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Design Excellence

Entries set new record

Setting the bar higher has become the standard for the Design Excellence Awards competition, which again attracted a record number with 145 entries in nine categories. With 35 product entries, tubular aluminum products was the largest category.

Design Excellence Awards will be presented Sept. 15 during the Casual Market Welcome Party in Market Suites on the 7th floor of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. The award presentation will kick off the evening at 6 p.m. on the North Side of the 7th floor. New this year, Design Excellence entries will be on display on the North Side for attendees to peruse the product entries and the winners. In addition to honors for the best new product designs, Manufacturer Leadership Awards will commend outstanding casual furniture and accessories suppliers and Merchandising Excellence Awards will recognize distinction in booth and showroom visual presentation. After the awards presentations, the party will move to the rest of the 7th floor. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the welcome party, hosted by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

The winner of the Design Excellence Lillian B. Winchester Best of Show Award will be named Wednesday, Sept. 17, during the 49th Annual Apollo Awards at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom. The Apollo Awards are the main event to recognize retail excellence, honor lifetime achievement in the casual furniture industry and, this year, will include an outdoor fabric fashion show. Tickets are required for the Apollo Awards event, hosted by MMPI and the International Casual Furnishings Association.


Resin/Fiberglass


Antique looking table top and pedestal

G&J Artistic Designs
Tuscany Top and Taos Pedestal
Booth 8-8017

Whicker pattern dark brown chair

Grosfillex, Inc.
Ineo Armchair
Booth 8-7130

Stone looking garden bench

Laneventure Furniture
Leeds Castle Lions Gate Garden Bench
Showroom 1544

Black and white resin outdoor chair

Telescope Casual Furniture
Windward Sling Armchair
Showroom 1776









Wrought


Red iron chair with a green cushion

EMU
Re-Trouve Armchair
Booth 8-4076

traditional looking wrought iron chair

Kettler
Carat Armchair
Showroom 1661

Iron table with cypress top

Laneventure Furniture
At Home in Tuscany Bramsole Dining table w/Octagonal Cypress Top
Showroom 1544

iron chair with deep thick burgandy cushions

Meadowcraft
Geneva Club Chair
Showroom 1747

iron dinning set

Meadowcraft
Rosemont Dining Chair
Showroom 1747

wrought iron arm chair

O.W. Lee
Silana Dining Armchair
Showroom 1786

Oval backed iron arm chair

Woodard
Stratton Dining Armchair
Showroom 1534

terrace iron dining set

Woodard
Terrace Dining Armchair
Showroom 1534









Outdoor Lighting


Whicker outdoor lights

Dayva International
Lagoon Lights
Booth 8-4106

Wooden Garden Solar light

Jewels of Java
Garden Light Solar
Booth 8-6066

Solar Garden post light

Jewels of Java
Solar Garden Post Light
Booth 8-6066

small table lamp

Patio Living Concepts
Bristol Table Lamp
Booth 7-6054

White lamp with yellow shade

Patio Living Concepts
Coronado Table Lamp
Booth 7-6054









round pendant globe lamp

Shady Lady
Atmosphere Pendant
Booth 8-7058

Spruce floor lamp

Shady Lady
Spruce Creek Floor Lamp
Booth 8-7058

Floor lamp

Woodard
Chatham Floor Lamp
Showroom 1534

Japanese garden inspired floor lamp

Woodard
Japanese Garden Floor Lamp
Showroom 1534









Cast Metal


Metal Chair with white cushions

Cast Classics
Normandy Club Chair
Showroom 1757

Metal Chair with grey cushions

Classic Elements
LaColonia Lounge Chair
Showroom 1744
JANUS et Cie
Biarritz Armchair
Showroom 1876

Tree pattern metal chair

JANUS et Cie
Forest Armchair
Showroom 1876

Metal mesh chair

La-Z-Boy Outdoor Select
Rima
Showroom 1791

Metal table with built in lazy susan

Meadow Décor
Athena Dining Table with Built-in Lazy Susan
Booth 8-7034

Large Lounge chair with orange cushions

Pride Family Brands
Barcelona Cushion Lounge Chair
Showroom 1754

Rialto cast dining chair

Pride Family Brands
Rialto Cast Dining Chair
Showroom 1754

Blue metal chair with orange seat cushion

Veneman Collections
Bellechase Dining Chair
Showroom 15-120








Windham Castings
Nikko Dining Chair
Showroom 1657

Metal chair with floral seat cushion

Winston Furniture Company
Sea Villa Dining Chair
Showroom 16-100

outdoor dining set

Woodard
Vienna Dining Armchair
Showroom 1534

outdoor lounge chair

Woodard
Latour Lounge Chair
Showroom 1534









Complimentary Casual


Wood and whicker Swing

Agio International
Mandalay Swing
Showroom 1628

Aluminium Gas fire pit

Agio International
Ashmost Aluminum Gas Fire Pit
Showroom 1628

Black Planter

Cast Classics
Pietra Planter
Showroom 1757

Wood extension table

Gloster Furniture
Elan Extension Table
Showroom 1768

Stone looking loop bowl

JANUS et Cie
Loop
Showroom 1876



Outback Chair Company
Outback Screen
Booth 8-8054
Outback Chair Company
Scoop Chair
Booth 8-8054
O.W. Lee
Ziggurat Chat Height Fire Table
Showroom 1786

