Best of Year 2009 Winner: Gretchen Bellinger, Steeling Beauty
Best of Year -- Interior Design, 12/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Best of Year Winner, Window Treatments: Gretchen Bellinger — Steeling Beauty™
Gretchen Bellinger ’s Steeling Beauty™ is a revolutionary metallic plain weave comprised of 64% trevira and 36% pure metal fibers. Chromium enhanced filaments—in either copper or stainless steel—give the fabric a smooth hand and unmatched sheen, ideal for window treatments, wall panels, decorative upholstery, and bed hangings.
Best of Year Merit Awards, Window Treatments
Hunter Douglas Contract — Whisper Motors
Whisper Motors™, by Hunter Douglas, is designed to provide exceptional shading operation for a complete range of commercial applications from single rooms, offices, and A/V spaces to building-wide automation. While powerful enough to operate shades up to 240” wide, the motor operates at the approximate sound level of quiet office conversation.
MechoShade Systems, Inc. — EcoVeil Naturals
EcoVeil® Naturals —inspired by traditional shades made of natural reeds, grasses, and woven woods—is the first eco-friendly sun screen with character and finesse. Like the original Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Series, the Naturals collection features intricately woven patterns, intriguing textures, and a color palette of eight pleasant neutral hues.
Rodolph — Engaging II (from the Insignia collection)
A double-sided, laser-cut faux suede window treatment, Engaging II features a motif of interlocking rings, allowing light to filter through. This openness creates a charming interplay between light and shadow. Finished laser cut width: 45 1/2". Approx. repeat: 6 1/2" h, 6 1/2" v. Can be treated to pass NFPA-701 small scale. 100% Polyester. Also available as the single-sided Engaging I.