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Wayfair Professional Launches 7th Annual Tastemaker Awards Calling for Top Commercial & Residential Design Submissions

Furniture World News Desk on 1/12/2022

Last year's winner (2021) for Most Dramatic Renovation for Luxe Design Group's living room and kitchen transformation.
Last year's winner (2021) for Most Dramatic Renovation for Luxe Design Group's living room and kitchen transformation.

Wayfair (NYSE:W), one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, announced today that its business program, Wayfair Professional, is calling for submissions to the annual Wayfair Professional Tastemaker Awards. Now in its seventh year, the Tastemaker Awards recognize excellence and innovation in commercial and residential design across a variety of new and returning award categories. The call for submissions runs January 11, 2022, through February 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.


“As residential and business design continues to evolve and adapt, so too does the creative and impactful work of our Wayfair Professional members,” said Margaret Lawrence, vice president of Wayfair Professional. “We are excited to again launch the Wayfair Professional Tastemaker Awards at a time with so much innovation across industries of all sizes and specialities.” 


The award recipients will be carefully selected by a panel of expert judges, with professional backgrounds that include industry-leading design publications, and a design firm with celebrity clientele. This year’s lineup includes Lila Allen, editor of Architectural Digest PRO; Joe Nahem, AD 100 designer and founding partner of Fox-Nahem Associates; and Hadley Keller, digital director of House Beautiful.


Since the inception of the Tastemaker Awards in 2015, tens of thousands of entries have been submitted for consideration, but only 32 designers and design firms have been named winners, representing the very best in design and innovation. 


The 2022 Tastemaker Awards will celebrate the year’s most exceptional designs with the following categories:


  • Most Dramatic Renovation: best before-and-after renovation of any space.
  • Best Residential Design: best kitchen, living room, home office, bedroom, bathroom, playroom, home gym, or other residential space.
  • Best Bathroom Design: best overall bathroom design, including main bathroom, guest or children bathrooms, or powder rooms.
  • Best Commercial Business Design: best conventional office space, restaurant, hotel, or other commercial business space.
  • Most Effective Use of Color: best use of color for impact or visual interest, across any design.
  • Best Outdoor Design: best design of outdoor space, from restaurant patios to residential backyards, managed buildings’ roof-decks, or any outdoor lounge space.

“As we reflect on the past year of challenges and achievements, we are excited to see what our Wayfair Professional community has been able to accomplish across a multitude of projects,” continued Lawrence. “We look forward to championing an exemplary group of designers and firms who represent the very best of this year’s Wayfair Professional Tastemakers.”


To enter, members can upload images of their best-designed spaces to their Instagram feed, tag and follow @wayfairprofessional, and write a brief description with both #WFPTastemakers and #WayfairProStyle included in the caption. The contest is only open to members of Wayfair Professional, which is free for businesses to join and provides members with dedicated services and other trade benefits. 


One winner will be selected per category and awarded the following prizes: $1,000 to shop across Wayfair and its family of brands, promotion of their winning design on Wayfair Professional’s social media channels, and inclusion in the Tastemaker Award winners’ press release and blog. All submissions must be received by February 1, 2022,  at 11:59 PM ET.


To learn more about the Wayfair Professional Tastemaker Awards, visit: wayfair.com/tastemaker_awards  



About Wayfair Professional

Wayfair Professional believes in helping businesses make good spaces great. Delivering optimum value and convenience through personalized tools and services, the Wayfair Professional program provides business customers a broad range of membership privileges to help build the perfect spaces – no matter the size or industry. The program offers members an expansive selection of products and exclusive savings across thousands of top brands as well as customizable shipping, easy invoicing, dedicated service, and more. Wayfair Professional generated approximately $1.5 billion in net revenue in 2020. 


For more information, visit wayfairprofessional.com.


About Wayfair

Wayfair is the destination for all things home: helping everyone, anywhere create their feeling of home. From expert customer service, to the development of tools that make the shopping process easier, to carrying one of the widest and deepest selections of items for every space, style, and budget, Wayfair gives everyone the power to create spaces that are just right for them.

The Wayfair family of sites includes:

  • Wayfair: Everything home – for a space that’s all you.
  • Joss & Main: The ultimate style edit for home.
  • AllModern: All of modern, made simple.
  • Birch Lane: A fresh take on the classics.
  • Perigold: An undiscovered world of luxury design.

Wayfair generated $14.1 billion in net revenue for the 12 months ended September 30, 2021. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with operations throughout North America and Europe, Wayfair employs approximately 16,000 people.