2014 New York Design Awards

The Best of the Best


The following awards celebrate the participants whose work has excelled most during the ratings period. From ratings given by both judges and the marketplace, they have earned their title as Best of the Best.

Design Champion

New York Wheel LLCView

The New York Wheel
Architecture - Proposed | Commissioner: New York Wheel LLC | Creator: Perkins Eastman + S9

Architecture - Proposed | Commissioner: Family & PlayLab | Creator: Family & PlayLab

Product Design - Entertainment | Commissioner: Power Light & Sound Company, Inc. | Creator: Power Light & Sound Company, Inc.

The Power Clip
Product Design - Concept | Commissioner: The Power Clip LLC | Creator: The Power Clip LLC

Simply Grid - electrifying a food cart in Union Square
Service - Corporate | Commissioner: New York City Mayor's Office | Creator: Simply Grid

BQ Green
Urban Design | Commissioner: St. Nicks Alliance | Creator: dlandstudio architecture and landscape architecture pllc

Best Startup

Power Light & Sound Company, Inc.View

Product Design - Entertainment | Commissioner: Power Light & Sound Company, Inc. | Creator: Power Light & Sound Company, Inc.

Best in Category


Moto Match
Advertising - Outdoor, Retail, POS | Creator: DigitasLBi | Commissioner: Motorola

Interactive Print
Advertising - Print | Creator: DigitasLBi | Commissioner: Motorola


Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
Architecture - Commercial - Constructed | Creator: STUDIO V Architecture | Commissioner: Empire City Casino

Architecture - Proposed | Creator: Family & PlayLab | Commissioner: Family & PlayLab

Digital Design

Digital Experience - Mobile | Creator: na2ure | Commissioner: na2ure

Digital Experience - Mobile | Creator: Protein One | Commissioner: Protein One

Moto Maker
Digital Experience - Website | Creator: DigitasLBi | Commissioner: Motorola

Event Design

Women in the World
Event Experience - Consumer | Creator: Women in the World | Commissioner: Women in the World


Everything is Story
Film - Corporate | Creator: Zandrak  | Commissioner: Zandrak

Film - Short/Viral | Creator: CLOUDS | Commissioner: CLOUDS

Graphic Design

Yale School of Management - Digital Signage & Data Visualization
Graphic Design - Environmental  | Creator: Unified Field Inc. | Commissioner: Yale University

St. Bart's Church Identity
Graphic Design - Identity and Branding | Creator: OCD - Orginal Champions of Design | Commissioner: St. Bart's Church

Pioneer Girl
Graphic Design - Illustration and Type | Creator: The Studio of Chris Silas Neal | Commissioner: Penguin USA

The dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog drinks list 2nd edition
Graphic Design - Publication | Creator: DRINKSOLOGY® | Commissioner: The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog

Wizards and Robots
Graphic Design - Three Dimensional | Creator: Struck | Commissioner: Will.i.am

Installation & Exhibit Design

Installation, Display, Exhibit & Set Design | Creator: Blank Bubble | Commissioner: Blank Bubble

Against The Odds: American Jews & The Rescue of Refugees 1933-1941
Installation, Display, Exhibit & Set Design | Creator: C&G Partners | Commissioner: Museum of Jewish Heritage

Interior Design

Shutterstock Headquarters
Interior Design - Corporate or Hospitality | Creator: STUDIOS Architecture | Commissioner: Shutterstock

Harlem Biospace
Interior Design - Public or Institutional | Creator: Harlem Biospace | Commissioner: Harlem Biospace

Transformer Tea House Dining Room
Interior Design - Residential | Creator: Gwynne McCue Interiors | Commissioner: The 85-Percent

Lighting Design

Pivot Sconce
Lighting Design | Creator: Brendan Ravenhill Studio | Commissioner: Brendan Ravenhill Studio


SK-II Pop Up Studio
Marketing - Branded Experience | Creator: Procter & Gamble | Commissioner: Procter & Gamble

Product Design

Smartstreets-Cyclepark™: Transformational bike parking
Product Design - Active Life | Creator: Smartstreets Ltd | Commissioner: Smartstreets Ltd

Product Design - Active Life | Creator: MYBELL | Commissioner: MYBELL

Product Design - Entertainment | Creator: Power Light & Sound Company, Inc. | Commissioner: Power Light & Sound Company, Inc.

StrongArm Ergoskeleton, V22
Product Design - Industry | Creator: StrongArm Technologies, Inc.  | Commissioner: StrongArm Technologies, Inc.

Strut Shelving system
Product Design - Industry | Creator: Souda LLC | Commissioner: Souda LLC

Product Design - Personal Use | Creator: Whipsaw Inc | Commissioner: Nod Labs

FlyKly Smart Wheel
Product Design - Concept | Creator: FlyKly | Commissioner: FlyKly

XO Tablet
Product Design - Education | Creator: One Laptop per Child | Commissioner: One Laptop per Child

Stick Rack
Product Design - Furniture Indoor & Outdoor | Creator: IKDF Studios | Commissioner: FAB.com

Tubular Dining Setting by Jamie Durie for RIVA 1920
Product Design - Furniture Indoor & Outdoor | Creator: DURIE DESIGN | Commissioner: DURIE DESIGN

Trinity Centrepiece (Alessi)
Product Design - Homewares | Creator: Adam Cornish Design | Commissioner: Alessi

Product Design - Office | Creator: Oak & Spindle | Commissioner: Oak & Spindle

Product Design - Technology | Creator: Fairphone | Commissioner: Fairphone

Service Design

Service - Community | Creator: Aartng | Commissioner: Aartng

Simply Grid - electrifying a food cart in Union Square
Service - Corporate | Creator: Simply Grid | Commissioner: New York City Mayor's Office

Urban Design

BQ Green
Urban Design | Creator: dlandstudio architecture and landscape architecture pllc | Commissioner: St. Nicks Alliance