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ARCHITECTs Touch strives to go beyond style, into the realm of honest innovation and timeless design. Selected designs have been previously offered through the retail shop of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Unique, meaningful jewelry is now a large part of the offerings at Architects Touch. Expanding his range over the past few years, jewelry has become a new focus for Richard. These original designs will have his distinctive maker's mark of RWB, stamped into the precious metal. His original designs embody his architectural sensibility in diamonds, platinum, gold, and silver. Meanings and symbolism are an important part of these designs. Several different collections have been created: Harmony Hearts, Ogees, Diamond Droplets, and Traces.

The innovative ArcStand Collection includes striking Business Card Holders, patented Copy Holders, Photo Frames, and Desk Calendars of polished stone. These are designed as executive gifts.

The elegant Vase IV Collection includes contemporary vases and candeholders. Perfect for wedding gifts, first anniversary gifts (paper), tenth anniversary gifts (aluminum-tin), and housewarming gifts.
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Established in late 1999, ARCHITECTs Touch is a small design driven business devoted to selling innovative accessories for home and office over the web.

All products are designed by owner-architect, Richard W. Berman. A lifelong interest in designing small products led him to begin this new e-business. Over the past dozen years his designs have been sold in select retail stores and galleries under the name RWB Design. But the web offered the perfect opportunity to sell his limited production pieces direct to a worldwide audience... thus was born!

Richard is a Registered Architect with a recent Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Originally trained at Rhode Island School of Design, his work and interests grew over the years from his initial practice of architecture in New York City. Forays into furniture design eventually led him to experiment with product design, using an architectural palette of stone and metal.

His designs have been displayed at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (N.Y.), the Whitney Museum's Store Next Door (N.Y.), Gallery 91 (N.Y.), and the Weatherspoon Art Gallery (N.C.) among others.
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After several years of developing and refining, the ArcStand Patented Copy holder is now being introduced. This cornerstone of the ArcStand Collection is as innovative as it gets. A simple curved slot within a rich piece of granite.

By gently curving a sheet of paper into this simple slot, the paper actually holds itself from the bottom up. The ArcStand has just received a utility patent recognizing its unique design.

The ArcStand was created to sit alongside your computer monitor to hold papers upright while you type. This provides an ergonomic edge. Just slip in a sheet of paper and lean it back. Papers can be added or removed with one hand (unlike most stands incorporating clips).

When not in use, it still looks beautiful with its low profile and graceful shape cut from natural stone. Compare that to the plastic accessories on most desktops today.

In addition to the Copy Holder, the ArcStand Collection also includes an innovative 3-slot Business Card Holder, a Photo Frame and a Curved Desk Calendar. All items are available through
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This is as good a place as any to include two other links. The first is to a new book by Richard, called Assessing Urban Design. It's also available at Amazon, etc.

The second is for the patent of the ArcStand Copy Holder. This link to the United States Patent Office, lists Richard's patent: Document Stand
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