A jury of three architects, two lighting designers, and one interiors director selected the best new products of the year, choosing from the hundreds of entries submitted to Architectural Record’s annual competition. Jurors rated each hopeful according to innovation, usefulness, and aesthetics. We showcase the winners and their flashes of genius on the following pages.
ARCHITECTURAL RECORD's editors put out a call for manufacturers to send us the best new building products on the market-from furniture to flashing-and invite a jury of architects, designers, and product specialists to review product data sheets, photos, and sometimes real samples, to help us determine which are the most outstanding.
Products incorporating sensors and connected systems, as well as those that benefit from engineering breakthroughs and that are produced via digital technologies, dominated Architectural Record's Products of the Year competition.