The deadline for submission to The Best of Products Awards has been extended to Wednesday, July 6. The Best of Products Awards is an opportunity for manufacturers to reach our audience—an eclectic mix of top-tier architects and designers.
Designers and manufacturers are invited to submit new products for review by a jury comprised of design professionals and A|N editors. Entries will be evaluated for innovation, aesthetics, performance, and value.
For the 2016 Best of Products Awards, designers and manufacturers are invited to submit their new products for the following categories:
Lighting + Electrical
HVAC + Smart Building Systems
Finishes + Surfaces
Interiors + Furnishings
Kitchens + Baths
Our outstanding jury consists of:Rafael de Cárdenas
Rafael de Cárdenas, Founder + Designer
Architecture at Large
de Cárdenas is a seasoned resource for visionary design, with wide-ranging projects in architecture, residential, and commercial interiors, temporary spaces, furniture, and objects. His firm works internationally with a team of collaborators: individuals, brands, fabricators, artists, and artisans. Prior to founding his own design firm in 2006, de Cárdenas worked for Calvin Klein as a men’s collection designer and as a creative director for production house Imaginary Forces. He has been named a Featured Designer for AD France Collector, named consecutively to the Architectural Digest AD100 list, and currently holds the position of Maison & Objet Americas Designer of the Year for 2016.Jean Sundin
Jean Sundin, Founder + Principal
Office For Visual Interaction
Sundin has more than 25 years of experience illuminating high-profile, international projects, from master plans, cultural buildings, and high-rise towers to sophisticated interiors and innovative product designs. These award-winning projects include Renzo Piano’s The New York Times Building, the Saudi Aramco (KAPSARC) building, the Canadian Parliament, and Chicago landmark, the Rookery. Sundin is one of the first Certified Lighting Designers in the world, she has lectured extensively, has served as a distinguished faculty member in advanced lighting at Parsons School of Design, and currently teaches at the New York School of Interior Design.Marc Tsurumaki
Marc Tsurumaki, Principal + Founding Partner
NYC-based LTL Architects is an innovative, award-winning architecture partnership Tsurumaki founded in 1997 with Paul Lewis and David Lewis. LTL Architects was the recipient of the 2007 National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and was selected as one of six American architectural firms featured in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale. Their work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The principals are co-authors of three previous monographs and their upcoming publication, entitled Manual of Section, will be released in Fall 2016.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Williams and Mitchell Gold founded their renowned home furnishings company 26 years ago, in 1989, with an investment of $60,000. Today they head a $150M brand with a growing chain of 26 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Signature Stores in cities throughout the U.S., as well as Toronto, Montreal, and Mexico City. In 2015, the company is expanding with new Signature Stores in top markets including Scottsdale, Austin, and Walnut Creek, CA. The company also has boutique shops in Bloomingdale’s and Robb & Stucky International, and a hospitality division selling to top hotel chains like Starwood, Morgans Group, Kimpton, Hyatt, and Ritz Carlton.Becca Blasdel
The Architect’s Newspaper
Blasdel recently joined the AN team as Products Editor after stints at Lucky Magazine and Real Simple in the home department. Originally from California, Becca received her BA in journalism from The New School and has lived in New York for the past eight years.
The Architect’s Newspaper
Menking has curated and written catalogues for exhibitions including; Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961-1974, Superstudio Life Without Object’s, and The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century. In 2008 he was U.S. Commissioner of Into the Open: Positioning Practice at The Venice Biennale. He co-authoredFour Conversations on the Architecture Of Discourse and Architecture on Displayand His essay Mr. Mumford’s Neighborhoodappears in the book Forty Ways To Think About Architecture (Routledge) . His writings have appeared in The Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Monocle, Perspecta etc. He was Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley (2011) and Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute.
To learn more about the jury members and product categories, visit the A|N Awards homepage.