Article Number: 15864
2019 Design Excellence Award Winners
GARFIELD, N.J., July 9, 2019 – Entrants from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) into its annual Design Excellence Awards (DEA) learned the results of the competition at a dinner and gala at The Venetian in Garfield. The event was held on the evening of Wednesday, June 19 and interior designers and Industry Partners from the New Jersey Chapter of ASID, as well as friends, family and colleagues were in attendance. Sixteen interior designers won a total of 26 prizes among them.

For the Chapter's Design Excellence Awards, designers could submit projects in residential and commercial/non-residential sectors. The residential sector had 11 categories in which designs could be entered, from a single space to a historic preservation project. On the commercial/non-residential side, the seven categories included everything from a retail/showroom/exhibit space to government/institutional space(s). All entries had to have used at least one Industry Partner at the time of the project to be submitted.

"Winning projects demonstrated purpose, integrity, creativity and how exceptional design affects the people that use these spaces” said Holly George, Allied ASID, President of the New Jersey Chapter. "The NJ Design Excellence awards reinforce the ASID commitment to demonstrating how design impacts lives."

Judges are comprised of award-winning ASID members from around the country and judging is based on the following criteria with a points system: Effectiveness of the design solution, functional use of space, scale and proportion, color and composition, innovative use of materials, creativity of the design solution, effective use of lighting, use of sustainable design principles, use of Universal Design principles.

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are conferred in the categories.

The event sponsors were: Ferguson Enterprises, The Lighting Design Center at Warshauer Electric, American Down and Feather and Wayne Tile.

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About ASID
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and humancentric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at

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