Products (2011)

   
Q4 2011
 
Outdoor spaces are becoming increasingly valued as extensions of interior spaces in homes and commercial developments—they offer a welcome respite to air-conditioned boxed spaces. Since they are open to the elements, furniture for the outdoors should be durable and—to cater to the contemporary lifestyle—stylish and well designed.
 
Q4 2011
 
Developed as an alternative to natural wood, Agrowood is a building material which looks and feels like wood, but is actually made from a composite of agricultural by-products such as rice husk, coconut tree fibre and oil palm fibre. These materials are bonded tightly in high grade fire-rated cement and reinforced with fibre net and bamboo. 
 
Q4 2011
 
In land-scarce and high-density cities, homeowners face the challenge of maximising usable spaces in a smart and inspiring way, without them looking cluttered. Recognising this reality, IKEA has come up with creative and practical solutions to maximise small spaces in its 2012 catalogue. 
 

Q3 2011

New Hardwood Species

Fully FSC certified, Red Grandis from Uruguay is a fast growing Eucalyptus plantation species that is superior to many other of its fellow Eucalypts. It is sustainable in large volumes from an area of 64,000 acres of maturing Eucalyptus grandis planted 23 years ago which is now owned and operated by sawmilling specialists Urufor. 

 
Q3 2011
 
 
The sleek Very Task chair by Haworth is ergonomically designed to enhance user comfort and well-being. Highlights include available asymmetrical lumbar support, supportive mesh, seat depth and height adjustment, and tilt-tension adjustment, as well as back-stop and forward-tilt options.
 
Q2 2011
 
 
Both Philips and Fuji Xerox have launched a range of products for the home
incorporating light-emitting diode (LED) technology.

 

 

Q2 2011

 
To cater to the demands of home users, Small Office Home Offices (SOHO) and Small- and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs), Fuji Xerox has rolled out the DocuPrint series: DocuPrint CP105 b/CP205/CM205 b (colour) and DocuPrint P205 b/M205 b (monochrome).
 

Q1 2011

Smart Homes

In movie scenarios of homes in the space-age future, we often see electrical appliances come ‘alive’ with sound and/or motion or intelligent systems that can ‘speak’ and ‘recognise’ homeowners by names.

 
Q1 2011

3D Model Viewer for the iPad

Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has launched 3DVIA Mobile HD, a first-of-its-kind interactive 3D model viewer for the iPad. With this, users can easily access, view and interact with thousands of models hosted on the 3DVIA.com content warehouse. 

 

Q1 2011

 

The simplest way to reduce wasted energy is to switch off all appliances, devices and equipment at the wall outlet every time they are not being used. But for most people this is inconvenient or easily forgettable.

 
Q1 2011
 
As part of its commitment to making a wide range of technical guidance and detailed information about American hardwoods clear and easily available, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has launched a redesigned and updated website. 
 

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