We Won a HiP Award & Metropolis Likes

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We Won a HiP Award & Metropolis Likes

That’s a wrap on NeoCon 2021 and it was a productive 3 days for Design Pool. It was so rewarding to introduce Design Pool to interior designers, architects and students in the commercial interior industry. We also won two awards from prestigious national publications, a HiP Award and a Metropolis Likes.

We won an Interior Design Magazine HiP Award!

Our Knowledge is Power, part of The Cryptology Collections, won a HiP Award for Health + Wellness: Fabrics + Textiles from Interior Design Magazine. Interior Design’s 8th Annual HiP Awards is a recognition program honoring industry people and innovative products. Awards were given in a wide range of categories to honor commercial industry pioneers and achievements in product design.

Knowledge is Power

All patterns in Knowledge is Power are digitally printed on-demand by our printing partner, LDI Interiors on EnviroLeather, their leather-like line of wipeable coated fabrics. This fabric uses innovative technology in performance coatings and formulations. It is leading the movement toward sustainable, high-performance, less toxic fabrics. We were also an honoree in two additional categories; Hospitality: Wall Covering for Classified and Workplace: Acoustical Applications for Radio Waves.

We also won a Metropolis Likes from Metropolis.

In addition to the HiP Award, we also received a Metropolis Likes recognition from Metropolis Magazine for our acoustic collection. Radio Waves. Also part of The Cryptology Collections, Arizona-based printer Image Craft prints this collection of patterns. In their round up, 28 Products We Love at NeoCon, Metropolis included Radio Waves in their category “Blurred Lines.” They describe this category as, “Sight lines—the imaginary lines connecting a viewer’s eyes to points throughout a space—are a device of thoughtful interiors. Uninterrupted lines can enable views of the outside; blocking them is a way of providing privacy. So what does it mean that we’re encountering products with lines that are faint, fading, dissolved, or shifting to form a new vision? It might be due to today’s blurring cultural boundaries, a sign of our uncertain times.”

Radio Waves

Kristen designed the entire collection and was present at the HiP Awards ceremony. After learning of both wins, she said, “I am honored that Design Pool was recognized as a HiP Award Winner and also received a Metropolis Likes. I strongly believe in the future of on-demand manufacturing and I’m so excited to be leading the way toward making this technology accessible to interior designers while supplying them with beautiful, original designs like those in The Cryptology Collection.” 

We can’t wait to go back in June 2022!

This was Design Pool’s first time exhibiting at NeoCon. Though our team has attended NeoCon for years, it was so fun to be on the other side of the experience this year. We’re already looking forward to doing it all again in June. Until then, we’ll be at the HCD Expo + Conference in Cleveland October 23 – 26. If you’ll be there, stop by Booth #6073 to see the award-winning collection.


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