The sixth annual NYCxDESIGN Awards winners were announced May 17-18 in virtual ceremonies hosted by Interior Design Magazine. Honoring outstanding projects and products in categories that span major areas of design to celebrate New York City’s place as a global design capital, ten 200 Lex brands and showrooms were named amongst the winners and honorees. Browse the list of brands recognized below.
Architectural Products Award Winner: Bendheim Projectable Glass Rainscreen System
Product Design Winners and Honorees
Greater Good Environmental Impact Award Winner: Keilhauer Swurve.
The carbon-neutral office chair from Keilhauer brings comfort and elegance to meeting rooms of all sizes. The sculptured form is inspired by forms found in nature with dramatic curves and flowing lines. With its integrated ergonomics, clean lines and verified sustainability accomplishments Swurve delivers the perfect trifecta of design credentials in a beautiful selection of meshes and upholstery. The Pact Collection from Keilhauer was also named a finalist in the Contract Furniture category.
Architectural Products Award Winner: Bendheim Projectable Glass Rainscreen System.
The innovative cladding solution helps architects create fully customizable facades that transform buildings and double as monumental projection screens. It presents several eco-smart innovations: from the ability to eliminate costly, carbon-heavy steel sub-structures to its bird-friendly glass design.
Outdoor Furniture Collection Award Winner: Sutherland Furniture Plateau.
Elegant, sculptural and an impressive force of scale, the Plateau collection embodies the fundamentals of holistic design. Hand constructed using first grade teak, the joinery of each piece adds another layer of interest to this distinguished collection. The collection includes various daybed/sofa arrangements, a dining table, side chair, lounge chair and coffee table.
Iconic Products Award Winner: Andreu World Nuez Lounge Bio.
Nuez Lounge Bio completes the chair, armchair, table, and stool family designed by Patricia Urquiola, and maintains the warm and technological character of the Nuez collection. From its three-dimensional and enveloping shell, which folds like a sheet of paper, the most sustainable lounge chair is born.
Dimensional Art Winner: Amuneal
Flying in Formation by SPAN Architecture and Amuneal is is both an artwork and an illusion. It is a multifaceted, dimensional art screen and chandelier initially conceived and fabricated for the renovation of the amenity space at the Zeckendorf Towers, originally designed by Davis Brody in 1987. The artwork serves as a screen to camouflage the wall upon which it rests and reflects light back into the room, giving the illusion of a much larger space while activating the plane of the ceiling, accentuating the height of the room.
Honorable mentions include Bend by Arteriors in the Chandelier category, Bolota Capture by Skram Furniture Company in the Residential Stools category, Victoria and Paxton by Arc-Com in the Contract Fabric category, Villa del Sol Collection by Perennials Fabrics and Rugs in the Residential Fabric category, and Intervals Recessed Downlights by Sonneman in the Architectural Lighting category.
Project Award Winners and Honorees
Exhibition/Installation Winner: Amuneal Shorter Than the Day at LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B by Amuneal , Sarah Sze and LaGuardia Gateway Partners in partnership with Public Art Fund. “Shorter than the Day,” named after a line in an Emily Dickinson poem, suspends from the ceiling at the departures level and descends through an opening in the floor to appear monumental and ethereal overhead at baggage claim. The sculpture conveys a vast spherical matrix over 50 feet tall and 26 feet in diameter composed of 1/4″ steel bars, welded into segments, powder coated, and mechanically assembled into place.
Small Showroom Design Honoree: Sossego.
Sossego established its flagship showroom and New York presence in the New York Design Center late last year. The brand celebrates modern Brazilian designs and offers products for the workplace, public spaces, as well as residential and hospitality interiors.
Large Showroom Design Honoree: Andreu World.
Named one of the best exhibition spaces in New York, Andreu World’s New York Showroom on the 11th floor of the New York Design Center offers sustainable, durabe indoor and outdoor contract designs.
Staircase Honoree: Amuneal 399 Park Avenue by Gensler and Amuneal. 25,000 pounds of bronze and steel has never looked so light! The success of this feature stair comes from honoring the design inspiration that replaced traditional stringer structures with a low-profile, structural “ribbon” supporting this two-story tall elliptical staircase.
Congratulations to all 200 Lex winners and honorees! For the full list of NYCxDesign Awards Winners 2021 visit, interiordesign.net.