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Press kit - Press release - 2010 winners National Design Exchange Awards - Design Exchange, Canada's Design Museum

2010 winners
National Design Exchange Awards

Toronto, Canada

Design Exchange, Canada's Design Museum

Toronto, Canada, 2010-11-22 - The Design Exchange (DX) announces the 2010 winners of Canada’s National Design Exchange Awards. This nationwide competition is open to all types of professional designers and business’ across Canada working in a range of design disciplines. The awards were presented at a gala dinner on the Historic Stock Exchange at the DX on November 23, 2010. All winners will be on display in an extensive exhibition at the Design Exchange from November 24, 2010– March 27, 2011.

The Design Exchange Awards promote Canadian design excellence and recognizes the critical role of design in all types of organizations – national & international. The Awards celebrate the success stories achieved through close partnerships between clients and designers. Projects are recognized for balancing function, aesthetics, and economic success. 

Awards were presented in 12 categories including architecture, interiors, industrial design, visual communications, landscape architecture, urban design and CEO of the year. 

2010 Judges:
Kendra Schank Smith Ph.D., MRAIC – Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
Ian MacDonald – Principal, Ian MacDonald Architect Inc.
Lisa Rochon – Architecture Critic, The Globe and Mail
Scott Sorli – Principal, Sorli Associates

Industrial Design
Andrew Jones – Furniture Designer, Andrew Jones Design
Lars Dressler – Furniture Designer, Brothers Dressler
Todd Wood – VP Industrial Design, RIM Company

Interior Design
Drew Mandel – Principal, Drew Mandel Design
Brian Gluckstein – Principal, Gluckstein Design
Susan Wiggins – Executive Director, Interior Designers of Canada

Visual Communication
Georges Haroutiun – Art Director, Applied Arts Magazine
Melissa Agostino – Partner, Sali Tabacchi

Landscape & Urban Architecture
Janet Rosenberg – Principal and Founder, Janet Rosenberg + Associates
Richard Sommer – Dean, University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

The Design Exchange (DX) is Canada's design centre and museum with a mission to promote the value of design. We are an internationally recognized non-profit educational organization committed to promoting greater awareness of design as well as the indispensable role it plays in fostering economic growth and cultural vitality. We build bridges by improving communication between various design disciplines, educators, businesses and the general public through programs, exhibits, lectures, and workshops.

Enville Event Design & Catering, RP Graphics, CCR, Exclusive Affairs, Henry of Pelham, and Umbra 

Event: Design Exchange Awards EXHIBITION 
Dates: November 24, 2010 – March 27, 2011 
Mon-Fri 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. 
Sat/Sun 12:00p.m.- 5:00p.m. 

Museum Admission: 
$10 Adults, $8 Students/Seniors 
Museum Contact: 416.216.2160 or info@dx.org 
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Media contact

  • Cindy Grenke, Director of Development 
  • cindy@dx.org
  • 416-216-2134