Nothing about 2020 has been “business as usual.” So, this year, we at interiors+sources decided to shake things up a bit and move our annual Readers’ Choice Awards for best commercial interior design products to Instagram (follow us at @interiorssource).
During the weeks of October 19 and 26, the polls will officially open and readers will be able to vote each day for the winning product between two finalists chosen by our editors across 10 different categories (see complete schedule below).
Each day, a different product category will be featured on our Instagram page, and readers can cast their ballot for their favorite product using the poll feature. Undecided voters can find more information on the finalists on our website to make a more informed decision.
“If there’s one thing we’ve learned this year, it’s that you can’t be afraid to do things differently and try new things, which is why we’re so excited to host our annual Readers’ Choice awards on Instagram,” says Steven Sloan, publisher and brand director of i+s. “We wanted to make voting as simple and fun as possible, so readers can pick between just two finalists by answering a quick poll each day rather than sorting through pages of product information from the past year. Plus, we love connecting with people on Instagram, so it’s a win-win.”
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Once all the votes have been counted, we’ll feature both the winner and the runner up in the November/December issue of the magazine and on our website.
Following is the official voting schedule by product category:
Readers’ Choice Instagram Voting Schedule
Acoustics | Voting: October 19
Finalists: BuzziJet Standing by BuzziSpace vs. Tac-Tile by Filzfelt
Carpet | Voting: October 20
Finalists: The Parlor by Brintons vs. Mark Making by Patcraft
Flooring | Voting: October 21
Finalists: NuGen by Tarkett vs. Brera and Art Shapes by Wide & Style
Furniture | Voting: October 22
Finalists: Rise by Allsteel vs. Nisswa by Loll Designs
Kitchen + Bath | Voting: October 23
Finalists: Next Generation WashBar by Bradley Corp. vs. Moxie Showerhead + Wireless Speaker by KOHLER
Lighting | Voting: October 26
Finalists: Crescent Light by OPENUU vs. Adromeda Galaxy by Sonneman Lighting
Materials | Voting: October 27
Finalists: Specular by Pure + Freeform vs. BOB-19 by Scandinavian Spaces
Surfacing | Voting: October 28
Finalists: Apogee by Aimée Wilder vs. Barcelona by Walker Zanger
Textiles | Voting: October 29
Finalists: Regent by Camira vs. Raja and Encircle by Designtex
Wallcoverings | Voting: October 30
Finalists: Lore by HD Walls vs. CLAIR by Wolf-Gordon
Remember, all you need to do is:
- Follow us on Instagram at @interiorssource
- Vote for your favorite products each day
- Read up on the winners in our Nov/Dec issue
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