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Editors’ Picks: 8 Innovative Products from HD Expo

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Events, Products

What’s not to love about HD Expo? Because it’s two and a half days of attending more than 30 conference sessions and browsing a show floor that spans 850 exhibitors, it has become more than just HD’s flagship event, it also inspireslike an analog Pinterest board.

Luckily for you, your benevolent editors at HD had time to scour nearly every inch of that sprawling show floor to seek out a few choice products that are as innovative as they are aesthetically pleasing. We think you’ll like them, too. Here are eight of our favorites:

Piano by Mutina for Stone Source
This versatile, partially glazed porcelain tile form Stone Source is peak sleek elegance, and above all else, very Instagrammable. From prolific French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the eclectic pattern may look random but evokes a fluidity that is *chef’s kiss*. – Alissa Ponchione, managing editor

Séura Mirrors + Alexa
As someone who has two Amazon Alexas in her tiny Brooklyn apartment, I was immediately drawn to the familiar voice emanating from this Séura mirror. It’s the ‘mirror, mirror on the wall’ for the digital age. Beyond responding to everyday queries like ‘Alexa, turn on the lights,’ she also tells pretty good jokes. – Alissa Ponchione, managing editor

Dee Dee from D’Style by Kimball Hospitality
I love how the light fixture uses geometric shapes dipped in bold tangerine to contrast the light. It’s playful and adventurous. – Jennifer Young, associate editor

Nef from Emu 
Wrapped in aluminum with a rope back, the indoor/outdoor lounge chair is clean, fresh, and chic. It’s understated look sets the tone for a laidback yet sophisticated outdoor environment. – Jennifer Young, associate editor

Peacock from Kenneth Cobonpue
There’s nothing like a statement piece, is there? Also, I’m a fan of peacocks, so this aptly named wicker chair won me over with its elegant shape and subtle kineticism. The chair recalls the more outlandish styles of the early 20th century while still expressing something modern. – Will Speros, online editor

Pezzetti Pendant from Hammerton
Italian for ‘little pieces’—cute, right?—the handblown glass pendant is customizable with four glass colors and more than 20 finishes. The undeniably contemporary fixture exudes versatility and emits a glow that draws me in like a horsefly to a bug light. – Will Speros, online editor

Edge from Astro Lighting
It can be hard to find products in lighting that have both an inherent warmth to them and very particular, calculated lines. But Edge—with its on-point matte white finish—is just cool, and not at the sacrifice of function. – Matt Dougherty, associate editor

Artist Series from Look Walls & Interiors
Turning watercolors and other styles of painting into wallcoverings, the Artist Series provides a different solution to the accent wall that is sure to stir the senses. It’s the perfect example of the marriage between art and hospitality.
 Matt Dougherty, associate editor

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