Boutique Design Events and Trade Fairs

Twenty-five products for hospitality interiors received honors in this year’s Best of BDNY Product Design Competition during Boutique Design New York (BDNY), which was held Nov. 12-13 at the Javits Center in Manhattan. The annual competition recognizes designers and manufacturers of products that demonstrate functional and aesthetic progress, as well as innovation in their respective categories.

Winners and finalists were selected by a jury of four design professionals. Judges for the Product Design competition were:

Katie Liberman, designer, Simeone Deary Design Group
Annie Masincupp, designer, Streetsense
Steve Rugo, principal, Rugo / Raff Ltd. Architects
Alyssa Smith, interior designer, Gensler

The winner for Best of Show was Fractal (shown) by Smith & Fong Co.’s Plyboo brand. For a full list of winners and finalists in each category, please visit

A separate panel of judges also awarded honors for Best Exhibit at the two-day trade fair. Displays were selected based on creativity in design, visual impact, effective and efficient use of materials and an outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting and graphics. The judges for that competition were Stacy V. Elliston, principal, Studio 11 Design; Kelly Gaddes, director, interior design, CR architecture + design; and Natalie Sheedy, owner, Natalie Sheedy Interiors Inc. Winners and finalists for Best Exhibit included:

Berman Falk
RH Contract
Shaw Hospitality
B+N Industries

Summer Classics Contract
Composition Hospitality
Moore + Giles
Littman Brands Contract
Williams Sonoma
RENWIL Hospitality

The winners for both competitions will be featured in the December edition of Boutique Design magazine.


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