2020 Pinnacle Award Finalists Revealed

With more entries than ever, Pinnacle judges had a job deciding on the finalists for this year's awards. See who's in the running.

09/28/2020
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Pinnacle Awards 2020 Finalists
The finalists have been revealed for the 2020 Pinnacle Awards

After receiving the largest number of entries in over a decade, a panel of industry notables and veteran judges has reviewed the submissions to determine the finalists for the International Society of Furniture Designers’ (ISFD) 2020 Pinnacle Awards. The finalists will be feted during the Pinnacle Awards Online TV Presentation, and the winners announced, on Saturday, October 24 at 6 pm ET, via the organization’s YouTube channel. Acclaimed interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins will keynote the awards ceremony.  


“Each year when the submissions arrive, I am more and more impressed with the extraordinary quality of entries and glad that I do not have the judges’ difficult task of selecting the finalists and ultimately the winners,” says John Conrad, executive director. “ISFD really appreciates the time and dedication that the judges devote to the detailed review and evaluation process and I want to extend my gratitude to them for their help and to our sponsors who make this all possible.”


The judging panel represents an influential mix of high-profile industry leaders and innovators including: Christi Barbour, co-founder & partner, Barbour Spangle Design; Everick Brown, Founder & Principal, Everick Brown Design; Kelly DiFoggio, International Textiles Alliance President and Director of Sales and Marketing for Yarn and Loom; Diane Falvey, Furniture Lighting & Décor Editor in Chief;  John Gill, Haverty’s EVP Merchandising; Susan Inglis, Executive Director, Sustainable Furnishings Council; Stephanie James, Allen and James Interior Design Co-founder & Co-owner; Kris Kolar, Buyer, Clive Daniel Home; Ida McCausland, IFDA International President; Kaitlin Petersen, Business of Home Editor in Chief; Rick Schroeder, professional furniture designer and past President & Chairman of the ISFD board; Jomo Tariku, Ethiopian American artist and industrial designer; Maria West, Maria West Photography Founder/Designer.

Awards Details

The 2020 finalists, all professional product and furniture designers along with a few design students, envision and create the designs that ultimately become some of the most sought-after home furnishings items around the world. Their works are produced and marketed by companies large and small, but with a common denominator — to proudly illustrate that artistry, craft and innovation are important and quite saleable to the consumer marketplace.  
The theme for this year’s Pinnacle Awards Online TV Presentation is “Great Designs Unmasked,” a recognition of the need to change the Pinnacle’s normal gala format for 2020 as well as a chance to reveal to the world the positive impact good design has on mental and physical well-being. Presenters, stationed at design-centric locations around the country, including several High Point locales, will honor nearly 70 finalists in 20 categories. Musical guests, Turpentine Shine, will perform original tunes throughout the one-hour program.
The 2020 Awards are sponsored by the High Point Market Authority, Leggett & Platt, International Market Centers, Herzog Veneers, Inc., Continental Hardware, Furniture Today, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Furniture Design Studios, Senlong Wood Company, Sherwin-Williams, High Point University and Elements Studios.

And the 2020 ISFD Pinnacle Awards® Finalists are


Accessories

  • Atlas Sculptures by Mark Phillips, ISFD; Nikom Sankantha
    Phillips Collection
  • Camille Screen by Aimee Kurzner, ISFD
    Currey & Company
  • Morris & Company Acanthus Bowls by Dustin Witzel, ISFD
    Selamat Designs


Bedroom – Broad Appeal

  • Greenington Park Avenue Dresser byShenxing Liu
    Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture
  • Linn Bed by Tim Copeland
    Copeland Furniture


Bedroom – Luxury

 

  • Bobby Berk Faber Bedroom Suit by Laura Niece, ISFD; Bobby Berk, ISFD; Doug Rozenboom
    A.R.T. Furniture
  • Crown Jewel, Suite Mate, Private Mate, Suite Yourself by Melanie Dunn, ISFD
    Caracole
  • Modern Decker Wall Bed + Soren Bedside Tables + Soren Dresser by Dudley Moore, ISFD; LauraNiece, ISFD
    Universal Furniture

Dining – Luxury

  • Hamilton Dining Room by Dave Clark, ISFD and Jonathan Charles Design Studio
    Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture
  • Twinkle Twinkle and Shield Me by Christopher Sandomenico, ISFD and Caracole
    Design Team
    Caracole
  • Modern Collection Dining Room by Dudley Moore, ISFD; Laura Niece, ISFD
    Universal Furniture
  • Morris & Co. Kelmscott Farmhouse Dining by Justin Abee, ISFD and Dustin Witzel, ISFD
    Selamat Designs


Entertainment Furniture

 

  • Three-Door Console by Hooker Design Team
    Hooker Furniture
  • Align Media + Storage Collection by Matthew Weatherly
    BDI
  • Radius by Christopher Natale
    Aspenhome


Home Office

  • Barcelona Desk by Dave Clark, ISFD and Jonathan Charles Design StudioJonathan Charles Fine Furniture
  • Miranda Kerr Allure Vanity Desk + Chair by Miranda Kerr, Dudley Moore, ISFD, Laura Niece, ISFD and Lenny Chapman, ISFD
    Universal Furniture
  • Repose by Stephanie Lena, ISFD
    Hooker Furniture
  • Eclipse Home Office by Caryn Donovan, ISFD
    Aleal for Planum Furniture


