Newell Rubbermaid's design center one of IIDA Interior Design Competition winners
June 3, 2016 | 11:22 am CDT

Photo By Newell Rubbermaid

Seven projects by leading interior design firms were selected as the 2016 IIDA Interior Design Competition winners including the Newell Rubbermaid Design Center located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The project was designed by the Perkins+Will firm and features a prominent ash wood latticework canopy with a clear finish.


Newell Rubbermaid's $6 million Michigan design center

The storage and tool manufacturer opened the 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art design center in 2014.

This year marked the 43rd celebration of the annual event that honors outstanding, innovative Interior Design/Interior Architecture and encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishings of interior spaces. The competition is sponsored by the International Interior Design Associaiton and Interior Design magazine.

Newell Rubbermaid Design Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Photo: Newell Rubbermaid

Judges included Mari Balestrazzi, Hyatt Hotels vice president of design; Anne Cunningham, Anne Cunningham, IIDA, Assoc. AIA, NBBJ principal; and Scott Hierlinger, Scott Hierlinger, FIIDA, LEED AP, Nelson design director.

The seven winners will be honored on June 12 at a black-tie gala, which will kick-off the 2016 NeoCon trade show being held in Chicago at the Merchandise Mart, June 13-15.

IIDA Interior Design Competition winners:

Capital One by Gensler
Newell Rubbermaid by Perkins+Will
Westin Chongqing Liberation Square by CCD/Cheng Chung Design
Pax & Parker by Bart Shaw Architect
Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center by Triad
Lago by Julian Serrano by Studio Munge
East by YOD Studio of Commercial Design

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Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.