Aviator Occasional Tables 2013 pinnacle award winner
designer: 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.
Create A Curio Occasional Storage 2013 pinnacle award winner
designer: Davide Tonizzo for Buhler Furniture
Create A Curio defies the rumored death of the curio in today’s marketplace and takes the category to a top place. The creative use of the door fronts offers great versatility. Another interesting facet of this design is the ability to customize.
Boardwalk Youth Furniture 2013 pinnacle award winner
designers: 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.
Skeletal Casual Dining 2013 pinnacle award winner
designer: 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.
Cabinetmaker’s Cherry Formal Dining 2013 pinnacle award winner
designer: 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.
Levice III Motion Upholstery 2013 pinnacle award winner
designer: Kelvin Ng, ASFD for Kelvin Giormani by Planum
The Levice III sectional steps up the look of today’s motion furniture. The distinctive tufting detail adds a favorable impression. As the judges put it, “This design is not your daddy’s recliner!”
Black Beauty Stationary Upholstery 2013 pinnacle award winner
designer: 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.
Miller Chair Leather Upholstery 2013 pinnacle award winner
designer: 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.
Cavaletti Lighting 2013 pinnacle award winner
designers: 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.
Zahra Collection Accessories 2013 pinnacle award winner
designer: Satya Tiwari for Surya
The judges salute the fact that area rugs have become a mandatory element in accessorizing homes today with the highest marks for the Zahra Collection for Surya. Another winning component of the product line is the outstanding use of color.
Chic Coterie Home Office 2013 pinnacle award winner
designer: Taylor West for Hooker Furniture Corporation
Inspiration for Chic Coterie comes from Pinterest in this captivating home office collection for Hooker Furniture. There’s so much functionality and the drop-down drawer front is perfect for your keyboard. The pierced trestle detail is especially attractive and the judges also point to the superior durability of the heavy duty drawer glides.
Modern Mosaic Home Entertainment 2013 pinnacle award winner
designer: Boyd Kezerian for Walker Edison Furniture
We all know that the home entertainment category is exploding and Modern Mosaic for Walker Edison Furniture combines great design with great value. The clean lines and excellent use of positive and negative space gives rise to a remarkable piece that is both decorative and functional.
Source Lounge Chair Summer/Casual 2013 pinnacle award winner
designer: Mathias Hoffmann for Gloster Furniture, Inc.
Another category that’s going through the roof is the outdoor category. The sculptured Source Chair for Gloster Furniture is playful yet sophisticated. The judges admire the tall back and sink-into comfort.
Vintage Bedroom 2013 pinnacle award winner
designers: Richard Schroeder, ASFD; Denis Kissane, ASFD; Gary Hokanson, ASFD for Stanley Furniture
As the collection name suggests, the design team applies nice modern lines on classic pieces in the Vintage bedroom for Stanley Furniture. The complicated, multi-faceted finish exudes a timeless appeal.
Pastiche Chest Green Leaf Award 2013 pinnacle award winner
designer: Timothy Ledford for David Francis Furniture
The judges say that Timothy Ledford’s Pastiche Chest for David Francis Furniture proves that good-looking products can be made with eco-friendly materials and techniques.