Hot off the heels of their Best of Canada 2009 Design award win this past September, Izm now has another accolade to add to their collection: Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year 2009 product award win for their Visualizm AV Unit. (Click images for a larger version.)


Visualizm AV Unit

Izm designers Shane Pawluk and Jerad Mack were pleased to accept the award during this year’s ceremony, which was held at New York’s Guggeheim modern and contemporary art museum on December 3rd.

Beating out prestigious design companies like Spain’s BC Barcelona Design, Italian home furnishing brand Poliform, and wine cellar cabinetry makery Revel Custom Wine Cellars, Izm was chosen for their innovative and creative direction in modern minimalist furniture design.

“To be recognized at such an international level in contemporary furniture design was such an honour for us.” says Jerad Mack, who founded the company in 2003 with Shane Pawluk. “We were ecstatic to even be nominated for the award, but winning has  ended our year off on a really positive note.”

Visualizm AV Unit

Visualizm AV Unit

The piece which has garnered Izm with their prestigious win is their sleek AV unit, cleverly named Visualizm. As with all Izm products, Visualizm has been designed with a simplistic aesthetic. Matching fluid design with function and utility, the piece has been a favourite from the start, gracing homes across the country.

With fine attention to detail, the design duo work diligently from initial concept sketches to final product, carefully scrutinizing and re-working each piece until a balance is achieved. This discipline has put Izm on the map as one of the world’s leading high end designers and manufacturers. They’ve even garnered some celebrity attention, with Bruce Willis recently purchasing one of their pieces.

The company also believes in providing a sustainable product to consumers. By using responsibly harvested North American woods and proper wood working techniques matched with timeless designs, Izm has been able to incorporate this belief into each and every piece.

Available in select retailers across North America, Izm is becoming one of the most exciting names in the furniture design and manufacturing industry.

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