open with a single touch and close gently with a fluid push. LEGRABOX can be customized with these features.
LEGRABOX can be recognized by its straight lines that create a sleek design. This box system offers notably slim drawer profile thicknesses meaning more storage space in drawers, so items are always in easy reach. With its sleek finish available in two colors, LEGRABOX can be used with any style front offering a solution for any taste. Combining these endless design opportunities with Blum’s motion technologies is a perfect recipe for a well-designed, highly functioning kitchen.
Seminar focused on repurposing felled community trees receives strong sponsorship push from Wood-Mizer, Richelieu, Dynabrade and Safety Speed Manufacturing.
An intriguing mix of companies exhibiting at the International Woodworking Fair have signed on as sponsors of “The Urban Wood Movement Is NOW! Come Join the Movement.” The free 90-minute seminar is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 24 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
The diverse cast of urban wood seminar sponsors include Wood-Mizer, Richelieu, Dynabrade and Safety Speed Manufacturing.
“It is extremely gratifying to see these four major companies throw their support behind the concept of utilizing community and landscape trees at the end of their service as lumber and wood products when possible,” said Rich Christianson, a representative of the Urban Wood Network, organizer of the event. “We’re excited to educate woodworkers about the benefits of networking with local tree care professionals and sawyers to use locally reclaimed lumber in their custom projects.”
The IWF seminar will feature expert presenters representing expanding urban wood networks in the Midwest, West Coast and Southeast. Each of their presentations will shed light on opportunities to repurpose urban wood otherwise destined for the chipper or landfill to make high-quality lumber, slabs, furniture, flooring and other wood products.
About the IWF Urban Wood Seminar Sponsors
Wood-Mizer of Indianapolis, IN, (booth 6575) is the lead sponsor of the IWF urban wood seminar. As a world-wide leader in the manufacture of narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, Wood-Mizer has long been a strong advocate of repurposing trees felled in the urban wood as lumber and wood products. The company’s diverse product offering also includes wideband sawmilling equipment, re-saws, kilns, moulders/planers, pallet recycling equipment, and bandsaw blades.
“With Wood-Mizer’s thin-kerf blade technology, diseased and dying city trees can find new life in a piece of furniture that could have otherwise gone to waste,” said Darryl Floyd, COO of Wood-Mizer. “Throughout the past decade, Wood-Mizer has seen a major influx of successful businesses who are utilizing urban sourced wood for their sawmilling operations and we are proud to manufacture a product that enables small businesses to be profitable with an underutilized resource. While Wood-Mizer has been educating woodworkers about the positive environmental and economic impact of urban wood for years, the Urban Wood Seminar at IWF 2018 will be another step forward in saving more trees from going into the waste stream.”
Among the products Wood-Mizer will exhibit at IWF is the LT40 Hydraulic Wide portable sawmill. This industry workhorse for producing quality lumber fast and easily features a 34-inch width of cut and 21-foot log length capacity. Wood-Mizer will also show the MP260 and MP360 four-sided planers/moulders. These single-pass machines can be used to manufacture flooring, planed boards, crown moulding, cabinet trim, door and window frames and furniture components.
Richelieu of Saint Laurent, QC, (booth 1604) is one of the largest distributors and manufacturers of specialty hardware and complementary products in North America. Richelieu operates more than 50 distribution centers to service over 80,000 customers engaged in the manufacture of kitchen and bath cabinets, closets and storage spaces, and home and office furnishings.
Richelieu will continue the year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary at IWF 2018. The company will display its latest innovations in hardware, fasteners, lighting, storage solutions and more.
Dynabrade of Clarence, NY, (booth 8121) has been designing and manufacturing high-quality portable abrasive power tools in the United States for more than 50 years. Dynabrade also offers dust collection solutions and accessories for its abrasive power tools. “Dynabrade is a company that is going through a ‘Going Green’ program,” said Andy Mandell, marketing manager. “We’re eliminating waste and creating a new recycling program. It's fantastic to see old wood serving new purposes. and Dynabrade is proud to be a part of it.
Dynabrade will introduce the Dynorbital Extreme Random Orbital Sander line at IWF. It features an ergonomic design with a tactile soft grip over-mold for a comfortable feel. The 12,000 RPM motor features an improved rotor design for enhanced power.