Leather Upholstery – Broad Appeal

  • Murray Collection by Robert Law
    Moroni Inc
  • Yellowstone by Jackson Carpenter, ISFD
    MW Home
     

Leather Upholstery – Luxury

  • FrancescaBy Kelvin Ng, ISFD and Caryn Donovan, ISFD
    Kelvin
  • Giormani by Planum
    Savion Grandier
  • 5pc Sectional w/2Power Recline Power HeadrestBy Susan Leis, ISFD, Ken Peacock, ISFD Hooker Furniture


Lighting

  • Emmet Lamp by Dean Babin, ISFD
    Dean Babin Furniture
  • Mallorca Chandelier by Clarence Mallari
    Currey and Company
  • Tear Drop Table Lamp by Mandy Shanahan, ISFD
    Phillips Collection

 

Maker/Designer

  • Kodama Bar Stool by Marshall Wollum
    Kodama Designs
  • Equilibrium Dining Table by David Ringheim, ISFD
    Ringheim Custom Woodworks
  • "Wild Blue" by Bruce Schuettinger, ISFD
    Mosart Inc.
  • Entryway Stand by Dean Babin, ISFD
    Dean Babin Furniture
  • Lake House Dining Table by Owain Harris, ISFD
    O.H. Harris Furniture Maker


Student Pinnacle Award

  • CURVA chair by Daniela Duarte
    Savannah College of Art and Design
  • ESCENTI chair by Lin Elkins, ISFD
    Appalachian State University
  • BLOOM lamp by Archana Menon
    Savannah College of Art and Design
  • The INK SERIES occasional tables by Dymon Johnson, ISFD
    University of Houston
  • VinylMod occasional storage by Adam Podboy
    Kendall College of Art and Design


Green Leaf Award

 

  • Linn Bed by Tim Copeland
    Copeland Furniture
  • Kodama Bar Stool by Marshall Wollum
    Kodama Designs
  • Greenington Park Avenue Dresser by Shenxing Liu
    Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture
  • Atlas Sculptures by Mark Phillips, ISFD; Nikom Sankantha
    Phillips Collection


Motion Upholstery

  • Tenero Collection by Kelvin Ng, ISFD
    Kelvin
  • Giormani by Planum Lauderdale Hybrid by Jackson Carpenter, ISFD
    MW Home
  • Branson Collection by Robert Law
    Moroni Inc


Occasional Storage

  • Roscoe Credenza by Scott Hamed
    ST2
  • Penrose Credenza by Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team
    Bernhardt
  • Flora Credenza by Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team
    Bernhardt
  • Barcelona Accent Cabinet by Dave Clark, ISFD and Jonathan Charles Design Studio Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture


Occasional Tables - Luxury

 

  • Modern Round Cocktail Table by Dudley Moore, ISFD; Laura Niece, ISFD
    Universal Furniture
  • Tivoli by Hooker Design Team
    Hooker Furniture
  • Inverted Pyramid Tables by Jason Phillips, ISFD
    Phillips Collection
  • Barcelona Nesting Tables by Dave Clark, ISFD and Jonathan Charles Design Studio
    Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture
     

Outdoor

  • Bali Swivel Chair by Bernhardt Design Team
    Bernhardt
  • Wailea Swivel Chair by Bernhardt Design Team
    Bernhardt
  • Prime Collection by John Caldwell, ISFD
    Tropitone
  • San Blas Lounger by Justin Abee, ISFD
    Selamat Designs


Stationary Upholstery – Luxury

  • Maya Sofa and Maya Chair ½ by Bernhardt Upholstery Design Team
    Bernhardt
  • Miles Swivel Chair by Bernhardt Upholstery Design Team
    Bernhardt
  • Just Duet Sofa and Chair by Michelle De La Rosa, ISFD
    Caracole
  • Geometric Sectional by Jonathan Charles Design Studio and Angela Zhao, ISFD
    Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture


Stationary Upholstery – Broad Appeal

  • Bobby Berk + A.R.T. Furniture - Olafur Modular Sofa by Laura Niece, ISFD; Bobby Berk, ISFD and Doug Rozenboom
    A.R.T. Furniture
  • Stockholm Lounge Chair in Porcini by Justin Abee, ISFD
    Selamat Designs
  • Greenington Danica Chair by Shenxing Liu
    Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture


Wall Décor

 

  • Moveable Man Shelves by Nikom Sankantha and Jason Phillips, ISFD
    Phillips Collection
  • Berkley Mirror by Jonathan Charles Design Studio with Diane Granda
    Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture
  • Barcelona Mirror by Dave Clark, ISFD and Jonathan Charles Design Studio
    Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture


Major Collections

  • Nina Magon Collection: By Nina Magon, Dudley Moore, ISFD and Laura Niece, ISFD
    Universal Furniture
  • Bernhardt Exteriors: by Bernhardt Design Team 
    Bernhardt
  • Great South Bay Collection by Thomas O'Brien
    Century Furniture
  • The Toulouse Collection by Charlie Zagaroli, ISFD and Jonathan Charles Design Studio
    Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture

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