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2017 IIDA/HD Product Design Competition Winners Announced

Will Speros • May 3, 2017

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in partnership with Hospitality Design magazine, announced the winners of the 21st Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition today at HD Expo. Zintra Acoustic Solutions by MDC took home the Best of Competition award and also won in the applied finishes and materials (wallcoverings and treatments) category.

The 2017 winners, representing the best of hospitality design through aesthetic and innovation, are:

Best of Competition
Zintra Acoustic Solutions by MDC

Accessories or Specialties
Artwork, Signage, or Accent Pieces
FusionFire Steam Fireplace by Modern Flames

Hardware or Decorative Metal/Plastics
Haiku by Big Ass Solutions

Storage Systems
Guestroom Wall Unit/The Laylow Autograph Collection by Bryan Ashley

Applied Finishes and Materials
Wallcoverings and Treatments
Zintra Acoustic Solutions by MDC

Case Goods and Freestanding Furniture
Individual Furnishing Items
Eldon by Victoria + Albert

Groups, Series, Systems, or Collections
Kitchen Module by Sachi

Flooring
Carpeting/Carpet Systems and Rugs
Off the Grid by Shaw Hospitality

Hard Surface
Tratto by Stone Source

Resilient
Lineate by Durkan

Lighting
Individual Lamps or Lighting Devices
Tall Poppy Cordless Table Lamp by Neoz Lighting

Seating: Group or Series
Dining Seating
Kaffe Bistro Group Stacking Chair by Jensen Leisure Furniture

Lounge
Marshmallow by Sandler Seating

Outdoor
Hanging Lounger by Kodama Zomes

Seating: Individual
Dining Seating
Vic Armchair by Pedrali

Lounge
Katachi High Back Lounge Chair by JANUS et Cie

Outdoor
Mood Club Chair by JANUS et Cie

Textiles
Upholstery
The Olive Green Collection by Moore & Giles, Inc.

The 2017 judging panel included Chris Evans, senior associate with Rottet Studio; Mayfield and Ragni Studio principal Kelie Mayfield; and Antunovich Associates senior principal and director of interior design Patricia Rotondo.

Judges selected winners based on innovation, technical advancements, cost efficiency, environmental consciousness, aesthetics, client-user benefits, and need and usage in the hospitality industry. Awards for each category are not mandatory.