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2021 categories


NEW! reissue

Products from a manufacturer’s archive that have made a return to market this year.

marketing + branding materials




environmental impact

a product that addresses our environmental impact




dishes, glassware, silverware, etc.

acoustical applications


architectural products

doors, windows, paint, etc.



bath cabinetry


bath fittings + fixtures

faucets, sinks, tubs, etc.

kitchen appliances


kitchen cabinetry


kitchen fittings + fixtures

faucets, taps, sinks, etc.

commercial flooring: broadloom


commercial flooring: modular

including carpet tiles and rugs

residential flooring: rugs + carpets


flooring: hard


flooring: tile + stone


contract furniture: case goods


contract furniture: desking


contract furniture: partitions + wall systems


contract furniture: systems


contract furniture: tables


education furniture


healthcare furniture


outdoor furniture


residential furniture: dining tables


residential furniture: occasional tables


residential furniture: storage


residential furniture: beds


residential furniture: desks


lighting: architectural


lighting: chandelier (multiple bulb)


lighting: floor


lighting: pendant (single bulb)


lighting: sconce


lighting: table


contract seating: conference


contract seating: guest


contract seating: lounge


contract seating: bench + stool


contract seating: sofa


contract seating: task


residential seating: accent


residential seating: lounge


residential seating: side


residential seating: sofa


residential seating: bench + stool


outdoor seating


textiles: contract


textiles: healthcare


textiles: hospitality


textiles: outdoor


textiles: residential


wall covering: contract


wall covering: fabric


wall covering: paper


wall covering: tile and stone


window treatments


materials, treatments + surfaces (including paneling)


student product design

deadline: October 4, 2021


NEW! staircase


NEW! senior living


NEW! iconic project


architectural installation/pop up


art exhibition/installation




environmental branding + graphics

a graphics and branding program designed specifically for interiors

marketing + branding collateral

branding or marketing collateral design (i.e. restaurant menus)


the creation of a high design concept at a low cost (residential + commercial)

education: higher learning


education: primary + high schools




health + wellness

fitness centers, health clinics, retreats, etc.



hospitality: chain hotel


hospitality: boutique hotel


hospitality: resort hotel


hospitality: hotel restoration/renovation

the rehabilitation and/or redesign of a pre-existing building into a hotel project

hospitality: bar/lounge/social club


hospitality: coffee/tea


hospitality: counter service


hospitality: casual dining


hospitality: fine dining


hospitality: hotel dining




kitchen + bath




commercial lobby + amenity space


museum/art gallery


greater good: social impact

projects for non-profit organizations, companies, or initiatives that give back to the community and advance social equity and inclusion

greater world: environmental impact

projects that address our environmental impact

office: corporate


office: creative


office: tech


office: firm's own


office: co working


office: restoration/renovation

the rehabilitation and/or redesign of a pre-existing commercial project

commercial cafe/cafeteria/bar


outdoor space


building facades

including commercial + residential

residence: apartment


residence: multi-unit housing


residence: beach house


residential lobby + amenity space


residence: country house


residence: city house/townhouse


residence: restoration/renovation

the rehabilitation and/or redesign of a pre-existing residential project

residential landscape


residential sales center/model apartment







a system for moving people, i.e. airport terminal or lounge, train or bus station, etc.

on the boards: commercial


on the boards: residential


shining moment

an exciting or daring design feature of a project (i.e. a unique grand stairs)


NEW! landscape architect


firm leader

including ceos, presidents, vice presidents, founders, partners, design directors, and principals at design/architectural firms



interior designer


graphics/branding designer


designer: rising star

interior designer or architect with 5-7 years of design industry experience who is making a mark on the firm

designer: lifetime achievement

interior designer or architect who has had longevity in their career and has made a longtime contribution to the industry

manufacturer leader

including ceos, presidents, vice presidents, etc.

manufacturer: creative director

leads the creative vision, including the product introductions, for a manufacturer

manufacturer: rising star

employee at manufacturer with 5-7 years of experience including, but not limited to, design, sales, marketing, operations, etc. who is making a mark on the company

manufacturer: lifetime achievement

someone working at a manufacturer who has had longevity in their career and has made a longtime contribution to the industry

product designer

including product designers at manufacturers and those with their own studios

industrial designer







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