The magazine Interior Design presented the first edition of the annual NYCxDESIGN awards in collaboration with ICFF, New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair. An open programme that celebrates the excellence of more than 500 global companies in areas of design: from architecture to interiors, products to collections, craft to technology.

Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of GANDIABLASCO in New York the company won one of the NYCxDESIGN Awards, under the outdoor furniture category, for the BLAU collection designed with Fran Silvestre architects.

“The BLAU collection endeavours to develop a tradition of outdoor furniture connected with the architecture and Mediterranean way of life. An updated tradition, based on a specific construction system using extruded aluminium profiles.” Fran Silvestre

Congratulations to Fran and all the GANDIABLASCO team!
“It doesn’t matter which fair or which event, the city neighbourhood or the design discipline, the essence of this encounter is that the community has come together for the first time to celebrate design, and there is no better way to commemorate it!” said Cindy Allen, editor in chief of the Interior Design magazine.

The jury was made up of professionals from different disciplines:

Cindy Allen, Interior Design Media, D.D. Allen, Pierce Allen, Paola Antonelli, Museum of Modern Art, Siobhan Barry, ICRAVE, John Bricker, Gensler, George Beylerian, Design Memorabilia, Arthur Casas, Studio Arthur Casas, Gunter Fleitz, Ippolito Fleitz Group- Identity Architects, Stephanie Goto, STEPHANIEGOTO, Todd Heiser, Gensler, Peter Ippolito, Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects, Tom Krizmanic, STUDIOS Architecture, Daniel Libeskind, Studio Libeskind, Aleksey Lukanov-Cherny, SITU Studio, Matilda McQuaid, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Murray Moss, Moss Bureau LLC, Paola Navone, OTTO, Lionel Ohayon, ICRAVE, Lucien Rees Roberts, Rees Roberts + Partners, Barry Richards, ROCKWELL GROUP, Lauren Rottet, Rottet Studio, Joey N. Shimoda, Shimoda Design Group, Michael Sodeau, Michael Sodeau Studio, William Sofield, Studio Sofield, Julio Terra, KickStarter, Matteo Thun, Matteo Thun & Partners, Calvin Tsao, Tsao & McKown Architects and Michael Vanderbyl, Vanderbyl Design.

The celebration of the Awards ceremony took place last Sunday on May 14th at New York’s Moma (Museum of Modern Art) where we were able to enjoy all shorts of projects connected with the promotion of creativity, emerging talent and culture.

Some of the projects/designs can also be seen at the various participating fair locations of the NYCxDESIGN AWARDS:

BKLYN DESIGNS: The Brooklyn based design event for contemporary furniture, lighting, accessories and art.
May 6th to 8th, Brooklyn Expo Center, Greenpoint 

Collective Design: The commercial and educational platform promoting selected works selected from an international list of established and emerging galleries. May 4th to 8th Skylight Clarkson Square

Designjunction/Dwell on Design:  The American design event that brings together European design brands and avantgarde companies. May 13th to 15th, Art Beam, Chelsea 

ICFFThe North American platform for world design. This contemporary fair aims to promote international design within the city of New York. May 14th to 17th, Javits Center 

Manhattan WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to the promotion of design and the international creative community in general.
Mayo 13-16, Terminal Stores en Chelsea
Brooklyn WantedDesign: This extension focuses on the growing importance of Brooklyn as a centre for creatives and multidisciplinary thinking.
May 7th to 17th, Industry City 

Congratulations to all!