The 2011 judges were Dr. Richard Bennington, High Point University; Mary Brehm, Norwalk Furniture & Design, Raleigh, NC; Kenneth Fonville, EcoSelect Furniture, High Point, NC; Jackie Hirschhaut, American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA); Michael Lennon, City Furniture, Tamarac, FL; Bruce Mulder, Kendall College of Art & Design, Sheila Long O’Mara, Home Furnishings Business; Connie Post, Connie Post Global Media; Dianne Ray, Garden City Furniture, SC; Thomas Russell, Furniture/Today; Shane Spiller, Spiller Furniture, Tuscaloosa, AL; and Rhonda Wolf, Havertys Furniture, Atlanta, GA.


“The annual Pinnacle™ Awards provide us the opportunity of recognizing the work of talented designers, and are a great way for our industry to honor companies which support and encourage originality of thought and design innovation", says ASFD president, Dudley Moore, Jr., of Otto & Moore, Inc. in High Point. "We wish to acknowledge and express our sincere gratitude for the continued support of our great Pinnacle sponsors and supporters".


Furniture/Today serves as the major underwriter of the Pinnacle™ Awards. Other sponsors include AF Lighting, Continental Brass, EarthCare Inside, Furniture Design Studios, High Point Market Authority, Hickory Springs Mfg. Co., Home Furnishings Business, IHFC, Leggett & Platt Inc., Market Square & Suites and The Sherwin-Williams Co.


Finalists will be presented and the winners announced during Market on October 24 at the IHFC in High Point. For tickets, contact Christine Evans, ASFD executive director at 910.576.1273 or by email: info@asfd.com.




The Pinnacle category finalists are shown below in alphabetical order.




2011 Pinnacle Finalists


Occasional Tables


Arro Cocktail TableDesmond Miller, Jerry Cmehil for Design Institute American (DIA)


Lille Cocktail Table Shaun Melvin, ASFD for Baker Furniture


Rafferty ConsoleCindy Hall, Erica Wingo for Hooker Furniture Corporation


Occasional Storage


Avery Avenue CabinetJesse Schopmeyer, ASFD; Les Killian, Gary Huffstetler for Broyhill Home Furnishings


Classique Scroll ChestCindy Hall, Erica Wingo for Hooker Furniture Corp.


Formation Credenza/BuffetRick Berry, ASFD for Design Institute America (DIA)


Juvenile Furniture


AvaMatthew Hurley, ASFD for Hooker Furniture Corporation


MIX Young America Richard Schroeder, ASFD; Denis Kissane, ASFD for Stanley Furniture


The Overachiever Crib Jonsara Ruth, ASFD; Robert Peavey for Q Collection Junior


Casual Dining


LatitudeCharles Harris, Legacy Classic Furniture, Inc.


Mirren Point/Harbor Les Killian, Jesse Schopmeyer, ASFD; Gary Huffstetler for Broyhill Home Furnishings


Pompadour TableSteven Shell, ASFD for Steven Shell


Formal Dining


ArtisanDave Clark, ASFD for Planum/Mobil Fresno


New LouMike Warren, ASFD; Shannon Lookabill, Andrea Otto for Universal Furniture


PerspectivesJesse Schopmeyer, ASFD; Les Killian, Gary Huffstetler for Broyhill Home Furnishings


Motion Upholstery


Comfort ReclinerTom Garland, Paul Zaidman, ASFD for American Leather


Ellie Recliner SofaAlbert Choy for Moroni, Inc.


Pilot ReclinerMichael F. Galardo, ASFD for Elite Leather Company


Stationary Upholstery


Evasion Sectional Normand Couture, ASFD for Couture International


MooreGoodman Charlton for American Leather


Uno Accent Chair Stanley Jay Friedman for Moroni, Inc.


Leather Upholstery


Fonte IIKelvin Ng for KELVIN GIORMANI by Planum


FleetwoodStefanie Lucas for Rowe Furniture


Strada IIKelvin Ng for KELVIN GIORMANI by Planum


Lighting


Chatham LED Table LampBret Curtain for Woodard Furniture


Flair Linear PendantRon Henderson for Varaluz


Gallery CollectionDavid Kitts, ASFD; David Martin, ASFD for Hubbardton Forge


Accessories


Brass Ostrich Figure Mary Garvin, Basilio Silawan for Maitland-Smith


Copenhagen BenchShaun Melvin, ASFD for Baker Furniture


DOTZ ScreenCarl Muller, ASFD for Elite Manufacturing Corp.


Home Office


European Farmhouse Richard Schroeder, ASFD; Denis Kissane, ASFD; Gary Hokanson for Stanley Furniture


Reede's Landing aspenhome Design Team for aspenhome


Serenity Collection Joe McCambridge, ASFD for Sligh Furniture Co.


Home Entertainment


Grove Imagination Home TheatreCurt Christian, ASFD for Martin Home Furnishings


Louis Phillippe CredenzaD. Scott Coley, ASFD; Tommy McDaniel, ASFD for Bassett Furniture


NorthportMike Warren, ASFD; Shannon Lookabill, Andrea Otto for Sligh Furniture Co.


Summer/Casual


Cloud Nine Richard Frinier, ASFD for Brown Jordan


Embrace SectionalNormand Couture, ASFD for Couture Jardin


Flight John Caldwell, ASFD for Brown Jordan


Bedroom


ArtisanDave Clark, ASFD for Planum/Mobil Fresno


Felton Matt Hurley, ASFD for Hooker Furniture Corp.


PerspectivesJesse Schopmeyer, ASFD, Les Killian, Gary Huffstetler for Broyhill Home Furnishings


Major Collections


Coastal Living Resort Richard Schroeder, ASFD; Denis Kissane, ASFD; Gary Hokanson for Stanley Furniture


MarbellaPride Sasser for Century Furniture


Vintage PatinaChris Bergelin, ASFD; Thad Bergelin for Bernhardt Furniture


Green Leaf Award


Gallery CollectionDavid Kitts, ASFD; David Martin, ASFD for Hubbardton Forge


Homecoming Vintage PineTim Annas, ASFD for Kincaid Furniture


MIX Young AmericaRichard Schroeder, ASFD; Denis Kissane, ASFD for Stanley Furniture

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