#TopKnobsChallenge Design Contest Finalists Announced

Top Knobs announces finalists in the #TopKnobsChallenge design contest.

Finalist entries are on display at this week’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) January 20-22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. KBIS attendees can participate by voting for their favorite contest entrees at Top Knobs booth #N1149. The #TopKnobsChallenge design contest challenged participants to create a hand or digital drawing of the next innovation in kitchen cabinet hardware design.

Congratulations to the finalists:

Finalist A Finalist B Finalist C Finalist D Finalist E Finalist F Finalist G

The #TopKnobsChallenge design contest final winners will be chosen by a jury of hardware experts soon after KBIS. The grand prize is $1,000 and two $500 gift certificates for the runners up. If the winning design is produced, the contest winner may receive royalties on product sales.

 

 

Top Knobs to Announce #TopKnobsChallenge Design Contest Finalists at KBIS 2015

Top Knobs plans to announce the #TopKnobsChallenge design contest finalists at next week’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) January 20-22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. KBIS attendees can participate by voting for their favorite contest entrees at Top Knobs booth #N1149. The #TopKnobsChallenge design contest challenged participants to create a hand or digital drawing of the next innovation in kitchen cabinet hardware design.

“We are very excited to announce our #TopKnobsChallenge finalists while we attend the Kitchen and Bath Industry show,” states Warren Ramsland, President for Top Knobs. “We could never have anticipated the outpouring of entries we received for this contest. Participants have submitted dozens of creative and innovative designs with a total of 200 entries and over 7,000 visits to the contest site. Over 1,500 people voted online and we are looking forward to continuing the poll at KBIS so attendees can help us with the difficult task of narrowing the field of so many amazing entries.”

The #TopKnobsChallenge design contest final winners will be chosen by a jury of hardware experts soon after KBIS. The grand prize is $1,000 and two $500 gift certificates for the runners up. If the winning design is produced, the contest winner may receive royalties on product sales.

Stay tuned to the Imagine Daily Top Knobs blog for more information.

 

Top Knobs Aspen II: Handcrafted solid bronze cabinet hardware in contemporary finishes.

Top Knobs is proud to introduce the new Aspen II Collection of 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.

Top Knobs Aspen II

Top Knobs Aspen II Cabinet Hardware

The Aspen II collection combines old-world shape and style with contemporary finishes. The pieces are ideal for designer use in transitional spaces. Made with solid castings of artisan grade bronze, the quality of Top Knobs Aspen II cabinet hardware can be felt in the palm of your hand.

The Aspen II Collection includes 43 pieces each available in the 3 new finishes.

  • 15 pulls in 4 styles: Twig, Flat Sides, Rounded and Cup Pulls. Sizes ranges from 3 ½” to 18″. Larger sizes can be used as appliance pulls.
  • 19 knobs in 7 styles: Button, Peak, Flat Sided, Square, Egg, Potato and Round. Sizes range from ¾” to 2″.
  • 9 decorative backplates in 5 styles: Flower, Rectangle, Oval, Square and Round. Designed for use with Aspen II knobs.
  • MSRP are $17.00 to $260.00 per piece.

All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. Visit www.topknobs.com to view the entire Aspen II Collection.

Top Knobs Aspen II

Aspen II Flat Sided Pull 4″

Top Knobs Aspen II

Aspen II Twig Pull 5″

Top Knobs Aspen II

Aspen II Peak Knob

Atlas Homewares and Top Knobs Announce Agreement to Join Forces

Atlas Homewares and Top Knobs, a Harbour Group company, jointly announce the merger of the two companies.

Together the Atlas and Top Knobs brands, along with the Jeffrey Alexander and Elements brands from sister company Hardware Resources, represent the most compelling product selection in the industry for cabinet knobs and pulls and decorative hardware accessories.

