ISFD Names 2019 Pinnacle Awards Finalists

Winners will be announced at the 24th Annual International Society of Furniture Designers Pinnacle Awards Gala on Oct. 21 at High Point University’s Congdon School of Health Sciences.

09/13/2019
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ISFD Pinnacle Awards

A panel of judges selected the newest class of finalists for the 2019 Pinnacle Awards. The finalists will be feted and winners will be announced at the 24th Annual International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) Pinnacle Awards Gala, set for Monday, Oct. 21 at High Point University’s Congdon School of Health Sciences from 6-9 p.m.

“Now in its 24th year, the annual Pinnacle Awards competition continually attracts more and more talented designers and innovative design concepts each year,” says John Conrad, Executive Director of ISFD. “This year we expanded the competition to include 20 furniture, accessory and lighting categories. Plus, we received a record number of entries for the major collections category along with the new luxury dining and luxury bedroom categories.”

The judging panel represents an influential mix of high-profile industry leaders encompassing manufacturing, retailing, education, journalists, designers and home fashions forecasters. The panel includes Christi Barbour, Barbour Spangle Design; John Gill, Haverty’s; Diane Falvey, Furniture, Lighting & Decor; Jackie Hirschhaut, AHFA; Gary Inman, Baskervill; Adam Kessler, AWFS; Greg Kincaid, Sherwin Williams; Kaitlin Peterson, Business of Home; June Sedlak, Studio J; Dorian Stacy Sims, Stacy Furniture & Design; and Patrizia Torelli, Australasian Furniture Association.

The 2019 finalists, all professional product and furniture designers, 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. A full list of finalists can be found below.

Join keynote speaker, co-host/emcee Christiane Lemieux, co-founder/CEO of The Inside; and co-host/emcee Bill McLoughlin, editor-in-chief of Furniture Today for this annual event. Also, on stage will be Ray Allegrezza, IHFRA; Hilary Farr, Hilary Farr’s Designs; Gary Inman, Baskervill; Libby Langdon, founder Libby Interiors, Inc; Ida McCausland, IFDA; Kaitlin Peterson, Business of Home and other special guests. Tickets for the mix and mingle gala are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. There is no cost for ISFD student members.

Awards will be presented in 20 home furnishings categories, with finalists and winning designs promoted to retailers in the U.S. and around the world. Winning products will also have the right to feature the 2019 Pinnacle Award logo on all related media, collateral and packaging.

The 2019 Awards are sponsored by the High Point Market Authority, Leggett & Platt, International Market Centers, Designers Today, Continental Hardware, Furniture Today, Furniture Design Studios and Sherwin-Williams, IHFRA and AHMI.

 

2019 ISFD Pinnacle Awards® Finalists

Accessories

  • Outstretched Arms Sculpture by Timboel Raharjo for Phillips Collection
  • Briallen Boxes by Aimee Kurzner, ISFD for Currey & Company
  • Krown by Orfeo Quagliata & Ernesto Durán For Studio Orfeo Quagliata
  • Chainsaw sculpture by Mark Phillips, ISFD & Nikom Sankantha for Phillips Collection

Bedroom – Broad Appeal

  • Ardennes Bedroom by D. Scott Coley, ISFD for American Drew
  • Meyers Park by Abby Lane, ISFD for Pulaski Furniture
  • Artisan Cove by Catina Suarez Roscoe for Style Craft
  • Shoreline by Liz Moore Shaver, ISFD and Dudley Moore, ISFD for Bassett

Bedroom – Luxury

  • Midtown Bedroom by Mike Warren, ISFD; Shannon Lookabill, ISFD and Andrea Otto, ISFD for Universal Furniture
  • Origins Headboard by Jason Phillips, ISFD for Phillips Collection
  • Odette Metal Canopy Bed by Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team for Bernhardt Interiors by Bernhardt
  • Calavaras Teak Bed by Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team for Bernhardt

Dining – Broad Appeal

  • Ardennes Dining Room by D. Scott Coley, ISFD for American Drew
  • Artisan Cove by Catina Suarez Roscoe for Style Craft
  • Art Deco Side Chair by Justin Abee, ISFD for Selamat Designs

Dining – Luxury

  • Aurora Dining Table by Catina Suarez Roscoe, ISFD for Borkholder Furniture
  • Modern Dining; Kubrick Dining Table & Brooks Arm Chair by Dudley Moore, ISFD and Lenny Chapman, ISFD for Universal Furniture
  • Arcadia Dining Table & Hayes Dining Chairs by Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team for Bernhardt Interiors by Bernhardt
  • Long and Short of It Dining Room by Christopher Sandomenico, ISFD and Melanie Dunn for Caracole Classic by Caracole

Entertainment Furniture

  • Azara Media Console by Jim Liu for Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture
  • Code Media + Storage Console by Matthew Weatherly and Al Glass for BDI
  • Hamilton TV Stand with ClassicFlame Panorama Electric Fireplace by Ryan Mimick; Nicholas Walker, ISFD; Scott Schafer, ISFD
  • Media Mogul by the Caracole Design Team and Melanie Dunn for Caracole Classic by Caracole

