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Las Vegas Market Winter 2015 Product Winners

 

 

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 Rose Ott

 

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Karen C. Wirrig, FIFDA

 

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New York – IFDA Selects reviewed the two largest Winter 2015 home furnishings markets to find the best and most innovative products.  The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) supports and promotes the design industry by highlighting creative products in the following categories at Market: Furniture, Lighting, Textiles, Tabletop, Art, Gourmet Housewares, Gift, Green Sensibility, and Innovative Booth Design. Here are the top picks from Las Vegas and New York and what the judges had to say about them:

 

 

 

Las Vegas Market Winter 2015 Product Winners:

Furniture - Arther Galerias for the Sea Crest hand-carved chest.
Judge Adrienne Hart, ModaScapes
“The detail on this hand carved solid Rosewood chest is impeccable. Ignacio, son of the founder of the company, designed this piece to deceive the eye. I wasn’t even sure what side of the cabinet opened because of its almost seamless construction. And when I did open it to find that it was outfitted to be a swanky bar, I was doubly impressed. I found the rhythm of the carved wood in the soft gray to be hypnotic and the two-toned finish to be sublime!”

Lighting - Saturn fixture designed by Nick Alain for Luna Bella.
Judge Jan W. Herwick, FIFDA, Herworks Interior Design

 

“Selected for its cutting edge technology with the with the look of LED but using easily replaced mini bulbs, designed with an edge for contemporary and transitional settings. It is a beautiful use of metal with a lightweight feel and soft light.  The designer, Nick Alain, brings a timeless aesthetic born of continental Parisian influences with a freedom of expression that the Miami cityscape encourages.”

Textiles - Kravet Fabric Star of India, Naturals by Hunt Slonem
Judge Judith Clark, FIFDA, CID, Design Elements
“This fabric (GWF-3400, 611) was selected because, while it may appear to be busy, the use of color and embroidery create the perfect mix for an elegant touch for most room both contemporary and traditional alike. Not many fabrics can jump from elegant traditional to stark contemporary.”

Gourmet Housewares - Parlor Ice Cream Mixing Set from Picnic Time, Inc.
Judge Martha Rosellini, Martha Rosellini Designs
“Save a trip to your favorite ice cream chain store! The Parlor Ice Cream Mixing Set lets you create innovative customized flavors right at home. It features a marble slab that you keep in the freezer, plus two mixing spades, and three ceramic dishes that sit in a beautiful bamboo base. Fill the dishes with your favorite mix-ins and blend right on the cold stone slab.”

Art - Pheromone by Christopher Marley for "Elegans Prism".
Judge Karen C. Wirrig, FIFDA, Karen Cole Designs
“This unique and beautiful artwork incorporates exquisite natural artifacts. In this piece, beetles and butterflies have never looked so good! Leading environmentalists and entomologists agree that insect collecting can actually aid in the preservation of insect species by offering an economic incentive to preserve the habitat in which this "sustainable rainforest crop" thrives.”


Green Sensibility -  Antique Camel Cart Table from Studio A - A Global Views Company

Judge Shanti Rose, ModaScapes
“The camel cart platform originally had only two wheels in the center of the cart. One end was harnessed to the camel who pulled it through the desert and back roads of India. The wheels are long gone, so legs have been added to convert this rich conversation piece into a table or lounge. No two are alike.

Tabletop - Pinecone Vase from Global Views
Judge Karen C. Wirrig, FIFDA , Karen Cole Designs
“The genius of the human hand is easily seen and felt in this hand-thrown Italian ceramic, multi-dimensional glazed pot with color that seems to glow from within. The textural pattern of the seeds is hand-applied creating the stylized pinecone details.”


Gift  - Coconut Body Candles from Stone Candles

Judge Martha Rosellini - Martha Rosellini Designs
“An innovative new candle made with a unique coconut wax offering the cleanest burn on the market, wooden eco wicks, and perfect for body applications. COCO candles are available in 10 contemporary fragrances, they exude scent, never soot, and are ecologically responsible. Private label candles are also available.”

Awards in Las Vegas were presented on January 22, 2015

NY NOW Winter 2015 Product Winners

 

Furniture – Tommy Mitchell “Brass Butterflies Console”

 

Judge Andrea Algaze, Design Concepts

 

“Combining art and function, owner and designer Marty Mitchell was originally a furniture restorer. These pieces are made in America and would be a beautiful addition to make a statement in any room”

 

Lighting- Pablo Lighting “Circa Pendant”

Judge Caleb Anderson, Caleb Anderson Design

“The clean, modern lines offer a versatile and striking silhouette with adjustable discs that can be adjusted in numerous positions. The warm glow of the LED provides a uniform light source. The fixture is available in various models for multiple application possibilities.”

Textiles– Rafael Velazquez

 

Judge Nancy Fire, Design Works Intl

 

Innovative products - pillows and ottomans. The ottomans are creative and commercial at the same time. All products are made in Miami and are clever in style, fabric and trim. Also love the pillows with the wood trim!”

Gourmet Housewares– Savora “Sid Remnarace Products”

 

Judge Hermine Mariaux, Hermine Mariaux, Inc

 

“Utility does not need to exclude beauty. This is a collection based on the same mindset of Apple and response is just as emotional.”

 

 

 

Innovative Booth Design– Emporium Home by Ashley Childers

 

Judge Dwayne Clark, Dwayne Clark, IDMG

 

“The curated design sensibility embodies fashion for interiors and is committed to creating unique and beautiful products that has a respectful nod to fine furniture.”

Art– Dean Rhys-Morgan “Madam X”

 

Judge Rose Ott, Rose Ott Interior Design

 

“Madam X was painted in by Jeremiah (Goodman) earlier in his career for a decorating magazine of Babe Pailey’s bedroom and reprinted on paper. Jeremiah wanted his pieces to be a personal statement of the client and Madam X reflects a serene, soft elegance with beautiful brush strokes.”

 

 

 

Green Sensibility– Pivot Encore “Recycled Instrument Art”

 

Judge Julie Schuster, Julie Schuster Design Studio

 

All product used is repurposed from old instruments ; made locally upstate, employing previously incarcerated men they retrain to make their product.”

 

Table Top– Rablabs “Gold Bowl Strainers”

 

Judge Tamara Stephenson, Tamara Matthews-Stephenson Design

 

“The strainers are so beautiful and unique with veining and a handmade feel.”

 

 

 

The awards in New York were presented on February 2, 2015

 

 

 

The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) is an all-industry association whose members provide services and products to the furnishings and design industry. IFDA is the driving force, through its programs and services, to enhance the professionalism and stature of the industry worldwide.  IFDA welcomes members from every facet of the furnishings and design industry. Members are executives and companies professionally engaged in the design, production, distribution, promotion, communication or education in the furnishings and design and/or related industries.  www.ifda.com

 

 

 

 

 

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