IIDA Announces Winners of the 2019 IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Competition at NeoCon

Best of Competition: Hightower

IIDA is honored to announce the winners of 2019 IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition. This competition honors originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials, and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting, and graphics in showrooms and booths at NeoCon.

“Each year, this competition offers us exciting and beautiful ways to both effectively present products and enhance attendee experience through spatial innovation,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “The winning showrooms and booths made both visual and experiential impacts. We are pleased to be honoring this year’s firms and manufacturers on their outstanding work.”

The jury panel reviewing this year’s competition included: Mari Ansera, IIDA, senior interior design and senior associate at HGA; Meaghan Kennedy, IIDA, senior interior designer, Bergmeyer; Annie Lee, IIDA, principal, interior design, ENV; Angela Ryan, IIDA, studio manager, interior architecture and design, Ware Malcomb.

“This year’s showrooms and booths were both evocative and deliberate in their executions,” said Ansera on behalf of the jury. “We appreciated the cohesiveness of the designs and that the designers allowed for each piece of furniture, accessory, or smaller detail to have its own moment of celebration.”

The winners of the 2019 IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition are:

Large Showroom – 4,000 sq. ft. or larger

Company: Herman Miller
Designer: Herman Miller Brand Design
Location: Floor 3 – 321

Small Showroom – Under 4,000 sq. ft.

Company: Hightower
Designer: Hightower in collaboration with Casey Keasler
Location: Floor 11 – 1110 – Best of Competition Winner

Large Booth – 400 sq. ft. or larger

Company: Baresque
Designer: Daniel Powell
Location: Floor 7 – 2006

Small Booth – Under 400 sq. ft.

Company: Framery
Designer: Framery
Location: Floor 1 – North Central Corridor

Winners will be featured on the Contract magazine and IIDA websites as well as promoted to more than 300,000 followers on IIDA social media channels. For questions or more information, please contact Clare Socker, design competitions manager, at csocker@iida.org.


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