- First place was awarded to ritual, an elegant and practical makeup vanity by Jeongbin Im. The top opens up to reveal storage space lined in brightly colored felt that contrasts pleasingly with the slightly pink hue of the red oak exterior.
- Second place went to Sisi Hong’s Lean chair—a low-to-the-ground seat surrounded by a picket fence-like arm and leg rest—is light and easy to move despite its almost monumental look. It featured an arresting gray finish.
- Third place was shared by Chase Philpotts’ Slant, a storage cabinet and chair combination that features an eye-catching cerused finish and particularly fine craftsmanship; and Hyun Woo Lee’s maisoNique, a table that unfolds to provide seating for dining, much like a picnic table.
The Hardwood Manufacturers Association (HMA) is the only national trade organization with membership limited to American hardwood lumber producers and processors. Based in Pittsburgh since 1991, HMA is a member-driven association; providing member companies peer-networking opportunities, valuable information exchange and strategic management tools. The Association also conducts a focused, far-reaching promotion campaign, directed to both consumers and build professionals, extolling the beauty, environmental preference and lasting value of American hardwood flooring, furniture, cabinetry and millwork.
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