Top Knobs wins three ADEX Awards

Top Knobs has been awarded three 2016 ADEX Awards For Design Excellence. Aspen II, Stainless Steel and Transcend decorative hardware collections received accolades for their product design.

Platinum: Top Knobs Aspen II Collection

Top Knobs Aspen II

Handcrafted cast bronze designs in contemporary finishes. Like the original Aspen Collection, each solid bronze Aspen II piece is hand-cast from 90% recycled bronze and hand-finished for a beautiful, elegant style at an affordable price. The 43 products are available in three plated finishes: Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Brushed Satin Nickel.

Gold: Stainless Steel Collection

Stainless Steel

This expanded collection of decorative hardware offers a clean, modern and minimalistic look that can be seamlessly integrated into any kitchen design. The new shapes and polished stainless finish add variety to existing Top Knobs stainless steel styles. Each piece is designed to coordinate with high-end stainless steel appliances  – ideal for designers and homeowners that want a matching look for their kitchen. The new polished stainless finish is for those that want hardware with a bit of extra shine.

Silver: Top Knobs Transcend Collection

Top Knobs Transcend decorative hardware

Modern cabinet hardware for today’s transitional spaces, Transcend is a collection of decorative hardware in a coordinating mix of shapes, sizes and finishes. Composed of 33 different shaped products, the five series cabinet hardware collection is available in five contemporary finishes: Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio.

ADEX stands for Awards for Design Excellence and is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product & project design in the A&D industry. Designjournalmag.com, the international trade resource for interior designers, architects and facility managers since 1988, is the sponsor of the ADEX Awards.

An anonymous panel of professionals representing a cross section of the design industry conducts all voting for the ADEX Awards. ADEX judges are among the A&D industry’s most respected in their respective areas of expertise. The ADEX Award represents the best product and project designs of the year in the opinion of those who matter the most.

 

 

 

Top Knobs adds life to a rowhouse kitchen

In Mount Pleasant, Washington D.C., rowhouse homeowners Lydia Pelliccia and Craig Schumpert transformed their narrow, dark galley kitchen into a spacious, family-friendly kitchen. The kitchen renovation includes Top Knobs decorative hardware and was featured in The Washington Post.

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“We cook a lot for ourselves and entertain fairly regularly, and we wanted stuff within reach,” says Schumpert. “We wanted to be able to minimize clutter and didn’t want to bump into each other all the time when cooking.” He and Pelliccia wanted to be able to prepare dinner while having their daughter, Lola, 9, sitting nearby doing homework.

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Interior designer Carmel Greer of District Design removed the interior walls on the main floor and expanding the kitchen to the full width of the house, placing the living area in front and the dining area in back. The kitchen is now the centerpiece of this house, and light floods in from both directions.

Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pulls grace this Maryland kitchen.

Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pulls grace this Maryland kitchen.

Greer accented the lower cabinets with Top Knobs Pennington bar pulls in Brushed Satin Nickel. The contemporty bar pulls are available in 11 sizes, from 3″ to 37 3/16, and in five finishes, Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Polished Chrome, to match a variety of decors.

Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pull

Top Knobs Pennington Bar Pull

Read the complete article on The Washington Post.

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Top Knobs Talks Hardware Trends

Top Knobs recently spoke with Design Milk and The Design Tourist about modern hardware trends from knobs to pulls to handles. Take a look at the video below to see what Warren Ramsland, Top Knobs President, had to say about trends and new collections offered by Top Knobs.

Visit topknobs.com to view the new Barrington and Serene decorative hardware collections.

Top Knobs Introduces Barrington™ Collection

Top Knobs introduces Barrington™, a collection of decorative cabinet hardware styles in six modern finishes.

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Top Knobs Barrington collection of decorative hardware

 

Available in 36 shapes in five series, including crystal and glass knobs, the Barrington Collection adds style and refinements to any space. The coordinating mix of shapes and sizes features solid construction and a superior finish that won’t show wear.

