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Orion Ornamental Iron announced it has won 3 of the industry’s prestigious ADEX Awards for 2011: Orion won the Platinum Award for Designers’ Choice SleekFascia Traversing, the Gold Award for Tuscany Traversing, and the Silver Award for Clip-A-Crown decorative metal valences for blinds.”

The 2011 ADEX competition attracted over 3000 entries which were judged by a panel of professionals representing a cross section of experts from the design industry.

ADEX stands for Awards for Design Excellence and is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product design of hardware, furniture, etc. marketed to the design trade.  Design Journal, the international traditional publication for interior designers and architects, has sponsored the awards since 1994.

“We feel that Orion offers one of the largest varieties of finials and drapery hardware lines in the window treatment hardware industry,” said Atul Patel, President. “Our decorative drapery hardware has been created to give designers a wide selection of iron, resin, crystal, glass, and wood finials, and also of iron, embossed metal, and wood drapery rods in an extensive variety of styles and finishes.”

“Winning these prestigious industry awards is certainly a nice validation of our company and our product offerings,” added Sunil Patel, CEO, Orion.

Designers’ Choice SleekFascia (2011 Platinum Winner), a traversing hardware line with eight contemporary, traditional and transitional designs, offers distinctively different, decorative flat iron rods, with matching brackets, and with square rings – all with heavy duty traversing hardware automatically included.  It is available in single or double traversing, with finials from Orion’s extensive collection of Iron Finials.  The hardware is available in Orion’s 31 Iron Art finishes, plus custom; track is offered in four designer colors. The Designers’ Choice collection, as are most Orion traversing rods, is offered motorized with Somfy motorization, as well as non-motorized.

Tuscany Traversing Collection of lightweight embossed metal rods (2011 Gold Winner) offers many attractive features for today’s discerning interior designers: 11 distinctive designs; single or double systems in heavy duty track; up to 30 feet in length; 31 Iron Art finishes, plus custom; selected finials from Orion’s entire Iron Finial and Village Forge Collections.  Tuscany traversing is available motorized with Somfy or non-motorized with cord or baton draw.

“Introducing the Tuscany Traversing line is a great expansion of our Designers’ Choice traversing hardware line,” added Patel. It includes heavy duty traversing hardware in both iron and wood, with single and double traversing rods, all with track available in 4 designer finishes.

“We want Orion to be known for offering the widest selection of drapery hardware in the design industry,” said Patel. “The embossed designs of Tuscany Traversing, coupled with a wide selection of finials, all available with Somfy motorization, are a good example of our product innovation.”

Clip-A-Crown (2011 Silver Winner) is unique decorative metal valences for blinds.  These ultra-easy-to-install metal valences are available in 10 decorative designs in custom cut widths and four different heights.  The Clip-A-Crown valences, offered with or without returns, are lightweight, embossed metal which are available in Orion’s 31 Iron Art finishes, as well as custom colors.  Clip-A-Crown is designed for both new and existing blinds.

“We provide custom curtain rods and custom finials,” said Atul Patel.  “Our drapery hardware makes a designer’s life easier because it is made to order and includes an extensive selection of hand-painted finishes, traversing and non-traversing styles, Somfy motorization and also heavy duty hardware.”

Orion, which sells wood and iron drapery rods up to 30 feet in length, in traversing and non-traversing styles, makes all of them available as custom curtain rods or in standard lengths, in custom and standard finishes.   Orion has won ADEX Awards for a number of products, including: Platinum (2010) for Swing Arms, Platinum (2009) for KBlair Finials, as well as Silver (2007) Diamante Reflections mirrors and Silver (2007) for Bohemia Crystal, Platinum (2006) for Venezia hardware and Gold (2006) for Village Forge iron finials, among others.

Source: http://www.prlog.org/11588484-orion-ornamental-iron-wins-3-adex-awards.html

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Orion Ornamental Iron announced the introduction of a unique drapery hardware line: Tuscany Traversing, which uses lightweight, embossed metal in 10 different designs on heavy duty traversing rods. This traversing hardware line is available with Somfy motorization, and comes in 31 Iron Art finishes, plus custom.

“We feel that Orion offers one of the largest varieties of finials and Drapery Hardware lines in the window treatment industry,” said Atul Patel, President. “Our decorative drapery hardware has been created to give designers a wide selection of iron, resin, crystal, glass, and wood finials, and also of iron, embossed metal, and wood drapery rods in an extensive variety of styles and finishes. And, customization is one of Orion’s specialties – for example, in finishing, in bracket styles or even new products.”

Orion offers more than 300 finials, including wood finials, iron finials and crystal finials

“Introducing the Tuscany Traversing line is a great expansion of our Designers’ Choice traversing hardware line,” added Patel. It includes heavy duty traversing hardware in both iron and wood, with single and double-traversing rods, all with track available in 4 designers finishes.