Home Office

  • Calista Desk by the Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team for Bernhardt
  • Atria Office Collection by Mark Weppner and Kathy Ireland for Bush Industries
  • Kallista Writing Desk by Aimee Kurzner, ISFD for Currey and Company
  • Ashford Home Office by Ryan Mimick, Nicholas Walker, ISFD and Scott Schafer, ISFD for Twin Star Home

Leather Upholstery – Broad Appeal

  • Rica Sofa by Robert Lee for Moroni Inc
  • Marco Chair by Bernhardt Upholstery Design Team for Bernhardt
  • Finn Swivel Chair by Bernhardt Upholstery Design Team for Bernhardt

Leather Upholstery – Luxury

  • Plaza by Kelvin Ng, ISFD and Michele Mantovani for Kelvin Giormani by Planum
  • M-Series Massage Chair by Ken Okuyama for DreamWave
  • Turin by Kevin Nguyen, Spencer Bass, Doug Gasol, Anders Larsen and Stephen Huddleston for Style in Motion by American Leather

Lighting

  • Atom Chandelier by Teddy Feracho for Golden Lighting
  • Armor Chandelier by Mandy Shanahan, ISFD and Julie Phillips, ISFD for Phillips Collection
  • Ruffle Chandelier by Mandy Shanahan, ISFD for Phillips Collection

Maker/Designer

  • "Secret Spirits" by Bruce M. Schuettinger for MosArt, Inc.
  • "Angular Tension" by Bruce M. Schuettinger for MosArt, Inc.
  • Arabesque by Timothy Coleman for Timothy Coleman Furniture

Student Pinnacle Award

  • “Stool Samples” by Emily Miller for Appalachian State University
  • Ateleia Desk by Edward Bukirch for Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Convex Desk by Christopher Merchant for The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
  • Music Stand by Zala Ouyang for North Bennet Street School
  • Coopered Daybed by Osamu Sassa for The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship

Green Leaf Award

  • Swirl Rattan Bed by Catherine Blum and Timothy Ledford for David Francis Furniture
  • Azara Media Console by Jim Liu for Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture
  • Chainsaw Sculpture by Mark Phillips, ISFD & Nikom Sankantha for Phillips Collection
  • Wilson Dining Table and Logan Dining Chairs by Gat Caperton for Gat Creek

Motion Upholstery

  • Melker Recliner by Robert Lee for Moroni Inc.
  • Estende by Kelvin Ng, ISFD for Kelvin Giormani by Planum
  • Verona by American Leather Design Team for Style in Motion by American Leather
  • 2903 Sectional with Power Recliner, Storage and Drawer By Angelo Marzilli, Sr., Christina Marzilil, JR Marzilli for Decor-Rest Furniture

Occasional Storage

  • Harrison Bar Cabinet by Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller for Carrier and Company by Century Furniture
  • Poppy Armoire by Selamat Design Team for Morris & Co. by Selamat Designs
  • Margo Console by Jeff Bare for BDI
  • Strawberry Thief Steamer Trunk by Justin Abee, ISFD for Morris & Co. by Selamat Designs

Occasional Tables

  • Halton by D. Scott Coley, ISFD for Bernhardt
  • Barclay by D. Scott Coley, ISFD for Bernhardt
  • Modern Crawford Cocktail Table by Dudley Moore, ISFD and Lenny Chapman, ISFD for Universal Furniture
  • Geometry Tables by Jason Phillips, ISFD and Nikom Sankantha for Phillips Collection
  • Malloy Rectangular Coffee Table by Marc Boudreau, ISFD for Amisco

Outdoor

  • Tangier by Richard Frinier, ISFD for Century Furniture
  • Maya by Mark Gabbertas for Gloster
  • Prime Collection by John Caldwell, ISFD for Tropitone
  • Santorini Chair by Luis Blasini for Kannoa

Stationary Upholstery – Broad Appeal

  • Kylie Chair by Bernhardt Upholstery Design Team for Bernhardt
  • Boundless Chair by Michelle De La Rosa for Caracole Modern by Caracole
  • Marco Connections Sofa by Angelo Marzilli, Sr., Christina Marzilli and JR Marzilli for Decor-Rest Furniture

Stationary Upholstery – Luxury

  • Modem Donovan 4 Piece Sectional by The Universal Furniture Design Team for Universal Furniture
  • Grand Opening by Christopher Sandomenico, ISFD for Caracole Classic by Caracole
  • Barcelona by American Leather Design Team for Metropolis by American Leather
  • The Haute Seat by Christopher Sandomenico, ISFD for Caracole Signature by Caracole

Wall Décor

  • Button Wall Tiles by Jason Phillips, ISFD for Phillips Collection
  • Perspective Wall Art by Nikom Sankantha and Jessica Phillips, ISFD for Phillips Collection
  • Pari carved wood wall decor by Anthony Venetucci for A&B Home Inc

Major Collections

  • Carrier and Company Collection by Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller for Century Furniture
  • Loft Collection by Otto & Moore Design Team, ISFD and Bernhardt Design Team for Bernhardt
  • Coastal Living Collection by Dudley Moore, ISFD; Lenny Chapman, ISFD and Laura Niece, ISFD for Universal Furniture
  • Prossimo Collection by Dave Clark, ISFD; Keith Binns and Tim Lehman for A.R.T. Home Furnishings

 

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