BEMA Announces Award Winners
Topeka, KS The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association (BEMA), a
non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of bath
enclosures, has named the winners of its Seventh Annual Design
Awards Competition, the association has announced.
Honored for the “Glass Under 3/8″” and “Glass 3/8″ and Over”
categories, respectively, John Veras, president of Wyckoff,
NJ-based Duschqueen, Inc. and Paul Snyder, president of Miami,
FL-based Architectural Glass Arts, Inc, Truly Frameless®, both
received top honors.
In the “Glass Under 3/8″” category, Veras provided an
installation made up of bent, tempered 1/4″ glass as well as bent
solid brass, nickel-plated extrusions.
Architectural Glass Arts, Inc. Truly Frameless is the first-ever
repeat winner in the competition, the association pointed out.
Snyder received the “Installation Over $1,500” award last year. The
pair was honored at BEMA’s Annual Membership Meeting, held in
Atlanta, GA, in conjunction with GlassBuild America.
A three-member panel of industry and consumer magazine editors
judged the 47 entries, with entries being recognized for
exceptional bathroom design that uses a shower or tub enclosure in
place of a shower curtain.
BEMA president Bill Furr of Jacksonville, FL-based Coastal
Industries, Inc. added that the categories changed for this
“The BEMA Design Awards categories changed to emphasize glass
thickness instead of the cost of the enclosure. This change in
categories reflects trends in the industry. Today’s enclosures
express individual homeowner’s lifestyles with their many designs,
sizes and colors,” he offered.