Interview with Top Knobs: 20 years at KBIS

Top Knobs has been making decorative hardware for 20 years. It all started with 2 collections back in 1995, and the rest is history.

Did you know that Top Knobs has attended KBIS, Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, since the very beginning? “It’s a great opportunity to meet [our] customers and network,” explains Warren Ramsland, President of Top Knobs.

While at KBIS 2015, designer Joann Kandrac of KandracKole Interiors had the opportunity to talk to Top Knobs about why they attend KBIS every year. Take a look!

 

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.

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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

 

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.

 

Mercer Collection Quilted Series wins honorable mention at 2014 KBCULTURE Awards

KBCultureAwards14Top Knobs was recently recognized with an honorable mention at the 2014 KBCULTURE Awards for the fashion inspired Quilted series – within the Mercer collection.

KBCULTURE offers a popular and selective review of products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design. The site is produced by Leslie Clagett, a well-known industry editor and author and has a following of thousands around the world.

Top Knobs Mercer Collection Quilted Series wins KBCulture 2014 Honorable Mention.

Top Knobs Mercer Collection Quilted Series wins KBCulture 2014 Honorable Mention.

Quilted patterns are very versatile. “In addition to the striking visual appearance, these pulls have a delightful tactile quality-not to be overlooked when choosing hardware whose principal point of interaction is with the user’s hands,” states Clagett. In five finishes-brushed satin nickel, polished chrome, polished nickel, sable and umbrio-the design bridges contemporary and transitional styles.

 Noteworthy characteristics of the Mercer Collection Quilted series include its ability to offer depth and textural dimension that creates visual interest in whatever space it integrates.

Visit www.topknobs.com for product information, and to order a free sample. Retail prices vary based on size/finish from $5.00 per piece to $14.00 per piece. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty.

Top Knobs wins three Gold and one Silver 2014 ADEX Awards for Mercer and Chareau Collections

Top Knobs has won multiple 2014 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) for the Mercer and Chareau cabinet hardware Collections in the products category. Under the Mercer Collection, the Tango and Oculus series each won a Gold award while the Quilted series won a Silver. The Holland, Glacier and Europa series were selected as final nominees in the judging as well. The Chareau Crystal knobs were selected as Gold award winners. Hosted by Design Journal Magazine, the ADEX Awards is a highly distinguished honor, which recognizes superior product design worldwide.

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Top Knobs Mercer Collection Tango and Oculus series, and Chareau Collection Crystal Knobs each won Gold 2014 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX).

Chareau Collection Jeweled Emerald Knob

Chareau Collection Jeweled Emerald Knob

Mercer Collection Tango Series

Mercer Collection Tango Series

Mercer Collection Oculus Series

Mercer Collection Oculus Series

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Top Knobs Mercer Collection Quilted Series won a Silver 2014 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX).

Mercer Collection Quilted Series

Mercer Collection Quilted Series

Members of the ADEX Awards judging committee are top tier professionals in the architectural and design industries who are revered for their opinions in their respective areas of expertise. Winners of the ADEX Awards are featured in the highly anticipated April issue of Design Journal.

“It is such a tremendous honor for Top Knobs to win three Gold and one Silver ADEX Awards for our Mercer and Chareau Collections,” states David Tyler, VP of Marketing for Top Knobs. “Winning these awards is a true reflection of the superior design and innovation that Top Knobs products are known for.”

 

Top Knobs honored as essential supplier in TRENDS Annual Top 50 American Kitchens

Top Knobs has been recognized as an essential supplier of top kitchen and bath hardware by a panel of prestigious judges for Kitchen Trends Magazine. Playing a significant role in 2013-2014 American kitchen creations, Top Knobs was recognized for excellence in design, function, product specification and style.

The Trends Annual Top 50 American Kitchens includes some of the most innovative and creative products from homes and kitchens around the world. Trends selection panel recognized Top Knobs’ integral part in making kitchens equipped with high performance, and stylish kitchen and bath hardware.

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“We are honored to be recognized as a important supplier in so many featured projects of Trends Top 50 program,” Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs. “Our products play a crucial role in many American kitchens and baths and we are thrilled that Top Knobs is the hardware of choice for designers and families.”

Trendsideas.com is a highly regarded portal for the home and commercial design consumer and professional industries. It offers an up-to-date searchable database of all the content from Kitchen Trends, Home Trends Bathroom Trends and Home & Architectural Trends publications.