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7TH ANNUAL GRAY AWARDS: BREAKOUT CATEGORY, SURFACE MATERIAL



warm tile backsplash in neutral bathroom

Black Honed, Terracotta Honed Emna Marble Mosaic from the Tessa by Country Floors; Image courtesy Country Floors


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

SEATTLE, Febraury 26, 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.


gold foil GRAY Awards logo
All winners will be announced at the GRAY Awards Party in Seattle in March, 2024 at Block 41, Seattle. The party is one of the most highly anticipated design bashes of the year, where all guests are treated like winners.






JUDGES

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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, SURFACE MATERIAL

warm tile backsplash in neutral bathroom

Black Honed, Terracotta Honed Emna Marble Mosaic from the Tessa by Country Floors

Image courtesy Country Floors


The Tessa Mosaic Tile Collection is made from a mix of ceramics, limestone, and marble, giving it a unique and luxurious feel. The combination of these materials creates a texture that is both smooth and your space. But it’s not just about texture – the Tessa Collection also offers a range of vibrant colors. The Emna Marble Mosaic specifically adds boldness and warmth to a space with its eye-catching design that stands out perfectly as an accent wall in a bathroom, backsplash in a kitchen, and on interior floors and walls.




pink and blue iridescent glass wall

ChromaCloud by HBX Studio

Photograph by Lincoln Barbour


The ChromaCloud wall installation is a bespoke product designed to be a pivotal aesthetic in the On Inc North American Headquarters. Covering 2,500SF of their primary hallway and wrapping into their primary gathering spaces, the energy and dynamism ChromaCloud provides is central to the experience of the space.

Inspired by a retail installation of LED screens, the goal of ChromaCloud is to evoke a sense of movement and athleticism that go hand in hand with On's brand. In the headquarters specifically, the ChromaCloud embodies On Running's value of contrast, as it is central to the energetic, rebellious and colorful 5th floor — which is juxtaposed with the serenity and natural palettes of the 4th floor.

The installation is composed of three distinct layers — glazing, a rainbow film and floating, chrome-plated steel grates. Together, they transform the office into a dynamic kaleidoscope of ever-changing colors and light. The experience of walking down the hallways is ever-changing, with light and color dancing all around you.




modern living room with wood accent wall

RAUVISIO ingrain by REHAU

Image courtesy REHAU


RAUVISIO ingrain™ wood fiber laminate combines natural wood fibers with synchronized etching for a luxurious veneer aesthetic. New to the North American market, wood fiber laminate is cellulose fibers derived from wood pulp bonded using vegetable-based adhesives, resulting in a high-performing, sustainable surface. With high-definition printing and precision REHAU LaserEdge™ duo-gloss embossing, the immersive patterns of RAUVISIO ingrain™ deliver an atmosphere of eco-conscience luxury to designed spaces.

The three color collections of RAUVISIO ingrain™ are curated to create unique environments as they bring the comfort, beauty and luxury of the natural world inside. The versatile colors in the Timeless collection are suitable for offices, hotels, and restaurants. The warm, deeply vibrant colors of the Horizon collection provide a sunny-side-up experience that nurtures elevated moods and keeps ideas flowing. Patterned for visual impact, the Atmosphere collection creates a mystical setting for resimercial spaces that need a spark of warmth and homeyness.




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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