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2018 Pinnacle Awards Finalists Announced, ISFD to Host

The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) has announced finalists for the prestigious Pinnacle Awards, which will be presented Oct. 15 during the High Point Furniture Market at the High Point University’s Congdon School of Health Sciences.

For the first time in the history of the Pinnacles, the awards will be bestowed by the ISFD, the international organization devoted to advancing, improving and supporting the practice of furniture design.

“Now in our 23rd year, the annual Pinnacle Awards Competition has drawn interest from designers across the country in 18 categories—reflecting the ever-expanding awareness of the impact of product design on the marketplace,” says John Conrad, executive director. “We saw more student entries than ever before this year, and we are also pleased to see intense competition in our newest category, Maker/Designer, created to recognize the builders/makers who create one-of-a-kind pieces for sale in galleries and stores, as well as client-specific products.”

An elite mix of industry leaders encompassing manufacturing, retailing, education, journalists, designers and home fashions forecasters are judging the competition this year, including Greg Kincaid, marketing manager, Sherwin Williams; Ellen Fisher, NYSID, vp of Academic Affairs; Nancy Fire, Design Works International, co-founder; Adam Kessler, AWFS; Jane Nichols, HPU School of Design; Ray Allegrezza, cxecutive director, IHFRA; Lael Thompson, COO, Broyhill Home Collections; June Sedlak Mooney, Studio J;  Peggy Burns, Queen Bee, Circle Furniture; Sarah Paxton, President, LaDiff; and Connie Post,CEO, Affordable Design Solutions. They have culled the entries to the following:

The 2018 Pinnacle Finalists are:

Occasional Tables

         Annabella Cocktail Table

         By Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team for Bernhardt

         Milo Laptop Table

         By Louis A. Lara, ISFD for BDI

         Skywalk Rectangular Cocktail Table                 

         By Frederic Spector, ISFD and Alan Antonelli for Drexel Furniture    

         Springhouse Occasional Collection

         By Wilson Keel for Charleston Forge

Occasional Storage

         Kallista Cabinet

         By Aimee Kurzner for Currey & Company

         Linea Entertainment Console

         By Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team for Bernhardt

         Nightingale Entertainment Credenza

         By Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team for Bernhardt                                                                                                       

         Swing Bar - Stones

         by Carl Muller for Elite Modern

Youth Furniture

         Jango

         By Ken Levi for Oak Furniture West

         Modern Spirit

         By Universal Design Team for Universal Furniture

         Serendipity

By Mike Warren, ISFD, Shannon Lookabill, ISFD and Andrea Otto for Universal Furniture

Casual Dining

         All A Flutter

         By Carol Wheeless and Michelle De La Rosa for Caracole

         Local Harvest Casual Dining

         By Catina Suarez Roscoe for Borkholder Furniture        

     Mango Dining Table         

         By Jason Phillips for Phillips Collection

         Pinnacles Dining Table

         By Selamat Design Team for Selamat Designs  

Formal Dining

         Hague Dining Table

         By Thor Taber for Century Furniture

         Sanaz Dining Table

         By Scott Hamed for ST2

         Soliloquy

By Mike Warren, ISFD, Shannon Lookabill, ISFD and Andrea Otto for Universal Furniture

Motion Upholstery

         Cirrus Comfort Air

         By American Leather Design Team, ISFD for American Leather

         Jane Swivel Chair

         By Chaddock Design Team, for Chaddock

         Luke                                         

         By La-Z-Boy Design Team for La-Z-Boy

         Marino

         By Kelvin Giormani for Kelvin Giormani by Planum

Stationary Upholstery

         Degas Chair                        

         By Patrick Aubriot for Century Furniture

         Loft Sofa                               

         By Guillaume Noiseux for G. Romano

         Pop Your Collar

         By Christopher Sandomenico for Caracole

         Springhouse Lounge Chair

         By Wilson Keel for Charleston Forge

Leather Upholstery

         Greg

         By Kelvin Giormani, ISFD and Michele Mantovani, ISFD for Kelvin Giormani by Planum

         Hansen Chair

         By Stanley J. Friedman, ISFD for Moroni, Inc.

         Oxford Sectional

         By Stanley J. Friedman, ISFD for Moroni, Inc.

