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HeartFelt™ Ceilings Named Finalist for Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards

HeartFelt™ Ceilings in running for Best Product of the Year

HeartFelt™, our innovative linear ceiling panel system that brings felt to the fifth wall, is in the final round of Interior Design Magazine’s competition for Best Architectural Product of the Year. Hunter Douglas Architectural will join other finalists vying for top architectural product and project recognitions at a ceremony on Friday, Dec. 1 at Manhattan’s IAC building.

Now in its 12th year, the Best of Year ceremony is the industry’s premiere design awards event and draws a crowd of over 1,000 architects, designers, and manufacturers. Winners will be presented live by the publication’s editor-in-chief Cindy Allen, and its publisher Carol Cisco.

Designed with Danish architect Bjarne Hammer, of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, the patented linear panels can be applied to walls and ceilings to add a softened, organic warmth and texture to interiors. HeartFelt™ balances meeting acoustical needs with a creative and sleek look. Before advancing HeartFelt™ to the final round for Best Product of the Year, Interior Design featured the ceiling panels in its October issue.

Innovative felt ceilings earn recognition

Interior Design calls the panels “easy on the eye – and the environment.” HeartFelt™, which previously won Best of the Best for product design at the Red Dot Design Awards in Germany, is Cradle to Cradle Bronze- and Greenguard Gold-certified. The panels are completely recyclable and made of nonwoven thermoformed polyester felt. The forms clips into wall systems or clouds or can form continuous lengths. Designers and installers can adjust both the width of the panel itself and the spacing between the panels to achieve a modern, textural look from an office to a retail store.

With neutral color options like five shades of gray and earth tones like crème, umber and brown designers have the option to “create color fields with identical panels,” writes Interior Design, or “combine varying tones to form ombré effects.”

“Felt is a material that stirs emotion,” says Bjarne Hammer, “It’s playful and appeals to how people communicate and exchange knowledge.”

HeartFelt | A new ceiling by Hunter Douglas Architectural from Hunter Douglas Architectural on Vimeo.

“As the ultimate measure of excellence, BoY showcases what’s happening today in every category of design and sets the bar even higher for the future,” Interior Design points out.

The awards presentation begins at 5 p.m. Winners will take home a bulb-shaped award designed by Harry Allen. Follow along on @FluentInDesign and search #IDBOYAWARDS | Click here to read the full list of finalists presented by Interior Design.

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