49 Finalists Named in ISFD’s third Annual INNOVATION + DESIGN Competitors and Exhibition


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Because the Worldwide Society of Furnishings Designers (ISFD)  INNOVATION + DESIGN fame will increase so does the variety of distinctive furnishings entries making the judges’ jobs much more troublesome in deciding on finalists for this extremely coveted furnishings design award.  This third annual furnishings business sponsored juried competitors was open to skilled designers who make their very own merchandise and the subsequent era of significant woodworking college students who’re anticipating a profession within the customized wooden and associated residence furnishings industries.

The INNOVATION + DESIGN competitors will culminate with the announcement of the winners on the “Meet the Designers” awards celebration held at 401 W. English on the Campus of Congdon Yards in Excessive Level, on Thursday, September 22 at 7 pm. 

“We had been happy to see that after once more the variety of inventive entries this 12 months elevated over final 12 months’s making this award much more prestigious,” commented John Conrad, govt director of ISFD. “Within the subsequent and last around the judges will be capable of expertise the entries in individual to pick winners in every class.  Additionally, the finalists’ initiatives shall be uniquely photographed by greater than 25 space photographers taking part within the INNOVATION + DESIGN’s photographic competitors and voted on by the exhibition guests. These Folks’s Selection images winners shall be introduced at a dwell celebration co-hosted with Theater Artwork Galleries (TAG) on October 13th from 5-7 pm additionally at 401 W. English.”

Following the awards celebration, the INNOVATION + DESIGN winners’ and finalists’ initiatives shall be on show Thursdays and Fridays from 3-7 pm and Saturdays noon-7 pm at 401 W. English till October 26.  Right here, the designs shall be seen by 1000’s of residents dwelling within the Greensboro, Excessive Level and Winston-Salem, North Carolina space in addition to business veterans and Excessive Level Market attendees. As a bonus, on October 22 from 3-6 pm, ISFD will host a reception the place business executives, designers and retailers shall be available to overview the finalists’ initiatives for potential manufacturing alternatives. All are welcome to attend.

The skilled finalists are:

  • Justin Bailey, Lighting, Polyp Lighting
  • Brian Boggs, Eating Room Furnishings, Crescent Desk
  • Brian Boggs, Seating, Cio Armchair
  • Ashoke Chhabra, Lighting, Hourglass Chaos Ground Lamp
  • Erika Cross, Occasional Tables, Anvil
  • Joseph Holmes, Occasional Tables, Walnut Offcut Desk
  • Stewart Junge, Eating Room Furnishings, fiVO Design Bart Cart
  • Stewart Junge, Occasional Tables, fiVO Design MOD 5 with Equipment
  • Grant Kaihoi, Seating, Scaffold Bench- White Oak
  • Jeremy Kamiya, Occasional Tables, Desk
  • Cory Martin, Occasional Storage, Larder Pantry
  • Christopher Martin, Occasional Tables, Finish Minimize Espresso Desk
  • Christopher Martin, Seating, Makowa Chair
  • Wells Mason, Seating, Umasi Bench
  • Scott McGlason, Seating, RB Rocking Chair
  • Mark Moore, Occasional Tables, Pressure Console Desk
  • Ryan Nicholson, Lighting, Yamadera (Mountain Shrine)
  • Kelly Parker, Eating Room Furnishings, Dreamliner Barstool
  • Mark Plakotoris, Lighting, Walnut Pressure Ground Lamp
  • Adrienne Romine, Lighting, Saturn Lamp
  • Adrienne Romine, Seating, Arches Bench
  • Joshua Saltman, Seating, Occasional Chair
  • Bruce Schuettinger, Occasional Tables, Porta De Soul
  • Joel Scilley, Equipment, Black Barky Turntable
  • Douglas Soffe, Equipment, Venom
  • Douglas Soffe, Occasional Tables, Kind in Movement
  • Justin Stabb, Equipment, Tetra Illuminated Wall System
  • Dean Verhoeven, Seating, Auto-Adaptive Competition Chair
  • Hasan Zaidi, Seating, Be aware Lounge

The coed finalists are:

  • Milan Bhullar, Equipment, Multi-faceted Mirror
  • Milan Bhullar, Occasional Tables, Hooked On! Desk
  • Milan Bhullar, Seating, Horizon Chair
  • Brooke Brady, Occasional Storage, Chess Set Curio Cupboard
  • Brianna Cappelli, Lighting, Solace: Chandeliers
  • Matthew Carr, Lighting, Push
  • Matthew Carr, Occasional Storage, Vice Field
  • Miriam Gibson, Seating, Patchwork Seating Set
  • Yingxin Gong, Equipment, 3L Facet Desk
  • Seth Hodges, Occasional Storage, Taian Cupboard
  • Anthony Isaac, Occasional Tables, Webfoot
  • Anthony Isaac, Seating, Indoor Chair
  • Jiayan Li, Seating, “Cove” (from Anicca Assortment)
  • Elaine Mansure, Lighting, Floret
  • Elaine Mansure, Occasional Storage, Georgie
  • Gabriela Saadia Jinich, Equipment, STAV
  • Gabriela Saadia Jinich, Seating, Cecillia
  • Connor Schulz, Seating, Higher Habits Chair
  • Stephen Thrasher, Occasional Tables, Kagome Woven Wooden Desk
  • Lecheng Wei, Seating, Hid and Search Chair


The winners of the INNOVATION + DESIGN competitors will obtain money prizes of $250-$1000 for skilled and scholar ranges in seating, occasional tables, occasional storage, lighting, equipment, and eating room furnishings classes. Better of present winners will obtain Congdon Yards Generator present playing cards to work on any mission of their selection. Plus, as an added bonus, this 12 months’s finalists shall be interviewed for the worldwide podcast, Design Between the Strains, and the winners shall be featured in business publications.

INNOVATION + DESIGN 2022 is supported by ISFD, and companions: Alderman Firm, Bienenstock Furnishings Library, Congdon Yards, Furnishings At this time, Excessive Level Market Authority,  IFDA, Worldwide Market Facilities, Packaging Heart Inc, Phillips Assortment, Theatre Artwork Galleries, HPXD, The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Household Basis and Go to Excessive Level.

Pictures may be downloaded by visiting ISFD INNOVATION + DESIGN 2022 pictures.  



About The Worldwide Society of Furnishings Designers

The ISFD is an affiliation advocating for excellent design and the furnishings designers whose creativity drives the business’s engine. They search to raise the function of design and designer by networking, mentorship, {and professional} growth alternatives, and constantly promote, advance and help the career of furnishings design and its optimistic influence.

With skilled and scholar members all over the world and throughout the nation, their various skilled membership focuses on residential and contract furnishings and equipment. Extra details about ISFD and their awards applications, please go to their web site, ISFD.org.  You may also observe them on Instagram, Fb, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter