Ai takes home top award at 2019 IDIES Awards

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BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – April 25, 2019– Ai Corporate Interiors is pleased to announce it is the recipient of the Best of Furniture Installation (Large) award at the 2019 IDIE Awards presented by The International Interior Design Association – Alabama Chapter(IIDA-AL). The awards showcase the exemplary work of the chapter’s members and celebrates excellence in interior design. Winners were announced and honored at an event on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Regions Field.


Ai Corporate Interiors submitted its William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) project for consideration. WME’s new office showcases and embodies WME’s brand and culture. Driven by their “culture of duality,” the space was designed to be approachable, hospitable, and relaxed, while also being unapologetically unscripted, impassioned, and confident. WME embraces an “anything is possible” philosophy and this new environment offers a sophisticated interpretation of WME’s global presence within a Nashville context.


“We are so honored to receive this award,” said Cathy Waters, President and CEO of Ai. “This win not only represents the hard work of our company, but many other industry partners who work tirelessly to help us leverage the power of design for the good of our clients and the greater business community.”


The biennial awards program invites organizations, firms and furniture dealers to submit projects completed in the previous two years. Submissions are judged by a panel of professional peers who practice in other market areas. The Best in Show award is presented to the firm or dealer that ranks highest during judging. This year’s awards drew 91 submissions from 30 firms and furniture dealers.


“Alabama is rich with interior design talent, and it is our honor to recognize those contributing to the industry through the IDIEs,” says Amy Cope, IDIEs Chair and President of IIDA-AL. “Congratulations to all the winners – we thank you for your participation and help in growing our profession and industry.”


IIDA-AL is the state’s association for the commercial interior design industry, providing resources to professionals and students in the industry and their clients to advance the profession and enhance business value. The chapter has City Centers located in Birmingham and Huntsville, as well as Campus Centers at Auburn University, Samford University and the University of Alabama. Members enjoy a variety of professional development programs and networking events throughout the year to support culture, enhance business value, solve problems and bring awareness to the field of commercial interior design.

IIDA Alabama’s biennial IDIE Awards honor excellence in interior design across state.
(Left to right: Laurel Parham (Tandus), Cathy Waters (Ai), Nicole Kimbrell (Ai), and Richard Kassouf (AMA Lighting)


Left to right: Carmen Blackman, Nicole Kimbrell, Makenzie Rath, Cathy Waters, and Haley Williams.