Safety Speed Manufacturing of Ham Lake, MN, (booth 6013) is a U.S. manufacturer of high-quality panel processing machinery. Safety Speeds product line includes a full line of vertical panel saws, panel routers, widebelt sanders, edgebanders, screw pocket machines and sign-making equipment. Tom Houska, marketing manager of Safety Speed, said supporting the urban wood movement is an extension of the company’s environmental initiatives. “We are constantly aiming to decrease resource consumption through improved efficiency in our manufacturing processes, eliminate unnecessary resource use and decrease the amount of waste produced through our manufacturing activities.”
At IWF 2018, Safety Speed will demonstrate a manufacturing work cell to more efficiently process panels. The integrated solution includes the 7400 vertical panel saw, Conquest 23-spindle line boring machine, 72GP glue pot edgebander and SPM 301 screw pocket machine, which will make its debut at IWF.
Note: While admission to this program is free, advanced registration is required to guarantee a seat. Register at IWFAtlanta.com.
For information about the IWF Urban Wood seminar, contact Rich Christianson at 773-822-6750; email@example.com.
About the Urban Wood Network
The Urban Wood Network (UWN) operates from funding provided by the USDA Forest Service Northeastern, State and Private Forestry Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program. UWN has opened up membership to other state urban wood organizations as well as individual companies and entities. The four state partners include: Illinois Wood Utilization Team; Michigan Urban Wood Network; Missouri Department of Conservation; and Wisconsin Urban Wood.
Furniture makers and DIYers can install new Circa legs and feet in minutes.
Form and function come together beautifully in TableLegs.com’s new Circa Round Legs and Feet. The form is a pure cylinder of premium hardwood, offered in four species. With or without optional metal tips, they satisfy the demand for versatile, contemporary, well-proportioned designs. Function is enhanced by easy, attractive attachment options—geared for DIYers or professional woodworkers looking save valuable time.
TableLegs.com is now offering heirloom-quality round wood table legs and furniture feet, from a 4” foot all the way up to a 36” kitchen leg. As furniture feet, they come with a choice of fast and easy attachment options. As bench, coffee table, desk, dining table, and kitchen height legs, they come with TableLegs.com’s new Wood Mounting Blocks—the stronger, faster and easier attachment method that eliminates the need for table aprons. Wood Mounting Blocks make furniture feet and table legs incredibly easy to install. Just attach the block to the base with 4 included screws and the foot or leg can be screwed into place, thanks to the pre-installed, heavy-duty mounting bolt.
These legs and feet can be enhanced with handsome metal tips in satin brass or satin nickel, lending a striking visual appeal to one’s furniture.
This comprehensive family makes it easy to give any furniture a lift, replace outdated legs, or build beautiful heirloom-quality apronless tables in Modern, Minimalist and Contemporary styles. With 10 lengths, three diameters, four species, and three tips, this is the most extensive addition to the TableLegs.com catalog to date—a grand total of 360 combinations ensures the ability to find the exact configuration one’s project demands.
See the product here: https://www.tablelegs.com/shop-by-products/new-products/circa-round-table-legs-and-feet/
About TableLegs.com: TableLegs.com is a Vermont company that designs and manufactures quality components for furniture, cabinetry and architecture, along with fine finished and unfinished furniture. They sell directly to professional woodworkers, furniture makers, hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers. Balanced proportion, crisp detail, and easy assembly are the hallmarks of their products. For more, visit TableLegs.com.
Every October, America celebrates those in the industry with National Manufacturing Month. To commemorate the event and celebrate manufacturers nationwide, Acuity is sponsoring its first annual Manufacturing Pride Video Contest.
“Manufacturing is more than a job—it’s a life full of ever-changing technologies, challenges, rewards, and great people. That is why I fell in love with manufacturing almost four decades ago and continue to love it today,” said Mike Schlagenhaufer, Acuity Manufacturing Specialist. “Acuity recognizes the significant contributions of the over 12.5 million professionals in the manufacturing industry that keep our country moving forward.”
If you’re a part of the manufacturing industry, Acuity invites you to create and submit a video that tells us why you are proud to be part of the manufacturing industry. Top videos will be recognized by Acuity, with prizes up to $1,500.
For contest details, including where to submit a video, visit www.acuity.com/celebrate. Entries that are not submitted electronically can be mailed to:
Celebrate Manufacturing Video Contest
2800 S. Taylor Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
All entries must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2018, or postmarked by August 15, 2018, to qualify. Must be 18 years or older to win.
Acuity Insurance, headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, protects over 5,000 manufacturers across 26 states.
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