Wednesday, October 7, 2009

OH ! B.O.Y.

It’s that time again; time for the 2009 Interior Design Best of Year Awards. The fourth installment of this annual event features awards in both product and project categories and they have put the call out to you, the design community to be their jury. So embrace your inner critic and take a few minutes to check out the categories and vote.
Interior Design compiled a selection of hundreds of product entries in over 40 categories and your keen eyes and professional voices will narrow down the finalists in each group. Online voting is open and continues until Sunday, October 11, 2009, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Only architecture, facilities management, and interior design professionals are eligible to participate in the voting and only one entry per person is allowed. This year’s Best of Year Award winners will be announced in a celebration on December 3, 2009 at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

I have been voting for several years and follow the window treatment nominees with interest.
Notably missing in the category are some of our industry players and product categories. Though several manufacturers have stepped up this year to enter motorization products. Here are the nominees in the window treatment category. What nominees are missing from your point of view? Who would be your Best of the Year winner? Is it on the list?

Iriduium by Stacy Garcia

A la Mode by Stacy Garcia

Sivoia by Lutron

Whisper Motors by Hunter Douglas

Motorized Drapery by Hunter Douglas

Steeling Beauty by Gretchen Bellinger

Engaging II by Rodolph Textiles

Kirbe Vertical Drapery by Lutron

Noonday Sun by Hartmann and Forbes

Kalahari by Conrad Shades

Air Rights by Knoll Textiles

Cerus Technology by Lutron