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IIDA Names Award-Winning Products from HD Expo

May 2, 2022
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This year's Hospitality Design Expo at Mandalay Bay featured hundreds of exhibitors showcasing beautiful and inspiring products and solutions for the hospitlaity industry. Several of them were absolute standouts and took home the honors in IIDA's 2022 IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards.

The prestigious competition, now in its 25th year, honored products that excelled across seven criteria including aesthetics, cost and value, design innovation, environmental responsibility, need, technical advancements and usage. This year, entries were judged in person by a panel of notable design industry professionals.
 
"The focus on comfort and connection with the user are key to the hospitality industry’s success,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “This year’s winning selections offer all of these elements and more as designers, manufacturers and the industry continue to anticipate and exceed guest expectations.”

This year’s jury of design professionals included HGA Senior Interior Designer and Associate Vice President Mari Ansera, IIDA, NOMA; Perkins&Will Senior Associate and Senior Interior Designer Mike Johnson II, IIDA; and One Line Design Studio LLC Project Designer Jason Valentin, IIDA.

“We were highly impressed by the winners' unique and compelling concepts in a competitive marketplace,” said Ansera on behalf of the jury. “The winning products demonstrate a human-centered approach to innovation by integrating people's needs, technological possibilities, and business acumen.”

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The winners of the 2022 IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards are:

Eric Engstrom Best of Competition

Ethnicraft

Manufacturer: Ethnicraft

Product: Oak Eye Dining Chair

Designer: Alain Van Havre

Applied Finishes and Materials — Wallcoverings

Astek

Manufacturer: Astek 

Product: Astratta Miami

Designer: Elisa Passino

Phillip Jeffries

Manufacturer: Phillip Jeffries

Product: Adorn

Textiles — Upholstery

Fabricut Supreen

Manufacturer: Fabricut Contract 

Product: Supreen Performance Fabrics

Flooring — Carpets or Rugs

nanimarquina

Manufacturer: Nanimarquina

Product: Tones

Designer: Clàudia Valsells

Seating — Individual, Outdoor Seating

Janus et Cie

Manufacturer: JANUS et Cie

Product:  Kyoto Rattan 

Seating — Individual, Dining Seating

Ethnicraft

Manufacturer: Ethnicraft

Product: Oak Eye Dining Chair

Designer: Alain Van Havre

Casegoods and Freestanding Furniture — Individual Furnishing Items

Room & Board

Manufacturer: Room and Board

Product: Amherst

Accessories or Specialties — Artwork, Signage, Accent Pieces

Vestaboard

Manufacturer: VESTABOARD

Product: VESTABOARD

Designers: Faiza Moore, Fred Bould, Anson Cheung

Accessories or Specialties — Operations Supplies/Amenities

Duravit

Manufacturer: Duravit

Product: Sensowash Shower Toilet

All winning products, manufacturers, and designers will be highlighted on the Hospitality Design magazine website, on IIDA.org, and to the 400,000+ followers on IIDA and Hospitality Design social media.

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