"I chose Candace Foster's Segno serving pieces as my top pick in the Apartment Therapy 2012 Designer Showcase. Lately, I've had food and food presentation on the brain, so this seemed to hit the spot. I love the playful nature of these plates, and the modular design allows the user to interact with it in endless arrangements, not only through assemblage but also by the foods they decide to place on each plate. I can see dips at the end of the "plate road" with arrows pointing them in the right direction or a larger version of this for make-your-own sandwich buffets. Also, as a native to the Philadelphia area, I'm excited to find out that Candace hails from Philly. I am proud to support a local Philadelphia designer."
"These days, I see tons of eco-friendly furnishings being designed that still look like whatever scrap material is being used, and I find that a bit of a downer. However, the 25S32E collection is the opposite of that. The design duo of KUVA have actually been able to break free from allowing the scrap material to dictate their design and instead have designed pieces that look expensive and that I want to put in my home. Bravo!"
• Main Info Post • The Judges Post • Follow on Twitter - #ATShowcase • About Design Showcase 2012: Every September we celebrate the best new creations for the home. We're hosting a select number of independent designers, makers and creatives from around the world, giving them some precious real estate and watching them pitch their wares. Our panel of judges and editors along with our general body of readers will select a few exemplary exhibitors for special mention.