ISFD names finalists for 25th Pinnacle Awards

HIGH POINT — The International Society of Furniture Designers has named the finalists for its 25th anniversary Pinnacle Awards, with the winners to be celebrated at a gala celebration on Monday, Oct. 18, at the Cohab.Space in High Point.

“It is amazing how much over the past 25 years the Pinnacle Awards, or the Design Achievements Awards as they were known back then, have evolved,” said John Conrad, executive director. “Each year the designers have become more innovative with their designs raising the bar on the competition and making the judges jobs more challenging to select just one winner in each category. The number of Pinnacle Awards entries has also grown to record numbers in recent years along with more than 15,300 gala views on YouTube in 2020 as our event was watched on a global scale.”

The 2021 finalists, all professional product and furniture designers along with a few design students, envision and create the designs that ultimately become some of the most sought-after home furnishings items around the world. In some cases, winning a Pinnacle Award has helped launch design careers and elevated manufacturers to new levels of recognition.

This year’s finalists are:

Accessories

  • Cast Women Sculptures, by Phillips Collection Design Team, ISFD for Phillips Collection
  • Samal Screen, by Aimee Kurzner, ISFD for Currey & Company

Bedroom

  • Dovetail Bedroom Collection, by Dudley Moore, ISFD; Will Moore, ISFD for Vaughan-Bassett
  • Lux Bedroom 2 (Pinstripe, Triple Wrap, Excess Knot, All Wrapped Up, Wrap It Up, Side to Side), by Christopher Sandomenico for Caracole
  • Lux Bedroom (Clear The Air, Clarity, A Clear Touch, Footnote, Clear To Me, Mirror Effect), by Michelle De La Rosa for Caracole
  • Sullivan King Bed, by Paul Delaisse for Verellen. Inc.
  • Walnut Grove Upholstered Bed, by Marissa Brown for Stickley
  • Modern Collection Dining Room, by Dudley Moore, ISFD; Laura Niece, ISFD; Lenny Chapman, ISFD for Universal Furniture

Dining

  • Constantin Dining Table with Anzu Side Chairs, by Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team for Bernhardt
  • Silhouette, by Dudley Moore, ISFD; Laura Niece, ISFD and The Bernhardt Design Team
  • Portfolio120 Yarrow Dining Table, by Marissa Brown for Stickley
  • Modern Farmhouse, by Dudley Moore, ISFD; Laura Niece, ISFD; Lenny Chapman, ISFD for Universal Furniture

Entertainment Furniture

  • Ambiance, by Michael W. Robinson, ISFD for J. Troyer & Company
  • Quieten, by Bruce M. Schuettinger PA-AIC ISFD for Mosart Inc.
  • Walnut Grove Entertainment Console, Bookcase, Gathering Island and Counter Stool, by Marissa Brown for Stickley
  • Martine Bar Cabinet, by Marissa Brown for Stickley

Home Textiles

  • Eisen, color Oyster, by Wesley Mancini, Edward Rihacek and Linda Alley for Valdese Weavers, Circa 1801
  • Baumann, color: Twine, by Wesley Mancini, Edward Rihacek and Linda Alley for Valdese Weavers, Circa 1801
  • Stardust with Champagne Gold, by Aviva Shafor for Aviva Stanoff Design, Inc
  • On the Grid, by Kim Grimsley for Milliken & Company

Home Office

  • Alesio Workspace Collection, by Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team for Bernhardt
  • Beauty Bar, Double Booked, Natural Choice Armchair , by Christopher Sandimenco and Roger Turnbow, ISFD for Caracole
  • Martine Vanity Desk, by Marissa Brown for Stickley
  • Aster Writing Desk, by Aimee Kurzner, ISFD for Currey & Company
  • Cologne, by Alek Eglinton for Flexsteel

Lighting

  • Golden Lighting’s Waylon 5-Light, by Teddy Feracho for Golden Lighting
  • Luminous Onyx Floor Lamp, by Phillips Collection Design Team for Phillips Collection
  • Theater Pendant, by Mike Scribner for Mike Scribner Designs

