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IIDA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 23RD ANNUAL IIDA/HD EXPO PRODUCT DESIGN AWARDS
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 16, 2019

IIDA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 23RD ANNUAL IIDA/HD EXPO PRODUCT DESIGN AWARDS

CHICAGO, IL — IIDA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards. This competition honors innovation, function, and aesthetic advancements in the hospitality industry. Entries were judged for design innovation, technical advancements, cost and value, environmental responsibility, aesthetics, need, and usage.

“Human-centric, location-specific design is critical in creating memorable and beneficial hospitality experiences, and product design plays a crucial role in this exchange,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “The winners of this year’s competition demonstrate mindfulness about the future of hospitality environments. Their products are adaptable, aesthetically engaging, and user-friendly.”

Entries were judged by a jury of design professionals, including James Lee, director of design, hospitality, LEO A DALY; Cristi Moore, IIDA, ASID, senior associate, design director, co- director, Hospitality Studio, Gensler Atlanta; and Holly Nixon, design director, V Starr Interiors.

“We were pleased to see so many impactful, forward-thinking, and thoughtfully designed products in this year’s competition,” said Moore on behalf of the jury. “The winners remind us that products are paramount in the creation of a design experience, especially in hospitality spaces that cater to a variety of people, preferences, and comfort levels.”

The winners of the 2019 IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards are: Eric Engstrom Best of Competition Award
Manufacturer: Sandler Seating
Product: Flat Soft 9W3.81
Designer: Martin Ballendat

Accessories or Specialties – Artwork, Signage, or Accent Pieces
Manufacturer: JANUS et Cie
Product: Bell Side Table
Designer: JANUS et Cie Studio

Accessories or Specialties – Hardware or Decorative Metals/Plastics
Manufacturer: Coastal Shower Doors
Product: The Frameless ECLIPSE
Designer: Patrick Cobb

Accessories or Specialties – Operations Supplies/Amenities
Manufacturer: Kohler Co.
Product: KOHLER DTV+ Showering System with KOHLER Konnect

Applied Finishes
Manufacturer: TileBar
Product: Elizabeth Sutton Collection
Designer: Elizabeth Sutton

Casegoods and Freestanding Furniture – Individual
Manufacturer: JANUS et Cie
Product: Cone II Side Table
Designer: JANUS et Cie Studio

Casegoods and Freestanding Furniture – Series/Collections
Manufacturer: Kohler Co.
Product: KOHLER Veil Lighted Collection

Flooring – Carpets/Rugs
Manufacturer: Shaw Contract
Product: Community Broadloom
Designer: Shaw Contract Design Team

Flooring – Hard Surfaces
Manufacturer: Tarkett
Product: Merge Emerge LVT
Designer: The Tarkett Design Team

Lighting
Manufacturer: Voltra Lighting
Product: Cordless Table Lighting
Designer: Arnold Chan

Seating: Group – Dining
Manufacturer: JANUS et Cie
Product: Anatra Armchair
Designer: Patricia Urquiola

Seating: Group – Outdoor
Manufacturer: JANUS et Cie
Product: Bon Vivant Poufs
Designer: Janice Feldman

Seating: Individual – Dining
Manufacturer: Sandler Seating
Product: Flat Soft 9W3.81
Designer: Martin Ballendat

Seating: Individual – Lounge
Manufacturer: Sandler Seating
Product: Ariane 1.1 WB
Designer: Martin Ballendat

Seating: Individual – Outdoor
Manufacturer: JANUS et Cie
Product: Pivot Daybed
Designer: JANUS et Cie Studio

Textiles
Manufacturer: Brentano
Product: Quill
Designer: Iris Wang

All winners will be honored during a ceremony at HD Expo in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 16. All winning products, manufacturers, and designers will be published in the July issue of Hospitality Design magazine, the HD Show Daily, and on IIDA and HD social media accounts.

ABOUT IIDA

For 25 years, IIDA, the commercial interior design association with global reach, has been a leader in defining, supporting, and enriching the interior design profession. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day. www.iida.org

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