Published on : Friday, September 25, 2020
The International Society of Furniture Designers announced that they will host the annual Pinnacle Awards, on social media platform. The industry’s recognition for professional furniture designers and their creations will be held via a TV-style program on the organization’s YouTube channel.
The theme of the 2020 Pinnacle Awards is “Great Designs Unmasked,” and acclaimed interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins will keynote the awards ceremony. “As we all can attest, this year has presented us with challenges, one of which is how to honor our Pinnacle finalists and winners for this well-deserved tribute while remaining safe and smart,” said John Conrad, ISFD executive director. “We came up with the idea of a TV-style awards program meets late-night variety show.”
Viewers will be encouraged to participate in watch parties and virtual cocktail hours to ramp up the celebratory nature of the event. Presenters, stationed at design-centric locations around the country including several High Point locales, will honor nearly 70 finalists in 20 categories. Musical guests, Turpentine Shine, will perform original tunes throughout the one-hour program.
The Pinnacle Awards celebrate designs that are produced mostly in larger numbers for sale to consumers. Submissions were open to all furniture designers, manufacturers and design students. Recipients of the highly coveted Pinnacle Award are designers who are directly involved in the “design craft” of the products.