NY Gift Fair's Accent on Designs Winners Announced
NEW YORK-Caleb Siemon, Flos US and a joint venture between American Design Club and Join Design received Accent on Design awards for product design excellence, innovation and creativity at the New York International Gift Fair.
Caleb Siemon of Santa Ana, Calif. received the Best New Product Collection award for "a unique and thoughtful" fusion of glass and metalwork, including a custom-made hanging light chain that is water jet cut and hand-finished. Flos USA of Huntington Station, N.Y. received the Overall Excellence award for its diverse gift collection of LED and standard light fixtures. American Design Club of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Join Design Seattle of Seattle, Wash. received the Outstanding Collectives award for a successful joint venture to introduce an edited selection of emerging designers focused on "innovative and rare gifts seldom seen in other markets," according to a statement from GLM, which owns and operates the Fair.
"Accent on Design is a showcase of vision and innovation," said Randi Mohr, Accent on Design sales manager. "These awards, presented in the categories of Best New Product Collection, Overall Excellence and Outstanding Collectives, exemplify the best and brightest in a crowded field."
The Accent on Design selection committee for summer 2012 included David Alhadeff of The Future Perfect; Ilene Shaw of Shaw + Co! Productions; Kathy Thornton-Bias of MoMA; Laura Young of Areaware; and Miguel Calvo of Calvo.co.