Readers' Choice 2015

Here are your favorite products from the past year

12.01.2015

Readers' Choice 2015

At Interiors & Sources, it’s our job—and honor—to showcase the latest and greatest products in the commercial interior design industry. As readers of our magazine—those who live the industry day in and day out—you know these products best.

And you told us—loud and clear, and for the first time, via Facebook—about your favorites. The seventh consecutive year of our Readers’ Choice Awards had some extremely tight races, and mudslinging was kept to a minimum! For that, we thank you.

We also want to thank you for taking the time to vote. You can look forward to morecomprehensive product coverage from Interiors & Sources in 2016. Until next year!

best architectural
Allsteel | Beyond Glass

Honorable Mention:
Nathan Allan Glass | Crackle

best carpet
Tandus-Centiva | Avant

Honorable Mention:
Bentley | Math Club

best details + décor
Haute Deco | Sensation

Honorable Mentions:
John Lyle Desin | Crackle Fire;
Murano | Glass Bowls;
Robert Jones | Wave Bowl

best flooring
Mohawk | Write Direction

Honorable Mention:
Tarkett | Arcade

best furniture
National Office | Essay Student

Honorable Mention:
SitOnIt | Amplify

best kitchen + bath
ILVE | Majestic

Honorable Mention:
Nendo | Axor LampShower

best lighting
Poppin | Limber Lamp

Honorable Mention:
Boyd Lighting | Astroid Pendant

best seating
National Office | Wedge

Honorable Mention:
Arcadia | Nios Guest

best surfacing
Formica | Reclaimed Denim

Honorable Mention:
Ceramica Bardelli | Tangram

best textiles
Brentano | Tessera

Honorable Mention:
Teknion | Textured Edge

best wallcoverings
MDC | Verona

Honorable Mention:
Moz | Gradiant

best workstations
Steelcase | Brody

Honorable Mention:
BuzziSpace | BuzziPicNic

BEST TEXTILE

Tessera from Brentano is inspired by mosaics and is the essence of bold in metallics that demand attention. The printed 100 percent polyurethane performs in the most demanding of areas, including outdoor, exceeding 100,000 double rubs (Wyzenbeek, Cotton Duck). It is solvent resistant and bleach cleanable.
www.brentanofabrics.com

BEST WORKSTATION

Providing high-performance comfort and support, Steelcase’s Brody WorkLounge features patented LiveLumbar technology that brings thoughtful ergonomic design to the lounge posture. The adjustable, personal worksurface holds technology at eye level, reducing neck and
shoulder strain.
www.steelcase.com

BEST DETAILS+DECOR

Haute Deco’s range of handles called Sensation, features bronze, patterned elements encapsulated in varying shapes of crystal resin, creating an ethereal, mystical effect.
www.hautedeco.com

BEST FLOORING

The combination of Mohawk Group’s Write Direction carpet tiles and coordinating Matuto LVT create the perfect mindset for learning. Write Direction is part of the Get Smart collection of both tile and broadloom. The line features fully coordinating patterns and color variations that allow the merging of different dye lots overtime for ultimate flexibility in installation. Matuto’s M-Force finish is a ceramic-enhanced urethane that provides both durability and cleanability.
www.mohawkgroup.com

BEST SEATING

National Office Furniture introduces whimsical comfort and style to the casual workplace with their Wedge backrests and cushions. The Wedge’s backward tilt provides support to lean against, turning any corner into a cozy workspace nook.
www.nationalofficefurniture.com

BEST KITCHEN+BATH

Featuring high ratings from the European EU, ILVE’s Majestic features high-output burners, an 8-minute oven preheat to 350 degrees, triple-pane glass doors for insulation, and a warming drawer that re-circulates heat without additional energy being used.
www.ilveappliances.com

BEST CARPET

Deconstructed, from Tandus-Centiva’s Avant collection evokes an organic pattern with its solution-dyed method. Able to be 100 percent recycled at end of life, this modular offering employs a non-woven synthetic fiber backing and features recycled content in its construction.
www.tandus-centiva.com

BEST FURNITURE

Designed in partnership between National Office Furniture and Purdue industrial design students, the Essay collection’s initial design was submitted by Sasha Mahan-Rudolph who was given the opportunity to work with National’s design team as an intern to develop the product. Focusing on comfort, ease, and functionality with a non-handed tablet to accommodate left- or right-handed usage, the Esssay is available
in eight colors and as a student chair, task chair, and stool.
www.nationalofficefurniture.com

BEST SURFACING

Made from denim fibers collected at cloth production mills, Reclaimed Denim Fiber laminate by Formica offers a rich, sustainable option for both horizontal and vertical uses. Available in high gloss and jean finishes.
www.formica.com

BEST LIGHTING

The soft-touch body of Poppin’s Limber Lamp allows you to bend the frame along two fully adjustable flex points to use however you’d like. The 48 LEDs in the head are rated to last 50,000 hours, and allows the lacquer-like head to stay touchably cool. Comes in 4 colors and can be plugged into the wall or computer’s USB connector with a second USB spot in the base to charge electronics.
www.poppin.com

BEST WALL COVERING

By mixing richness with pearlescent finishes, MDC’s Verona Collection introduces a range of 14 patterns in a range of colors, textures, and finishes, including glass beads and flocked velvet.
www.mdcwall.com

BEST ARCHITECTURAL

As the demand for space features such as access to natural light, the need for transparency, and visual connectivity continue, the Beyond glass wall offering from Allsteel provides a variety of movable options to meet a number of applications.
www.allsteeloffice.com