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2023 categories



planters, screens, dividers, desk accessories, decorative


dishes, glassware, silverware, etc.

acoustical applications

acoustical treatments, products, or systems to reduce noise.

architectural products

doors, windows, paint, etc.


door handles, pulls, knobs, 

bath fittings + fixtures

faucets, sinks, tubs, etc.

kitchen + bath cabinetry

kitchen or bar cabinetry, vanities, laundry rooms, etc.

kitchen appliances

cooking units, refrigeration, washing units

kitchen fittings + fixtures

faucets, taps, sinks, etc.

commercial flooring: broadloom

contract grade that is not tiles or rugs.  

commercial flooring: modular + rugs

including carpet tiles and rugs

residential flooring: rugs + carpets

broadloom, carpet tile, wood 

flooring: hard

VCT, rubber, wood, laminate, or man-made materials.

flooring: tile + stone

porcelain or ceramic tiles, manufactured stone or natural stone

contract furniture: case goods

laminate or wood bookcase, files, storage units

contract furniture: desking

laminate or wood desks and desk systems

contract furniture: partitions + wall systems

architectural or demountable wall systems, large partitions that are not free-standing

contract furniture: systems

furniture systems include panel-based, beam-based, or freestanding to create office


contract furniture: tables

laminate or wood tables for conference, board or collaborative spaces

education furniture

furniture designed for K-12 or Higher ed spaces

health + wellness furniture 

furniture for healthcare, spas or clinical use

environmental impact

a product that addresses our environmental impact

outdoor furniture

outdoor chaises, sofas, tables, swings

residential furniture: dining tables


residential furniture: occasional tables

end tables, coffee tables, sofa tables, etc.

residential furniture: storage

hutches, credenzas, armoires, files, etc.

residential furniture: beds


residential furniture: desks


lighting: architectural


lighting: chandelier (multiple bulb)

multiple-bulb chandeliers

lighting: floor

floor lamps

lighting: pendant (single bulb)

single-bulb pendant

lighting: sconce

wall sconces

lighting: table

table lamps, desk lamps, etc.

contract seating: conference

chairs designed for conference or board room areas

contract seating: guest

chairs designed for guest areas in lobbies, offices, or collaborative areas.

contract seating: lounge

lounge chairs or other seating to be used in lounge areas.

contract seating: sofa

sofas or sofa systems for contract use

contract seating: task

task chairs designed for desk work, light to heavy use.

contract seating


residential seating: accent

a functional seat that adds a splash of color or texture and is meant to

supplement the rest of the room’s design.

residential seating: lounge

chaise, lounge chairs

residential seating: side

guest seating and dining chairs

residential seating: sofa

sofas, sectionals, etc.

residential seating


outdoor seating

outdoor chairs, lounges, stools, etc.

textiles: contract


textiles: healthcare


textiles: hospitality


textiles: outdoor


textiles: residential


wall covering: contract


wall covering: fabric


wall covering: paper


wall covering: tile and stone


materials, treatments + surfaces (including paneling)

for walls or ceilings, outside cladding, etc.


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



student product design

The student product category is FREE for students to enter. Eligible product designs include but are not limited to: accessories, architectural products, fabric, furniture, kitchen & bath, lighting, and wall covering. Complete the student submission form HERE.






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



casinos, theatres, auditoriums, large venues, etc.

health + wellness

fitness centers, health clinics, retreats, etc.



senior living

nursing homes, residential care, memory care, senior living




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



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: sustainability

projects that address our environmental impact

outdoor space

commercial or residential, parks, playgrounds, garden areas, 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: casual dining + counter service


hospitality: fine dining


hospitality: hotel dining


office: corporate


office: creative

ad agencies, fashion corporations, media companies

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


commercial lobby + amenity space


building facade

including commercial + residential

residential lobby + amenity space

the lobby and amenity spaces within a large residential development.

multi-unit housing


residence: apartment


residence: city house/townhouse


residence: beach house


residence: country house


residence: restoration/renovation

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

kitchen + bath


residential landscape


residential sales center/model apartment



stores, pop-ups, retail vans, etc.


manufacturers' showrooms for the design industry or other industries

on the boards: commercial

a commercial project that is still in the works/incomplete

on the boards: residential

a residential project that is still in the works/incomplete


grand staircase, or stairwells

iconic project


shining moment

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

pro bono project








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