ASFD 18th Annual Pinnacle™ Awards 2013 Pinnacle WinnersOccasional Tables: Aviator
Kim Price, ASFD for KAVANTE, Inc.
The Aviator Cocktail Table is deemed "a clear winner" by the judges as an outstanding contemporary design. The silhouette is elegant and sophisticated, and offers sleek hidden functionality. The judges laud the availability of custom sizes and finishes as a bonus for consumers and interior designers.
ASFD 18th Annual Pinnacle™ Awards 2013 Pinnacle WinnersYouth Furniture: Boardwalk
Richard Schroeder, ASFD; Denis Kissane, ASFD for Stanley Furniture
Although Boardwalk wins in the youth furniture category, the judges noted that this design is versatile for both a kid's room, a guest room or second bedroom. Indeed, the judges felt that the collection features "grown-up styling." And, with a choice of finish, the design has unisex appeal.
ASFD 18th Annual Pinnacle™ Awards 2013 Pinnacle WinnersCasual Dining: Skeletal
Mandy Shanahan, ASFD for Phillips Collection
The lightweight, airy design of Skeletal provides a fresh approach to casual dining. The creative use of mixed materials also adds special interest.
ASFD 18th Annual Pinnacle™ Awards 2013 Pinnacle WinnersFormal Dining: Cabinetmaker's Cherry
Robert Mulder for Harden Furniture
The judges give their highest marks to the designer for his relaxed approach to formal dining in Cabinetmaker's Cherry. The collection is further enhanced by the rich beauty of the wood and the choice of a warm medium finish.
ASFD 18th Annual Pinnacle™ Awards 2013 Pinnacle WinnersStationary Upholstery: Black Beauty
Christopher Sandomenico for Caracole
A modern approach on classic Windsor styling is taken in the Black Beauty chair. The judges applaud the proper scale of the frame as well as the world-class combination of materials.
ASFD 18th Annual Pinnacle™ Awards 2013 Pinnacle WinnersLeather Upholstery: Miller Chair
Jessica Green for American Leather
We're always talking about the crossover of fashion design into home furnishings, and the Miller Chair translates its beltloop detail in high style. The sleek legs have a sexy allure, and the frame looks extremely comfortable. The judges praise American Leather's expansion of lighter scale frames.
ASFD 18th Annual Pinnacle™ Awards 2013 Pinnacle WinnersHome Lighting: Cavaletti
David Kitts, ASFD; David Martin, ASFD; Zach Pyle, ASFD for Hubbardton Forge
This design team has taken the hand-forged tradition of Hubbardton Forge to a new highpoint with Cavaletti. The sculptural, jewelry-like use of metal helps the fixture resemble a mobile, but notably with delicate detail.
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. Membership includes both American and International professional designers, trade affiliates and associates, professors and furniture design students.
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