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Botanist Wins IDEA Finalist Award


IDSA has been honoring design excellence via the IDEA Awards since 1980.

The Internation Design Excellence Award (IDEA) is dedicated to fostering business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excelence to the quality life and economy. This year Botanist was honored with a Finalist Nomination recognizing its innovation, aesthetics, the benefits to the end user and the environment, as well as the commitment to its mission: Collaborate, Create and Give Back. Each Botanist piece donates a percentage of sales to a charitable organization chosen by the designers themselves.

Current designers participating in the project include: Milton Glaser, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Yves Behar, Karim Rashid, Joseph Ricchio, Claude Zellweger, Kahi Lee, Margo Chase and Botanist’s founder and creative director Dario Antonioni.

Designers at Chelsea Museum

The designers gather at the Chelsea Museum in NY for the Botanist 2008 Launch, from left to right: Kahi Lee, Claude Zellweger, Joseph Ricchio, Margo Chase, Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Karim Rashid and Dario Antonioni.

Botanist is currently in preparation of the 2009 Launch, which will introduce new collaborating designers as well as a new product line. The new products and designer line up will be unveiled at a venue in Los Angeles, CA. Special guests will include the participating designers, members of the press and selected members of the design community.

Check back for the latest updates and to discover the Botanist 2009 Designers.