Issue Date: 2019 MAY, Posted On: 5/26/2019

05262019 Rug Makers Amadi & Gan Win IFDA Selects Awards at ICFF
By Carol Tisch

Recognized for its "show-stopping" exhibit space at ICFF, Amadi Carpets was presented with the IFDA Selects Award for Innovative Booth Design featuring its decorative carpets and textiles.

NEW YORK - The New York chapter of The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) presented its IFDA Selects awards in 10 categories at ICFF last week, with Amadi Carpets and Gan among the Best in Show winners.

Los Angeles-based Amadi Carpets received the IFDA Selects award for Innovative Booth Design for decorative carpets and textiles, presented by judge Awanda Booth. Located at a main entrance to the show floor, the shared exhibit space seamlessly integrated rugs from Amadi in a series of vignettes with high-end Verellen upholstered furniture, and lighting from M2C Studio. Amadi and Verellen began showing together in High Point in 2015 to present their products in lifestyle settings.

Amadi's Murtaza Ahmadi accepts his IFDA Selects' Innovative Booth Design from judge Awanda Booth at ICFF 2019 in New York. Below, Amadi shared a booth with furniture studio Verellen and home accents and hardware maker M2C Studio.


Gan, the indoor division of Spain's Gandia Blasco, was awarded the IFDA Selects honor in the textiles category for the Nuances collection's recycled wool felt rugs and poofs designed in collaboration with Patricia Urquiola. At ICFF, Nuances was featured in the Soho Design District booth in the Curve and Line models, two different patterns in Burgundy tones, which combine the main stone gray with delicate rose and deep red. The pouf that complements the collection was also displayed. This latest Urquiola collection for Gan also received the prestigious NYCxDesign Award last week in the residential floor covering category (read story).

Above and below, the award-winning Nuances range by Patricia Urquiola for Gan is made from recycled wool felt and sewn by hand with embroidery technique.

The awards were presented at the Javits Center on Monday May 20, with framed awards on display at winning booths for the duration of the show.
Other IFDA Selects recipients include:
 -Furniture: New Format Studio for the Plano bar
-Kitchens: Strasser-Steine for natural stone kitchen islands & counters

-Lighting: University of Iowa for the Promethius 3D Printed Table Light

-Bath: Kohler for digital showering / DTB / Ceric Bath

-Decorative Accessories: Poliedrica for acrylic decorative accessories / ice bucket

-Textiles: Gandia Blasco U.S.A. for recycled wool felt rugs + poofs

-Art: Mind The Gap Design & Supply for the World Culture collection

-Flooring: WholeForest for Jungle Mix

-Innovative Booth Design: Amadi Decorative Carpets & Textiles

-Wall Coverings: Jill Malek for custom coral based design wallpaper

Designer Jill Malek wins the IFDA Selects award for her wallcoverings, but also drew attention at ICFF for her kilim rugs.

IFDA Selects Judges were: Nadine Homan, Jessica Kaller, Phyllis Chin, Andrea Warriner, Eileen Wolfe, Rose Hittmeyer, Susan Tucker, Nancy Fire, Awanda Booth and Richard Segal.

In line with its mission to inspire collaboration within the furnishings and design industry to support its people, their products and services, IFDA Selects has been going on since 2014, covering NY NOW both summer and winter, the AD Design Show, ICFF and Brooklyn Designs. IFDA National does IFDA Selects at High Point Market.

Judges and other IFDA members prepare to source ICFF for IFDA Selects award winners in 10 categories.

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