Boutique Design Events and Trade Fairs

This year’s winners of the Best of BDwest product competition were designed to be seen. Competitors submitted products in 11 categories for a chance to take home the coveted Best of Show title. And this year, judges bestowed that honor on J Geiger’s R Series Shading System (pictured, Booth #125).

While the product is meant to be seen as part of an overall design aesthetic, the behind-the-scenes functions are made to be out of sight. This minimalist system is the first motorized solution to be completely fascia-free. Wires and screws are concealed within the hardware milled from solid aluminum. Brackets can be installed inside a window casing or door jamb for a low-profile look or outside of a window casing as part of a curtain wall.

Arizona Tile (Booth #806) won in the Architectural Materials category for its Italian-made, low-fire porcelain Gioia series, featuring tile that showcases 16 color palettes.

Kosta Furniture (Booth #107) won in the Seating category for its Dreaming Chair designed by the Duncan & Miller Studio. This corner seating piece is crafted with raffia and hand upholstered. Credible Hospitality (Booth #106) was a finalist in this category for the RITZ Art Deco Sofa.

Room360° by FOH (Booth #623) won in the Bath/Spa category for the eco-friendly ROOT Carbon Collection. The boards are finished using an ancient Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban, an art of preserving and finishing the wood using fire. Paradigm Trends (Booth #217) was a finalist in the category for the Luna Caddy.

Taffard Fabrics (Booth #243) won in the Fabric competition with the Veneto Textures Collection, a high durability fabric that can be used for seating and light enough to be used for guestroom drapery. Reid Witlin Ltd. (Booth #107) was a finalist with its Jewel Collection.

In the Flooring category, Creative Touch (Booth #716) took first place with the Matrix, which design repetitive linear elements creating a complex overall patterned composition. Inspired by the texture originating from vintage rugs, the design blends classic character with contemporary style. Zenith Rugs LLC (Booth #110) was a finalist for its Kortego wool carpet.

Citatah (Booth #613) won in the Furniture category for its custom curved c&c machine cut stone for walls. The product is thin cut to cut down on weight. Composition Hospitality (Booth #119) was also a winner in the category for The Speakeasy. By day, two consoles can be positioned as needed to accommodate guests who need space for work or coffee. At night, hidden arms support a bar ledge for perfect cocktails.

In the Lighting category, Gloster Furniture (Booth #727) took first place for the Ambient Ray lantern, crafted from sections of rounded teak and topped with a natural leather handle. LUX LED Lighting (Booth #313) was a finalist with the LUX Highline LED Desk Lamp.

PI Fine Art (Booth #442) won in the Wallcovering category for its Floating Flowers installation, which prints the wallcovering’s floral embellishments on clear acrylic and mounts those pieces on top of the mural to create a floating illusion. Maya Romanoff (Booth #529) was a finalist in the category with the Shimmering Burlap.

Gloster Furniture (Booth #727) also won in the Outdoor category with the Dune collection that combines soft lines and repeating patterns in an outdoor seating concept. DEDON (Booth #213) was a finalist with the BREA 2-seater, Lounge Chair.

In the Other category, WingIts Innovations (Booth #717) won with its Floating Structural Shelves with LED Lighting. Made in the United States, shelves incorporate an integrated industrial grade “Plug & Play” LED technology featuring Blaze24 technology LEDs.

Photo: Courtesy of J Geiger


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