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SHAW WINS TOP HONORS IN THE 11TH ANNUAL COMPETITION

May 11, 2007, Las Vegas, NV – The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Hospitality Design Magazine announced the winners of the 11th Annual IIDA/Hospitality Design Product Design Competition at the Annual Platinum Circle Awards Gala during the 2007 HD Expo May 9-12. IIDA is a partner with HD on the educational component of the show, and sponsors this annual product design competition. This year’s winners represent an exciting group of products heralded for their innovative and aesthetic properties with direct hospitality applications.

Award categories included:

  • Best of Competition
  • Applied Finishes and Materials (Wall Coverings, Treatments, Paint/Coatings)
  • Textiles (Upholstery and Bedspread/Drapery/Casement)
  • Flooring (Carpet/Rugs, Hard Surfaces, Resilients)
  • Seating: Individual (Dining, Lounge, and Outdoor)
  • Seating: Group or Series (Dining, Lounge, and Outdoor)
  • Lighting (Individual and Groupings/Series)
  • Casegoods and Freestanding Furniture (Individual and Series/Collections)
  • Accessories or Specialties (Hardware/Decorative Metals, Storage Systems, and Artwork/Signage)

The 2007 winners are:

APPLIED FINISHES AND MATERIALS - WALLCOVERINGS
WINNER - ORACLE, WEITZNER
HONORABLE MENTION – TRUE METALS, MAYA ROMANOFF

TEXTILES – UPHOLSTERY
WINNER - VIBE COLLECTION, CARNEGIE
HONORABLE MENTION – CHROMATIC COLLECTION, LUNA TEXTILES

TEXTILES – BEDSPREADS, DRAPERY OR CASEMENT FABRICS
WINNER – KIMONO COLLECTION, DESIGNTEX
HONORABLE MENTION – URBAN COUTURE COLLECTION – LUNA TEXTILES

FLOORING – CARPETING AND CARPET SYSTEMS, RUGS
WINNER – CONVERGENCE, MILLIKEN

FLOORING – HARD SURFACE FLOORING
HONORABLE MENTION – BUENOS AIRES MOOD SERIES, CROSSVILLE

SEATING: GROUP OR SERIES – LOUNGE
WINNER – YIN YANG, JANUS ET CIE

SEATING: GROUP OR SERIES – OUTDOOR
WINNER – CABANA CLUB COLLECTION, TROPITONE

LIGHTING – INDIVIDUAL
WINNER – ELITE BACK LIT MIRROR, ELECTRIC MIRROR

ACCESSORIES OR SPECIALTIES – HARDWARE OR DECORATIVE METALS OR PLASTICS
WINNER – BRIDGE SINGLE HOLD LAVATORY FAUCET WITH RADIUS TECHNOLOGY, WATERDECOR

ACCESSORIES OR SPECIALTIES – STORAGE SYSTEMS
WINNER – THE EVO SYSTEM, VANTAGE POINT

BEST OF COMPETITION – AFTER IMAGES, SHAW INDUSTRIES

The distinguished judging panel included:
Larry Wilson, IIDA; Hospitality Forum Advisor; Rink Design Partnership, Inc., Jacksonville, FL
Belinda Bennett, IIDA; The Bennett Design Group, Houston, TX
Viveca Bissonnette, IIDA; Carrier Johnson, San Diego, CA
Brian G. Thornton, IIDA, AIA; VP of Communications; MGM | Mirage Design Group, Las Vegas, NV

Awards in each category are not mandatory; judges must find exemplary new introductions whose properties include innovation, technical advancements, cost effectiveness, environmental responsibility, aesthetics and need and usage in the hospitality industry. Client and user benefits were also evaluated.

Further information about the HD Expo can be found at www.hdexpo.com. Information on the 2008 product design competition will be available on IIDA’s website www.iida.org or by calling 888.799.4432 (IIDA) beginning in January 2008.

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The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community. IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of 12,000 Members in nine specialty Forums in 30 Chapters around the world. Additional information is available on IIDA’s website www.iida.org.