Announcing the Winners of the IIDA/Contract Magazine Booth Design Awards at NeoCon East

IIDA-Contract.NeoCon East Small Booth Design Award - Bentley Mills

2015.1102.Nwy.IIDA-Contract.NeoCon East Large Booth Design Award - Kimball OfficeThe International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 IIDA/Contract Magazine Booth Design Awards. The competition winners are Kimball for Large Booth (over 400 square feet) and Bentley Mills for Small Booth (under 400 square feet). The winners were presented with certificates during NeoCon East at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

“This annual competition challenges manufacturers to create a unique experience in limited space. We are thrilled to see the winners utilize purposeful, well-executed, and cutting-edge design that entertains and educates. The winning booths will no doubt leave a lasting impression on NeoCon East attendees,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP.

Judging this year’s competition were John Rouse, Hon. IIDA (Publisher, Contract magazine), Beverly Thomes, IIDA, (President, Contract Environments, Inc.), and Michelle Prieston, IIDA, LEEP AP ID + C (Interior Designer, Gensler).

“Kimball and Bentley Mills both illustrated how a fresh approach can liven up a booth space, attract attention, and invite attendees to engage with a company and its products. We were impressed with Bentley Mill’s urban-inspired design and Kimball’s innovative use of vignettes, lighting, and finishes,” said Prieston.

The IIDA/Contract Magazine Booth Design Awards honor originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting, and graphics in booths at NeoCon East 2015. Winners of the 2015 IIDA/Contract Magazine Booth Design Awards will be featured on the Contract, IIDA, and Merchandise Mart websites.

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