NYIGF’s Accent on Design Award Winners Named

       

       

NEW YORK—Four Accent on Design exhibitors were  honored Monday for superior design creativity and innovative design. Accent on Design, which is one of 10 divisions of the New York International Gift Fair, runs through Aug. 19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Winners are:

Best Product Collection:
Paul Smith for Stelton (Copenhagen, Denmark) “for reimagining Arne Jacobsen’s classic Cylinda-Line collection and introducing color in celebration of Stelton’s 50th year.”

Best Product:
Wabnitz Editions (Columbus, Ohio) for Boomerang Wok, by Royal vkb, for “its innovation in industrial design.”

Best Product:
Branch Lamps (New York) by Rich, Brilliant, Willing as part of the American Design Club Collection, for “a modern classic used in a multitude of ways.”

Best Product: The Sasa Clock (Housatonic, Mass.) designed by Thorunn Arnadottir for HeadsUp Design Company Inc., for “its interpretation on the concept of time in an artistic and poetic manner.”

In addition to these award winners, the Selection Committee also applauded the direction of the following collectives: American Design Club, Object Design League, JOIN DESIGN Seattle.

The summer 2010 Accent on Design selection committee includes Miguel Calvo, Design & Research; David Alhadeff, The Future Perfect; Ilene Shaw, Shaw + Co! Productions; and Wilma Wabnitz, Wabnitz Editions Ltd.