Materialista Cheers to 2012

It’s been an incredible year packed with inspiration and innovation. I cannot think of one that has been more fulfilling! With the New Year upon us, join me in remembering our favorite moments from 2012! 

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It’s about community

Our loyal readers showed us lots of love. Thank you to everyone who liked Architectural Systems on Facebook and follow our Twitter and Pinterest! In return, we had fun offering up fresh product photos and live coverage from our showroom and industry events.


Remember the time ANN INC. spelled out its company name?

Winning Saks window

How about when we sponsored the Student Window Challenge with DDI? 

Firstmark Capital, New York, NY, Concept 3D

In September, I blogged about our first ever Power of Materials contest, in which designers submitted photos of their recent (and fabulous) projects incorporating ASI products. Congratulations again to Kathleen Peragine, whose creativity and stellar photography clinched the prize: an iPad.

Holiday House 2012, Lee Najman Designs

On a personal level, we get such joy out of giving back to our industry. In our July blog, I outlined just a few of the charities and associations that we take part in. Nancy Jackson and I are incredibly proud of the flooring that we have donated to Holiday House, a showhouse that raises funds for breast cancer research. Having loved ones who battled the disease, we are always happy to make a contribution of our materials in honor of their memory. 

Point of View

With all of the events we attend and with our vast knowledge of what’s new in interior finishes, our expertise is often tapped by the industry. Our new interview series, WHAT’S NEXT® Live debuted at GlobalShop and at HD Expo. There, Nancy Jackson talked trends with retail guru James Mansour and hospitality heavyweight David Ashen. Both Boutique Design and Hospitality Design magazines invited ASI to blog about the result! These talks complement our Trend Tawk CEU presentations, which highlight the latest shifts in commercial interiors. Connect with us and get the scoop on this course, which is hosted in the ASI showroom!


I'm excited to share that the Materialista® print ad was featured in this month's DDI, a continuation of our cartoon series that illustrates how architects and designers come to ASI with their material challenges and how we develop a solution. Let’s toast to collaboration!

 DDI cartoon

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Lots to celebrate 

As a result of our endless pursuit of WHAT'S NEXT®, ASI introduced more than 20 new products and updated collections in 2012 and was proud to receive a host of awards!fusion awards  Eco-dim awards

These honors are meaningful as they acknowledge the collective eye that Architectural Systems is known for, as Nancy, president, and Ron Jackson, CEO, travel the world curating materials, adding them to our broad range of interior finishes.


Beyond our products, we were so honored to be a finalist in the NY Enterprise Report Small Business Awards, which recognized Architectural Systems' unique sales and marketing; call me biased but I suspect it was the Materialista® trend blog that made an impression! 

Who needs a red carpet? We’ve rolled out the revolutionary floating floor!

In 2013, plan on visiting our newly refreshed showroom, which debuted during Retail Design Collective this month. Schedule an appointment to explore the power of materials firsthand. 

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We thank you for a wonderful year. Here’s to a New Year filled with choice, creativity, and celebration!

Posted at 12/12/2012 2:44 PM

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