ISFD to name design contest winners during live broadcast with Furniture Today

HIGH POINT — The International Society of Furniture Designers will announce the winners of its inaugural Innovation + Design home furnishings design contest at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 21, during a live broadcast on Furniture Today’s Facebook page and Instagram feed.

The broadcast will be hosted by John Conrad, executive director at ISFD, Bill McLoughlin, editor in chief of Furniture Today. The original award program was scheduled to debut at the spring High Point Market but has been reinvented in virtual form following the market’s cancellation.

The juried and curated competition was open to ISFD members as well as members of the professional Maker/Designer community and post-secondary students. The winners of the competition will receive $1,000 for best of show, $500 for professional category winners and $250 for student category winners.

The winners will be chosen from the finalists below (see our slideshow of finalists):

  • Lisa Sacco, student seating category, Mobius Rocking Chair
  • Dean Babin, professional accessories category, Emmet Table Lamp
  • Bruce Bradford, professional seating category, Wenge Rocking Chair
  • Erika Cross, professional accessories category, Delta Rug
  • Felicia Enos, Lauren Geiger & Rachel Tegen, student lighting, Untitled
  • Nolan Fodemski, student accessories category, The Muckross Planter and Mirror
  • Scott Grove, professional seating category, Dream Bench
  • Razan Hadidi, student occasional storage category, Tea Treasure Box
  • Cali Hetfield, student seating category, Everyday Occasional
  • Andrew Jacobs, student occasional tables category, Alba Coffee Table
  • Shih Wu, student seating category, Cygnus Occasional Chair
  • Virginia Jesselson & Emily Sarkisian, student category, Kaleidoscope Pop-Up
  • Diep Le, student occasional tables category, Cacti Staircases Accent Table
  • David Lewis, student seating category, BLP 01 Lounge Chair
  • Adam Maloney, student accessories category, Desk Organizer
  • Adam Maloney, student occasional tables category, “Kazuki” Bonsai Display Table
  • Kristina McLoud, professional occasional storage category, Pillow Tower
  • Christopher Merchant, student seating category, Drift Chair
  • Scott Stevens, professional occasional tables category, Little Leafy
  • Kristen Pinsky, Ashlyne McComb & Jacqueline Occhipinti, student lighting, Flaming Ambience
  • David Ringheim, professional dining room furniture category, Equilibrium Dining Table
  • Lisa Sacco, student seating category, Mobius Rocking Chair
  • Samuel Somerville, student dining room furniture category, Oasis Tea Cabinet
  • Erin Tutcher, student seating category, Ella-Fainting Couch
  • Olson Van de Vorst, student occasional storage, Hágoónee
  • Shih Wu, student seating category, Cygnus Occasional Chair
  • Lin Zhu, student accessories category, IF LIGHT HAS MEMORY – Floor lamp design

The competition is supported by ISFD, International Market Centers, the High Point Market Authority, Sherwin Williams, Furniture TodayAlderman Studios, Old Dominion Freight Line and Theater Art Galleries.

ISFD is an association advocating for outstanding furniture design and supports designers through networking, mentorship and professional development opportunities.



Source: Furnituretoday