The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in partnership with Emerald Expositions, is proud to announce the winners of the annual GlobalShop Product Design Competition. This competition honors manufacturers exhibiting at GlobalShop 2018 for product design advancements in innovation, function, and aesthetics for the retail industry.
“We’re pleased to have an opportunity to celebrate the influence design has on the lives of each and every one of us. Millions of consumers engage with the retail industry every day, and this year’s GlobalShop Product Design Competition winners demonstrate how impactful retail design can be when the human experience is put at the forefront,” says IIDA EVP and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP.
GlobalShop, the world’s largest annual show for retail design and shopper marketing was held in Chicago—home of IIDA headquarters—this year. 2018 marks the eighth year of successful partnership between IIDA and Emerald Expositions, the tradeshow’s organizer.
“We are excited to continue to partner with such an esteemed and world-renowned interior design association,” says GlobalShop Founder and Show Director of Emerald Expositions Doug Hope. “We appreciate the fact that the GlobalShop Product Design Competition brings light to the necessity of design, especially as it relates to the retail industry.”
The 2018 jury panel included Lauren Chipman, principal and CEO, Chipman Design Architecture; Chad Finken, AIGA, design director of experiential graphic design, IA Interior Architects; and Daniel Krause, experience consultant, Gensler.
“The submissions we received prioritized innovative, people-centric solutions in the retail environment. We saw a high level of product design excellence with which millions of consumers will engage, and were pleased to see many entries that push the boundaries,” said Chipman on behalf of the jurors.
Best of Competition was awarded to Shaw Contract for Reimagine What’s Possible.
The category winners of the GlobalShop Product Design Competition are as follows:
Product: Flexis DisplayMaker Wall Merchandising System
Manufacturer: Shaw Contract
Product: Reimagine What is Possible
Materials, Surfacing, and Wallcoverings
Product: Turftrax Modular Flooring Tile
Manufacturer: CNL Mannequins
Product: ALL IN Collection
Manufacturer: Mapal Plastics
Product: PolyCraft – Recyclable Foam Polypropylene Sheet for Printed Signage, POP & Displays
The panel of distinguished jurors awarded the winners during GlobalShop 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Winning products and manufacturers will be featured on the IIDA website and on IIDA social media to more than 300,000 followers.