The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 2012 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications ceremony took place Nov. 7 at the IFAI Expo Americas 2012, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass.
This year's competition included 30 categories. IFAI received a total of 335 entries from companies in 14 countries. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area.
All entries receive prominent recognition at IFAI Expo Americas, the largest specialty fabrics trade show in the Americas. Entrants receive additional publicity through coverage in IFAI magazines and press releases distributed to media professionals.
For more than six decades, IAA has recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics industry. The goal of IAA is to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and type.
The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association whose 2,000 member companies represent the international specialty fabrics marketplace.
Photos and detailed project descriptions and contact information for the winners are available at ifaipublications.com/iaa/.