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Angelo Surmelis to Co-Host 2010 Pinnacle Awards

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Antelo Surmelis, Co-Host

ASFD announced that the 15th Annual ASFD Pinnacle Design Achievement Awards will be held on Monday, October 18 during High Point Market.  Joining Emcee Ray Allegrezza will be Lifestyle Designer and T.V. Guy, Angelo Surmelis as Co-Host for the gala event.  Surmelis will present ASFD's inaugural Green Leaf Award to one of three finalists which include  Kolkka Furniture, C.R. Laine Furniture and Hubbardton Forge.
 
The fifteen Pinnacle category winners will be presented by guest retailers including Rhonda Wolf, V.P. Merchandising, Havertys; Eric Foucrier, President, Linder's Furniture; Bob Price, V.P. Merchandising, Art Van Furniture; Bob Huber, Co-President, Oskar Huber and Ron Werner, President & Co-Founder, HW Home.
 
Furniture/Today serves as the Major Underwriter of the 2010 Pinnacle Awards.  Long time Pinnacle supporter Hickory Springs Mfg.,will sponsor the Pinnacle Reception beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Other Pinnacle sponsors include Continental Brass,  Earth Care Inside,  Furniture Design Studios,  High Point Market Authority,  Home Furnishings Business, Home Lighting & Accessories, IHFC,  Leggett & Platt; Market Square and Suites,  Sustainable Furnishings Council and Wright of Thomasville.
 
For Pinnacle banquet tickets,  contact Christine Evans, ASFD executive director at 910.576.1273 or by email:
info@asfd.com.

ASFD 2010 Pinnacle Awards Finalists

Occasional Tables
Bird’s Nest - John T. Kolkka, ASFD for Kolkka Furniture
Colors - Berry & Clark Design Associates for Hammary
Modern Craftsman - Richard Schroeder, ASFD; Denis Kissane, ASFD Gary Hokanson for Stanley Furniture
                        
Occasional Storage
Driftwood Bombe Chest - Glenn Yelvington for Maitland-Smith
Lexicon Chest on Stand - Shaun Melvin, ASFD for Baker Furniture
Mybar - F. Doruk Yorgancioglu, Megan Perry for Dorya
 
Juvenile Furniture
Lily  - Matthew Hurley, ASFD for Hooker Furniture Corporation
Spectrum Collection - Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz for The Phillips Collection
Young Classics - Jena Hall, ASFD; Stephanie Lena, ASFD; Brent Camfferman for aspenhome
 
Casual Dining
Bungalow Baby - Jena Hall, ASFD; Stephanie Lena, ASFD; Brent Camfferman for aspenhome
Havana - Phyllis Bridgeman for Hekman Furniture
Mango Bay - Tim L. Annas, ASFD for Kincaid Furniture Co., Inc.
                
Formal Dining
European Legacy - Christopher Bergelin, ASFD for Hekman Furniture
Ferron Court - Les Killian, Jesse Schopmeyer,ASFD;Gary Huffstetler for Broyhill Home Furnishings
Wellington Court - Christopher Bergelin,  ASFD; Thad Bergelin for Century Furniture
 
Motion Upholstery
Paramount - Albert Choy for Moroni Inc.
Theo - Jack Lewis, ASFD; Gary VanderWood, ASFD for Palliser Furniture
WELCOME  Sofa - Normand Couture, ASFD for Couture International
 
Stationary Upholstery
Fairmont Lounge Chair - David Francis for David Francis Furniture
Meyer - Amy Archer for American Leather
Perou Chaise - Rene Cazares, Richard Cazares for rcfurniture
 
Leather Upholstery
Addison - Rick Lee for American Leather
ENSEMBLE Bed - Normand Couture, ASFD for Couture International
Lugano - Michael A. Galardo, Michael Felix Galardo, ASFD for Elite Leather Company

Accessories
Burled Bowl - Jason Phillips, ASFD for The Phillips Collection
Hand Dipped Pears - Julie Phillips for The Phillips Collection
Wave Perch - Marty Watts for Urban Pet Haus

Lighting
Antasia - David Martin, ASFD; David Kitts, ASFD; George Chandler, ASFD for Hubbardton Forge
Arieal Lamp - Catherine Smoak, ASFD for AF Lighting
UP Lamps - Nakarin Kamseela for The Phillips Collection
 
Home Office
Bungalow Baby - Ken Levi, ASFD; Andy Nielsen, ASFD for aspenhome
Greenwich Street Secretary - Paul Galli, Jason Culler, Rosma Gutierrez for Bernhardt Furniture Company
Sequel Collection - Matthew Weatherly for BDI
 
Entertainment Centers
Great Rooms - Abigail Eaton, ASFD; Dudley Moore, Jr., ASFD for Universal Furniture
Laredo  - Mike Warren, ASFD; Shannon Lookabill for Sligh Furniture Company
STAX - Tommy McDaniel, ASFD; Scott Coley, ASFD for Bassett

Summer/Casual
Cabo Lounge Chair - Norman Coley, Bobby Gantt for Lee Industries., Inc.
South Beach - Richard Frinier, ASFD for Century Furniture
WOW - Normand Couture, ASFD for Couture Jardin

Bedroom
Hilo Collection - David Francis for David Francis Furniture
Louis XVI Bed - Clare Heyboer for Kindel Furniture Co.
Wellington Court - Christopher Bergelin, ASFD; Thad Bergelin for Century Furniture
 
Major Collections
Forecast  - Berry & Clark Design Associates for Pennsylvania House Brand
Sanctuary - Tracey Gibson for Hooker Furniture
Tribeca - Christopher Bergelin, ASFD; Thad Bergelin for Century Furniture
 
Green Leaf Award
Bird’s Nest Cocktail - John T. Kolkka, ASFD for Kolkka Furniture
Bjorn Chair - Joe Greene, ASFD for C.R. Laine Furniture Company
Ondrian Lamps - David Kitts, ASFD; David Martin, ASFD; George Chandler, ASFD for Hubbardton Forge

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