Via Motiv - Best of Show
Via Motiv – Best of Show

Miami, Florida-based exhibitor Via Motif receives Best in Show Award for its hand-cast resin tiles, one of 24 new product designs honored at the seventh annual Boutique Design New York trade fair and conference, Nov. 13-14 at the Javits Center

Two dozen manufacturers/marketers of inventive design elements for hospitality interiors received Best of BDNY Product Design Awards at Boutique Design New York (BDNY), held November 13-14, 2016, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Twelve of BDNY’s 615 exhibitors received Best Exhibit honors.

The Best of BDNY Product Design Awards recognize designers and manufacturers of products introduced to the hospitality design market in the past year that demonstrate functional and aesthetic progress and, above all, innovation in their respective category. Winners in 10 product categories are selected by a jury of design professionals; trade fair attendees vote on-site to determine the Best in Show Award winner.

The 2016 Best of BDNY Product Design Award winners are:

Best in Show – Via Motif for Hand-Cast Resin Tiles

Ultra Glass PurpleRainGlass
Ultra Glass PurpleRainGlass

Architectural Materials
Winner – Ultraglas, Inc. for PurpleRainGlas
Finalist – MOZ Designs, Inc. for Laser Cut Metals

Art & Accessories
Winner – Kalisher for “The Chief”
Finalist – Atares Mosaics for Angled Natural Marble Mosaic

Sonneman Suspenders
Sonneman Suspenders

Winner –Finalist – MTI Baths for Continuum
Finalist – Native Trails for Nipomo

Winner – Justin David Textiles for Nimbus
Finalist – Brentano for Solstice

Winner – Fameed Khalique for Alumalux
Finalist – Durkan for Arielle Collection

Sandler Seating Riverside
Sandler Seating Riverside

Winner – D’style Hospitality Furnishings for Eli Lounge Chair
Finalist – Marquis Seating for Colette Side Chair
Finalist – Artone for Viaggio


Winner – SONNEMAN—A Way of Light for Suspenders
Finalist – Littman Brands Contract for Archetto
Finalist – Hennepin Made for Vela Pendant

Winner – Metro Light & Power for Cloc Bloc
Finalist – HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplaces for Horizon

Winner – Sandler Seating for Riverside
Finalist – IN2GREEN for Indoor/Outdoor Collection

Winner – Fameed Khalique for Embroidered Raffia Wallcovering
Finalist – Garrett Leather for Alpine Tiles, Cast Panels, and Pitched Panels

The Best of BDNY Product Design competition was judged by Kelly Gaddes, director, interior design, CR architecture + design; Monica Meade, interior design manager, Marriott International; and Angela M. Denney, vice president – interior design, FRCH Design Worldwide.

“This was by far our largest competition yet for excellence in hospitality product design, and our judges were impressed with this year’s entrants demonstrating innovativeness in design, adaptability to changing market demands and design execution,” said Michelle Finn, president of Hospitality Media Group (HMG), which produces BDNY and sister trade fair BDwest, held each spring in Los Angeles. “We congratulate the winners and finalists who’ve been recognized as the “best new products” for hospitality, at BDNY.”


Twelve BDNY exhibitors received Best Exhibit honors at this year’s trade fair. Displays were judged on creativity in design, visual impact, effective and efficient use of materials and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting and graphics.

The 2016 Best Exhibit at BDNY Award winners are: In2Green, Jaclo, LDF Silk and Moore + Giles.

Finalists include Cut Maps, Decolav, Mexa, Philip Jefferies, Ren Wil, Sapphire Chandelier, Tri-kes and Uhuru.

Exhibit judges included Meagan Hurst, senior designer, STUDIO McCORMACK; Steve Rugo, principal, RUGO / RAFF LTD. ARCHITECTS; and David Shove-Brown, partner, //3877.

Both awards programs will resume during the fifth annual BDwest, April 5-6, 2017, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Information about exhibitors, social events, conference sessions, speakers and attendee registration will be available at as details are confirmed.

To learn more about exhibiting at BDNY or BDwest, contact Nicole Panzeca, 513.263.9307, [email protected]

HMG is a privately held company serving the global hospitality and related industries and specializing in trade fairs, conferences and event management and development. Events in the HMG portfolio include: BDNY; BDwest; management of HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly IHMRS); Boutique Design Forums; Boutique 18; Senior Lifestyle Design Match; and sponsorship of the Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design.

BDNY is produced by HMG in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC), and New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSH&TA); and in association with the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA), the International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP), the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH), and the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC).

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