Architectural Products Products: Briefs By Sheila Kim Airblade dB Hand Dryerdyson.comPopular and effective, but also a noisemaker in commercial restrooms, the Dyson Airblade has just become 50% quieter, thanks to engineering and design tweaks. These include a double-scallop design that increases the distance between the two colliding sheets of air that the reshaped ends dispense, an overhanging lip on the aperture's front that changes the angle at which the air exits, and a silencer that eliminates specific motor tones. The enhanced design has an estimated noise level of 82 decibels.Olithas Outdoor Table and Benchlandscapeforms.comThis table and bench series from Landscape Forms reimagines concrete as a light and fluid material. The slim tabletops and seating are cast of MeldStone, a high-performance, environmentally friendly concrete developed by Meld USA, and are defined by fluting on the undersides. Rounding out the design are steel-tube bases that are perfectly sized for precision welding into the fluting's grooves.Ayse Birsel Collectionfilzfelt.comAward-winning product designer Ayse Birsel adds playful touches to wool felt for her eponymous home and office accessory line for FilzFelt. The collection consists of drapery, floor mats, table mats and runners, and hanging panels. The panels, a substantial 5 mm thick, can be used as space dividers. Designers can also source their own track hardware to mount the panels to the floor. The Polka 120 panel comes in a standard size of 5' 8¾” x 8' or custom dimensions, and 43 colors.Precis Cascade Sinkblancoamerica.comA happy medium between the aesthetic of a wide designer bowl and the functionality of a double-sink, Blanco's Precis Cascade is a minimalist undermount fixture that features a tiered design to create a second compartment. The raised platform offers a 5½”-wide area for food prep, while the main sink measures 7⅞” wide. Composed of Blanco's scratch- and stain-resistant Silgranit II material, the unit is available in eight different colors.Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper Collectionflavorpaper.comThrough a partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Brooklyn-based wall-coverings company Flavor Paper brings nine works by the legendary pop artist to walls everywhere. The Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper Collection includes both iconic and rare images such as Flowers , Shoes, Do It Yourself, and Queen Elizabeth, remixed through surface treatments, scale, arrangment, or colors. February 15, 2014 Concrete furniture and a bi-level sink are among recent offerings injecting visual interest and high functionality into homes and offices. Share This Story Former RECORD editor Sheila Kim is a Brooklyn-based journalist who writes about commercial and residential architecture, interior design, and products. Post a comment to this article Name* E-mail (will not be displayed)* Subject Comment* Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.