Design awards season is here and we are stoked! With the International Product Design Awards (IPDA) and the 2016 ASFD Pinnacle Awards approaching we have plenty to celebrate with our three nominations.
The IPDAs are hosted by Design et al magazine in the UK, and is designed to celebrate the unique stories and characteristics that product design provides to an overall interior scheme. Categories such as lighting, wall decor, floor decor, sofa, chair, and cabinetry make up just some of the interior architecture covered. An interior design story is incomplete without recognizing those products that make up the whole, so the awards shine a light on those individual products. Judging is not by panel, but by magazine subscribers, designers and design enthusiasts in the online community who cast their votes for the winners in each sector – the pieces considered to be design icons of the moment and classics of the future. Winners will be announced at an awards gala hosted by Design et al on September 2 at The Dorchester, London. Design et al also hosts awards that recognize outstanding design achievement in the fields of International Architecture, Yachting, Aviation, Hotel and Property.
Voting is officially open until August 31 to the public! Vote here!
Our Elan Settee was inspired by the Dutch “De Stijl” artistic movement of the early 20th century fusing together a simplified visual composition of vertical and horizontal lines with curved shapes found in mid-century design. The sofa features a unique, asymmetrically faceted geometric back application. By mixing mid-century inspiration with De Stijl design concepts, we have created a timeless and beautiful silhouette not yet seen in interior decor. Design by Tina Nicole
Our Elan Chair, part of the Elan collection, was inspired by the Dutch De Stijl artistic movement of the early 20th century. The fabric used features imagery reminiscent of the 1960’s Pop Art movement with cubist influences. The bold and irreverant chair has a sculptural quality which is reminiscent of the side of a cut crystal in its raw form. Design by Tina Nicole
In addition to the IPDA nominations, our Elan bed, design by Tina Nicole, has been nominated for the 2016 American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) Pinnacle Awards! Founded in 1981, ASFD is an international, non-profit, professional organization dedicated to advancing, improving and supporting the profession of furniture design and its positive impact in the marketplace. This year we submitted our Elan bed for consideration in the BEDROOM category. We were thrilled to learn we made the final list and are up for nomination. The awards are held annually and were created to promote design quality and encourage the recognition of furniture designers within the retail home furnishings industry. The judging panel consists of esteemed individuals from all sectors of the home furnishings industry from designer to supplier to seller to educator to editorial.
The Elan Bed features a “tiled” geometric headboard panel with nine four-sided upholstered shapes, separated by thin pieces of stained wood (9 choices), which may be upholstered in an infinite number of fabric combinations. The headboard can take on the look of a canvas from the Dutch “De Stijl” movement of the 1930’s on the bedroom wall. Consumers can really have fun with fabric combinations to make their own canvas. Just add sconces on each side of the bed and you have wall-art in the bedroom taken care of!
The Pinnacle Awards Gala will be held October 24th at the 2016 Fall High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina, USA. Wish us luck!