New Products in spotlight at 2009 IIDEX/NeoCon Canada

TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - IDC announces the winners of the 2009 IIDEX/Neocon Canada Innovation Awards. The awards celebrate the industry's leading manufacturers and suppliers within the fields of design and architecture, and recognize outstanding achievements in new product design.

Each product selected for an award demonstrates excellence in design, technical innovation and creativity. This year, 52 products were selected to receive awards.

In addition, Innovation Awards were presented to nine companies for their award-winning booths at the IIDEX/NeoCon Canada trade show, taking place today and tomorrow in Toronto.

Twenty-eight judges, representing a wide range of experience in the design community, determined this year's winners. IDC President Jenny Meuller Garbutt says, "The 2009 award-winning products are truly forward-thinking. It is apparent that a great deal of research and innovation went into the design of these products. That is what sets them apart and gives them a competitive edge in the marketplace."

The Innovation Awards are run by the Interior Designers of Canada and Merchandise Mart Properties (Canada) Inc., managers of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, the country's largest exposition and conference for the design, construction and management of the built environment. The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) owns the annual fall design exposition and organizes the annual Awards of Excellence Gala dinner.

A complete listing of Innovation Award recipients follows.

    
               2009 INNOVATION AWARDS - OFFICIAL WINNERS LIST

    PRODUCT

    CATEGORY           EXHIBITOR NAME          PRODUCT NAME         AWARD

    Building &         DIRTT Environmental     Pivot Door           Bronze
     Architectural      Solutions Centre

    Carpet: Area Rugs  Weavers Art             Black and White      Bronze

    Carpet: Area Rugs  W Studio                Pompeii              Bronze

    Carpet: Area Rugs  W Studio                Kamakura             Bronze

    Carpet: Broadloom  Tandus                  High Rise
                                                Collection          Bronze

    Carpet: Broadloom  Shaw Contract Group     Homage               Bronze

    Carpet: Modular    Milliken Contract       Paste Up             Bronze

    Carpet: Modular    Shaw Contract Group     Couture, inspired
                                                by wool             Bronze

    Computer Support
     Furniture         Humanscale              L6 Notebook Manager  Bronze

    Computer Support
     Furniture         Humanscale              M2 Monitor Arm       Bronze

    Finishes           Kohler Canada           Vibrant Moderne
                                                Gold Finish         Bronze

    Flooring: Hard,
     Resilient, Wood   Altro Canada            Altro                Bronze

    Innovative         Town & Country          Flush Mount Power
     Products           Fireplaces              vent Termination    Bronze

    Innovative         Renaissance             Renaissance Rumford
     Products           Fireplaces              1000H Fireplace     Bronze

    Innovative                                 Hettinject VB
     Products          Hettich                  Insert              Bronze

    Seating: Desk/
     Workstation
     Chairs            Keilhauer               Vanilla              Bronze

    Seating: Lounge
     Chairs & Sofas    Nienkamper              Kris Chair           Bronze

    Seating: Lounge
     Chairs & Sofas    Tayco                   Layla Landscape      Bronze

    Software and IT    Richelieu Hardware      Green Keyboard Tray  Bronze

    Bath & Plumbing    Dyson Canada            Dyson Airblade       Silver

    Carpet: Area Rugs  Weavers Art             Maroc                Silver

    Carpet: Broadloom  Tandus                  Manufactured
                                                Landscapes          Silver

    Carpet: Modular    Tandus                  C&A Landscape
                                                Patterns            Silver

    Carpet: Modular    InterfaceFLOR           Board Games          Silver

    Carpet: Modular    InterfaceFLOR           Biodiversity
                                                Collection          Silver

    Computer Support
     Furniture         Humanscale              6G Keyboard
                                                Mechanism           Silver

    Furniture          Kimball Office          Fluent(TM)           Silver

    Furniture          Nienkamper              Vox Glass Top
                                                Conference Table    Silver

    Furniture          Teknion                 Fx Workplace
                                                Accessories
                                                Collection          Silver

    Furniture Systems  Allsteel Inc            Stride               Silver

    Innovative
     Products          Teknion                 Powermat             Silver

    Innovative
     Products          Soleira Sun Corp        Trippel Sun          Silver

    Innovative
     Products          Soleira Sun Corp        Hexagon-7 Sun        Silver

    Seating: Desk/
     Workstation                               Marini Executive
     Chairs            Teknion                  Task Chair          Silver

    Seating: Desk/
     Workstation
     Chairs            Keilhauer               Flit                 Silver

    Energy Management  Dyson Canada            Dyson Airblade       Gold

    Furniture Systems  Inscape                 Tisch                Gold

    Health Care
     Furniture &
     Equipment         Humanscale              V7 Wall Station      Gold

    Seating: Desk/
     Workstation                               Diffrient World
     Chairs            Humanscale               Chair               Gold

    Seating: Lounge                            Dna Collaborative
     Chairs & Sofas    Teknion                  Lounge Seating      Gold

    Interior Lighting  Tempo Industries        Series 6000 HB LED
                                                Cove Light          Bronze

    Interior Lighting  Lightform               Slim                 Bronze

    Interior Lighting  SENSO Lighting          Artemis LED Spot     Silver

    Sustainable
     Lighting          Canlyte Inc             KEENE NextLED-
                                                Geoscapes           Silver

    Sustainable
     Lighting          Canlyte Inc.            LED Power Core
                                                Downlight           Silver

    Interior Lighting  Haworth                 LIM                  Gold

    Interior Lighting  Canlyte Inc.            Calculite LED        Gold

    Innovative
     Lighting          Metalumen               Stail                Gold

    Innovative                                 Element LED Task
     Lighting          Humanscale               Light               Gold

    Innovative
     Lighting          Canlyte Inc.            Calculite LED        Gold

    Innovative         GO Lighting
     Lighting           Technologies Inc.      GO LED Downlight     Gold

    Sustainable
     Lighting          Canlyte Inc.            Calculite LED        Gold

    BOOTH

    EXHIBITOR NAME              AWARD

    Dyson Canada                Bronze

    Haworth                     Bronze

    Ninutik                     Bronze

    Dirtt Environmental
     Solutions                  Silver

    Teknion                     Silver

    Inscape Solutions           Silver

    Interface                   Silver

    Ruud Lighting               Silver

    Christiaan + Planck         Silver
    

SOURCE ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS OF ONTARIO (ARIDO)

For further information: For further information: visuals, or to arrange an interview, please contact: Penny Tomlin, Manager, Communications, info@interiordesigncanada.org, (416) 921-2127 x227; Scott Godwin, Manager, Operations & Programs, scott.godwin@interiordesigncanada.org, (416) 594-9310

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