“We want Orion to be known for offering the widest selection of Drapery Hardware in the design industry,” said Patel. “The embossed designs of Tuscany Traversing, coupled with a wide selection of finials, all available with Somfy motorization, are a good example of our product innovation.”

“In this difficult economic time,” added Patel, “we are reaching out to our interior designers to help them by offering an extensive line of wood finials, as well as finials in iron, crystal, wood and resin, together with iron and wood drapery rods. We provide Custom Curtain Rods and custom finials. Our drapery hardware makes a designer’s life easier because it is made to order and includes an extensive selection of hand-painted finishes, traversing and non-traversing styles, Somfy motorization and also heavy duty hardware,” added Patel.

Source: http://www.prlog.org/11301721-orion-ornamental-iron-offers-new-tuscany-traversing-line.html

Orion Ornamental Iron announces that it has won three awards from the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) during the WCMA’s annual competition. Winning Drapery Hardware products are recognized for their technical innovations and enhancements, style concepts and overall designs.

Orion won Best New Style Concept for Drapery Hardware for its two unique lines of crystal finials: Bohemia Collection, decorative, hand-crafted, faceted crystal finials, and KBlair Finials, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% full lead crystal finials.   Recognizing today’s wide variety of decorative styles and budgets, Orion offers the two distinctive lines of crystal finials to meet the needs of a diverse customer base. The Bohemia line is used on iron rods; the KBlair line is used on wood drapery rods.

Orion won two WCMA Product Awards for Tuscany Traversing, the company’s newest line of traversing drapery hardware made from lightweight, embossed metal fascia on heavy duty traversing iron rods. First, the Best New Technical Innovation Award for Specialty Applications for the Tuscany Traversing line’s bent and curved applications to solve difficult window treatment problems, such as rounded windows or bay windows. This unique approach to curtain drapery hardware solves a number of previously frustrating drapery rod problems for the interior designer.

And second, Honorable Mention for Best New Style Concept for Drapery Hardware for the Tuscany Traversing line itself.  The embossed metal fascia on heavy duty traversing rods is available in 10 decorative styles ranging from contemporary to transitional to modern. These drapery rods have a really unique look among products in the field of  window drapery hardware. Orion’s iron line of decorative finials can be used with many of the Tuscany Traversing drapery rods.

Orion Ornamental Iron, founded in 1983, offers window drapery hardware with a wide range of products, including iron rods, Wood Drapery Rods, crystal finials and other decorative finials.

Source: http://www.prlog.org/11436308-orion-ornamental-iron-wins-3-wcma-awards.html

Orion Ornamental Iron announces the introduction of its new Bohemia Drapery Hardware line.  The Bohemia line consists of decorative, hand-crafted, faceted Crystalique finials.  “We are offering our Bohemia Collection with the look, sparkle and glamour of crystal, without the usual high prices,” says Atul Patel, President of Orion. “Bohemia prices will continue to be around $50-$75/each retail, which makes them very accessible in today’s market.”

The drapery hardware line is hand-crafted of crystal-glass to produce Orion’s unique Bohemia finials and now includes 20 faceted finials in unique shapes and sizes.  The collection is designed to fit three sizes of curtain rods: ¾”, 1”, and 1-1/4”, all in round iron curtain rods.  These curtain rods are available in Orion’s 31 Iron Art Finishes, as well as 6 contemporary metal plated iron finishes.

“With the multiple finishes and custom colors that we are offering,” says Patel, “the look of this Drapery Hardware line and its curtain rods can range from traditional to very contemporary. It gives designers a wide range of choices.”

Orion Ornamental Iron is noted for its wood finials, curtain rods, and other drapery hardware. The company currently offers more than 300 styles of finials, including wood finials, iron finials, resin finials, crystal finials and glass finials. Orion also offers nearly 64 styles of curtain rods, including iron, inlay, wood and decorative curtain rods.

“We feel that our range of products, including all of our drapery hardware offerings and our curtain rods, give designers an extensive selection to present to their clients – in terms of styles, in ranges of price points, and in a wide selection of finishes,” says Patel.

“Our New York Wood Collection line includes wood finials to fit 1-3/8” curtain rods, as well as wood finials to fit 2”, 2-1/4”, and 3” wood curtain rods. All of these wood finials and their curtain rods are available in Orion’s 31 Iron Art and 11 Wood Art Finishes, as well as custom. We want Orion to be known among designers as the company to go to for drapery hardware, curtain rods and wood finials.”

Source: http://www.prlog.org/11361226-orion-ornamental-iron-promotes-new-bohemia-drapery-hardware.html

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