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2013 Pinnacle Awards finalists announced

A total of 52 finalists in 16 categories have been chosen as finalists for the 2013 ASFD Pinnacle Awards, the highest honor bestowed upon furniture industry designers.

The finalists for the 18th annual awards were announced on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Market by Bob Maricich, president and CEO of International Market Centers.

"It was a distinguished honor for IMC to be the first to reveal these outstanding designer talents to our industry and the public," Maricich said in a statement. "Since many of the designers are represented at WMC, we have an opportunity to extend congratulations personally.

Maricich also noted that finalists will receive a special recognition card for product display at both High Point and Las Vegas Market showrooms.

Occasional Tables
Aviator, by Kim Price for Kavante Inc.
Cage Cocktail Tables, by Jason Phillips for Phillips Collection
Fiore, by Michael Wolk for Johnston Casuals Furniture
Froissage, by Kim Price for Kavante Inc.

Occasional Storage
Aroma, by Shane Evans for John-Richard
Create A Curio, by Davide Tonizzo for Buhler Furniture
Lotus Bar Cabinet, by Charlie Zagaroli for Century Furniture
Supai Credenza, by Kim Price for Kavante Inc.

Youth Furniture
Abigail, by Richard Schroeder and Denis Kissane for Stanley Furniture
Boardwalk, by Richard Schroeder and Denis Kissane for Stanley Furniture
Paula Deen Kids Guys, by Mike Warren, Shannon Lookabill and Andrea Otto for Universal

Casual Dining
Flight Woven Collection, by John Caldwell for Brown Jordan
Pin Dining Table, by Drew Lambert and Ryan Mercer for Phillips Collection
Skeletal, by Mandy Shanahan for Phillips Collection

Formal Dining
Cabinetmaker's Cherry, by Robert Mulder for Harden Furniture Inc.
Candice Olson Collection, by Joe Green, Scott Goodson and Candice Olson for Highland House Furniture
Interval, by Barry & Clark Design Associates for Universal Furniture

Motion Upholstery
Cloche Swivel Chaise by Michael Amini, Jack Schmitt and Brandon Schmitt for AICO/Amini Innovation Corp.
Dean Comfort Theater, by Tom Garland, Paul Zaidman and Glenn Wiecek for American Leather
Levice III, by Kelvin Giormani by Planum for Arredamenti Company Ltd.

Stationary Upholstery
Black Beauty, by Christopher Sandomenico for Schnadig International
Elka Chair, by Roger Turnbow, Ron Lackey and James Fogle for Bernhardt Furniture
Orson Sofa, by Jeffrey Goodman for American Leather

Leather Upholstery
Anguleux, by Stanley Jay Friedman for Moroni Inc.
Miller Chair, by Jessica Green for American Leather
Multiplo I, by Kelvin Giormani by Planum for Arredamenti Company Ltd.

Lighting
Cavaletti, by David Kitts, David Martin and Zach Pyle for Hubbardton Forge
East Village, by Sergio Orozco for Pegtom International
Grand Tour Lamp, by Pride Sasser for Century Furniture

Accessories
New Wave, by Carol Canner for Carvers' Guild
Square Root Wall Décor, by Mark Phillips for Phillips Collection
Zahra Collection, by Lauren Jordal for Surya

Home Office
Austin Desk, by Clayton Oxford for Phillips Collection
Chic Coterie, by Taylor West for Hooker Furniture Corp.
iNfinity, by Kathy Ireland for Martin Home Furnishings

Home Entertainment
Classic Chic, by Jena Hall and Stephanie Lena for HGTV/Bassett Furniture
Gravity, by Bryan Heers and Patrick Hayes for Martin Home Furnishings
Modern Mosaic, by Boyd Kezerian for Walker Edison Furniture

Summer/Casual
Bella Arm Chair, by Carsten Astheimer for Gloster Furniture Inc.
Marin Lounge Chair, by Michael Berman for Brown Jordan
Redington, by Frederic Spector and Alan Antonelli for Lane Venture
Source Lounge Chair, by Mathias Hoffman for Gloster Furniture Inc.

Bedroom
Fitzrovia, by Davide Tonizzo for Buhler Furniture
Montreat, by Mark Tucker III for Kincaid Furniture
Vintage, by Richard Schroeder, Denis Kissane, and Gary Hokanson for Stanley Furniture

Green Leaf Award
Folded Glass Tables, by Ni Made Sukerni for Phillips Collection
Pastiche Chest, by Timothy Ledford for David Francis Furniture
Traper Sideboard, by Julie Phillips for Phillips Collection

Major Collections
Candice Olson Collection, by Joe Green, Scott Goodson and Glenn Morgan for Highland House
Charleston Regency, by Rick Schroeder, Denis Kissane and Gary Hokanson, ASFD for Stanley Furniture
Chin Hua, by Charlie Zagaroli, David Vanderbloemen and Scott Goodson for Century Furniture
Salon Whole Home, by Lenny Chapman, Laura Niece and Dudley Moore Jr. for Bernhardt Furniture

The awards ceremony will be hosted by Furniture/Today Editor in Chief Ray Allegrezza and Alexa Hampton, owner and president of Mark Hampton, LLC, on Oct. 21 at the High Point Market. Home Accents Today sister publication Furniture/Today is a major underwriter of the annual Pinnacle Awards, which were created in 1995 by the American Society of Furniture Designers to promote design quality and recognize the talent of furniture industry designers.

"Celebrating ASFD's 18th Annual Pinnacles, we're planning a spectacular event," said Jason Phillips, ASFD vice president and 2013 Pinnacle chairman, noting that winners will be the first to receive a new trophy commissioned by the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.

Other 2013 Pinnacle sponsors include Automation 21, Continental Hardware, Furniture Design Studios, HSM, High Point Market Authority, Home Furnishings Business, International Market Centers, Leggett & Platt Inc., LockDowel Corp. and The Sherwin-Williams Co.

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