New Products Take the Spotlight at 2008 IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Innovation Awards

    TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - IIDEX/NeoCon Canada announces the winners of
the 2008 Innovation Awards. Celebrating Canada's leading manufacturers and
suppliers within the fields of design and architecture, the Innovation Awards
recognize outstanding achievements in new product design. Amongst this year's
show offerings, 53 products were singled out for awards, each of which
demonstrate excellence in design and creativity and ultimately represent the
best in new product design.
    Twenty-four judges spanning across Canada's design community deliberated
on each of this year's entries to determine the final 53 winners. Certificates
were distributed to recipients this morning by IDC Board members Linda Makins
(President), Jenny Meuller-Garbutt, and Donna Assaly.
    "To be a leader in business today, innovation is key," says Makins,
"Careful consideration clearly went into the design and creation of each of
this year's award-winning products - they are truly forward-thinking. This
gives these products 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. To view
visuals of the winning products and/or booths, visit



    Category           Exhibitor Name          Product Name           Award

    Carpet, Area Rugs  Modern Weave            Goodfellows Mouse      Bronze
                       W Studio                Firewall               Bronze
                       Modern Weave            Scinia                 Silver
                       Modern Weave            Stige                  Silver
                       Modern Weave            Rajasthan              Silver
                       W Studio                Haze                   Silver
                       W Studio                Venice                 Silver
                       Weavers Art             Genesis                Silver
                       Weavers Art             Corinth                Silver

    Carpet, Broadloom  Bentley Price Street    Industrafelt           Silver
                       Tandus                  Travertine             Silver

    Carpet, Modular    Milliken Contract       Marco Polo             Bronze
                       Milliken Contract       Suitable               Bronze
                       Tandus                  Grande Illusions       Bronze
                       InterfaceFLOR           Redo Collection        Silver
                       InterfaceFLOR           Killer Trash           Silver
                       Shaw                    Essay of Clues         Silver
                       Tandus                  Manufactured           Gold

     Furniture         Humanscale              Neatlinks              Bronze
                       Workrite Ergonomics     Workrite Poise         Silver

    Furniture          The Global Group        Princeton              Bronze
                       Dietiker Switzerland    Oneman/Twomen          Silver
                       Klaus by Nienkdmper     Modul Space            Gold
                                                by Bosse Design

    Furniture Systems  Inscape                 Fronte                 Bronze
                       Inscape                 Scala                  Silver
                       Kimball Office          Human Minds            Silver
                                                at Work

    Furniture System
     Enhancements      Tayco                   Up Storage             Bronze

    Hardware           Richelieu Hardware      Green Cabinet          Silver

     Products          The Foundry/Town &      Town & Country         Bronze
                        Country Fireplaces      Fireplace Integrated
                                                SMART HOME Control
                       Hettich Canada L.P.     Easy's                 Bronze
                       Nose Knows Consulting   Sensory                Bronze
                       NOVA Solutions Inc.     The Trolley E-Class    Bronze
                       Richelieu Hardware      Serenity Series Cedan  Bronze
                       Westplant Green         Boxer Planter          Bronze
                       InterfaceFLOR           Convert                Silver
                       Shaw                    Design Lab             Silver

     Lighting          Metalumen               Piatta                 Silver

    Interior Lighting  Acuity Brands           RTSR Relighting        Silver
                        Lighting/               Fixtures
                        Lithonia Lighting
                       Acuity Brands           ES8R Relighting        Silver
                        Lighting/               Fixtures
                        Lithonia Lighting

    LED Lighting       Go Lighting             N02PE Pendant          Bronze
                        Technologies            LED Light
                       Workrite                Workrite Soleil        Bronze
                        Ergonomics Inc.
                       Canlyte                 LED Step & Marker      Silver
                       Canlyte                 LED Under Cabinet      Silver
                       Go Lighting             R03 3580               Silver
                       Go Lighting             CO1 Round LED Light    Gold

    Research and
     Design            InterfaceFLOR           ReEntry 2.0            Gold

    Seating: Desk/
     Chairs            Allsteel                Acuity                 Bronze
                       Tayco                   Mars                   Gold

     Lounge Chairs
     & Sofas           Tayco                   Kruze                  Bronze
                       Dietiker Switzerland    Siro                   Silver
                       Nightingale             Rane Chair             Silver
                       Nienkdmper              Granger Collection     Gold

    Tables             Dietiker Switzerland    XY                     Silver

For further information:

For further information: visuals or to arrange an interview, please
contact: Annette Borger, Fantail Communications,, (647)
439-5481; Erin Lau, Communications Assistant,, (416) 921-2127
x228; Susan Wiggins, Executive Director,,
(416) 578-9110

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