10 Innovative Products

Our CTC&G IDA judges handpick 10 design projects from IDA winners that inspire—and that we applaud!

Alno USA expands its business on the East Coast with a new Wilton showroom—the perfect resource for the professional chef or domestic cook to view the latest eye-catching kitchen displays and design innovations. The showroom includes modern design concepts such as Vintucina Alnosplit/Alnovetrina (shown here), which boasts contrasting materials like bright white glass and textured wood with a shingle look. 261 Danbury Rd., Wilton, 203-761-1314, alno.com.

Until August 24, the Waterways II exhibit at Heather Gaudio Fine Art will feature works by nine artists, including Connecticut photographer Bonnie Edelman and sculptor Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh. Edelman’s “Sea scape” photographs capture the essence of the sea in a blur of color, while Kavanagh’s stainless steel sculptural series “Wave Forms” embodies the flow of water with sensual shapes. Surf and Sand (left) Tsunami VIII (right) shown here, 21 South Ave., New Canaan, 203-801-9590, heathergaudiofineart.com.


J. Pocker has partnered with Bunny Williams to introduce a line of curated art to the public. Williams hand-selected pieces from her private collection for reproduction in three art vignettes, combining unique styles of art into cohesive groupings. Available individually or as a gallery-style collection. Brewster (shown here), $200, 175 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, 203-629-0811, 222 Post Road West, Westport, 203-222-7800, jpocker.com, bunnywilliams.com.



In collaboration with Valspar Paint, Pantone recently launched the new Pantone Universe paint collection, exclusively available at Lowe’s stores nationwide. From 2013 color of the year’s Emerald to the vibrant Turkish Tile (shown here), the range of colors evokes numerous emotions and moods. For a complete home makeover, the collection offers more than 100 hues to revamp those lackluster walls. Lowes.com, valsparpaint.com, pantone.com.


After a recent trip to Sweden, founders of Dawn Hill Antiques brought back the latest arrivals, including a tile tray table, tall case clocks and this circa-1780 Swedish Gustavian period console table in the original blue and white paint with a refreshed faux marble top. The tassel carving on the legs, along with the rope and dotted carvings on the apron, add to the elegant detail of the table. $8,800, Dawn Hill Antiques, 11 Main St., New Preston, 860-868-0066, dawnhillantiques.com.


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