The best reward for our work is the success we help create for our partners, and the best recognition comes when someone chooses to make our work a part of their life.
We have observed that design contests are often juried out of context – products are submitted before there is any evidence of success, and judged based on factors that may be irrelevant to the objectives and needs of the creators, makers, or end users. We’ve had the experience of being on both the good and not so good sides of this process: as award winners, as judges, and as judged but not awarded. Some of our best and most successful work has been passed over, and some of our less successful work has been recognized by peers and press for excellence.
It’s always more fun to be a winner, of course, but we don’t take these things too seriously, and we rarely enter contests. After all, success really is it’s own reward.
American Design Excellence Award
Grand Prize – Levity Collection for Herman Miller
Good Design Award – dna furniture system
NeoCon Best of Show – dna furniture system
Best of NeoCon
Gold Award / Alternative Furniture System – dna furniture system
Gold Award / Educational Seating – IQ series for Virco Manufacturing
Gold Award / Freestanding Furnitre – Levity Collection for Herman Miller
Gold Award / Most Innovative Product – Levity Collection for Herman Miller
Design Distinction – dna furniture system
Design Distinction – Levity Collection for Herman Miller
IDEA Silver – Levity Collection for Herman Miller
IDEA Silver – C-Series wall ovens for Thermador
IDEA Silver – Professional Collection for Thermador