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Saturday, August 22, 2015

IFDA SELECTS Heads to Fall 2015 NY NOW and AWARDS BEST IN SHOW!



Inspired Design… Tired Feet!
Touring the fabulous NY Now Show 
guest post written by IFDA NY member Dwayne Clark

Here we are at the end of a beautiful and restful summer with fond memories of the beach, the pool, loads of sun, and of course copious amounts of cool drinks to keep us “hydrated”.  One harbinger of the new season is the ever exciting Fall NY NOW Home, Lifestyle + Gift Market. Walking the aisles and experiencing all that is new and fresh in the world of home and lifestyle products and design puts us right where we need to be to start the Fall season off right!  Every market our group of talented judged from all over the world of design chooses their favorites in all different categories… Some new, some tried and true. Here are this Fall Market’s very talented winners.
FABRIC:
The beauty of Belgian Linen never goes out of style. We adored LIBECO’s sumptuous fabrics. Judged by Hermine Mariaux
INNOVATIVE BOOTH DESIGN: 
WASARA CO, LTD was truly inspired!
Judged by Barbara Haberman
BEST IN ART AWARD:
MITCHELL BLACK’s Multi layered approach to fantastic artwork  hit the right note with “Grand Central”
Judged by Dwayne Clark
BEST IN GOURMET HOUSEWARES: 
PETERMAN’S BOARDS AND BOWLS, INC. Creates rich, variegated housewares.
Judged by Briana Ryan
BEST IN LIGHTING:
PABLO DESIGN is truly a winner… The Lana line is LUXE
BEST IN FURNITURE: 
ACRYLUSO BY LASER EDGE DESIGNS was the clear winner here for their Black Opaque Coffee Table
Judged by Darrin Varden
BEST IN GREEN SUSTAINABILITY: 
Judged by Lisa Blecker
BEST IN TABLETOP: 
BUNGALOW5’s Non –Traditional table top design just wowed us!
Judged by Andrea Algaze

Congratulations to all our winners! 
Such an inspiring show where the true winner is those of us walking the aisles and understanding the future of design…. The IFDA is truly thankful!  It was a great experience judging New York Now for IFDA Selects.

sitting left to right:

Masaya Akiyama MSY, Spencer Peterman Peterman's Boards and Bowls, Michele Jurado Peterma's Boards and Bowls, Shinako Shima, Wasara 
Standing left to right:
Shinako Shima, Wasara 
Lisa Blecker Resource Furniture, Darrin Varden Darrin Varden Design, Kathryn Richardson Libeco, Luca Rensi Bungalow 5, Briana Ryan HG Stones IFDA Lynai Jones Mitchell Black, Antoinette Arnold Mitchell Black, Barbara Haberman, IFDA Blair Hutkin PABLO, Julie Schuster Julie Schuster Design Studio

*a special thank you to IFDA NY chapter member Dwayne Clark for spearheading this day at NY NOW, writing the blogpost and taking over the keys to the IFDA NY Instagram for the day.  
About Dwayne: 
Dwayne Clark is a talented agent in the interior design industry, and owner of Interior Design Management Group.  Clark boasts a client base of prominent interior designers, and has earned the trust of celebrities, showrooms, manufacturers, and designers alike. Dwayne’s connections stretch to major television networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, as well as HGTV, Travel Channel, and widely popular interior design publications such as Traditional Home.  Please follow along with Dwayne Clark's social media postings using hashtag #LifeIsGoodAndGettingBetter