Legrand Takes Its Solutions to NY’s Tribeca

Andrew Wale demos Vantage’s products via the TPT1040 touchscreen and an iPad

Dave Hanchette, with a Legrand airQast speaker

The airQast speakers, up close

Bticino’s Jon Null details the line offerings

A Swarovski-crystal-studded Bticino wallplate

Also showcased was at the press event was the Italian-made Bticino Axolute line of wallplates, dimmers, and switches. “Switches are utilitarian,” said Bticino USA director Jon Null, “but we’ve made them a style and technology statement, which is a new idea here in the U.S.” The wallplate range uses various exotic materials, natural woods and even Swarovski crystals, and there are models specified for use in yachts and aircraft “for floating and flying homes,” he said.

The company has also used residences in Los Angeles to present and demonstrate its products, and plans to continue the program through 2012 at venues in Miami, Toronto and Chicago, said Wale. “We use these events to bring integrators and specifiers together, because this is where the light bulb really goes on for them about what we can offer.”

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