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ASFD 2005 Pinnacle Awards Finalists & Nominees For New "President's Award" Announced

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A field of 59 finalists in 15 design categories have been chosen for the 2005 Tenth Annual ASFD Pinnacle Design Achievement Awards from the American Society of Furniture Designers. Also announced are the six nominees for ASFD's inaugural "President's Award" which is intended to honor a furniture designer under 35 years old for their demonstrated talent and accomplishments in furniture design. A subcommittee of the Pinnacle Awards Judges has selected a winner from among six "outstanding" candidates who include Laura Chapman, ASFD, Berkline/Benchcraft; Troy Hollis, Lexington Home Brands; Matt Hurley, ASFD, Otto & Moore Furniture Designers; Margaret Leigh, Zocalo; Thom O'Leary, ASFD, ApparenzA Design Studio; and Yuri Zatarain, The Phillips Collection. Twelve independent industry professionals participated as Judges for the prestigious annual furniture design competition now in its tenth year. The Pinnacle Judges who convened for nearly eight hours on September 8 at High Point University's new "Norton Hall" home furnishings building included Dr. Richard Bennington, High Point University; Gary Evans, Furniture/Today; Larry Chilton, Wood-Armfield Furniture; Michael Delgaudio, Boyles Home Furnishings; Jackie Hirschhaut, American Home Furnishings Alliance; Jeremy Ruff, NC Dept. of Commerce; Max S. Shangle, Kendall College of Art & Design; Julie Smith, Furniture Style magazine; Seth Stem, Rhode Island School of Design; Cheminne Taylor-Smith, Infurniture; Steve Walker, NC State Engineering School; and Rhonda Wolf, Havertys Furniture. The 2005 Pinnacle sponsors include APA-The Engineered Wood Association, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Composite Panel Association, Elmo Leather, FurnitureFan.com, FurnitureStyle, Hafele America, Co., Hickory Springs Manufacturing Co., Home Lighting & Accessories, Leggett & Platt, MGM Transport, The October Company, Weyerhaeuser, Wiseway Transportation, Las Vegas World Market Center; and InFurniture, a major underwriter of the Pinnacle Awards. All Pinnacle Awards Finalists will be honored and the Winners announced at the Tenth Annual Pinnacle Awards Banquet which will be held at the IHFC Ballroom on Friday evening, October 21 during the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, NC. For more information about the Pinnacle Awards and/or Banquet tickets, contact ASFD by email info@asfd.com or by phone at (910) 576-1273. A list of the Finalists follows. 2005 Pinnacle Award Finalists by Category: Occasional Tables: -Connoisseur's Cocktail Table, John T. Kolkka, ASFD; Henredon Furniture -Las Vegas, Matt Hurley, ASFD; Magnussen Home -Penta End Table, Gayle Zalduondo, ASFD; URBANUS, Inc. -SPATS, Dean Maltz, Allan Copley Designs Occasional Storage: -Lyndsey's Bench, Lauren Brooks/Kathy Imes, ASFD; Vanguard Furniture -Chantal Pop-Up Cellarette, Robert Cribbs, Jasper Cabinet Co. -Tachi Server, Frank M. Spano, ASFD and Thom O'Leary, ASFD; Polidor -Kitchen Butler, Joseph (Jodie) Davis, Powell Company, Inc. Juvenile Furniture: -iBedroom, David Walker, Powell Company, Inc. -Ma Marie, Michael D. Warren, ASFD; Stanley Furniture Co. -Teen Bungalow, Michael D. Warren, ASFD; Stanley Furniture Co., Inc. Casual Dining: -Pfalzgraff Home Collection, Joseph (Jodie) Davis and Russell Shuping, Powell Company, Inc. -Tropez Dining Chair, Allan H. Palecek, PALECEK -Positano, James Dipersia, ASFD; Excelsior Design Inc. -Regent Round Dining Table, Bill Faber, Tonya Osborne, Century Furniture Formal Dining: -Visage, Frank M. Spano, ASFD and Thom O'Leary, ASFD; Polidor -Channing, Jonathan Adler, Rowe Furniture Inc. -Surveyor Cherry Collection, Joshua Saltman, Powell Company Inc. -Country Living - Portsmouth, Matt Hurley, ASFD; Dudley Moore, Jr. and Lesli Chastain, Lane Home Furnishings Motion Upholstery: -Aries, Michael F. Galardo, Elite Leather Company -Caméléon Slideshow, Normand Cou-ture, Sofas International -Milan, Gary Vanderwood, ASFD; La-Z-Boy -Citi Sleeper Sofa Queen, Tinka Camfield Swetland, A Custom Workshop Co. Stationary Upholstery: -Paris, Nancy Genova, ASFD; John Charles Designs -Zoe, Vladimir Kagan, ASFD; American Upholstery (AU) -Nicole Chair, Goodman Charlton LLC, John Charles Designs -Lampert Lounger, Jonathan Adler, Rowe Furniture Inc. Leather Upholstery: -Méridienne, Bruce Ward, Pearson -Dylan's Chair, Lauren Brooks/Kathy Imes, ASFD; Vanguard Furniture -45 Degrees Sectional, Rick Lee, ASFD; American Leather -El Sies, Filmore Harty, W. SCHILLIG Accessories: -Traditions Made Modern, Mimi Robinson, The Phillips Collection™ -Couture, Thomas Paul Fernez, Thomas Paul -Cosmopolitan, Nelson VanderMeer, Howard Miller -Antique Brass Hurricane & Crystal Bowl Holder, John T. Burke, ASFD; Decorative Crafts, Inc. Lighting: -Stasis Floor & Table Lamps, George Chandler, ASFD; Hubbardton Forge -Solid Brass Palm Leaf Lamps, John T Burke, ASFD; Decorative Crafts, Inc. -Portobello Road Floor Lamp, Mark McDowell, Fine Art Lamps TransAtlantic Table Lamp, Thierry Adam, Fine Art Lamps Home Office: -Paris Collection, Jim Sexton, Z-Line Designs, Inc. -198 Reflections, Berry & Clark Design Associates, Universal Furniture -Belaire Home Office Collection, Joe McCambridge, Sligh Furniture Co. -Shakespeare Home Office Collection, Cale Knopf, Century Furniture Home Entertainment: -Antigua MULTI-FLEX™, Jack Kelley, ASFD, IDSA; Mike Warren, ASFD; Shannon Lookabill, Sligh Furniture -Positano, James DiPersia, ASFD; Excelsior Design Inc. -Library Style INNERtainment™ Center, Joe McCambridge, Sligh Furniture Co. -Series One Collection, John Cooper, ASFD; Bush Industries Summer/Casual: -Gulf Stream, Richard Frinier, ASFD; Century Furniture -Empress, Frederic C Doughty, ASFD; AGIO -Calais, Frederic C Doughty, ASFD; Crate & Barrel -Intrepid, Frederic C Doughty, ASFD; AGIO Bedroom: -Windows of Style, Ilan Dei, Creative Elegance, Inc. -Symmetry, Morgan M. Harris, ASFD; Vaughan Furniture Co., Inc. -Napoleon Bed, Bill Faber, Century Furniture -Country Living - Portsmouth, Matt Hurley, ASFD; Dudley Moore, Jr, and Lesli Chastain, Lane Home Furnishings Major Collections: -West End, D. Scott Coley, ASFD; Thomas McDaniel, ASFD; Bassett Furniture -Origins, Berry & Clark Design Associates, Bernhardt Furniture -Consulate, Bill Faber, Century Furniture -Liz Claiborne Home Collection, Jerry Crotts, Troy Hollis, Ed Tobin, Lexington Home Brands