Atlas LogoTop Knobs logo

An award-winning company, Atlas Homewares leads the market in fashion-forward and contemporary designs, appreciated by style-minded customers across North America. Similarly Top Knobs leads the market in depth of collections and designer preference.

Atlas will continue to have its warehouse and office in California, and Top Knobs will continue to operate its warehouse and office in New Jersey.

“We are thrilled to be combining forces with Top Knobs,” says Adrienne Morea, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Atlas Homewares. “We get the combined market strength of both industry leaders, while growing the Atlas brand and supplying the market with an ever expanding library of stylish hardware.”

Greg Gottlieb, President and CEO of Top Knobs / Hardware Resources concurs, “Adrienne founded Atlas Homewares 20 years ago, and through her leadership and her innate sense of style in product design she has created an enviable company with an outstanding reputation for design, quality, and service. We highly value Adrienne in her new role on our executive team, guiding the Atlas style as a fashion-forward innovator in the decorative hardware industry.”

ABOUT ATLAS
Under the creative direction of Adrienne Morea, Atlas Homewares, a Los Angeles, CA based corporation, has enhanced home décor with decorative hardware that is both inspiring and style driven. Drawing inspiration from everything from nature to global travel, the Atlas Designer strikes a connection with those who have an eye for fashion. Atlas Homewares aspires to set the trend when it comes to deco­rative hardware. Each season brings a new collection ensuring a dynamic gallery from which to choose and longevity in an industry that demands a discerning eye. 800-799-6755 www.AtlasToTheTrade.com

ABOUT TOP KNOBS
Top Knobs specializes in fine decorative hardware for the kitchen and bath. Designers value Top Knobs for their exceptional craftsmanship and attention to fine architectural detail – which is immediately apparent in the weighted feel and in the character of each hand-finished creation. Every cabinet knob, door handle, pull, hook or fixture by Top Knobs offers a completely sealed finish that lasts for years and years, so there’s not wear on the drawer knobs and pulls which are opened most. That’s why Top Knobs confidently offers an exclusive lifetime warranty for the original purchaser. They have over 4,000 kitchen, bath and closet designs, to match nearly every individual style and décor. Quality, craftsmanship, longevity and selection – “always the perfect opening.” 800-499-9095 www.TopKnobs.com

 

Show off your design skills in the #TopKnobsChallenge!

Have you heard about the #TopKnobsChallenge?  Top Knobs challenges you to create the next innovative kitchen cabinet hardware design. Create a hand or digital drawing of your original idea for a kitchen cabinet knob, pull, latch, etc. and upload it along with a short description. The winning prize is $1,000 and there will be two $500 gift certificates for the runners up. If your design is produced, you may also receive royalties on sales!

Enter now through January 4th, 2015. Visit the Design Contest page on the Top Knobs Blog to submit your entry.

Top Knobs Design Challenge

 

Top Knobs wins 2014 K+BB Readers’ Choice Awards

PrintThe readers voted and Top Knobs is officially the “Best of the Best” in the kitchen and bath hardware industry.

Top Knobs wins the 2014 K+BB (Kitchen and Bath Business) Readers’ Choice Award for Decorative Hardware.

More then 1800 K+BB readers voted online to select their favorite brands and manufacturers  in 23 different kitchen and bath categories.

Readers were asked to make their selections  according to criteria, local availability, customer support from the supplier/manufacturer and price point according to budget.

Top Knobs Cabinet Hardware

Top Knobs Cabinet Hardware

Top Knobs Cabinet Hardware

Top Knobs decorative hardware has something for every kitchen cabinet in any style, color, design or trend. The unmatched selection of beautiful hardware comes in over 18 collections making the versatility of designs appealing to interior and residential designers, homeowners, architects and industry professionals.

For information on the award wining decorative hardware and other Top Knobs products, please visit www.topknobs.com.

