City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014
Emtek, maker of high-end decorative hardware, recently was bestowed with the prestigious ADEX award for five of its designs. ADEX, which stands for Awards for Design Excellence, is the largest and most prominent awards program for product design in the architecture and design industry.
Emtek’s Providence Crystal Knob was selected by judges for a Platinum Award. Crystal has been making a strong comeback and Emtek’s design team has been re-imagining crystal in transitional and modern styles.
The judges also gave a Platinum Award to Emtek for its Decorative Door and Bath Hardware in Polished Nickel. Last year’s polished nickel cabinet hardware had such a strong reception Emtek expanded its use of the finish to include an entire suite of products for the home.
Three new tubular handlesets, added to the Quincy collection of front door systems, also received Platinums from ADEX. Presidential in name and in styling, the handlesets Adams, Jefferson and Franklin (named after signers of the Declaration of Independence) are elegant and timeless in their design.
EMTouch™ Classic, an electronic keypad deadbolt, was selected for a Gold Award. The model that won is oil-rubbed bronze with a silky smooth satin nickel finish.
The matching Quincy Rosette and Deadbolt also received an ADEX Gold Award.
Founded in 1981 in the City of Industry, Emtek has emerged as a designer of ultra-high-quality, stylish hardware products. The company strives to provide well-designed and well-made hardware and related products that consumers can use as elements of decor and not just as a way to latch a door.
Creative director William Zhang along with the company’s marketing team is constantly imagining and inventing new designs for door handles, knobs, deadbolts, cabinet and door pulls and even hinges. Mining history, fashion, art and industrial design, Zhang and the Emtek team work with brass, crystal, porcelain, bronze, stainless steel and wrought steel to design door hardware in a variety of styles, including Contemporary, American Classic, Arts & Crafts, Rustic, Tuscany, Art Nouveau and American Designer.
The company employs 375 employees in the City of Industry to produce the hardware, which is made to order, as well as the handsome custom-designed display towers that are supplied to leading hardware retailers across the U.S.
Emtek is a subsidiary of the Swedish firm Assa Abloy, the world’s largest lock manufacturer by sales volume. Assa Abloy was featured in Forbes’ 2013 list of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies,” coming in ahead of Apple and Nintendo in the list of 100 global firms and living up to its hallmark as “the global leader in door opening solutions.”