The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announced the winners of the 20th annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition. The competition honors innovation, functionality, and aesthetic advancements in product design for the hospitality industry. Awards were presented in 18 categories, and Belle by Fire Farm Lighting was honored with the Eric Engstrom Best of Competition Award.
"For 20 years, the IIDA/HD Product Design Competition at HD Expo has been celebrating the best in product design for the hospitality industry. This year's winners exemplify the evolution of products for this ever-changing industry and demonstrate the highest level of creativity, sophistication, and utility," said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. "We are so pleased to recognize the winners as well as the 20 years of design excellence this competition represents."
Applied Finishes and Materials: Wallcoverings and Treatments
Manufacturer: Walker Zanger
Textiles: Bedspreads, Drapery, or Casement Fabrics
Manufacturer: P/Kaufmann Contract
Product: Metallic Sheers
Flooring: Carpeting, Carpet Systems, or Rugs
Product: Traces Collection
Flooring: Hard Surface Flooring
Manufacturer: Crossville Inc.
Product: Satori by Laminam
Flooring: Resilient Flooring
Seating: Individual, Dining Seating
Manufacturer: Thos. Moser Contract
Product: Pacific Stool
Seating: Individual, Lounge Seating
Manufacturer: JANUS Et Cie
Product: Kyoto Petite Lounge Chair
Seating: Individual, Outdoor Seating
Manufacturer: Neoteric Luxury
Product: La Grande Dame Swing
Seating: Group or Series, Lounge Seating
Manufacturer: Neoteric Luxury
Product: The Hank Series
Seating: Group or Series, Outdoor Seating
Product: ELLA Lounge Chair
Casegoods and Freestanding Furniture: Individual Furnishing Items
Manufacturer: Sticks and Stones Furniture
Product: Kawa Table
Casegoods and Freestanding Furniture: Groups, Series, Systems, or Collections
Product: Form Collection
Lighting: Individual Lamps/Lighting Devices
Manufacturer: Fire Farm Lighting
Lighting: Groups, Series, Systems, or Collections of Lamps/Lighting Devices
Accessories or Specialties: Artwork, Signage, or Accent Pieces
Product: MDC Digital Studio
Accessories or Specialties: Hardware or Decorative Metals or Plastics
Product: Axor Citterio E
The 2016 jury panel included Susana Covarrubias, IIDA, Studio Director | Design Principal, Gensler; Patricia Rotondo, IIDA; Design Principal, Chipman Design Architecture; and Adam Stover, IIDA, NCIDQ, Principal | Interior Architect, POPULOUS.
"The products showcased in the IIDA/HD Product Design Competition have once again illustrated how the hospitality industry is pushing the boundaries of innovation," commented Covarrubias on behalf of the jury. "We were particularly impressed with Belle, the Best of Competition winner, by Fire Farm Lighting. The craftsmanship, beauty, and sheer presence of this lighting product elegantly marries vintage form with modern function."