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ISFD Announces Innovation + Design Awards 'Meet the Designers' Event

The Innovation + Design Awards "Meet the Designers" event will take place on September 22.

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ISFD Innovation + Design Event
See the projects of 49 designers at the September Innovation + Design Awards event.

The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) Innovation + Design 2022 “Meet the Designers” reception will be held at 401 W. English Rd. on the Campus of Congdon Yards in High Point on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7-8:30 pm. This event will pay tribute to this year’s record number of 49 finalist projects and recognize the winners of the third annual maker/designer juried Innovation + Design Awards. All are welcome to attend, admission is free.

Following the awards celebration, the Innovation + Design winners’ and finalists’ projects will be on display Thursdays and Fridays from 3-7 pm and Saturdays noon-7 pm at 401 W. English until Oct. 26. Here, the designs will be viewed by thousands of people living in the Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, NC, area as well as industry veterans and High Point Market attendees. As a bonus, on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 3-6 pm, ISFD will host a reception where industry executives, designers and merchants will be on hand to review the finalists’ projects for potential production opportunities. All are welcome to attend.

The winners of the Innovation + Design competition will receive cash prizes of $250 to $1,000 for professional and student levels in seating, occasional tables, occasional storage, lighting, accessories and dining room furniture categories. Best of show winners will receive Congdon Yards Generator gift cards to work on any project of their choice. Plus, as an added bonus, this year’s finalists will be interviewed for the international podcast, Design Between the Lines, and the winners will be featured in industry publications.

Innovation + Design 2022 is supported by ISFD , and partners: Alderman Company,
AkzoNobel, Bienenstock Furniture Library, COHAB-SPACE , Congdon Yards , Furniture Today , High Point Market Authority , IFDA, International Market Centers , Packaging Center Inc , Phillips Collection , Theatre Art Galleries, HPXD, The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation and Visit High Point.

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