The much-coveted ICFF Editors Awards 2012 honored 16 categories of contemporary product design. The ICFF Editors Awards Ceremony took place during the 24th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), May 19-22, 2012 at the ICFF Exhibitors Reception on May 20, 2012 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The ICFF Editors Awards Committee: Arlene Hirst; Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Azure; Amanda Dameron, Dwell; Cristina Bonini, Interni; Chantal Hamaide, Intramuros; Paul Makovsky, Metropolis; and Pei-Ru Keh, Wallpaper*.
The winners’ circle this year encompassed a wealth of creativity from eminence grise and tyro alike, plus the full range of career spans in between. Charles Pollock received the Body of Work award, which was presented by Bernhardt Design and featured Bernhardt Design’s CP1 Lounge Chair. Brooklyn-based Egg Collective took home New Designer honors. Kaikado, the sixth generation Kyoto-based tea caddy maker, a family firm established in 1875, received kudos for Craftsmanship. De La Espada, the Portuguese furniture manufacturer and brand-management company with offices in London and New York City, took top prize for Furniture. The award for Seating went to the Danish firm of Fritz Hansen for its miniscule Chair by Danish designer Cecilie Manz. GOLRAN, the Milan-based Persian carpet firm established in 1898, received top honors for Carpet and Flooring. Santa & Cole, the 25-year-old Barcelona-based industrial design savants, received the editors’ nod for Lighting. Earning the award for Outdoor Furniture was Council’s Plank Collection, designed by Eric Pfeiffer. The Maastricht-based tile firm Mosa, a first-time exhibitor, took the prize for Materials. In Wall Coverings, New York City-based Trove received kudos. For Accessories, Northumbria University’s Designers in Residence’s Tools for Everyday Life got the editorial seal of approval. With its Zuzunaga Collection, the Spanish firm Teixidors took the prize for Textiles. In Kitchen and Bath, the Axor brand, part of the German firm Hansgrohe’s extensive portfolio, gained kudos for Axor Bouroullec, the latest from the French industrial design brotherhood of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. From Emeco, the Pennsylvania-based manufacturer, the Broom Chair by Philippe Starck took honors for Multiple Production. Cranbrook Academy of Art of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, garnered the award for School. For best Booth, AF New York took top honors.
The 25th ICFF will convene at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 18-21, 2013.
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