         Shannon Chair

         By Universal Design Team for Universal Furniture

Lighting

         Pebble Table Lamp

         By Mandy Shanahan, ISFD, for Phillips Collection

         Whitaker 6 Light Pendant in Aged Steel

         By Teddy Feracho, for Golden Lighting

Accessories

         Artisanry

         By Dani Bonney, Alysha Carroll-Simko, Nicole Shenk and Lea Brubaker

         for Spicher and Company

         Gold Acrylic Bevel Tabletop Float Frame for 5"x7" Photos

         By Morgan Doherty for Wexel Art Displays        

         Maki Screen

         By Mark Phillips, ISFD for Phillips Collection

         Gold Single Panel Acrylic Floating Frame + Magnets for 16" x 20" Art

         By Natasha McRee for Wexel Art Displays

Home Office

         1650-10 Group

         By Taylor West for Hooker Furniture

         Genevieve(TM) Home Office Collection

         By Jena Hall, ISFD, Nicholas Walker for Twin Star Home

         Iron Frame Chamcha Wood Desk

         By Mandy Shanahan, ISFD for Phillips Collection

         Swedish Classics(TM) Home Office Collection

         By Jena Hall, ISFD, Nicholas Walker for Twin Star Home

Home Entertainment

         Burton Cabinet

By Joe McCambridge, ISFD Kevin Hinshaw and Watts Humphrey for Woodbridge Furniture

         Greenhaus Smart Media Console

         By Sara Chen for A Plus International

         The Naturalist Entertainment Console

         By Caracole Design Team, ISFD for Caracole

         Wright Collection

         By Jena Hall, ISFD and Ryan Mimick for Twin Star Home

Summer/Casual

         Archi Lounge

         By Henrik Pedersen for Gloster

         ‘Belmeade' cordless outdoor power recliner

         By Jack Lewis, ISFD and Gary VanderWood, ISFD for Klaussner Outdoor

         "On and On"                       

         By Jack Lewis, ISFD and Gary VanderWood, ISFD for Klaussner Outdoor

         Prevue

         By John Caldwell for Brown Jordan

         Softscape

         By John Caldwell for Brown Jordan

Bedroom

         Dominic Metal Canopy Bed

         By Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team for Berhardt

         Marcel Chest

         By Aimee Kurzner, ISFD for Currey & Company

         Paradox Bed

         By Universal Design Team for Universal Furniture

         Sulley Comfort Sleeper

         By American Leather Design Team for American Leather

Student Award

         Netik Cocktail Table

         By John Lalevee, ISFD; Appalachian State University

         Phases Nightstand

         By Kyung Min Lee, ISFD; Kendall College of Art and Design

         The Flight Attendant

         By CoCo Ree Lemery, ISFD; Savannah College of Art and Design

         “The Warden of Wallop Park” Cabinet

         By Ryan Decker, ISFD; Appalachian State University

Maker/Designer Award

         Geo River Table                

         By Christian Dunbar, ISFD for Christian Dunbar Designs

         Escape Velocity

         By Owain Harris, ISFD for Owain Harris

         RAIN Chandelier

         By Christian Dunbar, ISFD for Christian Dunbar Designs

Green Leaf Award

         Geo River Table                

         By Christian Dunbar, ISFD for Christian Dunbar Designs

         Iron Frame Chamcha Wood Desk

         By Mandy Shanahan, ISFD for Phillips Collection

         Maki Screen

         By Mark Phillips, ISFD for Phillips Collection

         Sunbury Bed

         By Michael Showalter for Gat Creek

Major Collections

         Linea Collection

         By Otto & Moore Design, ISFD and Bernhardt Design Teams for Bernhardt

         Modern Grace Collection

         By Carol Wheeless and Christopher Sandomenico, ISFD for Caracole

         Sulley Comfort Sleeper

         By American Leather Design Team for American Leather

         Vienna                                   

         By Thor Taber for Century Furniture

Globally celebrated product designer Carston Astheimer will deliver the keynote address at the gala. Joining him on stage as presenters will be television host and interior designer Genevieve Gorder; Corey Damien Jenkins, interior designer; Michelle Jennings Wiebe, interior designer; Amy Archer, vice president of merchandising and creative force at Lee Industries; Next Gen retailer Lael Thompson, chief operating officer of Denver-based Broyhill Home Collections; and Bob Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers (IMC). Tickets for the gala are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. To purchase, visit http://bit.ly/2018PinnacleAwardsGala.







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