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Friday, May 15, 2015

And, the winners are...a rich round-up of talent: IFDA SELECTS awards innovative design at The Brooklyn Expo


"DESIGN COMES OUT SWINGING"
at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint,
and IFDA SELECTS is there spotting innovative design and giving awards to boot!

The very best in contemporary furniture, lighting, accessories and art was arranged by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce who presented this exciting collection of the exhibitors this year including over 50 participating brands at a stunning new location, The Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint.  Each exhibitor/designer was handpicked though a competitive process by a prestigious jury, including editors from Dwell and Metropolis.
IFDA SELECTS was out in force on May 9th spotting the best of the best and awarding those proving to be especially talented.  
Take a look at who was awarded...
Furniture
Mor-He Art Tectonics –  “Dining Chair”
Judge Scott Hohl, Hohl Home Furnishings
“Innovative, functional, COMFORTABLE, inspirational, scalable, unique, well-crafted.”
Lighting
Leonoff Art Glass – “Continuum”
Judge Rose Ott, Rose Ott Interior Design
“Beautiful, intricate process to create light.  Plays with the relationship between inside and outside of piece, juxtaposes translucence with opacity, light and dark, shiny and matte.  The single continual line creates a continuum of energy in and around the piece.”
Textiles
bole’ road textiles - pillows
Judge Nancy Fire, Design Works Intl
“bole’ road textiles is an authentic company giving back to their community in Ethiopia by working with three different weaving studios in Ethiopia.  This show is her debut for her new textile line.”
Gourmet Housewares
Michael Zieba
Judge Andrea Brodfuehrer, Von B Interiors
“Certified “Brooklyn-made” by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Michael Zieba’s knives are a beautiful display of quality, craftsmanship and care. Each piece is meticulously made and carries the artistic mark of its creator, Micheal Zieba. Michael’s unique patina techniques and 24-carat gold inlay insignia makes these knives as likely to be found in a museum as they would in a kitchen.”
Innovative Booth Design
Urban Chandy
Judge Tracy Steele,
“Creative Brooklyn loft design showing living, dining, bedroom, bathroom, and outdoor space featuring a collaboration of lighting, furniture and home goods.”
Art
Reclaimed Home
Judge Patricia Fox, Purely Patricia
“Creativity = function, flexibility of product to be personalized using paint, print assemblage.”
Green Sensibility
Reclaimed Home – Placemats and Coasters
Judge Richard Segal, Metropolitan Home Hardware
“Making use of discarded furniture and repurposing it for every day use.”
Surfaces
Klotzwrk – “Wood Mosaics”
Judge Claudia Tejeda, Claudia Giselle Design
“Great use of wood, intricate detailing and precision in craftsmanship”
Design & Architectural Services
Architects Newspapers, AIA NY New Practices,
Abruzzo Bodziak Architects
Judge Wendy Silverstein, WS & A Public Relations
“Excellent presentation of the talent and scope of architectural services offered in Brooklyn.”
Tabletop
Fahzface
Judge Andrea Brofuehrer, Von B Interiors
“Through the power of Kickstarter the makers of Fahzface have found a unique way to personalize traditional tabletop décor. Utilizing 3D-printing, Fahzface can sculpt a one-of-a-kind vase using facial profiles. The outlines from the photos become the scaffolding for a 3D model that merges the distinct profiles into a seamless sculptural form. “


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