IFDA Selects Announces Best in Show Winners

May 4, 2017

IFDA Selects put its expertise to work at the 2017 Architectural Digest Home Show at Piers 92 & 94 on the Hudson. Volunteer judges and board members from the New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA NY) were on hand to walk the floor of this essential showcase for luxury design and choose Best In Show in various categories.  Here are some this year’s winners related to kitchen and bath design:

Kitchen & Bath: SMEG

SMEG’s retro-styled refrigerator hand-painted with scenes of knights jousting by artists from fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbanna was a stand out in the crowded kitchen and bath category.  The refrigerator is one of 14 one-of-a-kind special editions available in the U.S.

“Italy’s history and the partnership between two longstanding Italian companies” inspired the artistry, according to John G. Seiersen, territory sales manager for SMEG USA.

Flooring: TileBar

TileBar’s designer of the year, Vanessa Deleon created an Art Deco-inspired new series for the Manhattan-based company that finds ageless patterns boldly reinterpreted with a fresh, luxurious twist.  With four striking designs combining various marbles and rich metallics, the tiles can be used on a wall or floor.

Lighting:  Hubbardton Forge

“Our primary muse is the steel we forge,” said David Kitts, design director at Hubbardton. “We are always experimenting with what can be done next with steel and other metals.” Every piece by Hubbardton Forge is designed, engineered and handcrafted under one roof in Castleton, Vermont, and the company takes pride in combining fine craftsmanship with the latest technology. It’s no wonder then that the Zephyr LED Pendant light caught the attention of the judges.  The heat-textured steel morphs into the light guide – or does the light guide turn into steel? The ribbon-like LED light guide illuminates the fine details.


Innovative Booth Design: Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens

Most innovative booth design went to Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens. The company collaborated with Dekton by Cosentino and Daniel Germani Designs to create the ASA-D2, which features an aluminum structure, stainless steel body and a Dekton countertop for durability.  It was showcased in the booth Germani designed using a wall of plants and enlarged design drawings.