Collective Time and Design Journey: Novice & Master both took home Contract Magazine’s Best of NeoCon Awards today at NeoCon. Collective Time, inspired by Fitbit technology, won Gold in the Healthcare Flooring category, while Design Journey: Novice & Master, inspired by travels to Cambodia and Laos, won Silver in the Modular Carpet cartegory. This is the thirteenth consecutive Best of NeoCon win for Creative Director, Reesie Duncan, and the Shaw Contract Group design team. Congratulations!
Visit the Shaw Contract Group showroom (10-167) during NeoCon to see Collective Time, Design Journey: Novice & Master, and the rest of Shaw Contract Group’s new collections or take a tour of the space online.
Contract magazine named Joey Shimoda their 2013 Designer of the Year at this morning’s Interior Awards. Shimoda, leader of a 10-person studio – Shimoda Design Group – out of Los Angeles, has worked with a number of big name clients over the years like Steelcase, Mikimoto, Rolex and MTV Networks.
Joey Shimoda: Contract magazine’s 2013 Designer of the Year from Contract Magazine on Vimeo.
“Our clients have very, very strong visions about what they want their projects to be like, and we think that is incredibly important to the success of a project because we are able to take those visions and create something well beyond what they had thought to be possible,” Shimoda tells Contract. “A primary goal in all of our work is that it does not look repetitive—we make sure that each client gets a little bit more, gets something more interesting and more reflective of their own personalities. As a result, because we spend so much time with that relationship, we tend to work with them over longer periods of time, helping them evolve through a collaborative conversation in terms of building their business.”
Shimoda Design Group is a two-time winner of Shaw Contract Group’s Design is…Award – once for their Steelcase Work Life Center project in 2009 and most recently for the Steelcase WorkCafé this past year.
Shimoda Design Group's Design is...Award winners: (top) Steelcase Work Life Center in Chicago, IL. (bottom) Steelcase WorkCafé in Grand Rapids, MI