IIDA announces 24th annual IIDA/HD Expo product design award winners

Awards honor innovation, environmental functionality, aesthetic, and technical advancements in the hospitality industry

CHICAGO — IIDA is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards. The prestigious competition honored eight categories including Aesthetics, Cost and Value, Design Innovation, Environmental Responsibility, Need, Technical Advancements, and Usage. Entries were judged virtually this year by a panel of leading design professionals.

“Our ability to conceive, plan, and create products that support high performance emphasizes design’s significance in building humility and unification in the hospitality industry,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “The winners of this year’s competition demonstrate prudence in the face of the rapidly changing needs of the hospitality industry. Their products are timely, sustainable, and most importantly, human-centered.” 

Entries were judged by a jury of design professionals, including Mari Ansera, IIDA, ASID, Senior Associate, HGA Architects and Engineers; Mike Johnson II, IIDA, Senior Associate Perkins&Will; and Alexis Moore, IIDA, Healthcare Designer, Gresham Smith.

“We were amazed by the outstanding selection of cutting-edge and user-intuitive products presented during this year’s competition,” said Johnson on behalf of the jury. “The winners showcased how prioritizing innovation allows us to adapt, sustain, and grow for our future.”

The winners of the 2021 IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards are:

Eric Engstrom Best of Competition Award

Manufacturer: Sandler Seating

Product: Tonon – Sailor

Designer: Guggenbichler Design

Applied Finishes and Materials – Wall Coverings

Manufacturer: TURF Design

Product: Scanlines

Flooring – Hard Surfaces

Manufacturer: Fiandre and Iris Ceramica

Product: Iris Ceramica Diesel Living Liquid Cosmo Grey

Seating: Group – Outdoor

Manufacturer: Sandler Seating

Product: Tonon – Sailor

Designer: Guggenbichler Design

Seating: Individual – Dining

Manufacturer: Sandler Seating

Product: Et Al – Classy

Designer: Luca Nichetto

All winning products, manufacturers, and designers will be published on the Hospitality Design magazine website, in a HD Show Daily email, via an official press release distributed to leading industry outlets, featured on IIDA.org, and to the 400,000+ IIDA and Hospitality Design social media followers.

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