Design Excellence winners named
Jay McIntosh -- Casual Living, September 13, 2010
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The criteria for judging each casual furnishings category included: overall design, marketability, product innovation, color, construction and imaginative use of materials. ICFA members, who are casting votes this week for the Lillian B. Winchester Best of Show Award, will consider these same criteria as they review the category winners and select the one they believe deserves the top honor. Voting for the Best of Show Award is open through Tuesday, Sept. 21, opening day of the Casual Market at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
The Best of Show winner will be announced and the 11 category awards presented during the ICFA Awards reception from 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave. The first Sales Representative of the Year Award also will be presented along with the reintroduced Manufacturer of the Year Award at the reception for ICFA members and invited guests.
2010 Design Excellence Winners: (scroll down to see images. Look for larger versions of these images in the Hot Products in Chicago feature on this page during the next 11 days.)
Veneman Collections - Varenne Barstool, Roger Thomas Collection
Complementary Casual Products
Gloster - Cushion Storage Chest by Povl Eskildsen
Shuford Mills/Outdura - French Twist Collection
Shady Lady - Phatty Conversation Table Lamp by Andy Morter
Outdoor Rugs, Carpeting and Flooring
The HammockSource - Peacock Ocean Aqua Outdoor Rug, Sawgrass Mills
JANUS et Cie - Gigi Lounge
Telescope Casual Furniture - Brio MPG Cushion Sectional by William Vanderminden
TUUCI - Plantation MAX Parasol by Dougan Clarke
Telescope Casual Furniture - Color Glass Dining Table
Jensen Leisure - Topaz Stackable Carver by Ciani Design
Wrought Iron/Wrought Aluminum
Woodard - Amelie Dual Spring Rocking Loveseat by Shaun Sweeney