ISFD names 20 Pinnacle Awards winners

HIGH POINT — The International Society of Furniture Designers recognized this year’s top home furnishings and textile designers when they announced the winners of the 26th annual Pinnacle Awards at a celebration held tonight at High Point University’s Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center.

This year’s theme, “Creating Tomorrow’s Homes,” focused on the styles, forms, finishes, and functionality of the furnishings that will be part of our future lives.

“It is impressive how the Pinnacle Awards have grown in notability, creativity and number of entries over the past few years,” said John Conrad, ISFD executive director. “Also, it is good to see that more companies are recognizing the value of professional product designers along with the added revenue that is generated from Pinnacle-awarded products.

“In addition, I would like to recognize our wonderful co-masters of ceremonies, Libby Langdon, interior design icon, author, product designer and makeover television personality, who also inspired us with her thoughts as the keynote speaker, along with Bill McLoughlin, editor in chief of Furniture Today,” he continued. “Thanks to the many ambassadors that presented the Pinnacle Awards to the winners. And a special thanks goes out to the ISFD board whose support was instrumental in creating this event.”

John Conrad

To show the organization’s appreciation and as an acknowledgment for the groundwork that Conrad has laid over the past 10 years helping design students and product design professionals in the furniture industry, the ISFD board of directors announced that the Student Pinnacle Award is renamed the John Conrad Student Pinnacle Award.

Steve Wilcox, ISFD executive board president and president of Furnishings Design Inc., said, “John created the annual Student Pinnacle Award in 2014 to help prepare design students for a future in the furniture industry. He has shared his time, experience, knowledge and introduced these students to industry leaders to get their careers started.”

Liz Moore, ISFD chairman of the board and furniture designer for Otto and Moore Inc., added, “John is one of the most passionate people I know, and he has truly made a mark on our organization. I’m lucky to have been by his side since I was a KCAD design student, and with his guidance, I have been exposed to many wonderful opportunities for my career, as well as nonprofit experiences.”

Here is the list of winners who were honored with the 2022 Pinnacle Awards trophy:

Revolving Teak Wood Sculpture
By Phillips Collection Design Team, ISFD For Phillips Collection

Bedroom – Luxury
Wanderlust Bedroom
By Michelle DeLaRosa, ISFD For Caracole

Dining – Luxury
Full Score Dining Room
By Caracole Design Team, ISFD For Caracole

Entertainment Furniture
Enrico Entertainment Center
By Eros Angelini For Bellini Modern Living

Floor Coverings
Nourison Scroll Area Rug, Grey Shadow
By Nourison Design Team For Nourison

Green Leaf Award
Hanna Console
By Jim Liu For Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture

Home Office
Corridor L-Desk
By Matthew Weatherly, ISFD For BDI

Home Textiles – Print
On the Way, color Atlantic
By Tana-Bana Studio For Trevi Fabrics

Home Textiles – Woven
Stitch, color 19306
By Brandy Evans Moore For Ter Molst/Global Textile Alliance

Leather Upholstery
Oakley Sling Chair
By Paul Delaisse For Verellen

Collier 108 Chandelier
By Sean Lavin For Visual Comfort & Co.

Major Collections
Casa Paros Collection
By Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team & Otto & Moore Design Team, ISFD For Bernhardt Furniture

Shelf of Drawers
By Jeremy Kamiya, ISFD For Kamiya Furniture

Motion Upholstery
Montreaux Power Motion Sofa
By Bernhardt Upholstery Design Team For Bernhardt Furniture

Occasional Storage
By Annina Fremgen, ISFD For Caracole

Occasional Tables – Luxury
Aura Occasional Table Group
By Bernhardt Casegoods Design Team For Bernhardt Furniture

Foglia Daybed

Stationary Upholstery – Luxury
Live Wire
By Christopher Sandomenico, ISFD For Caracole

Student Pinnacle Award
Blum Chair
By Pedro Sandoval, ISFD For University of Houston

Wall Décor
Fashion Faces Wall Art, Large
By Julie Phillips, ISFD & Phillips Collection Design Team, ISFD For Phillips Collection

The 2022 Pinnacle Awards sponsors are: Continental Hardware, Elements Studios, Furniture Design Studios, Furniture Today, High Point Market Authority, International Market Centers, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Leggett & Platt, and Sherwin-Williams. Also, thanks to High Point University and the International Textile Alliance (ITA) for their continued support.