2015 Celebration of Design Awards Winners Gallery

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Small Contract Project Under 3000 Square Feet, Fun Finders
Within a sophisticated museum setting, evocative art, clean and modern millwork, responsible materials, and technology-enhanced design on modest budget transform a ubiquitous family gallery into a place of interactivity for children; one in which museum-goers of all ages are encouraged to be expressive and responsible through the art of making.

Corporate Office Over 10,000 Square Feet, Perkins + Will
This trading firm’s offices feature a dynamic open stair, a bustling café, a centralized game room, and a versatile breakout and collaboration zone adjacent to the trading area space. The design palette reflects their Dutch roots, creating a modern European feel with clean lines, moments of bold color, and warm wood finishes.

Retail, Frank Ponterio Interior Design
The design of this golf club’s pro shop presents a refined twist to the classic sporting-goods store. Drawing on his expertise in residential interiors, the designer created a distinctive and welcoming retail space boasting intelligently planned merchandise displays and luxe finishes. The result is a one-of-a-kind pro shop that is in keeping with the understated elegance of the club.

Hospitality, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
A stylish, upscale lifestyle development in Chicago’s vibrant South Loop neighborhood is redefining loft living with spaces that exude urban chic. Exposed finishes, luxurious textures and patterns, and bespoke furnishings give discrete amenity spaces unique qualities, while maintaining an overall cohesive, industrial aesthetic.

Healthcare, Fun Finders
Being “Pixar-minded,” the forward-thinking design of this growing pediatric practice makes the right first impression. Attentiveness to detail, color, scale, and a child’s needs set the design tone, helping make this medical practice clean, modern and friendly; all of which demonstrate that a child’s health and well being are taken seriously.

Outdoor Space, Tom Stringer Design Partners
An exotic pool pavilion in a secret garden for meditation. Commissioned by the designer, the pavilion was built in Bali entirely of FSC certified teak, disassembled, shipped and reassembled on the Oceanside site. Hand hammered copper shingles and louvered shutters protect the interior but allow sea breezes to filter through an interior featuring Asian and Indian furnishings and artifacts.

Contract Project By Small Firm, Interior Planning & Design, Inc.
With a goal of LEED Gold certification, this inviting environment uses sustainable materials to promote the health and welfare of the animal patients and their human companions.

Furnishings, Leslie Jones & Associates, Inc.
A prominent, dual-purpose coffee table centered in the seating area of the reception is harmonized with the crisp architecture of the downtown high-rise. Its articulated sleek yet lightweight metal armature, monolithic stone and deep colored glass materialized as the dual-level embodiment as a protective habitat for artwork display.

Fixtures, GRAFF
A futuristic ode to high design, the Ametis Ring is a dual function shower head featuring a 6 color LED chromotherapy lighting system, waterfall and rain shower settings. The cutting edge design represents a spa-like halo, allowing water to flow gently, revitalizing the mind and indulging the body in a euphoric cleansing experience.

Surfaces, APEX Wood Floors
The European Oak Prefinished Collection signals an industry innovation, marrying the luxury of custom floors with the ease of prefinished. Brought to market by an Industry Partner and California-based purveyor, elegant design, cutting-edge craftsmanship and superior engineering unite in an extensive line that places equal weight on quality and beauty.

Lighting, Frank Ponterio Interior Design
Inspired by Chicago’s industrial and architectural roots, the double-arm Greg Sconce highlights the renowned designer’s appreciation for masterly forged craftsmanship. The timeless light fixture captures the essence of Old World methodology with a modern sensibility, offering a versatile statement piece that could tastefully accent both classic and modern interiors.

Kitchen, Ginny Blasco Design Studio, Inc.
One hundred year old residence located in the northern suburbs of Chicago that with the addition of a new Conservatory space afforded the opportunity to renovate the kitchen, and add space to the existing floor plan. This family of five with three children under the ages of 17; are entertaining weekly and cook together almost daily. Four main areas were developed based on a renovation program outlined during the Planning Phase prior to the start of construction. Special attention was to be given to lighting and appliances with energy efficiency; cooking, food prep, and dining areas all with separate needs; while maintaining the open floor plan concept with the adjoining Conservatory and Family Rooms.

Residence Under 3000SF, Fredman Design Group
Recycled shipping containers combine with traditional stick-building methods to result in this luxury hybrid home. A juxtaposition of wood, mixed metal and soft textural elements strike a fabulous balance between industrial and rustic. The designers turned the concept of sustainable luxury upside down to create this truly original design.

Residence Over 3000SF, Fredman Design Group
Casual sophistication and approachable elegance were paramount in the design of this rustic, contemporary home. An undeniable relationship to nature is evident in the home, which is infused with natural elements and celebrates beautiful views. An approachable gathering place that strikes a formidable silhouette on the landscape is the result.

Singular Space, Tom Stringer Design Partners
Surf’s Up! Retractable glass walls, stone floors and a walk-up bar create an open air experience in this beachfront pool pavilion. A custom teak pool table, teak cabinetry and glazed terra cotta moldings form a breezy backdrop to interiors that feature a collection of antique Anglo-Indian glass lanterns, vintage Moroccan rugs, a pair of artisan built surfboards, and upholstery designed to stand up to wet swimsuits.

Showcase Space, Sweet Peas Design
The designer and her team called this show house room the Fashion Blogger’s Retreat and indulged their inner fashionistas by combining haute couture with sophisticated-chic interior design. It’s more than an office; it’s a dressing room and a completely feminine hide-away where the lady of the house can escape and be surrounded by beautiful things.

Residence Project by Small Firm, Studio M Interiors, LLC
This gracious home was designed to flow from one space to the next using warm textural neutrals like hand scraped wood flooring, grasscloth wallcovering, linen, leather and oil rubbed bronze. The result is an open, airy retreat for both entertaining and relaxing with the clients’ young family.

ASID Illinois Gives Back

Little Friends

Hesed House

La Casa Norte

Rising Star Award

Ashleigh Lessard

Designer of Distinction Award

Betty Jo Purvis