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BDI WINS BIG, EARNING COVETED AWARDS AT FALL HIGH POINT MARKET
CHANTILLY, VA — Nov. 7, 2016 — The recent High Point Home Furnishings Market marked a big win for BDI. Not only did the company open a new showroom and introduce new management, but company designers returned to headquarters with two new awards as well. Recognizing excellence, innovation and originality in the practice of furniture design, the coveted Pinnacle Award by the American Society of Furniture Designers was given to two BDI designs.
For the Home Office category, BDI received this award for its Sequel Lift Desk, designed by Matthew Weatherly. In the Home Entertainment category, the Venue Console by Louis A. Lara earned the votes of the distinguished judging panel.
“This company was founded upon a vision to make beautiful design available to everyone,” said Lorri Kelley, President of BDI. “These awards are a testament to that commitment, and we are honored to be the recipient for two products that are not only beautifully designed, but have also been very well received in the marketplace.”
The judges’ comments on BDI’s winning designs included:
Sequel Lift Desk by Matthew Weatherly for BDI
“Of all of the “sit and stand” desks, this one is the most ergonomic and functional. The ability to precisely set the height and to even have a memory option for the height is remarkable. Bringing touches of automotive function into the realm of home furnishings. Clean lines, well thought out hidden wire management, drawer storage and a tough, smooth work surface make this piece best of its class.”
Venue Console by Louis A. Lara for BDI
“BDI is on point with this refreshing design. It doesn't look like anything else in the market currently. Beautifully designed. Long and lean lines with Mid-Century Modern elements make this piece feel as though it is floating in mid-air. Rich veneers and multiple finish options add to an already elegant feel.”
“Our basis for great design is not only an aesthetic appeal, but one that provides day-to-day functionality and improves the experiences of our customers in their homes and places of work,” said Bill Becker, founder and Design Director. “We are thrilled that our designs with Matthew and Louis are recognized for their innovation, and provide a fresh and best-in-class standard for the industry.”
BDI is a premier designer and manufacturer of high-performance furniture and an industry leader in media furniture, office and modular shelving systems. Guided by the philosophy that everything has its place, BDI furniture combines great design with innovative functionality to seamlessly integrate technology into the home and office environments. BDI products are available through leading furniture and electronic retailers throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and elsewhere.