Products in the Top Knobs Barrington Collection include:

Edgewater

  • Flat topped knobs and sleek pulls that slope point to a point on either end
  • Seven products:
    • 2 knobs: 1” and 1 1/8”
    • 4 pulls: 5 1/16”, 6 5/16”, 7 9/16” and 9”
    • 1 appliance pull: 12”
    • Available in 6 finishes: Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Tuscan Bronze
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Top Knobs Barrington Edgewater pulls

 

Glass and Crystal Knobs – Two styles

  • Nina – each round knob features a graceful base gently cupping a glass sphere
    • Three sizes
    • Available in 4 finishes: Brushed Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome and Polished Nickel
  • Wentworth – crystal inserts sparkle in these flat, round shaped knobs
    • Two sizes: 13/16” and 1 1/18”
    • Available in 3 finishes: Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome and Polished Nickel

Brookline

  • Pulls with subtle rounded ends and coordinating sphere shaped knobs
  • Nine products:
    • 3 knobs: 7/8”, 1” and 1 1/8”
    • 5 pulls: 3 ¾”, 5 1/16”, 6 5/16”, 7 9/16” and 9”
    • 1 appliance pull: 12”
    • Available in 6 finishes: Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Tuscan Bronze.

Somerdale

  • Thin, long pulls with a slight slope that is reminiscent of the sun rising over the horizon
  • 5 pulls: 3 ¾”, 5 1/16”, 6 5/16”, 7 9/16” and 9”
  • Available in 6 finishes: Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Tuscan Bronze

Channing

  • Masculine yet graceful series of sturdy squares and rectangular based designs
  • Ten products:
    • 4 cup pulls 2 ¾”, 3 ¾”, 5” and 7”
    • 1 knob: 1 1/16”
    • 1 backplate: 3”
    • 4 pulls 3”, 3 ¾”, 5 1/16” and 6 5/16”
    • Available in 6 finishes: Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Sable, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Umbrio
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Top Knobs Barrington Channing pulls and cup pulls

 

Knobs and pulls in the Barrington collection start at $6.50. Appliance pulls start at $135.00. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. Visit www.topknobs.com to view the entire collection. For more information, view our catalog here.

 

Top Knobs Sets the Standard in an Award Winning Tampa Kitchen

In Tampa, Florida a French inspired kitchen using Top Knobs cabinet hardware has won the prestigious Southeast Builders Conference 2015 Aurora Award for Interior Merchandising/Design in the Kitchen category for projects in the $1,000,001-$2,000,000 range. Here’s a look at the project which was recently featured in House Trends Tampa Magazine.

Amoroso Cabinets, in calibration with Windstar Homes, were the masterminds behind the kitchen project. Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, the homebuilder put most of the budget into the kitchen where family and friends could gather in an open air space.

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 8.24.26 AMDoug Amoroso, President of Amoroso Cabinets told House Trends Tampa that the reasoning behind the bright, open air kitchen comes from the latest trend of people using shades of taupe, mushroom and grey with simple details to result in a clean and contemporary feel.

All of the custom made cabinets were perfectly accented by pulls from the Top Knobs Somerset Finial collection in the Pewter Antique finish.

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 8.37.07 AMPhotos by Johan Roetz, story adapted from Setting The Standard – Award Winning Design Brings Home The Prize for This Tampa Kitchen by Amy Diehl in House Trends Tampa.

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Traditional shapes in contemporary finishes

What’s old is new again! Top Knobs has added three new contemporary finishes to the Canterbury Knob & Backplate and the Dover D-Pull, Latch & Backplate. These traditionally shaped decorative hardware pieces are now available in Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome and Polished Nickel.

The Canterbury Knob & Backplate from the Britannia Collection evokes olde world artistry and craftsmanship with rustic designs and carefully crafted details. The addition of the Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome and Polished Nickel finishes make ten unique finish options to choose from.

