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ISFD 2023 Pinnacle Awards Recognized Top Product Designers at High Point Market

Furniture World News Desk on 10/17/2023

This year at the International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) Pinnacle Awards “Untamed Minds” Gala held on Monday, October 16 in the Loft at Congdon Yards in High Point, a slate of industry notables presented professional and student home furnishings and textile designers with the prestigious  2023 Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Awards are the furniture industry’s highest honor, recognizing brilliant designs created by individuals who envision and craft the pieces that become some of the most sought-after home furnishings around the world. Their works are produced and marketed by companies large and small, but with a common denominator—to proudly illustrate that artistry, craft, and innovation are important and quite desirable to the consumer marketplace.

“I want to thank the creative beasts who have contributed their time and talents to make this year’s Pinnacle Awards an outstanding event,” stated David Blair, executive director of ISFD. “Our Untamed Minds list includes the designers and manufacturers who are constantly working to take design in a new direction and the panel of esteemed judges who spent hours poring over the entries to select the Pinnacle Awards finalists and winners. In addition, I would like to recognize Kaitlin Petersen, editor in chief of Business of Home, who inspired us with her thoughts as the keynote speaker and our master of ceremonies, Bill McLoughlin, editor in chief of Furniture Today. Thanks also to the many ambassadors who presented the Pinnacle Awards to the winners. And a special thanks goes out to the ISFD board whose driving force was instrumental in creating this event. Thank you all!”

Here is the official list of winners who were honored with the 2023 Pinnacle Awards trophy. Photos can be downloaded at Pinnacle Awards Winners.

Accessories & Wall Decor

  • Phillips Collection Dancing Roots                  
  • Designed by Phillips Collection Design Team

Bedroom–Broad Appeal

  • Whalen LLC Scott Living Robin Black Wood Closet Collection
  • Designed by Kurt Berlin, Tandy Wang, Drew Scott, Jonathan Scott, and Whalen Design Team


  • Caracole Classic Bedroom
  • Designed by Annina Fremgen of Caracole


  • Caracole Classic Formal Dining
  • Designed by Annina Fremgen of Caracole

Entertainment Furniture

  • David Francis, LLC The Swirl Console Table
  • Designed by Catherine Blüm, David Francis, LLC

Home Office

  • A.R.T. Furniture Portico Home Office
  • Designed by ZagCo and A.R.T. Design Team

Home Textiles–Print

  • Kravet Inc Taplow Velvet
  • Designed by Lee Jofa Design Team

Home Textiles–Woven

  • De Leo Textiles Knockout
  • Designed by Katie Williams, Creative Director, De Leo Textiles

Leather Upholstery

  • Four Hands Padma Sofa - Eucapel Leather
  • Designed by Four Hands Product Design Team


  • Hubbardton Forge The Chrysalis Collection
  • Designed by David Kitts and Paul Marr Hilliard

Major Collections

  • Caracole Modern Principals Whole Home
  • Designed by Christopher Sandomenico of Caracole with independent designers Ryan Saghian and Thor Tabor


  • Kamiya Furniture #0061
  • Designed by Jeremy Kamiya

Motion Upholstery

  • Bernhardt Furniture Aldo Power Motion Sectional
  • Designed by Bernhardt Upholstery Design Team

Occasional Storage

  • Jonathan Charles Water Pelagic Cast Metal Bar
  • Designed by Jonathan Charles Design Team and Abby Lane, Redhead Furniture Design

Occasional Tables–Broad Appeal

  • Sauder Woodworking Coral Cape Coffee Table
  • Designed by Nicole Kujawa and Lindsay Hierholzer, Sauder Design Team

Occasional Tables–Luxury

  • Universal Furniture Miranda Kerr Home Luxury Occasional Tables
  • Designed by Miranda Kerr with Dudley Moore and Laura Niece of Otto & Moore


  • Bernhardt Furniture Calypso-Trinidad Teak Collection
  • Designed by Bernhardt Exteriors Design Team

Stationary Upholstery–Luxury

  • Hooker Furnishings Jasmine Sofa
  • Designed by Charlie Zagaroli for M, a Hooker Furnishings brand


  • Phillips Collection Kid Sized Seat Belt Chair
  • Designed by Phillips Collection Design Team and Nuttapong          

Green Leaf Award

  • David Francis, LLC Entertainment Furniture The Swirl Console Table
  • Designed by Catherine Blüm, David Francis LLC

Student Pinnacle Award

  • Vic Stocker - Junior, Appalachian State University
  • Jude–Turntable designed by Vic Stocker

ISFD would like to recognize the 2023 Pinnacle Awards sponsors who made this all possible: Platinum Sponsor: ANDMORE, Silver Sponsor: High Point Market Authority, Bronze Sponsors: Continental Hardware, Furniture Design Studios, Leggett & Platt and Sherwin-Williams, along with partners Elements Studios, and Furniture Today. And extend a special thanks to the International Textile Alliance (ITA) and Sustainable Furnishings Council for their continued support.

Visit Pinnacle Awards photos to view the finalists and winning entries.



About ISFD
The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) is an association of professional and student furniture designers in residential and contract furnishings and accessories. Its mission is to promote and advance outstanding design and to elevate and support the furniture designer through networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Its Pinnacle Awards® recognize the very best in furniture design each year, and its INNOVATION + DESIGN awards promote the outstanding work of designer–makers. Visit ISFD.org for more information about the organization and its programs, or follow its activities on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.