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Textures Collection by 3form; Photograph courtesy of 3form

GRAY Media announces the product design, other finalists for the 7th Annual GRAY Awards.

SEATTLE, December 26, 2023 — 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.

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 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.

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.


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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

walnut wood bookshelf divider modern curved shapes

Camber by Plum Projects

Photograph by Eric Eley

Inspired by the act of breaking a structure down to its simplest form, Camber is a shelving unit made of solid walnut, designed to serve multiple functions within an architectural space. From analyzing folded paper studies, the unit is based on an L-shaped gesture that later came to incorporate curvature on one half of the fold, adding a layer to the simple bookend form. Mirrored, rotated, and multiplied upon itself to realize the final pattern. The composition of this gesture culminates into an architectural element that acts as notable divider and free-standing shelving.

sage green ceiling acoustic grid in a neutral office space

Plaid by Turf

Photograph courtesy of Turf

Plaid is a new, high-performing ceiling acoustic solution from industry pioneers, Turf. With its noise-reducing coefficient (NRC) ranging from 0.60 (uncapped) to 0.90 (capped), these sound-absorbing properties paired with its striking visuals make it a practical yet intricate system suitable for any commercial space.

Plaid’s Gridlock connection with a standard T-grid infrastructure offers a myriad of options for easy installation, including open-edge, bordered, and on-center grid spacing. The open-edge layout uses an end cap to create a finished look; the bordered layout helps to define the boundaries of a space using a border that matches the dimensions of the main baffle profile. The on-center grid allows Plaid to be seamlessly laid out according to existing framework including HVAC systems, lighting, and vents. It is an affordable, sleek and effective acoustic that easily conforms to both small and large-scale design projects.

terrazzo knobs and pulls on a purple background

Select Terrazzo Knobs and Levers by Emtek

Photograph courtesy of Emtek

The Emtek SELECT Lever program offers a new level of customization: choose your Terrazzo knob or lever, stem design in 10 finishes, and pair with any of our available rosettes options in 10 finish-- in any mix--for hundreds of unique combinations, made just for you and your home project. Terrazzo is a stone composite made from marble, granite, quartz, or glass chips mixed with cement or resin. It features natural and unique patterns created by the combination of materials, adding a pop of color to your door hardware. Terrazzo is a popular trend in home design due to its playful colors and versatility. Emtek's Terrazzo options allow you to customize your doors with this trendy material, adding a fun and unexpected element to your space.

colored and textured glass sample options

Textures Collection by 3form

Photograph courtesy of 3form

Materials manufacturer, 3form, proudly introduces the Textures Collection—a series of six architectural textures applied to Varia, the company’s flagship translucent, formable resin. The collection modernizes architectural glass, featuring 3form’s renditions of traditional reeded glass and vintage-inspired patterns and textures, ranging from simplistic linear repeats to bold art deco-inspired shapes and curves. The launch leverages 3form’s material capabilities, offering a glass alternative that is more durable, formable, and easy to fabricate on-site.

blue wave sound panels

Wall Scapes by Turf

Photograph by Hall Merrick McCaugherty

Wall Scapes, a collection of four new solutions named after their defining characteristics: Acre, Groove, Wave and Peak. These wall panels serve as practical acoustic solutions that double as works of art to enhance spaces with distinctive patterns and motifs. With a 9mm primary front panel and a 9mm secondary back panel, the carved designs allow for a two-tone appearance using the brand’s exclusive color palette Hues.

Turf's wall scapes offer a unique and innovative solution for enhancing the aesthetic appeal and comfort of any commercial interior. As Turf has historically offered wall tiles, the Wall Scapes collection responds to the need for a wall solution that easily covers a larger scale than an individual wall tile. The intricately carved designs of each wall scape create a stunning two-tone appearance that is acoustically effective with just enough detail; the patterns are not too distracting or not too detailed.

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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