ANDYZ Award ‘Early Bird’ Entries Due March 30

Las Vegas Design Center and the California Central/Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) are accepting specially-priced “early bird” entries for the fifth annual ANDYZ design awards through March 30. The ANDYZ awards, which recognize and celebrate noteworthy projects by interior designers, architects and design students in 10 interior design categories, will be presented during a celebration at Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market, running July 28 – Aug. 1, 2019.

“Las Vegas Design Center is delighted to extend its commitment to the design community by once again teaming up with ASID to offer the ANDYZ awards,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “LVDC and Las Vegas Market provides residential, commercial and hospitality designers a single destination to shop and source the latest high-quality and fashion-forward furnishings and accessories to meet the unique needs of their clients.”

The ANDYZ Awards, named to bear a resemblance to “Annual Nevada Design,” were created in 2015 to recognize exceptional design from designers and design firms. Interior design projects in residential, commercial and hospitality categories will be judged by a panel of ASID board members and by an editorial member from first-time media sponsor Furniture, Lighting and Décor on five main criteria: presentation; innovation/creative use of space; scale and functionality; aesthetics and overall execution.

The 2019 ANDYZ awards will be presented in 10 categories: Best Custom Furnishings/Product Design, not including a manufacturer’s product; Best Residential Kitchen Design; Best Residential Bathroom Design; Best Residential Outdoor Space Design; Best Individual Residential Space Design, such as a bedroom, media room, living room, laundry room or garage, not including a kitchen bathroom or outdoor space; Best Multiple Residential Space Design, spaces within the same residence; Best Commercial Space Design; Best Hospitality Space Design; Best Showroom Design and Best Student Design, for students currently enrolled in 2018/2019.

“Early bird” entry fees are $100 for the first entry and $75 for each additional entry; early bird student fees are $25 per entry. Fees for entries received after March 31 are $125 for the first entry and $100 for each additional submission; student entries are $35. There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted. For official entry forms, contest rules and guidelines, please visit: The deadline for all entries is April 30.

The 2018 ANDYZ winners included: Kathleen Jennison of KTJ Design Co. for Residential Bathroom Design; Dimple Hansji of DH Design Firm for Individual Commercial Space Design; Emily Esposito of E. Esposito Interiors for Custom Furnishings/Product Design; Becky Najafi of De Atelier Design Group for Hospitality Space Design; Nar Bustamante of Nar Design Group for Individual Residential Space; Emily Esposito for Multiple Residential Space Design; Lori Brazier of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab for Residential Kitchen Design; Nar Bustamante for Residential Outdoor Space; Nathalie Gravagna of Dec It Up for Showroom Design; and Sheryl Gordon, a graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, for Student Design.

Las Vegas Design Center is located on the first two floors of Building A on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus and is home to nearly 30 to-the-trade showrooms showcasing more than 120 product lines. LVDC resources include designer-centric furniture, fabrics, lighting, floor covering, wall décor, decorative accessories, and kitchen and bath resources. Notable Las Vegas Design Center showrooms include Capel Rugs; Eastern Accents; Global Views; European Kitchen, Bath, Tile and Stone; Norwalk Furniture, Phillips Collection; Vanguard Furniture; Visual Comfort and Wendover Art. LVDC showrooms are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holiday closures.

Author: Sally James

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