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CDG Names Winner of 7th Annual Design Award

The Contemporary Design Group, a national networking and buying group, announced the winner of the 2020 Edward Haimsohn Design Award at their virtual annual conference in early December.  Top prize went to Cattelan Italia., for the Butterfly Table designed by the nucleo + studio.  The Butterfly Table was introduced virtually earlier this year, and its steel base and glass top are available in a variety of finishes.

In addition to this year’s presentation being held virtually, it also included a touching memorial to the award’s namesake, Edward Haimsohn by his son Howard Haimsohn of Lawrance Furniture in San Diego, CA.  Ed, who was one of the founders of Contemporary Design Group, passed away earlier in the year. “This award is a great tribute to him,” says Howard. “We’re extremely honored and it will serve to be a great memory of his legacy.”

First runner up was the Cubitum Table by Reflex Spa, designed by Riccardo Lucatello. Second runner up went to Herval for their Radi Table designed by Sergio Batista.  The Kai Lounge Chair designed by Stanley Jay Friedman for Thayer Coggin was third runner up and the Elton Re-Invented Recliner® designed by Spencer Bass for American Leather took fourth runner up. 

The Edward Haimsohn Design award recognizes manufacturers producing outstanding and original furniture designs. A panel of anonymous judges, consisting of CDG retailer members, evaluated nominees on originality, creativity, consumer appeal, use of materials, functionality, and manufacturing execution. CDG Retailers were thoroughly impressed with the high quality of entries. “Thank you to all the manufacturers that submitted these amazing designs,” said Lora Sigesmund of PerLora Furniture in Pittsburg, PA.

The twelve finalists (listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer) were: Elton Reinvented Recliner by American Leather, Rainier Comfort Air by American Leather, Align Media Storage by BDI, Plane Seating by Bracci, Butterfly Table by Cattelan Italia, Hatteras Occasional Collection by Charleston

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