High Point, N.C. July 27, 2023 — Are you planning on entering the 2023 Pinnacle Awards? The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) announced they have extended the 2023 Pinnacle Awards entry deadline to August 3. To be considered for the industry’s highest design honor, product designers, manufacturers or students must enter the 2023 Pinnacle Awards on the ISFD website. Winners will be announced during the High Point Market, the industry’s highest profile show, at the Pinnacle Awards Gala on Monday, October 16 in the Loft at Condon Yards. Tickets will go on sale August 1.
“July is always a busy month with the Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets keeping many manufacturers and designers extremely busy,” said David Blair, ISFD executive director. “We have had requests from several companies for a deadline extension because they are experiencing delays in getting their photography work done for their entries or that they needed more time to finish up their submissions.”
The Pinnacle Awards are open to all furniture and textile designers, manufacturers and students who were directly involved in designing home furnishings, décor, or textile products available for retail sale in the last year. They celebrate designs that are produced mostly in larger numbers for sale to consumers. The recipient of the highly coveted Pinnacle Award is the designer or designers who were directly involved in the “design craft” of the products(s).
The 24 Pinnacle Awards entry categories include:
- Entertainment furniture
- Floor coverings and rugs
- Home office
- Home textiles, woven and print
- Major collections
- Motion upholstery
- Occasional storage
- Wall décor
The following categories will recognize products in both the luxury and broad appeal sectors
- Leather upholstery
- Occasional tables
- Stationary upholstery
The Green Leaf Award will honor the best in sustainable furnishings design. The John Conrad Student Pinnacle Awards will recognize emerging designers from colleges and universities across the country.
ISFD would like to thank the 2023 Pinnacle Awards sponsors: Platinum Sponsor: International Market Centers, Silver Sponsor: High Point Market Authority, Bronze Sponsors: Continental Hardware, Furniture Design Studios, Leggett & Platt and Sherwin-Williams along with partners Elements Studios, and Furniture Today. Also, thanks to the International Textile Alliance (ITA) for their continued support.
The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) is an association of professional and student furniture designers in residential and contract furnishings and accessories. Its mission is to promote and advance outstanding design and to elevate and support the furniture designer through networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Its Pinnacle Awards® recognize the very best in furniture design each year, and its INNOVATION + DESIGN awards promote the outstanding work of designer–makers. Visit ISFD.org for more information about the organization and its programs, or follow its activities on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.