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IIDA Announces Winners of Inaugural WestEdge Design Fair Product and Booth Awards
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CHICAGO — The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is honored to announce the winners of two inaugural design competitions – the IIDA/WestEdge Design Fair Product Awards and the IIDA/WestEdge Design Fair Booth Awards. Winners of the Product Awards are recognized for excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, and function, as well as the suitability of the design solution to the product challenge. Winners of the Booth Awards are awarded for their originality and visual impact with emphasis on materials, space, color, texture, lighting, and graphics. All entries were evaluated by a panel of distinguished design industry experts during the WestEdge Design Fair Los Angeles showcase.

“The WestEdge Design Fair is an ideal partner for IIDA to expand our design competition awards portfolio with due to their concentration on, and celebration of, innovative design in one place for all to experience,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “That experience is also reflective of how design gathers and encourages interaction while highlighting the remarkable creators of these products and their showcase spaces.”

This year’s jury of design professionals included IIDA International Board of Directors Vice President and Gensler Design Director, Bill Bouchey, FIIDA, ASID; Co-Director of the IIDA Southern California Chapter Los Angeles City Center, Jorge Colón, IIDA, AIA; and IIDA Southern California Chapter President, Brett A. Shwery, FIIDA, AAIA.

"The winners impressed the jury with their attention to detail in many ways. In product design, the winners had a keen eye for form and function, while generating tangibles that inspire," said Bouchey on behalf of the jury. “In the booth and showcasing, we found creative storytelling that accentuated the space and product while drawing the participant in.”

The winners of the 2023 IIDA/WestEdge Design Fair Product Awards are:

Best of Competition
Company: Buzzell Studios
Product: Concrete Pendants

Accessories and Specialties — Artwork/Signage/Accent Pieces/Systems

Company: Pandemic Design Studio
Product: Node Wall Planters

Flooring — Hard Surfaces/Rug/Carpet

Company: Concrete Collaborative
Product: Night Palm x Stealing Beauty

Company: Florim
Product: Heritage Luxe

Hand-made Products — Indoor and Outdoor

Company: Art's Tree House
Product: Attract Mirror

Indoor Furnishings — Cabinetry and Storage/Seating/Tabletops

Company: MINARC
Product: DROPI

Company: Deap Design LLC
Product: D-Drum Cork Stool

Kitchen Design — Accessories/Appliances/Cabinetry/Countertops

Company: Keeler Brass Company
Product: Anthology

Lighting — Indoor/Outdoor/Systems/Control

Company: Buzzell Studios
Product: Concrete Pendants

Company: Facaro
Product: Lucienne Series


Company: Cyrice Griffith
Product: Griffith Chess Designs

The winners of the 2023 IIDA/WestEdge Design Fair Booth Awards are:

Best of Competition
Manufacturer: Thomas Cooper Studio
Manufacturer Location: Los Angeles

Booth Awards Winners

Manufacturer: Thomas Cooper Studio
Manufacturer Location: Los Angeles

Manufacturer: Concrete Collaborative
Manufacturer Location: Oceanside, Calif.

The winners for each competition were announced and celebrated, and the Best of Competition winners were revealed, at a special reception during the 2023 WestEdge Design Fair in Los Angeles on November 16. The manufacturers and designers of the category winners will be showcased on IIDA.org, and across IIDA's and WestEdge’s social media platforms. For questions in regards to this or other IIDA design competitions, please contact competitions@IIDA.org.

Press Contact:
Brianna Sachs
Jo Communications