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ISFD twenty fifth Anniversary Pinnacle Awards® Celebration Unites the Residence “Group”


Be part of the Worldwide Society of Furnishings Designers (ISFD) as they rejoice the 25th anniversary of the Pinnacle Awards on the upcoming Excessive Level Market.  This yr’s celebration theme, “Group”, focuses on the numerous ways in which the Pinnacle Awards carry designers, producers, retailers, organizations, businesses, and the media collectively creating one cohesive group. The celebration will likely be held on Monday, October 18th on the COHAB. Area, 1547 W. English Rd in Excessive Level from 6-9 pm. For ticket info go to


“The Pinnacle Awards are just like the Academy Awards for residence furnishings,” said John Conrad, govt director. “They’re our industries’ highest awards honoring the designers and producers who attain past the unusual to create the extraordinary. The celebration, held at COHAB.Area this yr, gives an exquisite alternative for designers, producers, and retailers to community and reconnect with mates, colleagues, and trade veterans as they expertise firsthand the most recent residence furnishings tendencies. We may even be serving wine, beer and heavy hors d’oeuvres. It’s really a celebration that you simply gained’t wish to miss.”

Consistent with the “Group” theme, the night’s festivities will embody co-Masters of Ceremonies Invoice McLoughlin, editor in chief of Furnishings As we speak and keynote speaker, Breegan Jane, globally acclaimed inside designer, HGTV tv host and writer.


Different representatives from varied “Group” organizations will current the Pinnacle Awards. These embody: Ray Allegrezza, govt director IHFRA; Daybreak Brinson, vp strategic advertising, The Media Issues and president elect of IFDA; Andy Counts, CEO of American Residence Furnishings Alliance; Jane Dagmi, editor in chief Designers As we speak and present ITA president;  Carrie Dillon, Managing Director of the Worldwide Textile Alliance; Diane Falvey, editor in chief, Furnishings Lighting & Décor; Breegan Jane, Keynote/ co-Masters of Ceremonies; Lorri Kelley, Principal of Lorri Kelley Advisors and 2021 President of WithIt; Libby Langdon, proprietor Libby Interiors; Bob Maricich, CEO, IMC; Kaitlin Petersen, editor in chief, Enterprise of Residence; John Pinion, president of IHFRA’s govt committee; David Santiago, proprietor, inside designer, Casa Santi Inside Design; Mark Schumacher, CEO HFA.


Conrad added, “I might additionally wish to thank the judging panel who represents an influential mixture of high-profile trade leaders and innovators in our ‘Group’: Christi Barbour, founder & companion, Barbour Spangle Design; Diane Falvey, editor in chief, Furnishings Lighting & Décor; John Gill, Haverty’s, EVP merchandising; Susan Inglis, govt director, Sustainable Furnishings Council; Gary Inman, principal designer proprietor and president, Gary Inman Inside Design; Char Miller King, woodshop trainer and content material creator; Kaitlin Petersen, editor in chief, Enterprise of Residence; Jay Reardon, principal, Reardon Advisors; Dorian Stacy Sims, president, Stacy Furnishings; Katherine Shoaf, director of merchandising and gross sales, Radiate Textile; Julie Talbert, merchandiser stylist, P/Kaufmann; Marcia Weiss, director, Trend & Textiles Futures Middle, director, Textile Design applications and the Harold Neuman Textile Design Chair at Jefferson (Philadelphia College + Thomas Jefferson College).”


The 2021 finalists, all skilled product and furnishings designers together with choose design college students, envision, and create the designs that in the end turn into a few of the most sought-after residence furnishings gadgets all over the world.  Their works are produced and marketed by corporations massive and small, however with a standard denominator—to proudly illustrate that artistry, craft, and innovation are essential and fairly saleable to the buyer market. In some instances, successful a Pinnacle Award has helped launch design careers and elevated producers to new ranges of recognition. A listing of all of the finalists together with pictures of their merchandise will be discovered right here: 2021 Pinnacle Awards finalists.


The 2021 Pinnacle Awards are sponsored by the Excessive Level Market Authority, Worldwide Market FacilitiesContinental {Hardware}, Furnishings As we speak, Pinnacle Monetary Companions, Furnishings Design Studios, Sherwin-Williams, and Parts Studios.



About The Worldwide Society of Furnishings Designers

The Worldwide Society of Furnishings Designers (ISFD) is an affiliation advocating for excellent design and the furnishings designers whose creativity drives the trade’s engine. They search to raise the function of design and designer by networking, mentorship {and professional} improvement alternatives, and repeatedly promote, advance and help the occupation of furnishings design and its constructive influence.

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


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