IIDA Announces GlobalShop Product Design Competition Winners

Best of Competition awarded to Kendu In-Store Visual Solutions for Flowbox

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in partnership with Emerald Expositions, is proud to announce the winners of the annual GlobalShop Product Design Competition. This competition honors manufacturers and designers exhibiting at GlobalShop 2017 for product design advancements in innovation, function, and aesthetics for the retail industry.

“Millions of consumers engage with the retail industry every day, making purposeful, innovative, and forward-thinking product design vital. We were pleased to see this year’s GlobalShop Product Design Competition winners illustrate how sustainable, user-friendly, and cutting-edge design is evolving the retail experience for consumers,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP.

The 2017 jury panel included Giorgio Borruso, Principal, Giorgio Borruso Design; Daniel Stromborg, Associate, Product Design Practice Area Leader, Gensler; and Brian Thornton, IIDA, AIA, Principal/Owner, Brian G. Thornton Designs.

“The submissions we received prioritized innovative solutions in the retail environment. We saw a high level of design excellence and creative execution from the manufacturers in this year’s competition,” said Thornton on behalf of the judges.

Best of Competition was awarded to Kendu In-Store Visual Solutions for Flowbox – The New Dynamic Display. The category winners of the GlobalShop Product Design Competition are as follows:

Manufacturer: Hoffman Manufacturing
Product: Trek Bicycle Store Fixtures

Manufacturer: Shaw Contract
Product: Extraordinary Carpet Tile

Manufacturer: Invisua NA
Product: Expand Your Imagination with Dynamic Lighting

Retail Technology Solutions
Manufacturer: Accuride International
Product: Senseon Secure Access System

In-store Marketing / POP
Manufacturer: Qlevo
Product: Qlevo Slattile

Signage / Graphics
Manufacturer: Kendu In-Store Visual Solutions
Product: Flowbox – The New Dynamic Display

The panel of distinguished judges awarded the winners during GlobalShop 2017 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Winning products and manufacturers will be featured the IIDA website and on IIDA social media to more than 300,000 followers. For more information, please contact Liz Moran, IIDA design competitions director, at lmoran@iida.org.

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