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Finalists announced for 16th Annual ASFD Pinnacle Design Achievement Awards

NEW LONDON, N.C. — The judges for the 16th Annual ASFD Pinnacle Design Achievement Awards met at High Point University's Norton Hall last week to select the Awards' finalists.

"The judges were impressed by the quantity and quality of entries for this year's competition, and they did an outstanding job in the process," said Steve Hodges, chairman of ASFD's Pinnacle Committee. "We appreciate and thank them for their participation."

The 2011 judges were Dr. Richard Bennington, High Point University; Thomas Russell, Furniture/Today; Mary Brehm, Norwalk Furniture & Design, Raleigh, N.C.; Kenneth Fonville, EcoSelect Furniture, High Point, N.C.; Jackie Hirschhaut, American Home Furnishings Alliance; Michael Lennon, City Furniture, Tamarac, Fla.; Bruce Mulder, Kendall College of Art & Design; Sheila Long O'Mara, Home Furnishings Business; Connie Post, Connie Post Global Media; Dianne Ray, Garden City Furniture, S.C.; Shane Spiller, Spiller Furniture, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Rhonda Wolf, Havertys Furniture, Atlanta, Ga..

"The annual Pinnacle Awards provide us the opportunity of recognizing the work of talented designers, and are a great way for our industry to honor companies which support and encourage originality of thought and design innovation," said ASFD President, Dudley Moore, Jr., of Otto & Moore, Inc. in High Point. "We wish to acknowledge and express our sincere gratitude for the continued support of our great Pinnacle sponsors and supporters."

Furniture/Today, Home Accents Today's sister publication, serves as the major underwriter of the Pinnacle Awards.

Other sponsors include AF Lighting, Continental Brass, EarthCare Inside, Furniture Design Studios, High Point Market Authority, Hickory Springs Mfg. Co., Home Furnishings Business, IHFC, Leggett & Platt Inc., Market Square & Suites and The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Finalists will be presented and the winners announced on Oct. 24, during the Fall High Point Market, at the IHFC. For tickets, contact Christine Evans, ASFD executive director at 910-576-1273 or by email at info@asfd.com.

The Pinnacle category finalists are shown below in alphabetical order.

Occasional Tables
Arro Cocktail Table — Desmond Miller, Jerry Cmehil for Design Institute American
Lille Cocktail Table — Shaun Melvin, ASFD for Baker Furniture
Rafferty Console — Cindy Hall, Erica Wingo for Hooker Furniture Corporation

Occasional Storage
Avery Avenue Cabinet — Jesse Schopmeyer, ASFD; Les Killian, Gary Huffstetler for Broyhill Home Furnishings
Classique Scroll Chest — Cindy Hall, Erica Wingo for Hooker Furniture Corp.
Formation Credenza/Buffet — Rick Berry, ASFD for Design Institute America
Juvenile Furniture
Ava — Matthew Hurley, ASFD for Hooker Furniture Corporation
MIX Young America — Richard Schroeder, ASFD; Denis Kissane, ASFD for Stanley Furniture
The Overachiever Crib — Jonsara Ruth, ASFD; Robert Peavey for Q Collection Junior

Casual Dining
Latitude — Charles Harris, Legacy Classic Furniture, Inc.
Mirren Point/Harbor — Les Killian, Jesse Schopmeyer, ASFD; Gary Huffstetler for Broyhill Home Furnishings
Pompadour Table — Steven Shell, ASFD for Steven Shell

Formal Dining
Artisan — Dave Clark, ASFD for Planum/Mobil Fresno
New Lou — Mike Warren, ASFD; Shannon Lookabill for Universal Furniture
Perspectives — Jesse Schopmeyer, ASFD; Les Killian, Gary Huffstetler for Broyhill Home Furnishings

Motion Upholstery
Comfort Recliner — Tom Garland for American Leather
Ellie Recliner Sofa — Albert Choy for Moroni, Inc.
Pilot Recliner — Michael F. Galardo, ASFD for Elite Leather Company

Stationary Upholstery
Evasion Sectional — Normand Couture, ASFD for Couture International
Moore — Goodman Charlton for American Leather
Uno Accent Chair — Stanley Jay Friedman for Moroni, Inc.

Leather Upholstery
Fonte II — Kelvin Ng for KELVIN GIORMANI by Planum
Fleetwood — Stefanie Lucas for Rowe Furniture
Strada II — Kelvin Ng for KELVIN GIORMANI by Planum

Lighting
Chatham LED Table Lamp — Bret Curtain for Woodard Furniture
Flair Linear Pendant — Ron Henderson for Varaluz
Gallery Collection — David Kitts, ASFD; David Martin, ASFD for Hubbardton Forge

Accessories
Brass Ostrich Figure — Mary Garvin, Basilio Silawan for Maitland-Smith
Copenhagen Bench — Shaun Melvin, ASFD for Baker Furniture
DOTZ Screen — Carl Muller, ASFD for Elite Manufacturing Corp.

Home Office
European Farmhouse — Richard Schroeder, ASFD; Denis Kissane, ASFD; Gary Hokanson for Stanley Furniture
Reede's Landing — Aspenhome Design Team for Aspenhome
Serenity Collection — Joe McCambridge, ASFD for Sligh Furniture Co.

Home Entertainment
Grove Imagination Home Theater — Curt Christian, ASFD for Martin Home Furnishings
Louis Phillippe Credenza — D. Scott Coley, ASFD; Tommy McDaniel, ASFD for Bassett Furniture
Northport — Mike Warren, ASFD; Shannon Lookabill for Sligh Furniture Co.

Summer/Casual
Cloud Nine — Richard Frinier, ASFD for Brown Jordan
Embrace Sectional — Normand Couture, ASFD for Couture Jardin
Flight — John Caldwell, ASFD for Brown Jordan

Bedroom
Artisan — Dave Clark, ASFD for Planum/Mobil Fresno
Felton — Matt Hurley, ASFD for Hooker Furniture Corp.
Perspectives — Jesse Schopmeyer, ASFD, Les Killian, Gary Huffstetler for Broyhill Home Furnishings

Major Collections
Coastal Living Resort — Richard Schroeder, ASFD; Denis Kissane, ASFD; Gary Hokanson for Stanley Furniture
Marbella — Pride Sasser for Century Furniture
Vintage Patina — Chris Bergelin, ASFD; Thad Bergelin for Bernhardt Furniture

Green Leaf Award
Gallery Collection — David Kitts, ASFD; David Martin, ASFD for Hubbardton Forge
Homecoming Vintage Pine — Tim Annas, ASFD for Kincaid Furniture
MIX Young America — Richard Schroeder, ASFD; Denis Kissane, ASFD for Stanley Furniture

 

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