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Designer Richard Frinier Wins ADEX Platinum Award for Sunbrella Collection
Esteemed designer Richard Frinier, known for his timeless aesthetic and unique design perspective, earned a platinum award for his Studio Collection of Sunbrella fabrics in this year’s ADEX awards competition.
Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX), is the largest awards program for product and project design in the A&D industry. The award offers recognition of design excellence and product innovation.
“Richard has an extraordinary passion and dedication to his work,” said Greg Rosendale, business manager, jobber market for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, the maker of Sunbrella fabrics. “The Studio Collection fuses Richard’s eye for design with Sunbrella’s legendary performance for a winning combination. We are honored to have Richard as a partner and congratulate him on his continued success.”
The Studio Collection features a refined yet approachable mix of graphic grid and linear patterns presented in neutral shades, with interesting layers and textures. Designed to be mixed and matched for a variety of easy-to-open textile design solutions, the fabrics capture the beauty and practicality of today’s urban spaces.
“The architectural style and play of light inherent in urban artisanal studios and lofts intrigues and inspires me,” said Frinier. “It is very meaningful for me to translate my inspirations and perspective into design and to be recognized by the design community in this way. I am grateful to share this ADEX Platinum Design Excellence Award with Sunbrella for The Studio Collection.”