And the Winners Are....

They’re not quite like children, and yet every time one of our brands gets recognized for achievement we feel an immense sense of pride. Here's a summary of The Pinnacle Awards which were given out during High Point Market, Interior Design's Best of Year awards which will be determined on December 1st, and the ARTS Awards which unfold in six weeks. Here’s a mix of Steelyard brands that took home a prize and/or have been nominated. They are, of course, all winners to us! 

The Pinnacle Awards

The announcements may have been made in October, but since furniture is built to last for years, the winners are totally worth mentioning. During High Point Market,  several Steelyard brands received Pinnacle Awards from the Americans Society of Furniture Designers. Lucky and deserved winners included: Universal for its Smartstuff Axis Collection and Paula Deen Bungalow Bedroom, Currey & Company for the Huntsman Collection, and Phillips Collection for its Birch Leaf Wall Art (above) and Waterfall Accent Table.

Interior Design’s Best of Year

Each year Interior Design recognizes the most significant worldwide work from designers, architects and manufacturers.  On the manufacturing side, we were delighted to learn that Phillips Collection has been nominated for its rough-cut onyx stool and that Landscape Forms, known for their site furnishings and LED lighting, had been nominated for a game-changing table design. We were over the moon happy that Original Mission Tile, maker of boldly colored and patterned Made-in-Mexico cement tiles, had floored the judges and walked away a winner, along with Liebherr,  a leader in what’s cool (literally), and Sonneman taking home Best of Year too.

The ARTS Awards

At January’s Dallas Market, winners of the ARTS Awards, a peer nominated program now celebrating its 29th year, will be revealed.  We are excited for the finalists which include Phillips Collection and French Heritage who are both recognized in the category of Accent Furniture, KAS Rugs (above) in Area Rugs, and Currey & Company for Lighting Fixtures. Kudos to ZUO and the Howard Elliott Collection for acknowledgment in the Home Accents category. 

Product designers and Interior designers are also nominated for their creativity and professionalism. Congratulations to Dann Foley, Aimee Kurzner, Libby Langdon, Jason Phillips, and Michelle Workman whose Fitzgerald Credenza (above), is one of the art-deco inspired pieces she designed for The Facet Collection by Michelle Workman for French Heritage.  And a holler to these talented nominated women — Denise McGaha, Erinn Valencich, Kerrie Kelly, Kim Scodro, and Shay Geyer  — whose passion for design never goes out of style.

 

For a complete list of the BOY Results, click here.

For a complete list of the Pinnacle Award winners, click here.

For a complete list of the ARTS nominees, click here.

Sandy Hughes