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Las Vegas Design Center Announces Third Annual ANDYZ Awards

Furniture World News Desk on 2/28/2017

Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) announced recently that entries are being accepted through June 3, 2017, for the third annual “ANDYZ” design awards program, created in partnership with the California Central/Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The ANDYZ awards, which recognize and celebrate noteworthy projects by interior designers, architects and design students in 10 interior design categories, will be presented during the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market, July 30-August 3, 2017. The 2017 ANDYZ awards will feature several new elements, including the addition of a new 10th award category recognizing superlative showroom design, “early bird” submission discounts.

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. Interior design projects in residential, commercial and hospitality categories will be judged by an esteemed panel of professional ASID designers, based upon five main criteria: presentation; innovation/creative use of space; scale and functionality; aesthetics, and overall execution.

“Las Vegas Design Center and Las Vegas Market are the ‘go-to’ resource for the Western interior design community, and we are pleased to once again work with ASID to support exciting design projects for residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with the ANDYZ awards,” said Lee Hershberg, Vice President, Home Décor & Las Vegas Design Center. “Interior designers attended the recently-concluded Winter Market in record numbers, further strengthening the position of Las Vegas Design Center and Las Vegas Market as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States.”

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 a trend-setting 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.

ANDYZ winners will be announced during Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market at an awards celebration on Sunday, July 30, in the WorldView Ballroom on the 16th Floor of Building B.

The ANDYZ Awards are open to all design firms, independent designers and students located across the country. Categories include: Student Project, for students enrolled in 2017; Custom Furnishing/Product Design, not including a manufacturer’s product; Residential Kitchen Project; Individual Residential Space, such as a bedroom, bathroom, media room, living room, laundry room, outdoor space, or garage, not including a kitchen; Multiple Residential Spaces, within the same residence; Individual Commercial Space; Multiple Commercial Spaces, within the same commercial property; Individual Hospitality Space; and Multiple Hospitality Spaces, within the same hospitality property. A new, 10th, award category, Showroom Design, will debut in 2017, celebrating and recognizing superlative Las Vegas Market showroom design.

The nine winners of last year’s ANDYZ awards included: Kerrie Kelly, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, Sacramento, CA, for “Custom Product Design;” Laura Neuman, PepperJack, Loomis, CA, for “Interiors Individual Residential Design;” Cary Vogel, Interiors by Cary Vogel, Las Vegas, for “Multiple Residential Spaces;” Kathleen Jennison, KTJ Design Co., Stockton, CA, for “Residential Kitchen Design;” Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions, Las Vegas, for “Individual Commercial Design” as well as for “Multiple Commercial Spaces;” Sean Tanner, Boyd Gaming, Las Vegas, for “Individual Hospitality Design” as well as for “Multiple Hospitality Spaces;” and Jennifer Pranskevich, San Diego Mesa College for “Student Design.”

Submissions will be accepted between February 27 and May 15; early bird submissions will be accepted until March 31and receive special pricing, $100 for the first entry, $75 for each additional entry; student fees are $25 per entry. Beginning April 1, entry fees are $125 for the first entry and $100 for each additional entry; student fees are $35 per entry. All entries must be received by May 15, 2017. There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted. For official entry forms, contest rules and guidelines, please visit http://cacnv.asid.org/2017andyz-awards.

Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 4,000+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market runs July 30-August 3, 2017. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

More about Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers, L.P.: Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 4,000+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more — delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

More about IMC: 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 ASID: Founded in 1975, ASID is a professional organization with more than 40,000 members in the U.S. and Canada and comprised of practicing interior designers, design students and industry representatives. ASID’s community of interior design professionals must pass rigorous acceptance standards: a combination of accredited design education and/or full-time work experience. Professional members must also pass a two-day accreditation exam administered by NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification). 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. For more information, visit www.cacnv.asid.org.