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ASFD Names 2006 Pinnacle Awards Finalists

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Sixty finalists have been chosen in the 2006 Annual ASFD Pinnacle Design Achievement Awards competition, representing 4 finalists in each of the 15 categories. In the eleven years of its existence, the Pinnacle Awards have experienced incredible growth and has become the furniture design profession's most coveted and prestigious honor. Having received the largest number of entries ever, the Pinnacle Judges convened for a full day on August 10 at High Point University's "Norton Hall". The 2006 panel included Dr. Richard Bennington, High Point University; Gary Evans, FurnitureToday; Leslie Fishbein, Kacey Fine Furniture; Francel Goude, RFG-Global Design Group; Jackie Hirschhaut, AHFA; Dan Minor, Boyles Furniture; Dr. Thelma Lazo-Flores, Savannah College of Art & Design; Sheila Long O'Mara, Home Furnishings Business; Max Shangle, Kendall College of Art & Design; Julie Smith, Furniture Style and its supplements; John Summey , NC State/Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center; and Rhonda Wolf, Havertys. The 2006 Pinnacle Awards sponsors include APA-The Engineered Wood Association, Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Elmo Leather, FurnitureFan Inc., Furniture Style, Hafele America Co., Hickory Springs Mfg., Home Furnishings Business, Home Lighting & Accessories, Leggett & Platt, The October Company, Weyerhaeuser and World Market Center Las Vegas. Furniture/Today is the Major Underwriter of the 2006 ASFD Pinnacles and will participate as emcee at the awards banquet to be held at the IHFC on Monday evening, October 16 during the High Point Market. All Pinnacle finalists will be honored and the winners announced at that time. For ticket information, contact Christine Evans, ASFD at info@asfd.com. 2006 Pinnacle Finalists Occasional Tables: Glasgow - Matt Hurley, ASFD; Dudley Moore, Jr., Susan Leis - Magnussen Home Gabriella's Tea Cart - Lauren Brooks Designs by Kathy Imes, ASFD - Vanguard New Omni - William Faber - Century Furniture Halifax Michael Wolk - Allan Copley Designs Occasional Storage: "A-Shoe-In" - Jena Hall - Aspenhome Whitney Serpentine Sideboard - Martha Stewart Signature Design Team - Bernhardt Furniture Co. Larkspur Bar Cabinet - Martha Stewart Signature Design Team - Bernhardt Furniture Co. Barcelona Bar Cabinet - Martin de Blois, ASFD - Polidor Juvenile Furniture: Old World Crib - Kelly Neal Mariotti, ASFD - Green Frog Art Z-Bedroom - John Conrad, ASFD; Anne Russell, ASFD; Sean Slack, ASFD - Powell Company, Inc. Sunday Funnies - Jeffry Blaesing; Walt Shaw, ASFD - Powell Company, Inc. Surfer's Chase - Michael D. Warren, ASFD; Shannon Lookabill - Stanley Furniture Co. Inc. Casual Dining: Tradewinds - Bernice Streegan-Montenegro, Joselito A. Ursua - David Francis Furniture Caperana - William Faber - Century Furniture Tangent Square - Carl Muller, ASFD - Elite Manufacturing Corp. Marga - Marcel Optal, Maya Basyroel - Box Furniture Formal Dining: Omni Dining - William Faber - Century Furniture Hampton Library - Jorge Jaramillo, Margaret Leigh - Zocalo Ceriana - James Dipersia, ASFD - Excelsior Designs Louis Louis - Rick Schroeder - Stanley Furniture Co. Inc. Motion Upholstery: Jill & Zac - Rick Lee, ASFD - American Leather Aries - Jack Lewis, ASFD - Jaymar Furniture Co. Atlantis - John Contreras - Elite Leather Co. Seaney - Lauren Brooks Designs by Kathy Imes, ASFD - Vanguard Stationary Upholstery: Valerie - Todd Oldham - La-Z-Boy Residential Morrison's Sofa - Lauren Brooks Designs by Kathy Imes, ASFD - Vanguard Monica's Chaise - Lauren Brooks Designs by Kathy Imes, ASFD - Vanguard Teri - Nancy Genova, ASFD - John Charles Designs Leather Upholstery: Sloane - Bud Caywood, ASFD - Hancock & Moore Leda, Home Theater - Rick Lee, ASFD - American Leather Pasadena - Michael F. Galardo - Elite Leather Co. Marlon Lulu DeKwiatkowski Elite Leather Co. Accessories: Capital Balcony - Jody Clark; Gail Burger - Global Views/Willamsburg Custom Rugs by Pia - Pia Cyrulnik, ASFD - Carpet Creation Inc. Stone Sculptures - Yuri Zatarain - The Phillips Collection Barcelona Screen - Martin de Blois, ASFD - Polidor Lighting: Table & Floor Lamp - John Burke, ASFD - Lighting Enterprises Bella Rustica - Billy Moon - Moon Style Bronze Table Lamp #5706 - Ian Fowler - Decorative Crafts Brass/Crystal Lamp #5895 - Ian Fowler - Decorative Crafts Home Office: Young Classics Nano Desk - Andy Nielsen, Ken Levi, Jena Hall - Aspenhome Tufano - Mike Warren, ASFD; Shannon Lookabill - Sligh Furniture co. Melbourne - Joe McCambridge, ASFD - Sligh Furniture Co. New Amsterdam Secretary - Martha Stewart Signature Design Team - Bernhardt Furniture Co. Entertainment/Home Theater: Crossings - Rick Shaver - Cresent Fine Furniture Vista Collection - Keith Myers, Doug Gerig, Tim Parsons - Sauder Woodworking Cambridge Hideaway - Cale Knopf - Century Furniture Umber TV Console - Gordon Stannis - Sligh Furniture Summer/Casual: Sun Chaser - Dale Campbell - Lloyd Flanders Weybridge - Shaun Sweeney, ASFD - Woodard Strata - Michael Farrell - Brown Jordan Eclipse Sling Rocking Chaise - John Caldwell, ASFD - Woodard/Langrave Bedroom: Woolrich Summerstone Falls - Troy A. Hollis - Lexington Home Brands Young Classics - Jena Hall, Stephanie Lena - Aspenhome Irvington Nickel Plated Bed - Martha Stewart Signature Design Team - Bernhardt Furniture Co. Savoy - Berry & Clark Design Associates - Planum Major Collections: Biltmore Estate For Your Home - Matt Hurley, ASFD; Dudley Moore, Jr. - Magnussen Home Kelly Hoppen Collection - Tom Hall - Century Furniture Caperana - William Faber - Century Furniture Belle Maison Michael Black, Ed Ball Drexel Heritage Furniture Ind

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