The Dover D-Pull, Latch & Backplate from the Tuscany collection are inspired by the classic architectural details of Italian villas to bring olde world charm into the heart of the kitchen. All three products are now available in nine finish options.

All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. View the complete product catalog here.

Top Knobs Introduces the New Serene Collection

Top Knobs introduces Serene™, a collection of sophisticated decorative hardware styles in six contemporary finishes.

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Available in 35 shapes in five series, the Serene Collection is the essence of refined style. Each series of elegant, transitional shapes is the ultimate accessory to a kitchen designer’s vision. Plus, like all Top Knobs decorative hardware, they feature solid construction and a superior finish that won’t show wear.

The Serene Collection includes more 12” pulls, a first from Top Knobs. While 12” appliance pulls are available in many Serene styles, 12” pulls that are the same thin width as the other handles in the collection are also available, creating a cohesive look when installed.

Products in the Top Knobs Serene Collection include:

Eden

  • Classic circular knobs with footed base and detailed edging. Coordinates very nicely with Kara pulls.
  • Three sizes: 1”, 1 3/16” and 1 3/8”
  • Available in 6 finishes: Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Tuscan Bronze.

Juliet

  • Elegant four-sided pulls that are thin in the middle and capped with emerald shape ends. Knobs rise from their base with a gentle sloping action.
  • Seven products – including 12” pull, 1 knob: 1”, 5 pulls: 3 ¾”, 5 1/16”, 6 5/16”, 7 9/16” and 12”, 1 appliance pull: 12”
  • Available in 6 finishes: Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Tuscan Bronze.

Kara

  • Pulls with detailed bands and rounded ends, plus matching sphere shaped knobs
  • Eight products – including 12” pull, 1 knob: 1”, 6 pulls: 3 ¾”, 5 1/16”, 6 5/16”, 7 9/16”, 8 13/16” and 12”, 1 appliance pull: 12”
  • Available in 6 finishes: Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Tuscan Bronze.

Lydia

  • Sophisticated rectangular pulls with coordinating hexagon and T shaped knobs
  • Nine products – including 12” pull, 3 knobs: T shaped flat –1 ¾” and flat hexagon top 1 1/8” and 1 1/4”, 5 pulls: 3 ¾”, 5 1/16”, 6 5/16”, 9” and 12”, 1 appliance pull: 12”
  • Available in 5 finishes: Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome and Polished Nickel.

Lily

  • Reminiscent of a ballet barre, round pulls feature a footed base while coordinating cylinder shaped knobs accent the series
  • Eight products – including 12” pull, 2 knobs: 1” and 1 1/8”, 5 pulls: 3 ¾”, 5 1/16”, 6 5/16”, 7 9/16”, and 12”, 1 appliance pull: 12”
  • Available in 6 finishes: Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Tuscan Bronze.

Knobs and pulls start at $6.50. Appliance pulls start at $135.00. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. For more information, view our catalog here.

Top Knobs Introduces New 2016 Catalog

Reflect your personal style with cabinet hardware from the new 2016 Top Knobs catalog.

The catalog, now available online, features the Barrington and Serene collections which were newly introduced for the 2016 year. Also included are the Transcend and Mercer Collections, introduced in 2015.

Returning favorites include the popular Bar Pull Collection, Passport Collection, Aspen Collection and many, many more!

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Mix and Match Looks

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Top Knobs is “can I use different knobs and pulls in the same kitchen and have it look OK?” The answer is an astounding yes!

Mixing and matching is exactly the reason why Top Knobs products are organized into collections. Within a collection you can mix and match knobs and pulls of various shapes and designs and still get a unified style in your kitchen.

For example, from the Aspen II Collection you can use one Aspen II pull design on cabinets and another Aspen II pull design on drawers. Use the same length or different lengths, or use the same finish or a different finish, and still have a unified look and style in your kitchen.

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Mix and match different styles from the same Top Knobs collection to create a look that’s “all you.”

 

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Pull from Aspen II Collection