Hall of Fame architect and interior designer Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, has won three 2019 GOOD DESIGN Awards for innovative designs, including her Lyda sofa for Haworth, Fascio Collection of lighting for Visual Comfort & Co. and Crossbeam table for Nucraft.
Now celebrating its 70th year, GOOD DESIGN is the oldest and most prestigious awards program recognized globally. Originally founded in Chicago in 1950 by former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., together with a stellar list of pioneers of modern design such as Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson and Eero Saarinen, the annual GOOD DESIGN Awards celebrate work by the best industrial and graphic designers and manufacturers for their pursuit of design excellence.
“We’re very pleased to receive these accolades for our work – a real measure of excellence – and we thank the distinguished judges and the design community as a whole," said Rottet.
The Lyda sofa designed by Rottet for Haworth is complemented by steel arms and a marble tablet surface, which can be positioned according to preference, and is upholstered in a warm neutral mohair and gray leather. A hidden pocket drawer in the arm allows for USB connections and storage. The line has a “traditional meets modern aesthetic,” advised Rottet.
Her Fascio Collection for Visual Comfort & Co. takes LED technology to new levels of contemporary warmth and is comprised of faceted crystal tubes that are bound and produced as sconces, pendant lights, a chandelier and a floor lamp in a choice of Polished Nickel, Hand-rubbed Antique Brass and Bronze finishes.
The Crossbeam table for Nucraft has an angled and modern form that is capable of transforming any conference area. The distinctive top is available in wood, glass, metal or stone, in a variety of finishes and the table possesses integrated wire management and easy access to power and data.