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MARCH 27, 2018


CHICAGO – The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in partnership with Emerald Expositions, is proud to announce the winners of the annual GlobalShop Product Design Competition. This competition honors manufacturers exhibiting at GlobalShop 2018 for product design advancements in innovation, function, and aesthetics for the retail industry.

“We’re pleased to have an opportunity to celebrate the influence design has on the lives of each and every one of us. Millions of consumers engage with the retail industry every day, and this year’s GlobalShop Product Design Competition winners demonstrate how impactful retail design can be when the human experience is put at the forefront,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP.

GlobalShop, the world’s largest annual show for retail design and shopper marketing is being held in Chicago – home of IIDA headquarters – this year. 2018 marks the eighth year of successful partnership between IIDA and Emerald Expositions, the tradeshow’s organizer.

“We are excited to continue to partner with such an esteemed and world-renowned interior design association,” said GlobalShop Founder & Show Director of Emerald Expositions Doug Hope. “We appreciate the fact that the GlobalShop Product Design Competition brings light to the necessity of design, especially as it relates to the retail industry.”

The 2018 jury panel included Lauren Chipman, principal and CEO, Chipman Design Architecture; Chad Finken, AIGA, design director of experiential graphic design, IA Interior Architects; and Daniel Krause, experience consultant, Gensler.

"The submissions we received prioritized innovative, people-centric solutions in the retail environment. We saw a high level of product design excellence with which millions of consumers will engage, and were pleased to see many entries that push the boundaries," said Chipman on behalf of the jurors.

Best of Competition was awarded to Shaw Contract for Canvas.

The category winners of the GlobalShop Product Design Competition are as follows:

Manufacturer: Stylmark
Product: Flexis™ DisplayMaker Wall Merchandising System

Manufacturer: Shaw Contract
Product: Canvas

Materials, Surfacing, and Wallcoverings
Manufacturer: Swisstrax
Product: Turftrax Modular Flooring Tile

Mannequins / Forms
Manufacturer: CNL Mannequins
Product: ALL IN Collection

Signage / Graphics
Manufacturer: Mapal Plastics
Product: PolyCraft - NEW Recyclable Foam Polypropylene Sheet for Printed Signage, POP & Displays

The panel of distinguished jurors awarded the winners during GlobalShop 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Winning products and manufacturers will be featured on the IIDA website and on IIDA social media to more than 300,000 followers.

For more information, please contact Liz Moran, IIDA design competitions director, at lmoran@iida.org.


About International Interior Design Association
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. 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 advancement 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