NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- DDI Magazine has named Anthropologie's Rockefeller Center store as the Platinum Award winner in the annual Winning Windows Manhattan holiday retail window competition. Tiffany & Co. took home the second-place Gold Award, and Bergdorf Goodman was honored with the third-place Silver Award.
For the 11th consecutive year, the DDI Winning Windows Awards honor the top three Manhattan retail stores for their excellence in holiday window design. Winning Windows judges walked New York City, touring the storefronts and delighting in the creative, festive and impeccably executed designs that window teams across the city have spent the past year planning.
Judging was based on three criteria: originality and creativity, spirit of the season and technical aspects of execution. This year's judges included Jessie Bove, managing editor, DDI Magazine; Ron Knoth, professor, Laboratory Institute of Merchandising; and Peter-Tolin Baker, principal at P-T B Design Services.
Anthropologie's windows are inspired by trees this year. Through the use of both live and handmade trees, the retailer's stores recreated the traditional narrative of a tree farm. At Rockefeller Center, one window features pinecones—real and handmade—cascading from a wintry bench decorated with colorful yarn. Other windows showcase various interpretations of pinecones, trees and branches, playing with scale and offering passersby a glimpse into a hidden world. Lastly, a window of stacked pastel boxes features hundreds of trinkets and baubles, some adorned with vintage gift tags, beckoning visitors to peruse the goods inside.
Photos of the winning windows award recipients can be viewed at http://www.ddionline.com.
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SOURCE DDI Magazine