adorno's Best in Show: 2015 AD Home Design in NYC

The 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show took the bold step of expanding their square footage and annexing the adjacent pier this year, bringing a wealth of new emerging talent and elite brands to their annual New York home show.

adorno's editorial staff selected our "Best in Show" from more than 400 brands represented, including additional international exhibitors from the Netherlands, Turkey, Italy and France.

Here are our "Best in Show" as voted by the editors of adorno magazine:

BEST IN SHOW: ARTISAN VISION AWARD—Erin Sullivan Objects

Erin Sullivan is a New York-based artist and designer, working principally in bronze, producing fine objects and furniture. Her booth showed a forward collection of fresh and innovative designs with a whiff of inspiration from the Far East—one of the year's big, upcoming trends.

Erin Sullivan oversized Mala Necklaces made of South American Mahogany beads, leather strap and bronze pendants

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Erin Sullivan Objects

BEST IN SHOW: TABLETOP—Elyse Graham

With balloons, resin and a lot of patience, Elyse Graham creates bubbly vases, drippy trays and mesmerizing geodes.

Los Angeles-based artist Elyse Graham's colorful and quirky objects—made with balloons, resin and a lot of patience, Elyse creates bubbly vases, drippy trays and mesmerizing geodes.

BEST IN SHOW: YOUNG GUNS AWARD—Material Lust

The design duo of Material Lust, Lauren Larson and Christian Lopez Swafford—graduates of Parsons School of Design in New York City—were inspired by their artist mothers. The duo creates what they term Oppressionism, a blend of conscious high style and deviant energy.

Material Lust

Material Lust lamps and lighting

BEST IN SHOW: CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD—Zelouf + Bell

Irish-based Zelouf + Bell have been creating a wide range of museum-quality furnishings since the duo started in 1992. Each piece is worthy of our "Craftsmanship Award." Pieces shown had an Asian influence, but the company's vast portfolio features every style imaginable with quality being the overarching trait.

Zelouf + Bell

Zelouf + Bell

BEST IN SHOW: MODERN CRAFT AWARD—PELLE

Creating architectural craft, the duo of Jean and Oliver Pelle has been featured at the MOMA store and Barneys. The Brooklynites' booth featured one of the hits of the show: a bubble light fixture available in various configurations.

PELLE Spectrum candles were a crowd favorite

PELLE, a Brooklyn-based studio founded by husband and wife design team, Jean and Oliver Pelle

BEST IN SHOW: RESPECT HISTORY AWARD—Atelier Delalain

Atelier Delalain's ex-pat French turned Brooklynite owner understands history and quality. The company creates high-quality handcrafted furniture that is rooted in history.

Atelier Delalain

BEST IN SHOW: KITCHEN AWARD—JM Lifestyles

Specializing in concrete, this New Jersey-based firm showed concrete countertops with the appearance of other materials, including a wood-like rain forest inspired top, complete with a stream running off the edge into potted plants. This was one of the big hits with attendees creating traffic jams in front of the booth to catch a glimpse.

JM Lifestyles

JM Lifestyles

BEST IN SHOW: CARPETS AWARD—Woven Legends

Woven Legends makes handmade antique-style carpets with a modern twist of the highest quality.

Woven Legends

Woven Legends

Woven Legends

BEST IN SHOW: TILE AWARD—Tile Bar

This small-run designer carries lines of innovative tile, featuring a mesmerizing mix of materials and modern patterns.

Celebrity interior designer Kelli Ellis debuting her line for Tilebar

Tile Bar sample wall—Tile Bar is featuring a new line by Lori Dennis. Excited for the debut at AD, Lori said the line is "inspired by architecture and natural elements from Central and South America—our new collection for Tile Bar embodies the Hip Hacienda style." Perfect for the indoor/outdoor lifestyle, the line offers a handcrafted, artisanal look and feel at an affordable price point.

BEST IN SHOW: SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AWARD—Tritter Feefer

Transitional home furnishings maker Tritter Feefer is proudly produced in the USA and is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. The Georgia-based, family-owned company is charmingly named after their grandchildren, whose nicknames are Tritter (for Tristan) and Feefer (for Faith).

The Tritter Feefer booth had an eclectic mix of modern, sustainable pieces and antiques. Of particular interest was the antique fountain with Selenite logs pictured in the center (towards back corner of room).

Tritter Feefer, manufacturers of sustainable, locally made and environmentally friendly furniture and a mix of antiques, including these unique hand-crafted Ceramic Totems.

Tritter Feefer's Palmer dining table has a stunning texture and modern graphite finish—made of forged steel at their workshop in Georgia.

BEST IN SHOW: SUPER MUD AWARD—RS Ceramics

Venezuelan-born ceramic artist Reinaldo Sanguino is now based in Long Island City, NY where he creates inspired one-of-a-kind art and home design. His work is included in numerous major, private collections as well as in permanent collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX; MINT Museum, Charlotte, NC; and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.

RS Ceramic's hand-painted stools by Venezuela artist, Reinaldo Sanguino

Sanguino's stools are an "intersection of my inspired ideas of design, decorative arts, craft and painting. Each stool is hand-thrown on a potter's wheel, after its first fire. I then decorate the surface based on my client's color palette or my own. The compositions are a mix of urban, abstract, geometric patterns and the materiality of the ceramic glazes."

BEST IN SHOW: FURNITURE INTERNATIONAL AWARD—Supergroup Demorais International

Demorais International represents six luxury brands including: Boca Do Lobo, DelightFULL, Brabbu and Koket. The company has been making waves featuring hand-crafted luxury furnishings sold internationally.

Boca Do Lobo

Boca Do Lobo