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									                                                                                   1 | The contemporary Modern Times
                                                                                   collection from Topex Hardware
          Product Trend Report                                                     features knobs and pulls in a stainless-
                                                                                   steel-look or bright chrome. The 10
                                                                                   knobs are available in geometric shapes
                                                                                   of round, square, rectangle, cylinder
                                                                                   and triangle, while the seven pulls
                                                                                   range from a wide, flat bench and bow
                                                                                   shape to a profile and ruler influence.
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                                                                                                                              2 | Colonial Bronze, in partnership with
                                                                                                                              Edelman Leather, offers the Tanner’s Craft
                                                                                                                              collection of hand-made leather hardware
                                                                                                                              and accessories. The collection combines
                                                                                                                              hand-finished brass in 39 different metal
                                                                                                                              finishes with 16 different colors of leather
                                                                                                                              for a range of decorative products.
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                                                                                                                              3 | Metaltec Innovations provides a
                                                                                                                              variety of 3-D hardware for drawers and
                                                                                                                              cabinets. Shown is the Turtle Drawer
                                                                                                                              Pull, which features three baby turtles
                                                                                                                              swimming. Finishes and patinas include
                                                                                                                              Black Night, Damascus Steel, Medieval
                                                                                                                              Pewter, Old World Bronze, Raw Matte
                                                                                                                              and Raw Polished Penny – in addition to
                                                                                                                              gold and nickel plating.
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                                                                                                                              4 | Schaub & Co.’s high-end Symphony
                                                                                                                              Design group is created using solid
                                                                                                                              brass and a lost wax process. Shown
                                                                                                                              are Tiger Penshell Inlays in a series of

        Custom looks, warmer finishes and ease of use are among                                                               crabs, as well as Sea Shell designs from
                                                                                                                              the Neptune group.
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        the hottest trends in decorative and functional hardware.
                                                                   remain a key focus for homeowners. And when budgets
        By Steven Shaw                                             are tight, replacing hardware can be a great and
                                                                   economical way to upgrade the look and function of the

                     hile a tighter economy often results in big   kitchen or bath.
                     projects being put on hold, smaller changes       “Consumers are spending more time at home,” states
                     that provide a fresh look are regularly       Jack Fase, president of Alno Inc. in Sylmar, CA. “As a
                     embraced. In the kitchen and bath market,     result, cosmetic changes – such as the replacement of
                     changing out hardware or upgrading cabinet    decorative hardware – are a common practice today.”
        interiors to maximize space can reap big rewards.              Claire Parrish, product manager, new product          
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