Compiled by Chris Curtland and Kadie Yale
Red Dot Design
Living, Doing &
By Dr. Peter Zec (editor) | $35
Available August 20
Following the Red Dot Design Awards announced earlier this spring, the annual Red Dot
Design Yearbook highlights the best products of the year in the fields of product design,
communication design, and design concept. Spanning three hardback tomes focusing
on “Living,” “Doing,” and “Working,” the yearbook features up-to-date trends in the
industry, profiling the must-know designs.
Arriscraft WikiSTIK Mobile
Free | App Store
Arriscraft, a manufacturer of naturally made products
that emulate quarried stone, recently announced its
new app. It is an eco-friendly way for customers to
access the company’s architectural binders. Designers,
architects, and specifiers will have up-to-date
product data at their fingertips and love the built-in
Specifications Editor, which allows users to incorporate
specs and save them on the app or to their hard drive.
The National Honors awards recognize outstanding service to the society, its chapters, and the community. This year, one
chapter and six people have received recognition from the society.
“The winners are
in our profession
and make a
on the work we do,”
said Randy Fiser,
CEO of ASID.
For the last three years, the New York Metro Chapter has
coordinated a pro bono design project to renovate Su Casa
Residence, a facility that provides long-term treatment for those
recovering from addiction. Volunteers donated over $450,000 worth
of design services and labor while collecting more than $160,000
in cash donations. The project utilized evidence-based design
practices and sustainable materials.
The ASID Medalist Award went to the Los Angeles chapter’s
president Sybil Jane Barrido and Alaska chapter’s president Mary
G. Knopf. Barrido’s firm SJVD Design specializes in urban reuse and
hospitality, and she’s also an adjunct faculty member at Woodbury
University; Knopf has served on nominating, strategic planning, and
fundraising committees, while working as principal at ECI/Hyer.
The Educator Medalist winner was Lisa M. Tucker of the Virginia
chapter. A former president, she is active as the student kick-off
coordinator and student task force chair, and also serves as the
ASID faculty liaison at Virginia Tech. Industry Partner Merit Award
winners include Doug Hartsell of the Washington Metro chapter and
Patty Dominguez of the California Central/Nevada chapter. Both
have made notable contributions in their communities through event
and conference planning.
Linda Singer Heinz was honored with the Lifetime Award. She
has served on the ASID National Board and held every officer
positon on the Arizona North Chapter Board. Her perseverance,
mentoring, and encouragement continue to this day.
ASID Names National Honors Recipients
Cappellini’s Elan sofa in NY’s Whitney Museum
Visitors of the Whitney Museum of American Art can take respite on Cappellini’s Elan sofa by Jasper Morrison. Situated on the fifth
floor in the Neil Bluhm Family Galleres, the seating was selected by
architect Renzo Piano to overlook the Hudson River and downtown
Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
The most recent version of Elan extended the range with a new
The sleek design
pouf and angular composition. The structure comprises solid fir, poplar
plywood, and metal frame, while the seat is composed of feather
wrapped in polyurethane foam. Several fabrics and leathers can serve
as the removable cover, and
leg finishes are available in
satin stainless steel, matte
lacquer white, and anthracite.
enhances Piano’s modern, contemporary museum space. A total of 12
sofas lend to the serene environment of the fifth floor—a column-free
exhibitions gallery in which guests are encouraged to deeply connect
with the art.