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Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, Envision Design, Washington D.C.

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Eric Laignel

Contact: Jocelyn Pysarchuk, Senior Director, Communications & Marketing, jpysarchuk@iida.org 888.799.IIDA

EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY PRODUCT DESIGN SPOTLIGHTED BY IIDA & HOSPITALITY DESIGN MAGAZINE

May 16, 2008, Las Vegas, NV – The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Hospitality Design magazine are pleased to announce the winners of the 12th Annual IIDA/Hospitality Design Product Design Competition at the Annual Platinum Circle Awards Gala during the 2008 HD Expo, May 14-17. IIDA partners 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 2008 winners are:

APPLIED FINISHES AND MATERIALS: WALLCOVERINGS
WINNER: Xorel Embroider, Carnegie

TEXTILES: UPHOLSTERY
WINNER: Hollywood Velvets, Architex

TEXTILES: BEDSPREADS, DRAPERY OR CASEMENT FABRICS
WINNER: Intersection, Brentano, Inc.

FLOORING: CARPETING AND CARPET SYSTEMS, RUGS
WINNER: Floor Architecture, Shaw Hospitality Group

FLOORING: HARD SURFACE FLOORING
WINNER: Building Blox, Crossville, Inc.

SEATING: INDIVIDUAL – DINING
WINNER: Forest Chair – Janus et Cie

SEATING: INDIVIDUAL -- LOUNGE
WINNER: Zofa XXL Lounge Chair – Janus et Cie

SEATING: INDIVIDUAL – OUTDOOR
WINNER: Spa Recliner and Ottoman – Janus et Cie

SEATING: GROUP OR SERIES – LOUNGE
WINNER: LO & LA – Kron USA

SEATING: GROUP OR SERIES – OUTDOOR
WINNER: Phoenix Dining Armchair – Janus et Cie

LIGHTING: INDIVIDUAL
WINNER: Glo Back-Lit Mirror – Electric Mirror

LIGHTING: GROUP
WINNER: Slim, Vibia

ACCESSORIES OR SPECIALTIES: ARTWORK, SIGNAGE, ACCENT PIECES
WINNER: Moving Digital Painting, Dan Hermes Fine Art

ACCESSORIES OR SPECIALTIES: HARDWARE OR DECORATIVE METALS OR PLASTICS
WINNER: 360 Rotating Electrical Outlet, 360 Electrical

ACCESSORIES OR SPECIALTIES – STORAGE SYSTEMS
WINNER: The Sanctuary, Bluelounge Design, LLC

BEST OF COMPETITION – Hollywood Velvets, Architex

The distinguished judging panel included:

Belinda Bennett, IIDA; Hospitality Forum Advisor; The Bennett Design Group, Houston, TX
Viveca Bissonnette, IIDA; Carrier Johnson, San Diego, CA
Conrad Bonet, IIDA, Bonet & Associates International LLC, Miami, FL
Brian G. Thornton, IIDA, AIA; VP of Communications; Brian G. Thornton Designs, LLC, 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 2009 product design competition will be available on IIDA’s website www.iida.org or by calling 888.799.4432 (IIDA) beginning in January 2009.

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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 13,000 Members in nine specialty Forums in 30 Chapters around the world. Additional information is available on IIDA’s website www.iida.org.