MONTREAL – Richelieu Hardware is a leading distributor, importer and manufacturer of specialty hardware and complementary products. Richelieu will be exhibiting at the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta from August 22–25. The focal point of the Richelieu booth is the company’s new Decorative Hardware Collection 2012 with over 1,000 different new products. Also on display will be dozens of new, exclusive and innovative products incorporating all the latest design and technology trends on the kitchen market.

The Richelieu booth is located near the entrance of the main exhibition floor, booth 2007, and will feature the hottest developments in specialty hardware, such as sliding door systems, the kitchen reinvented, a multi-functional island, the entertainment center revisited, lighting and healthcare sector solutions. Visitors can also explore industry and product trends on their own at the Richelieu workshop workstations.

Richelieu is an industry leader and top innovator in North America, offering unique, functional products in response to constantly evolving trends in interior décor and specialty hardware. Richelieu continues to be a major industry player through its professional response to client needs, a reliance on revolutionary marketing, state-of-the-art technology and a network of more than 63 distribution centers. The IWF is a springboard for launching a multitude of products that will become the standards of tomorrow.

The new decorative hardware collection 2012

Richelieu will use the IWF to show its new cabinet pulls collection to the North American market. The 2012 edition offers more than 1,000 new models, each of them a beauty to behold, incorporating new materials and finishes in line with the latest industry trends. The 2012 cabinet hardware collection offers appliance pulls, brass ornaments, cremone bolts, hinges, hooks, keyhole plates, keys and mock keys, pivot hinges, recessed pulls, knobs and pulls backplates, split hinges and the new floor registers, switch plates, wire meshes, aluminum profiles and more in a variety of sizes and styles. Richelieu offers more than 7,000 cabinet pulls available for immediate delivery from our distribution centers located throughout North America.

The kitchen reinvented

IWF attendees can peek behind large sliding doors to discover the new Cuisine Innovation, an ideal system for lofts and open spaces. These sliding cabinet doors conceal a practical and ergonomic organizational system of kitchen cabinets that can be electrically or manually raised and lowered — the perfect answer to recent new construction trends and higher ceilings. This kitchen becomes even more functional through the system’s height-adjustable table, offering increased counter space, drawers with an electrical opening system and the latest energy efficient LED lighting.

Multi-functional island

To get the most out of a workspace and the versatility of the kitchen island, Richelieu also offers innovative solutions that make kitchen components more flexible. We have designed an island that can be electrically adjusted with an electric lift, converting it into a workspace for two different activities. One side works as an office desk, providing a spacious, ergonomic work area with an integrated computer. The other side of the island conceals a bar area for entertaining when guests arrive.

The entertainment center revisited

Ideal for open rooms — Richelieu offers solutions for creating a wall unit that conceals the television and other living room peripherals when not in use. An electric lift raises and lowers the television for viewing as needed. What’s more, this wall unit is equipped with two coplanar sliding door systems with soft-close mechanism — perfect for use as a library. Some of our products also easily create a bar area or shelves that can be hidden behind doors that open through the ingenious Pegaso lateral opening system. Inside the unit, we have installed the new Ten slides with soft-close mechanism and translucent panels. The bar is equipped with a sink and faucet and the entire unit is illuminated with new Evoke Tilt and Swivel lights. All these products combine to create a refined look right in style with the latest trends.

LED Lights: performance paired with Italian design

Richelieu is presenting many new lighting products, some of which have won design and innovation prizes. The new sophisticated design series created in Italy features pure, sleek shapes that will refresh the beauty of any piece of furniture, cabinets or closets. The LED Lights series Metris, Cubik, Q Pad and L Pad are made of stainless steel and are efficient, environmental products with the best contemporary design that optimally meet the needs of the demanding consumer.

The Moderno Collection — a symbol of quality, beauty and design in Cabinet Doors

These cabinet doors collection offers the latest finishes for the modern kitchen. The Moderno series — in 13 finishes and a vast variety of designs — gives you the chance to personalize the look of your cabinet doors with a selection of recessed handles, edgebanding and even wood grain direction. The Moderno Collection is a cutting-edge product in keeping with the latest market trends.

Sliding Door Hardware

Richelieu has just released its new Sliding Door Guide, a unique source of information with over 300 new sliding door solutions for cabinet and interior doors. The demand for sliding doors has significantly increased over the last few years, producing innovative, sophisticated products for both residential and commercial use. Sliding doors are the ideal solution for maximizing living space and creating movement while adding value to the decor. At the IWF, Richelieu will be showing many outstanding solutions for all type of applications.

Decorative panels

Richelieu offers an array of decorative panels to enhance interior spaces, such as FormArt sculpted decorative panels, Sibu high quality decorative surfaces, Dekodur high-pressure laminate, brick and stone reproductions and many more. These panels remarkably emulate the shape, patterns and textures of various materials and create stunning focal points or elegant wall cladding.

Healthcare sector

For many years, Richelieu has been a leader when it comes to supplying computer ergonomic products to our customers. We are pleased to announce an expanded line of computer ergonomic products manufactured specifically for the healthcare industry. Backed by a lifetime warranty, these wall-mounted computer stations are constructed from aluminum with no sharp corners, anti-microbial finishes and complete cable management. Whether you need ergonomic workspaces for a hospital, dental offices, long-term care facilities or any other suitable setting, turn to Richelieu for the right solution.

Workshops

Richelieu wants to help you stay informed and up to date on the latest developments in the specialty hardware industry. Workshop stations will be held at all times where you can explore all the ins and outs of the following topics: the Roller handling tool which is the most versatile and powerful tool on the market, Precision jigs, new anchors, Sunkiss thermo reactor and Richelieu branded products.

Richelieu is a leading North American distributor, importer and manufacturer of specialty hardware and complementary products. Its products are targeted to an extensive customer base of kitchen and bathroom cabinet, furniture, and window and door manufacturers plus the residential and commercial woodworking industry, as well as a large customer base of hardware retailers, including renovation superstores. Richelieu offers customers a broad mix of high-end products sourced from manufacturers around the world. Its product selection consists of more than 90,000 different targeted to a base of some 70,000 customers who are served by 63 centers in North America – 34 distribution centers in Canada, 27 in United States and two manufacturing plants in Canada, specifically Cedan Industries Inc. which specializes in the manufactures components for the window and door industry and a broad selection of decorative mouldings.

Source: Richelieu Hardware

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