 

Music to your ears. Introducing the Top Knobs Mercer Collection Tango series cabinet hardware

Top Knobs launches the fashion forward Tango series within the expansive new Mercer Collection. Tango’s sleek arching design lets you see through to the cabinetry beneath and just as the buckle fashion accessory that inspired the look, Tango elegantly pulls everything together.

 

tango cabinet hardware

Mercer Collection Tango Series

 

“The Mercer Collection is a new contemporary line for Top Knobs,” states Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs. “Each element in the collection stands alone with a unique look and detailing that only Top Knobs could achieve. To pull off Tango, we had to make sure every edge inside and out was polished to perfection to enhance both the beauty of the design and the cabinetry underneath.”

tango couple

The shape of the Mercer Collection Tango series of kitchen hardware is reminiscent of partners dancing the tango. Tango series is available in 2 sizes for knobs and pulls, plus 5 finishes including Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio.

 

Retail prices vary based on size/finish from $5.00 per piece to $7.00 per piece. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. For more information, and to order samples, visit TopKnobs.com.

 

Top Knobs becomes part of Kitchen Crashers colorful Moroccan style kitchen

Alison Victoria from Kitchen Crashers is at it again!

The "before" kitchen was loud and outdated

The “before” kitchen that was loud and outdated

Always cooking up a new surprise, the cheerful and energetic interior designer and host of the DIY Kitchen Crashers show hunts down unassuming homeowners Dan and Beth and convinces them into getting an exciting and colorful new Moroccan style new kitchen in a recent episode.

They needed it desperately according to Victoria.

“You’re the first people to admit your kitchen is stupid,” she tells them before the crash adventure begins with the couple’s outdated kitchen.

“I’d like a modern layout,” says homeowner Dan.

The TK Collection was used in the new Mo

Top Knobs Newton Ring Pulls were used in the new modern kitchen

“Just be opened minded with the colors,” Victoria answers back.

The crash begins!

Interior walls were torn out, countertops were smashed and windows were destroyed to make way for a modern, new and beautiful kitchen that the entire family can enjoy complete with a charging station for gadgets and computers.

The new kitchen also includes new appliances and Top Knobs collection cabinet hardware that fit in with the subway tile back-splash and Moroccan inspired lighting and a beautiful dining peninsula for the family.

The end results were a beautiful, new and colorful kitchen

The transformation resulted in a beautiful, new and colorful kitchen

Top Knobs Newton Pulls, part of the Tuscany collection, go well with the new white, brown and light blue cabinets adding the luxurious look to the stunning new family kitchen.

The end results are a new, clean and much brighter colorful kitchen filled with ample counter space for cooking and entertaining for the entire family to enjoy!

Kitchen Crashers airs on Monday night at 10pm/9C on DIY Network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabinet Hardware with European Flair: Top Knobs Mercer Europa Series

The Europa series pulls and knobs in the Top Knobs Mercer Collection offer a subtle minimal design that lets cabinets stand out. The contemporary collection offers a stunning access point of reference.

“Our Europa series with Tab Pulls and Cut Out Tab Pulls attach to the inside of the drawer for a minimal look that lets the cabinetry be the hero,” states Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs. “Our unique detailing adds ergonomic strength so that even the well-used drawer is easily accessed. Hand polished quality and detailing insures the Tabs and Cut Out Tabs are smoothly finished wherever they are touched.

Mercer Collection Europa Tabs

Top Knobs Mercer Collection Europa

The Tab Pulls and Cut Out Tab Pulls are beautifully styled with hand polished details that give designers something new to play with in this classic design genre. Europa is available in 1 knob and 4 pulls.  Tab Pulls come in 7 sizes 1-¼” to 12”, and the Cut Out Tab Pulls are available in 3 sizes 3-¾” to 6”.

Five trending finishes offer added versatility to the Mercer Collection Europa series including Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio. Retail prices vary based on size/finish from $5.50 per piece to $29.00 per piece. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. For more information, and to order samples, visit  TopKnobs.com.