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7TH ANNUAL GRAY AWARDS: BREAKOUT CATEGORY, COLLABORATION FINALISTS



living room with dark teal patterned wallpaper and textiles

Temperley London x Romo by The Romo Group; Photograph by Simon Bevan


GRAY Media announces the breakout category, collaboration finalists for the 7th Annual GRAY Awards.

SEATTLE, January 17, 2024 — Now in its 7th year, GRAY Awards — the international cross-disciplinary design awards program — continues to recognize the outstanding work happening around the world. Finalists have been selected in the fields of ARCHITECTURE, INTERIORS, LANDSCAPE, and PRODUCT DESIGN.

JUDGES CATEGORIES
Designers and manufacturers were invited to submit their projects in nine judges categories plus an editors’ pick Design for Good category. An esteemed panel of international design luminaries will select a winner in each of the initial nine categories. The winning designers will receive print and digital recognition as well as a custom designed trophy by acclaimed glass artist John Hogan.

GRAY CATEGORIES
GRAY encourages designers and manufacturers to create "Design for Good" projects —projects that have made a positive impact through design on a humanitarian, community, or environmental issue — and offers an award dedicated to these works each year.

In 2020, when the GRAY Awards expanded from a regional to international program, GRAY added a Legacy Award dedicated exclusively to a Pacific Northwest-based designer's lifetime achievement, honoring the region where GRAY began and the home to the GRAY Awards Parties. GRAY will name the next Legacy at the Party.

BREAKOUT CATEGORIES
Newly introduced at the 6th annual GRAY Awards last year, GRAY added several Breakout Categories, opening up opportunities to win GRAY Awards in micro-categories from Kitchens to Collaborations.

All winners will be announced at the GRAY Awards Party held in Seattle in March, 2024. The party is one of the most highly anticipated design bashes of the year, where all guests are treated like winners.

To purchase tickets, visit the 7th annual GRAY Awards Party page.

JUDGES

design judges black and white portraits

It is our privilege each year to welcome an international group of distinguished creatives to the GRAY Awards judging panel. Each working at the top of their game, these professionals now focus a discerning eye on determining the winners of the coveted GRAY Awards trophies.

7th annual GRAY Awards judging panel: Lee Broom, Brigitte Shim, Alessandro Munge, Silvia Tcherassi, Stephen Burks




FINALISTS - BREAKOUT CATEGORY, COLLABORATION
interior room with grand piano and heavily patterned textiles

Temperley London x Romo by The Romo Group

Photograph by Simon Bevan


Welcome to the world of Temperley London x Romo. A partnership that tells the story of how two curators from the fashion and interiors industry came together to create dreamlike collection of fabrics, wallcoverings, trimmings and cushions.

An introduction of two creative minds, Temperley London’s , Founder & Creative Director, Alice Temperley MBE and the Romo Group Director of Design and Excellence, Emily Mould had a realisation that their shared passion for design and ethos for quality could result in a unique partnership.

With a mutual desire to fill the world with beautiful things, this pairing of two design houses would undoubtedly turn heads. Inspired and excited to experience each other’s worlds, the two studios delved into the Temperley design archives that span the last two decades, the choice was plentiful.

An abundance of handpainted prints, intricate embroideries, and delicate detailing were all on display for the choosing. After much deliberation a selection of pieces were chosen and the reimagination began. Working together, the two studios maintained the essence of a Temperley fashion piece and translated it into an interior masterpiece, capturing the intricacies of shimmering beads and sequins with glimmering metallics and recreating delicate embroideries as large-scale works of art.





light and airy open bathroom space with live plants and light wood slatted dividers

Cabochon Column by BURDIFILEK x Matthew McCormick

Photograph by Doublespace


Canadian lighting designer, Matthew McCormick’s execution and defined point of view was a driving factor in BURDIFILEK approaching him on this journey. For this project, BURDIFILEK’s design vision was realized in tight collaboration with Matthew McCormick Studio.

When this residential project came, BURDIFILEK knew that it was a unique opportunity. Volumetrically the interior architecture of this residence presented a grand expression, almost gallery-like, that spoke to a rarified point of view. This led to heavily researching a multitude of artisans and furniture designers to fill the home. In doing so, BURDIFILEK also designed several pieces for this home, and of course, the “piece de resistane” was the Cabochon Column, a unique light piece in collaboration with Matthew McCormick Studio.

The sinuous curves of the hand-carved stone staircase spiral between three floors, and are countered by this cut-glass pendant light, hanging 30 feet from the ceiling. The piece morphs from a sculpture to a column of light that is almost hypnotic when experienced. The scale and attention to detail make the Cabochon Column an exceptional point of memory that leaves a lasting impression.





7th Annual GRAY Awards finalists' announcements began December 18, 2023 and will continue to publish daily until all categories have been announced. For more information, visit our GRAY Awards Party page.


 

Thank you to our 7th annual GRAY Awards sponsors and industry partners:


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