Inox Wins Hardware Category at NYCxDESIGN Awards

July 12th, 2019 by Editor

Inox, a Sacramento, Calif.-based manufacturer of decorative hardware and door locks, netted top billing at the 2019 NYCxDESIGN Awards competition. The award was presented for the company’s colorful new array of ceramic-coated hardware, dubbed CeraMax Rainbeaux.

The NYCxDESIGN awards were presented by Interior Design magazine and the in New York. The competition celebrates outstanding achievement across major areas of design—including architecture, interiors, products, accessories, craft and technology. CeraMax Rainbeaux won the entire hardware category in a competition that had more than 900 entries overall, officials for the company said.

“We are very honored to win this award, especially since CeraMax Rainbeaux was created by Inox to fill a need that designers and trade professionals were asking for, and now we have been recognized by that same community,” Inox president Jeff Howes said in a press release.

CeraMax is a customizable finish option that the company says prevents deterioration due to harsh environments, including salt spray, oxidation, humidity and ultraviolet light. As the first and only manufacturer to offer it, officials said, the material withstands the ASTM B117 Salt Spray Corrosion test (used to evaluate the relative corrosion resistance to salt spray or fog at elevated temperatures) up to 85 times longer than stainless steel.

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