Maker/Designer

  • Duke Ellington Credenza, by Joy Williams, for Genus
  • Porta De Soul, by Bruce M. Schuettinger PA-AIC ISFD for Mosart, Inc
  • Bohls Collapsable Table, by Joseph Holmes for Joseph Holmes
  • Lil’ Betsy, by Scott Stevens for Radical Roots Studio

Student Pinnacle Award

  • Interstice Desk, by Jared McClelland, ISFD for Appalachian State University
  • Delaney Lounge, by Landon Bell Lane III, ISFD for Appalachian State University
  • Tōrii Console, by Diep Le, ISFD for Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Canopy Lounge, by Adam Maloney, ISFD, for Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Lamella, by Samantha Fonseca for Appalachian State University

Green Leaf Award

  • Porta De Soul, by Bruce M. Schuettinger PA-AIC ISFD for Mosart, Inc.
  • Arc Console, by Phillips Collection Design Team, ISFD and Nikom Potaton for Phillips Collection
  • Origins Cocktail Table, by Chase Kerlin, ISFD for Olive & Wool Furniture
  • Pantheon 4 Door Credenza , by Chase Kerlin, ISFD for Olive & Wool Furniture
  • Bohls Collapsable Table, by Joseph Holmes, ISFD for Joseph Holmes

Occasional Storage

  • Alvarez Entertainment Credenza, by Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team for Bernhardt
  • Sea Cliff Etagere, by Justin Abee, ISFD for Selamat Designs
  • Lunula Entertainment Credenza , by Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team, for Bernhardt
  • Top Shelf Bar, by Caracole Design Team for Caracole
  • Cloud 9 Lift Coffee Table, by Matthew Weatherly for BDI

Occasional Tables – Luxury

  • Whitley Table Collection, by Scott Coley, ISFD and Steve Joiner for Bernhardt
  • Tegan Cocktail Table, by Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team for Bernhardt
  • Olive Nesting Tables, by Paul Delaisse for Verellen, Inc.
  • Galen Cocktail Table, by Dudley Moore, ISFD; Laura Niece, ISFD; Lenny Chapman, ISFD for Universal Furniture

Outdoor

  • Casual Modular System, by Carlo Basso, ISFD for CB Design
  • Madura Sofa, by Bernhardt Exteriors Design Team for Bernhardt
  • Coquille Tables, by Bernhardt Exteriors Design Team for Bernhardt
  • Coastal Living Outdoor, by Dudley Moore, ISFD; Laura Niece, ISFD; Lenny Chapman, ISFD for Universal Furniture

Stationary Upholstery – Luxury

  • Oakley, by Paul Delaisse for Verellen, Inc.
  • Sea Cliff Slipper Chair, by Justin Abee, ISFD for Selamat Designs
  • Rowan Sectional Sofa, by Paul Delaisse for Verellen, Inc.
  • Pablo Swivel Chair, by Bernhardt Upholstery Design Team for Bernhardt

Major Collections

  • Surfrider Collection, by Otto & Moore Design Team, ISFD for Hooker Furniture
  • Silhouette, by Otto & Moore Design Team, ISFD and Bernhardt Design Team, for Bernhardt
  • Coastal Living Getaway, by Dudley Moore, ISFD; Laura Niece, ISFD; Lenny Chapman, ISFD for Universal Furniture
  • La Moda and Di Vita Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, by Michele Mantovani for Caracole Modern by Caracole
  • Cascade Collection, by Archetype Design Studio for Hooker Furniture

Keynoting this year’ event will be interior designer, HGTV television host and author Breegan Jane, and Furniture Today Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin will be the emcee.

The gala will be 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 18 at 1547 W. English Road in High Point. For ticket information, visit isfd.org.

The 2021 Pinnacle Awards are sponsored by the Furniture Today, High Point Market Authority, International Market CentersContinental Hardware, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Furniture Design Studios, Sherwin-Williams and Elements Studios.

ISFD names finalists for 25th Pinnacle Awards