Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

August 24 + 25, 2021
HD Expo 2018 Celebrates Winners of IIDA’s Best Product Design Competition in 19 Categories, Including Best of Competition
by Laura Brauer

HD Expo 2018 Celebrates Winners of IIDA’s Best Product Design Competition in 19 Categories, Including Best of Competition

 LAS VEGAS, NV (May 3, 2018)—The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in partnership with HD Expo, has selected its award recipients for the 22nd annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition, held today at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas. The competition honors innovation, function and aesthetic advancements in product design for the hospitality industry.

“We are thrilled to be partnering again this year with the IIDA who recognizes some of the best and brightest in the hospitality design industry here at HD Expo 2018,” says Liz Sommerville, group show director, Emerald Expositions. “IIDA always brings respected, prestigious judges to HD Expo who have an eye for the hospitality industry’s hottest and most innovative designs and products.”

KALLISTA took home the Best of Competition with their Grid Sink Faucet and Cube Handles. “KALLISTA demonstrated innovative design fabrication, using 3D printing, that was exceptionally well-executed,” said Chris Evans, senior associate, Rottet Studio. “They are advancing the future of fabrication in their industry.”

The winners are as follows by category.

Best of Competition

Manufacturer: KALLISTA

Product: KALLISTA The Grid Sink Faucet and Cube Handles

 Accessories or Specialties—Artwork, Signage, or Accent Pieces

Manufacturer: Royal Botania

Product: Palma

 Accessories or Specialties—Hardware or Decorative Metals/Plastics

Manufacturer: KALLISTA

Product: KALLISTA The Grid Sink Faucet and Cube Handles

 Accessories or Specialties—Operations Supplies/Amenities

Manufacturer: DreamLine

Product: DreamLine Sion

 Applied Finishes and Materials—Paints/Coatings

Manufacturer: Inpro Corporation

Product: Ricochet™ Flexible Wall Protection

 Applied Finishes and Materials—Wall Coverings

Manufacturer: Lumicor

Product: Kuvio – Dimensional Wall Tiles by Lumicor

 Casegoods and Freestanding Furniture—Individual

Manufacturer: Bryan Ashley Inc.

Product: Nia Headboard

 Casegoods and Freestanding Furniture—Series/Collections (Two winners)

Manufacturer: Amtrend/DLR Group

Product: “Out of Office” Amtrend solution for no boundaries for hospitality design

Manufacturer: KALLISTA

Product: Robern, The Profiles Collection


Manufacturer: Durkan

Product: Crafted Convergence

 Flooring—Hard Surfaces

Manufacturer: Marazzi

Product: D_Segni™


Manufacturer: Shaw Contract

Product: Natural Choreography


Manufacturer: Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Contract

Product: Everett Sconce – by Rejuvenation

 Seating, Group—Dining

Manufacturer: PAVILION

Product: Stiletto

 Seating, Group—Lounge

Manufacturer: Jensen Leisure Furniture

Product: Cordial Lounge Set

 Seating, Group—Outdoor

Manufacturer: JANUS et Cie

Product: Get-Together Table 221 & Bench 187

 Seating, Individual—Dining

Manufacturer: Sandler Seating

Product: Flat 923.01

 Seating, Individual—Lounge

Manufacturer: Kenneth Cobonpue

Product: Peacock

 Seating, Individual—Outdoor

Manufacturer: POINT SL

Product: WEAVE reclining armchair


Manufacturer: Robert Allen Contract

Product: Robert Allen Contract Common Roots Upholstery Patterns

The 2018 IIDA/HD Product Design jury included Chris Evans, senior associate, Rottet Studio, Patricia Rotondo, IIDA senior principal and director of interior design, Antunovich Associates and Michelle Reichert, director of strategic sourcing, FF&E, MGM Resorts International.

About HD Expo

HD Expo attracts the world’s most talented and sought after network of interior designers, architects, hoteliers, owners, operators, developers and purchasers—true leaders, creative risk-takers and innovators who make an impact in the industry. Thousands of show attendees will come face-to-face with the most captivating products and resources to consider for their global hospitality projects; stay on top of industry news and trends through thought-provoking conference programming curated by Hospitality Design magazine; and have access to network—and rub shoulders with—some of the most prominent industry players at a series of networking events.

The Hospitality Design Group produces the industry’s most influential hospitality design event each year, HD Expo, which takes place in May, in Las Vegas. HD Expo is in association with American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); International Interior Design Association (IIDA); International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP); and NEWH, Inc.—the Hospitality Industry Network.

HD Expo is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

About the International Interior Design Association

 The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is the commercial interior design association

with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms,

and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for

advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community

outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances

business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.



Media Contacts:

Olivia Kimmel

White Good

Kelly Winkler

White Good