This year marks Interior Design Magazine’s 4th annual Best of Year Awards, a design competition recognizing superior interior design projects and products in 65 categories.
Winners were announced live December 3, 2009 during a magnificent celebration at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Product Design honorees were selected by interior designers and architects via an online vote October 5–11, 2009, and winners are determined by a jury of leading architects and designers.
The Herman Miller Envelop Desk and Setu Chair were Best of Year winners and the Embody Chair won a Best of Year Merit Award.
Best of Year Winner, Furniture: Contract/Desking & Systems – Envelop Desk
Envelop is an intelligent, freestanding desk that provides ergonomic support throughout a range of seated postures. It optimizes user comfort and performance by allowing the person, chair, desk, and technology to work in unison. Available in several top and base finishes. It also carries a 12-year warranty.
Best of Year Winner, Seating: Contract/Conference – Setu Chair
The Setu chair provides a new standard of comfort, performance and value. It’s a dematerialized, visually elegant chair, which includes a Kinematic Spine to mimic the synchronized movement of a mechanical tilt mechanism and Lyris suspension material to evenly distribute weight, conform to the user and provide thermal comfort.
Best of Year Merit Award, Seating: Contract/Task – Embody Chair
Embody is a high performance ergonomic work chair. It restores balance to the human/computer relationship by supporting both the mind and the body. Designed specifically for people who spend the majority of their day working with technology, Embody fits all users through an adaptive design and intuitive adjustment controls.