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2017 GRAY Awards Finalists Announced

SEATTLE, WA — October 19, 2017 — GRAY Magazine is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2017 GRAY Awards—a cross-disciplinary design awards program. Out of 363 total submissions, 53 finalists were selected across eleven categories.

Designers and manufacturers were invited to submit design projects across ten categories plus an “editors’ pick” Design for Good category. An esteemed panel of international design stars—including Philippe Starck, Ingo Maurer, Deborah Berke, Karim Rashid, Vicente Wolf, James Corner (Field Operations), Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht (Commune Design), and Olivia Kim (Vice President of Creative Projects, Nordstrom)—cast their eye towards the Pacific Northwest.

GRAY Award winners will be revealed November 29, 2017 in a buzzy, much-anticipated party at the prestigious new event space, The Sanctuary, designed by Philippe Starck and ZGF Architects. Breaking all the rules of traditional awards programming, GRAY will surprise attendees with a splashy big reveal. Tickets go on sale October 31.

Winners will receive a custom-designed contemporary glass art trophy, handcrafted exclusively for the GRAY Awards by John Hogan, the critically acclaimed Seattle-based artist and product designer. Plus media partner, v2com, will distribute one press kit for each winner to its international database of journalists. GRAY has also selected the BLOCK Project, a non-profit program started by architects and dedicated to alleviating homelessness in Seattle, as its charitable partner to receive 50% of the GRAY Awards Party ticket proceeds.


Architecture – Commercial

Lakeside at Black Butte Ranch, Hacker Architect L’Angolo Estate, LEVER Architecture Media Headquarters, Olson Kundig Slate, Works Progress Architecture Washington Fruit & Produce Company Headquarters, Graham Baba Architects

Architecture – Residential

Bear Run Cabin, David Coleman Architecture Collector’s Retreat, Heliotrope Architects Owl Creek Residence, Skylab Architecture, SUTEKI, Suteki America with Westlake Development Group and Kengo Kuma and Associates YARD, Skylab Architecture

Fashion Design – Apparel, Accessories

Legion, SCHAI Linea Collection, WHITE/SPACE Re-Entrance, Fall 2017, SILVAE

Interior Design – Commercial

Bauhaus Restaurant, Andrea Greenway Interior Design Knot Springs Spa, Skylab Architecture Six Hundred Four Shoe Gallery, Māk Interiors Superbaba, Studio Roslyn Tableau NorthEdge, Gensler

Interior Design – Residential

A.O Basement, Osmose Design Cliffwood, Finley Grace Design Elliott House, NB Design Group Hunts Point Residence, Maison Luxe Insignia Condo, Brian Paquette Interiors

Landscape Design – Civic, Residential

Juxtaposition, Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture Lower Rainier Vista, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Gustafson Guthrie Nichol

Pike Place Market, MarketFront Expansion, Berger Partnership YARD, Studio

Product Design – Lighting, Furniture

Boro Boro Chandelier, Neal Aronowitz Design Ess Lite, 8th And Ash HALO, Matthew McCormick Studio Sauvie Sofa, Nicholas Sario, The Flotsam Furniture Works Whorl Console, Neal Aronowitz Design

Product Design – Other

Basho, Interstyle Facet: Gem Ruby, Kush Rugs Geometric Bar Clocks, Lillian Sinclair Design Co. PlusMinus, Erdem Selek Vertical Bar Block, Henrybuilt

Student Design

Common Ground: Collective Living, Ariel Scholten Cube^3, Western Washington University – Industrial Design

Kampoeng Kami (Our Village), Gabriel Dwisatria, Cornish College of the Arts

Pearl Hotel, Razan Mohammed, The Art Institute of Portland Travel Bug, Vi L. Nguyen, Bellevue College

Wild Card

Contours, Acrylicize FACET, Fraser + Fogle Architects The Fire Lookout House, Paul Michael Davis Architects, PLLC Ice Cube, Olson Kundig UNDRCARD Boxing Studio, McKinley Burkart

Design For Good

Laura’s Place, Architecture Building Culture Treeline Village, SRG Partnership, Inc. The Hub, Sawhorse Revolution

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