The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has announced the full list of winners of the ASID 2019 Design Impact Awards, an awards program that works in tandem with the Society’s Emerald Expositions tradeshow partnership. Highlighting cutting-edge products that prioritize occupant well-being and sustainability, the ASID Design Impact Awards spanned across six 2019 tradeshows, from Environments for Aging in April to BDNY in November.
“The ASID Design Impact Awards are a testament to the value of thoughtful, universal design,” explains Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, CEO, ASID. “We are honored to put a spotlight on products that embody the ‘design impacts lives’ message and are actively influencing our industry for the better.”
Launched at the start of 2019 as part of the Society’s new partnership with Emerald Expositions’ roster of design-related tradeshows and conferences, the ASID Design Impact Awards acknowledge products from participating show exhibitors that contribute to the health and well-being of interior inhabitants and/or promote sustainable design practices. Whether through hygienic technology, small-space solutions, biophilic elements, recycled or sustainable materials, adaptable designs for aging-in-place, healthcare innovations, or improving physical and mental health, award winners exhibited leading products with humancentric and environmentally-focused missions.
During each tradeshow, products were judged by a panel of design luminaries on design objective, design and technical innovation, market application, sustainability, health & wellness, and resiliency properties. Submitted products were required to be less than two years old and available in the marketplace at the time of submission. Winners were announced on the first day of each tradeshow, with all award winners presented a certificate for public display in their booth.
The ASID Design Impact Awards were awarded at the following tradeshows in 2019: Environments for Aging, HD Expo, ICFF, GlobalShop@RetailX, Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, and BDNY.
The winners of the 2019 Design Impact Awards are:
Environments for Aging
Tarkett: The Garden Walk Collection
The Garden Walk Collection uses soft nuance and fluid movement to gently allude to organic materials from the outdoor environment and embrace the natural world.
Atkinson Ergonomic Solutions Inc.: Atkinson Bedlift
The Atkinson Bedlift is a device for raising beds 12", while pulling beds away from the wall 12", enabling its users to change bedding in more of an upright posture.
Concrete Collaborative: SSS x Concrete Collaborative
The SSS x Concrete Collaborative collection is the result of a collaboration with Sarah Sherman Samuel, who explores bauhaus inspiration through line play and semi-circular shapes.
MAMAGREEN Outdoor Furniture: SATO Communal Table
The SATO Communal Table provides large seating options in high style. Italian high-pressure Laminate (HPL) sits on top of a base of recycled teak legs, salvaged from abandoned buildings across Indonesia, with a steel support structure.
Stickley: High Line Curved Gathering Island and Park Slope Accent Chair
Stickley’s patented Gathering Islands create space and are designed to fit like a glove behind a variety of sofas, offering additional seating, functional shelves, and workspace. The Park Slope Accent Chair features organic curves, seamlessly highlighting brilliant hardwood, honest construction, and mid-century Scandinavian design.
Villa Lagoon Tile: Ombré Cement Tile
Inspired by the traditional textile technique of dying or weaving color from dark to light, the Ombré cement tile collection starts with a saturated pool of color that shifts from dark to light as a result of deft blending of hand poured, pigmented cement.
Karndean Designflooring: Art Select Reclaimed Hickory and LooseLay Longboard Fabric Oak
Designed with hand-carved embosses and distinctive beveled edges, each Art Select wood gluedown luxury vinyl product is crafted to enhance the unique grains and textures of the wood that inspired it. Featuring 59” planks, LooseLay Longboard is a non-interlocking floating floor range, notable for its multi-directional planks, speedy install time, acoustic properties, individually replaceable planks, and seamless transition to commercial carpet tile.
AXENT Switzerland: AXENT.ONE C Plus Intelligent Toilet
The AXENT.ONE C Plus tankless toilet combines skillfully engineered technologies with an exceptionally modern low-profile design. This award-winning toilet is an exceptional concept come to life thanks to the vision of renowned designer Matteo Thun.
Concrete Collaborative: Zuma
Zuma tiles are designed to expose the raw beauty of concrete, providing visual dimension with completely unique surface reliefs, cast concrete textures, and distressed finishes.
Senseon Secure Access: Senseon Plus
Senseon Plus is the next generation of intelligent cabinet access control electronic locking
Healthcare Design Expo & Conference
Construction Specialities: Acrovyn by Design® Tapestry
The Acrovyn by Design® Tapestry collection is the artful fusion of Acrovyn® wall protection and woven fibers designed to coordinate with CS interior product systems and enhance the sophistication of any space.
Lonseal Flooring: Lonstrand Topseal
Lonstrand Topseal, which mimics the bark of a tree, was designed to contribute to restorative responses such as reducing stress, improving cognitive function and creativity, improving well-being, and healing.
Falkbuilt: Falkbuilt Healthcare Application
Using Digital Component Construction, a new process that incorporates tried and true construction components and methods with next-gen technology, Falkbuilt has created a health care application that includes an exam room, a dialysis room, and a head wall.
Axxess Industries: Axxess Industries Showpiece System
The Axxess Industries Showpiece System is fitted with Axxess’ PrivacyService and TrayTracker solutions which aid housekeeping departments and hotel staff in delivering premium guest service.
To learn more about the ASID Design Impact Awards and for full information on all of the 2019 winners, please visit asid.org/design-impact-awards.
The American Society of Interior Designers believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and humancentric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.
design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at asid.org.
Emerald Expositions (NYSE:EEX) is 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 2018, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 7.0 million net square feet of exhibition space. Learn more here.