Coverings Installation & Design Awards Announce 2019 Winners

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(ORLANDO, FL—April 12, 2019) Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America, today announced the 10 projects that received the coveted Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards. The CID Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects. Projects were evaluated on their execution, original usage and overall design and purpose by a panel of industry experts, prominent editors and designers.

“We were amazed at the extraordinary project submissions the CID Awards garner, which truly demonstrates the versatility of tile and stone,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Events, the management company for Coverings. “As North America’s largest industry show, Coverings is honored to offer these annual awards to recognize the range of creative ingenuity and sophisticated applications that showcase the latest industry advancements.”

Winning projects were honored on April 10, in an award ceremony and reception at Coverings 2019 in Orlando Sponsored by TileLetter, Contemporary Stone & Tile Design and Tile Magazine, grand prize winners were awarded $3,000, while eight category winners received a $2,000 prize. All winners were provided with a one-night stay in Orlando to attend Coverings 2019, where their projects were featured on display.

2019 CID winners and special recognition honorees are as follows:


Project: The Delson
Designer: Amie Gross Architects
Location: Jamaica, Queens, NY

Residential Stone Design
Project: Annex House
Designer: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Residential Tile Design – Budget Above 15K
Project: California Beach Residence – Casa de Sueños
Designer: Native Tile and Ceramics
Location: La Jolla, CA

Residential Tile Design – Budget Below 15K
Project: Through House
Designer: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Commercial Stone Design
Project: Chicago Showroom
Designer: Materials Marketing
Location: Chicago, IL

Commercial Tile Design
Project: United Polaris
Designer: Fiandre
Location: Newark, NJ & San Francisco, CA


Project: Hinkley Project
Installer: Hawthorne Tile
Location: Portland, OR

Commercial Tile Installation
Project: Columbia Hotel
Installer: David Allen Company
Location: Washington, DC

Commercial Stone Installation
Project: Concord Plaza
Installer: Pennacchio Tile, Inc.
Location: Concord, CA

Residential Stone Installation
Project: L.A. Residence
Installer: Carnevale & Lohr, Inc.
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Projects also were awarded special recognition in six additional categories, as follows:

Special Recognition – Education
The World’s Fair; Corona, Queens, NY
N.Y. Tilemakers

Special Recognition – Institutional
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford; Palo Alto, CA
LATICRETE International, Inc.

Special Recognition – Innovation in Tile
12×12 Porcelain Tiles Used as Roofing Shingles; San Antonio, TX
Ironstone Strong, Ltd.

Special Recognition – Use of Tile for Aging in Place
New Aging in Place Shower; Scottsdale, AZ
55+ TLC Interior Design, LLC

Special Recognition – Mosaic
‘Fractured Fantasies’; Philadelphia, PA
Trish Metzner & Oscar Sosa
Special Recognition – International
The Barcelona Edition Hotel; Barcelona, Spain
Designed by OAB – Office of Architecture in Barcelona

Artium House, Albacete, Spain
Designed by Torrado Arquitectura

The Charisma of Rome, the Elegance of Terra Tiles;
Sassuolo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Designed by Ceramiche Marca Corona

The Kona; New Delhi, India
Designed By Anoma

The 2019 CID Award judging panel included Metropolis Managing Editor, Lila Allen; Stone World Managing Editor, Jennifer Richinelli; Tile Council of North America Executive Director, Eric Astrachan; Heritage Tile and Marble Owner and Founder, Martin Brookes; Chris Abbate and Kristin Coleman of Novità Communications, representing Ceramics of Italy; Lori Dolnick of Frank Advertising, representing Tile of Spain; Tile Council of North America Director of Marketing, Kathy Meyer; Artcraft Granite Marble and Tile Vice President James Woelfel; Natural Stone Institute Architect & Design Community Liaison, Dacia Woodworth and Designology Co*Operative Founder, Kadie Yale. Together, they selected winning projects demonstrating outstanding tile and stone applications.

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Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features exhibitors from over 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.

The exposition serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all segments of the industry, with more than 45 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show, all free of charge. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifies, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, as well as journalists and bloggers who cover this vital and dynamic industry.