MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- Richelieu, one of the largest distributors, importers and manufacturers of specialized hardware products in North America, won four Innovation Awards at the National Design and Architecture Exposition (IIDEX) in Toronto that took place September 20–21.
Richelieu took home IIDEX awards in three product categories — lighting, windows & doors and computer support furniture. The IIDEX Canada Innovation Awards were established in 1984 to celebrate the latest and most innovative in interior architecture product design. The Innovation Awards recognize the most inventive and well-designed products exhibited at the IIDEX and are judged by representatives from the design, media and business communities.
Richelieu was awarded Silver for its Skate & Kite LED light, a surface-mounted, under-cabinet light created by Giuseppe Bavuso and made in Italy. Exclusive to Richelieu, these LED countertop lights with touch control are simple and sleek in design and brightly illuminate countertops with a warm, ambient light.
Richelieu also won Bronze in the lighting category for the LED Goccia closet rod light, another creation of Italian designer Bavuso and made in Italy. The teardrop-shaped closet rod is both elegant and cutting-edge with technology features such as a motion detector and low energy consumption.
In the window & door category, Richelieu’s Aperto sliding door system earned Bronze. Aperto is an ingenious cabinet sliding door system that maximizes room space. The system enables multiple sliding doors to stack up and be concealed behind one hinged door, allowing for access to the entire storage unit when fully opened.
Richelieu also brought home Bronze for its articulated-arm computer keyboard tray, whose ergonomic features significantly increase the comfort of a workstation.
Complete information on these products can be viewed on the Richelieu website, Richelieu.com, or by contacting customer service.
Richelieu has been an active force in the North American specialty hardware market for nearly 45 years, serving some 70,000 customers. Richelieu is an industry leader in Canada and the United States, carrying over 90,000 products across a wide spectrum of categories as well as a huge line of specialized items produced by its two affiliate manufacturing plants.
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