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Top-Notch Products from the High End

Top-Notch Products from the High End

  • Big Ass Fans

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    Courtesy Big Ass Fans

    A departure from the company’s large, industrial-size fans, Haiku features a slender appearance and an elegant profile. It comes equipped with a cool-running motor with an integrated inverter drive and sensorless electronic controls. It comes in caramel or cocoa Moso bamboo, or white and black matrix composite. www.haikufan.com/.

  • IndusParquet

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    Courtesy IndusParquet

    The manufacturer of Brazilian hardwood floor has now introduced a new wood wall tile made from 100% recycled exotic hardwood end pieces. Species include Brazilian pecan, Brazilian cherry, and tigerwood. www.indusparquet-usa.com.

  • Modern-Aire

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    Courtesy Modern-Aire

    This company specializes in stock and custom hood ranges that can be ordered in almost any design you can imagine using copper, brass, sheet metal, and stainless, among others. Units also feature a membrane that senses static pressure and increase air flow accordingly. www.modernaire-hoods.com.

  • Reclamation Lumber

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    Courtesy Reclamation Lumber

    Started in 1995, the company scours old mill buildings and other structures from New England to Mississippi for old-growth timber that can be turned into a variety of products. Various species are available. www.reclamationlumber.com.

  • True Refrigeration

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    Courtesy True Refrigeration

    The company says this is the only dual-zone wine refrigerator on the market that is also approved for indoor and outdoor use. Able to fit 45 bottles, it features LED lights and a stainless steel interior and exterior. www.true-residential.com/.

  • Indesit Co.

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    Courtesy Indesit Co.

    A brand that is well known in Europe, Scholtès is now available in the U.S. and Canada. The company says the products will appeal to customers who want a professional-style product at a value price tag. Built-in ovens, gas and electric cooktops, ventilation, dishwashers, and refrigeration drawers, among others are available. www.scholtesamerica.com.

  • Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

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    Courtesy Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

    The manufacturer’s Hybrid Fire Grills allow homeowners to cook with gas, wood, or charcoal separately or in combination to pursue any outdoor cooking technique. Priced from $9,995 to $26,195, the grills are available in various sizes and burner configurations. www.kalamazoogourmet.com.

  • SeaOtter WoodWorks

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    Courtesy SeaOtter WoodWorks

    This Alaskan-based company fabricates authentic traditional Japanese wooden bathtubs from cedar and other species such as teak. All the wood used is from vertical grained, quartersawn heartwood. Custom sizes, shapes, and depths are available. woodentubs.com.

  • Shiplights

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    Nigel F. Maynard

    This hanging Cargo light is just one example of the type of nautical- and industrial-style fixtures the company offers. Pieces are made from solid brass, can be used indoors or outdoors, and come in nine finishes. shiplights.com/.

  • Dana Innovations

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    If the air vent on the left is not your design style, this manufacturer can help. Its HVAC registers come as a custom installation kit that allows them to be installed flush-mounted for a clean, minimalist look. www.trufig.com.

The annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicked off in New York City yesterday and the excitement at the show was palpable, especially when you consider the relative state of the economy.

While smaller in scale than some other industry events, the AD show is emerging as the go-to place for the latest in appliances. While most large appliance companies have pulled out of the national Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, the AD show features more than 10 national brands this year. "Welcome to the largest appliance show in America," quipped a Jenn-Air representative to a group of reporters.

Sponsored by Architectural Digest and The New York Times, the show features exhibits from nearly 400 premium brands and is geared toward architects, interior designers, contractors, and consumers.

The show features high-end and luxury products from a variety of categories, including hardware, flooring, architectural lighting, appliances, tile, and plumbing, among many others.

Here are 10 that we saw on Day 1.