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Las Vegas Design Center & ASID Fetes 3rd Annual Andyz Award Winners

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Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) recently announced ten winners of the third annual ANDYZ design awards, a program created in partnership with the California Central/Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) to spotlight the year’s best from interior designers, architects and design students based in the west. Awards were presented at the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market, which runs through August 3, 2017. (NOTE: A group photograph of the winners is available download here.)

“Las Vegas Design Center and Las Vegas Market play a vital—and growing—role in helping the Western interior design community shop and source unique, innovative and fashion-forward merchandise to suit the wide-ranging needs of a diverse customer base,” said Lee Hershberg, Vice President, Home Décor Leasing and Las Vegas Design Center. “As a result, Las Vegas Design Center has seen a rapid and sustained increase in the number of interior designers shopping our showrooms continually throughout the year, as well as attending during Market, strengthening our position as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States. We are pleased to once again work with ASID to recognize and celebrate the most outstanding residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with the ANDYZ awards.”

Renee Gangness, President of the Central California/Nevada Chapter of ASID, added, “Our goal at the CCA/NV ASID Chapter is to promote the value of interior design while bringing awareness to our communities. The ANDYZ awards reaches both the designer and the community by highlighting the stellar work surrounding us by our colleagues who have positively impacted our surroundings.”

ANDYZ winners are selected by a panel of interior design professionals based upon five main criteria: presentation; innovation/creative use of space; scale and functionality; aesthetics, and overall execution. The 2017 ANDYZ awards featured several new elements, including the addition of a new 10th award category recognizing superlative Las Vegas Market showroom design. The 2017 ANDYZ winners are:

  • Student Design: Monica Casillas, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Custom Furnishings/Product Design: Michele Youell, Natural Domain Interiors
  • Residential Kitchen Design: Daniella Villamil Interiors
  • Individual Residential Space: Kerrie Kelly Design Lab
  • Multiple Residential Space: Miche Monteiro, Benning Design Construction
  • Individual Commercial Space: Benning Design Construction
  • Multiple Commercial Space: Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions
  • Individual Hospitality Space: Benning Design Construction
  • Multiple Hospitality Space: Boyd Gaming, Dezmotif, Avenue Interior Design, Tandem
  • Showroom Design: Abbyson
The ANDYZ Awards, named to bear the resemblance of “Annual Nevada Design,” were created in 2015 to recognize exceptional design from designers and design firms. The ANDYZ Awards were open to all design firms, independent designers, and students located in states west of the Mississippi. Interior design projects in residential, commercial and hospitality categories were judged by a respected panel of professional, eastern-based ASID designers.

Las Vegas Design Center—located in Building A at Las Vegas Market—serves as a year-round resource for the regional interior design community, and an invaluable at-Market resource for buyers in the furniture and home décor categories, showcasing 25 design-driven showrooms and hundreds of leading manufacturers’ lines in fine furniture, decorative accessories, wall décor, lighting, floor coverings, fabrics and trim.

More about Las Vegas Market:
Las Vegas Market  is the fastest growing gift and home décor market in the U.S. and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S. With a record 4,000+ lines, the Market will feature its largest ever number of resources, with greater breadth and depth and exclusive collections across all categories, including major launches for the bedding industry. Market-exclusive programming includes FIRST LOOK trend forecast seminar and displays and Ahead of the Curve seminar and tours, as well as signature special events the third annual ANDYZ design awards. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

More about International Market Centers, L.P.: Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 12.1 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.

More about California Central / Nevada Chapter of ASID: The California Central/Nevada Chapter of ASID is a non-profit professional association representing the interests of interior designers, educators, students, and industry partners. The chapter was formed in 1988 and included the central regions of California. In 1993, Nevada joined the chapter, and made it what it is today. The chapter is lead by a volunteer board of directors.


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