24 September 2009

Award winners from Casual Furniture market

from a press release


DESIGN EXCELLENCE COMPETITION AWARDS THE YEAR’S BEST CASUAL FURNISHINGS PRODUCT DESIGNS

Prestigious Awards Honor Outstanding Designs in 11 Product Categories During the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market

CHICAGO (September 22, 2009) – The casual furnishings industry’s top manufacturers were honored with the distinguished Design Excellence Award during the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market™, held at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, September 21-24, 2009.

The Design Excellence Awards – considered the highest recognition for new product design in the casual furnishings industry – honor manufacturers whose merchandise demonstrate innovation, fine craftsmanship and great engineering in 11 product categories, including two new important industry categories, Fabric and Outdoor Rugs, Carpeting and Flooring.

Each of the 11 category winners will be judged again to determine the recipient of the Lillian B. Winchester Best Of Show Award, which will be announced at the Apollo Awards Banquet on Wednesday, September 23, 2009. The Best Of Show winner will receive $1,000 to donate to their design school of choice.

A renowned panel of industry experts judged the entries and the International Casual Furnishings Association presented the awards as follows:

Cast Metal Furniture

Pride Family Brands, Sophia Formal Cushion Dining Chair

Complementary Casual Products

Gloster, Axis Coffee Table

Fabric – NEW CATEGORY!

Veneman Collections, Woodgrain Hill – Green

Outdoor Lighting Products

Woodard (by Joe Ruggiero), Belgravia Table Lamp

Outdoor Rugs, Carpeting and Flooring – NEW CATEGORY!

Veneman Collections, Terene Outdoor Rug

Rattan/Wicker/Woven Materials Furniture

Laneventure, Solona Round Dining Table

Shade Products

TUUCI, Ocean Master MAX Crescent Parasol

Tubular Materials Furniture

Barlow Tyrie, Quattro Sun Lounge

Wood Casual Furniture

ScanCom North America, Bogor Recycled Teak Rectangle Table

Wrought Iron/Wrought Aluminum Furniture

Kettler, Sereno Barrel Back Chair


The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market is exclusively endorsed by the International Casual Furnishings Association (formerly known as the Summer & Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association, SCFMA) and the Casual Furniture Retailers Association (CFR) and managed by MMPI.


SAVE THE DATE:

International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, September 21-24, 2010, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

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