Contemporary Design Group has annouced the winner of the first annual Edward Haimsohn Design Award. The winning design was the Corridor Media cabinet, designed by Matthew Weatherly for BDI. The award was accepted by Bill Becker, CEO and Design Director of BDI at the Contemporary Design Group annual conference in Coral Gable, FL.
The Corridor Media cabinet features hardwood louvered front doors that allow remote control signals to pass through them while closed. The design also provides flowthrough ventilation for components such as DVD players and stereo receivers.Other features include a drawer and concealed shelf that provide space for a sound bar and media storage, and hidden wheels that make it easier to move the console. In addition to the hardwood doors, key materials include a micro-etched, shatterproof glass top, black steel legs and rubberpadded steel shelf pins that minimize vibrations.
There were over 30 entries for consideration in this year’s competition and 11 final nominees. A panel of judges, consisting of CDG retailer members, evaluated nominees on originality, creativity, consumer appeal, use of materials, functionality, and manufacturing execution. A complete list and description of nominees is available at www.contemporarydesign.com/award
The award is named after CDG's co-founder, Edward Haimsohn, who was well known for his strong eye for design and attention to quality. As co-founder of the Contemporary Design Group, Edward had the foresight to help create an organization of like-minded retailers who appreciated design and who saw home furnishings as much more than just a product to sell. The members of Contemporary Design Group continue on in the spirit of constructive collaboration, teamwork, and partnership between retailers and manufacturers in the contemporary home furnishings category. Today, Edward Haimsohn is retired and is living in San Diego, CA.
CDG is currently accepting designs for consideration in 2015. To learn more about entry criteria, or to submit a design, visit www.contemporarydesign.com/award
Contemporary Design Group is a national association of independent contemporary furniture retailers.
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