CINCINNATI, OH, November 29, 2017 – More than two dozen manufacturers/marketers of inventive design elements for hospitality interiors received Best of BDNY Product Design Awards at Boutique Design New York (BDNY), held Nov. 12-13, 2017, at New York City’s Javits Convention Center. Sixteen of the 700+ manufacturers/marketers exhibiting at BDNY received Best Exhibit honors. All winners will be featured in the December issue of Boutique Design magazine.

The Best of BDNY Product Design Competition recognizes designers and manufacturers of products introduced to the hospitality design market in the past year that demonstrate functional and aesthetic progress and, above all, innovation in their respective category. Winners in ten product categories are selected by a jury of design professionals; trade fair attendees vote on-site to determine the Best of Show Award winner.

The 2017 Best of BDNY Product Design Award winners are:

Best of Show – Smith & Fong Co. Plyboo for Fractal Panel Series

Architectural Materials

Winner – Hamilton Sinkler for Triangular Door Pull

Finalist – ERNEST for ClayLime

Art & Accessories

Winner – LOCO Design for Perla

Finalist – Tonik for DOTTIE


Winner – DreamLine for Enigma XT

Winner – Victoria + Albert for Eldon

Finalist – Valsan for Luxis Double Towel Holder


Winner – Earthed by William Clark for Faded Grandeur, Latobius Colourway

Finalist – Pollack for Sunbrella Contract for Lure, New Wave and Starboard


Winner – Shaw Hospitality for Canvas

Finalist – Mirth Studio for Kiawah Hardwood Tile

Finalist – Trinity Surfaces for Audrey Lane


Winner – Bernhardt Hospitality for Format

Finalist – Artone LLC for Whole Threads Wardrobe

Finalist – D’style Hospitality Furnishings for Aston Dresser


Winner – Atelier de Troupe for Tempo light

Finalist – Ernest for TOPIX

Finalist – Littman Brands Contract – Mitzi for Zena


Winner – Transformations Hospitality for Sustainable/ReCoverable Furniture

Finalist – Oliver Hemming/Studio Designs Ltd. for Songbird Speaker Alarm Clock


Winner – Contardi USA Inc. for Calypso So – Outdoor

Finalist – Expormim for Livit


Winner – Phillip Jeffries for Vinyl Lacquered Wallcovering

Finalist – Pollack/Weitzner for Mason Paper Tiles Wallcovering

The Best of BDNY Product Design competition was judged by Katie Liberman, designer, Simeone Deary Design Group; Annie Masincupp, designer, Streetsense; Steve Rugo, principal, RugoRaff Ltd. Architects; and Alyssa Smith, interior designer, Gensler.

The Best of BDNY highlights hospitality design trends that have been known to cause ripples in the interior design world with new and innovative products,” said Alyssa Smith, interior designer at Gensler. “These trends have major influences on F&B, wellness, education and even workplace design; most recently in creating a desire of lifestyle design in all types of projects. Hospitality product design is at the crux of this innovation.”


Sixteen BDNY exhibitors received Best Exhibit honors at this year’s trade fair. Displays were judged on creativity in design, visual impact, effective and efficient use of materials and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting and graphics.

The 2017 Best Exhibit at BDNY Award winners are: B+N Industries, Bermanfalk, Flexsteel Contract, Kohler Co., Pendulux and RH Contract.

Finalists are: Composition Hospitality, Decolav, LebaTex Inc., Littman Brands Contract, Moore + Giles, Renwil Hospitality, Summer Classics, Tarkett, Tilebar and Williams-Sonoma Contract.

Exhibit judges included Stacy V. Elliston, principal, Studio 11 Design; Kelly Gaddes, director, interior design, CR architecture + design; and Natalie Sheedy, owner, Natalie Sheedy Interiors, Inc.

Both the Product Design Competition and Best Exhibit Competition will resume during the sixth annual BDwest, April 4-5, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Information about exhibitors, social events, conference sessions, speakers and attendee registration will be available at as details are confirmed.

To learn more about exhibiting at BDNY or BDwest, contact Nicole Panzeca, 513.263.9307,


HMG is a privately held company serving the global hospitality and related industries and specializing in trade fairs, conferences and event management and development. Events in the HMG portfolio include: BDNY; BDwest; management of HX: The Hotel Experience; Boutique Design Forums; Boutique 18; Senior Lifestyle Design Match; and production of the Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design.

BDNY is produced by HMG in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC), and New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSH&TA); and in association with the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), Avixa (formerly InfoComm Int’l.);, the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA), the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH), the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), and the International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP).

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