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Pinnacle Awards honors top product designers

The 18th annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony was held this week during the High Point Market.

The event was hosted by Furniture Today Editor in Chief Ray Allegrezza and Alexa Hampton, owner and president of design firm Mark Hampton.
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.
Winners in the home accents categories (and comments from the judges) were:


Occasional Tables
Aviator by Kim Price for Kavante

"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."


Occasional Storage
Create A Curio by 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."


Home Lighting
Cavaletti by David Kitts, David Martin and Zach Pyle for Hubbardton Forge

"This design team has taken the hand-forged tradition of Hubbardton Forge to a new high point with Cavaletti. The sculptural, jewelry-like use of metal helps the fixture resemble a mobile, but notably with delicate detail. "


Home Accessories
Zahra Collection by 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."


Green Leaf Award
Pastiche Chest by Timothy Ledford for David Francis Furniture

The judges say this "proves that good-looking products can be made with eco-friendly materials and techniques."

 

Other winners were:
Major Collections:
Chin Hua by Zagaroli & Co., David Vanderbloemen and Scott Goodson for Century Furniture

 

Youth Furniture
Boardwalk by Richard Schroeder and Denis Kissane for Stanley Furniture

 

Casual Dining
Skeletal by Mandy Shanahan for Phillips Collection

 

Formal Dining
Cabinetmaker's Cherry by Robert Mulder for Harden Furniture

 

Motion Upholstery
Levice III by Kelvin Ng for Kelvin Giormani by Planum

 

Stationary Upholstery
Black Beauty by Christopher Sandomenico for Caracole

 

Leather Upholstery
Miller Chair by Jessica Green for American Leather

 

Home Office
Chic Coterie by Taylor West for Hooker Furniture

 

Home Entertainment
Modern Mosaic by Boyd Kezerian for Walker Edison Furniture


Summer/Casual
Source Lounge Chair by Mathias Hoffmann for Gloster Furniture

 

Bedroom
Vintage by Richard Schroeder, Denis Kissane, and Gary Hokanson for Stanley Furniture

 

This year's Pinnacle award winners were 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, LockDowel Corp. and The Sherwin-Williams Co.

 

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