The Pinnacle Award is handed out once a year at the High Point market to recognize the industry’s best in design. The design award celebrated its 20th anniversary this year so the prestige level and excitement was up a notch or two.
Presented by the American Society of Furniture Designers this award is very highly regarded by all of us in the industry. From the manufacturers to the retailers, and to all in the design field. The award was designed by Mark Tucker and in honor of the 20th anniversary this year featured a special laser graphic on the back.
There are many different categories that are honored – major collections, occasional tables, formal dining, stationary upholstery, motion upholstery and a student award to name a few. Once again this year some good friends of ours won.
In the Accessories category Matthew Weatherly won for the Corridor Bar manufactured by BDI. A combination of modern and retro it has been a great seller which is another good way to judge success. In the Home Office category he also won for the Sequel wall mount desk.
For the Green Leaf Award Dietmar Dutilleux won for the Asken Wall Panel sold through Phillips Collection. Recycled, repurposed, made from sustainable product this panel has it all. We have been carrying this wonderful line of well-designed accessories and furniture for over 10 years. They are creative and come out with both whimsy and functionality.
Kelvin Ng won in the Stationary Upholstery – a piece called Prisma 1/2/3. This is manufactured by Planum and we are proud to carry Planum on our floor. Well made, beautifully designed and shipped directly from Italy. It is beautiful!
Lastly James Culleton designed the M1 for Palliser. The category was Motion Upholstery – it is as comfortable as it is beautiful.
Congratulations to all who entered their designs, you are already a winner at that point and to those of you who won – Bravo! Keep up the good work – can’t wait to see what 2016 brings!