Sterling Sleep System’s Imperial Plush Top 625 Wins IIAD/HD Product Design Competition Award
Garden Grove, CA (June 5th, 2010) - The leading manufacturer of sustainable modular mattress for the hotel industry, Sterling Sleep Systems, was named as a winner in the 14th Annual IIAD/HD Product Design Competition at the at the Platinum Circle Gala during 2010 HDExpo held in Las Vegas May 19-21.
Sponsored by the International Interior Design Association and Hospitality Design, entries in the IIDA/HD Product Design Competition were judged by a panel of 4 Industry experts. This elite panel included:
Viveca Bissonnette, IIDA, AIA, CID, LEED AP, Carrier Johnson +CULTURE
Rick Marencic, IIDA, Daroff Design Inc
Bruno Viterbo, IIDA, Champalimaud
Michael Dalton, IIDA, Strategic Hotels & Resorts
Sterling Sleep System’s Imperial Plush Top 625 mattress won the Case Goods and Freestanding Furniture - Individual Furnishings Items category. Entries were judged on innovation, technical advancements, cost effectiveness, environmental responsibility, aesthetics, need and usage in the hospitality industry, and both client and user benefits. Performance, comfort, safety, suitability for intended use, durability and accessibility were also taken into account in the judging process.
Tony Hochschild, president of Sterling Sleep Systems speaks to the prestige of the IIDA/HD Product Design Competition, “I want to thank the IIDA for honoring Sterling Sleep Systems with this year’s award of excellence. Over the last 14 years there have been lots of elegant luxury beds to choose from; having ours selected as the most practical of them all is quite remarkable.”
Tony attributes this award to the incorporation of the most advanced bed technology in the modular innerspring and foam Imperial Plush Top 625 mattresses. The component-based design features interchangeable parts to allow replacement of soiled, worn or damaged sections. When hotels are able to correct a mattress problem with parts rather than an entire mattress, they reduce solid waste and extend the mattress life. EPA WasteWise considers the reduction of solid waste an environmentally-friendly business practice. In addition to being environmentally friendly, Sterling Sleep System’s component based system allows hoteliers to maintain the highest level of guest comfort and satisfaction through the ability to re-configure the internal firmness and top layer of the bed.