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Full Glass Doors Are Back?

The Mayor of Hardware's Top Trends & Products from IWF 2014Your stereo cabinet from 1996 just got a facelift….

This is a photo from the Element Designs booth – You can see the full glass doors with non-bore glass door hinges. 

These hinges were also on display in the Blum and Salice booths.

The hinge is glued to the door – which makes me a little nervous especially since – when I asked what type of glue is recommended - everyone said “Ask your glass guy.” 

There could be a practical use for anyone producing bathroom mirrors. 

Cover Up Those Plastic Cams…

The Mayor of Hardware's Top Trends & Products from IWF 2014It’s becoming more and more difficult for closet guys to match their plastic cams to the melamine. 

Titus’ solution is a chrome cover cap that taps onto all single cams.   

The photo is of a prototype and I thought it looked pretty good. 

I know what your thinking – those will never stay on.  I conducted a very scientific test…

After I snapped the cap on the cam I dropped the display on the floor and the cap was still in place. 

I liked this concept, and the idea of eliminating all of those different color cams from inventory will save a lot of time, money and space. 

Hide Your Hinges?

The Mayor of Hardware's Top Trends & Products from IWF 2014We have all seen the metal plates that snap over the hinge arm and the cup. 

This takes that to an entirely new level.  This rubber / plastic cover completely hides the hinge and the plate. 

They had more color choices than you could ever want and it could be personalized – which I thought was really cool. 

Interesting idea for those high end contemporary markets.

Relax In Your Kitchen with a little help from “ZEN” 

The Mayor of Hardware's Top Trends & Products from IWF 2014There seems to be a movement away from decorative hardware, many booths showed push open doors and drawers…

Personally I really like the way a handle finishes off a cabinet. 

Zen was one of the sexiest handles that I have seen…

Yes I just described a handle as sexy… Maybe I have been in the hardware industry too long… J

Check Out Those Curves… 

The Mayor of Hardware's Top Trends & Products from IWF 2014This new hourglass rod is reversible – flat on one side and ribbed on the other. 

It also has a plastic cap on top to prevent scratching and has a locking flange. 

The two-piece flange is very forgiving and hides the cut nicely.  

I’m really curious to see how this rod is received. 

Before I walked the trade show floor – I had to stop and take a Selfie –  

The Mayor of Hardware's Top Trends & Products from IWF 2014There are some really great people in our industry and catching up with them is always one of my favorite parts of the show. 

I thought this was a great show and I’m excited about the new products hitting the market. 

Did you attend??  Would love to hear what you thought.

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