Houston-based architect and interior designer Lauren Rottet has won three 2019 Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design Good Design Awards for designing the Lyda sofa for Haworth, the Fascio Collection of lighting for Visual Comfort & Co. and the Crossbeam table for Nucraft.
“We’re very pleased to receive these accolades for our work—a real measure of excellence—and we thank the distinguished judges and the design community as a whole," Rottet said.
Originally founded in Chicago in 1950 by Edgar Kaufmann Jr., former curator of New York City's Museum of Modern Art—together with notable modern design pioneers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson and Eero Saarinen—the annual Good Design Awards celebrate work by industrial and graphic designers and manufacturers for their pursuit of design excellence.
The Lyda sofa, designed by Rottet for Haworth, has steel arms and a marble tablet surface that can be positioned according to preference and is upholstered in a warm neutral mohair and gray leather. A hidden pocket drawer in the arm allows for USB connections and storage. The line has a “traditional meets modern aesthetic,” Rottet said of her design.
The Fascio Collection for Visual Comfort & Co. uses light-emitting diode technology with faceted crystal tubes that are bound and produced as sconces, pendant lights, a chandelier and a floor lamp in a choice of polished nickel, hand-rubbed antique brass and bronze finishes.
The Crossbeam table for Nucraft has an angled and modern form ideal for conference areas. The distinctive top is available in wood, glass, metal or stone in a variety of finishes and the table possesses integrated wire management and easy access to power and data.
Rottet is the founding principal and president of international architecture and interior design firm Rottet Studio, which has worked with key players in the travel and hospitality industries including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Langham Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels Corp., Hilton, Belmond and Viking Ocean Cruises. Other awards include Interior Design’s Best of Year, four gold medals for Best of NeoCon and seven Good Design Awards. She serves on the board of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
Photo credit: Rottet Studio