Woven look storage chest / coffee table

Pride Family Brands Design Team
Storage Chest/Coffee Table
Showroom 1754

Teak round side table

Rock Wood Casual Furniture
Windward Round Side Table
Showroom 1760

Side Table/ Round Ottoman

Rock Wood Casual Furniture
Totem Side Table/ Round Ottoman
Showroom 1760

Cast Pedestal Fire Pit

Telescope Casual Furniture
Cast Pedestal Fire Pit
Showroom 1776

Double Wicker Area Swing

The Hammock Source
Double Wicker Area Swing
Booth 8-4062

Red floral pattern outdoor rug

The Hammock Source
Sawgrass Mills Outdoor Rug
Booth 8-4062

woven black trash can

Veneman Collections
Trash Can
Showroom 15-120








Wanda Technology Inc.
Serenata
Booth 8-3030A

wooden herringbone table top

Woodard
Herringbone Table Top
Showroom 1534

textured slate table top

Woodard
Textured Slate Table Top
Showroom 1534









Rattan/Wicker/Woven


Brown wicker louge chair

Agio International
Northwoods Lounge Chair
Showroom 1628

Dark Brown wicker cuddle chair

Agio International
Raffles Cuddle Chair
Showroom 1628

Chocolate colored wicker lounge chair

Brown Jordan
Madrid Lounge Chair
Showroom 17-100

Grey wicker arm chair

Cast Classics
Calais Armchair
Showroom 1757








Cast Classics

Dorsai Console Table
Showroom 1757

grey sectional sofa

Creative Living
Century Sectional
Booth 8-1004

contemporary lounge

Domus Ventures
Santa Clarita Lounge
Booth 8-8130

grey wicker modular lounge

Domus Ventures
Viola Modular Lounge
Booth 8-8130

wicker cuddle chaise

Ebel
Avignon Cuddle Chaise
Showroom 15-121

wicker Deep Seating Swivel Glider Lounge Chair

Gloster Furniture
Symphony Deep Seating Swivel Glider Lounge Chair
Showroom 1768

Dark colored Deep Seating Recliner

Gloster Furniture
Casablanca Deep Seating Recliner
Showroom 1768

Dark brown wicker Spa Recliner

JANUS et Cie
Spa Recliner
Showroom 1876

contemporary XL lounge chair

JANUS et Cie
Zofa XXL Lounge Chair
Showroom 1876

Dark brown Deep Seating Spring Rocker

Kitty Hawk Furniture
Matise Deep Seating Spring Rocker
Booth 8-9110

Wicker Day Bed

Laneventure Furniture
Celerie-Zinnia Wicker Day Bed
Showroom 1544

Dark brown wicker Window Settee

Laneventure Furniture
Palm Beach Window Settee
Showroom 1544

Dark brown wicker recliner

La-Z-Boy Outdoor Select
Belle Meade
Showroom 1791

La-Z-Boy Outdoor Select
Lakeland
Showroom 1791

Grey wicker calypso lounge chair

Lloyd Flanders
Calypso Lounge Chair
Showroom 1650

Grey wicker tropics lounge chair

Lloyd Flanders
Tropics Lounge Chair
Showroom 1650

Black wicker Cupid and Psyche Chair

Locsin International
for Neoteric Home The Cupid and Psyche Chair
Booth 8-6094

Brown wicker Spartan Open Weave

Locsin International
for Neoteric Home The Spartan Open Weave
Booth 8-6094

Black wicker spring lounge chair

Mallin Casual Furniture
Dover Spring Swivel Club
Showroom 1766








Outback Chair Co.
Urban Balance Chair
Booth 8-8054

Metal and dark wicker day bed

Rock Wood Casual Furniture
Cove Day Bed
Showroom 1760

Wicker and wood lounge chair

Rock Wood Casual Furniture
Oasis Lounge Chair
Showroom 1760

Brown wicker chat chair

ScanCom
Hamilton Chat Chair
Showroom 1645/1646

Dark brown wicker dining chair

ScanCom
Mandalay Dining Chair
Showroom 1645/1646

Wicker ribbon chair

Skyline Design
Ribbon
Booth 8-2030

Wicker and metal chaise

Terra Furniture
Milano Chaise
Booth 8-4083

Wicker outdoor casual suit

Tropitone Furniture
Loggia Lounge Chair
Showroom 1780

Dark wicker barrel lounge chair

Veneman Collections
Barrel Lounge Chair
Showroom 15-120

Brown wicker Tete-A-Tete

Woodard
South Shore Tete-A-Tete
Showroom 1534

Trinidad Cresant Shaped Lounge Chair

Woodard
Trinidad Cresant Shaped Lounge Chair
Showroom 1534






Shade


Brown Jordan
9” Octagon Umbrella
Showroom 17-100

Siesta day bed with sail

Gloster Furniture
Estrada Siesta with Sail
Showroom 1768

Brown Umbrella fan

Laneventure Furniture
Outdoor Living Umbrella Fan
Showroom 1544

Wicker Tete-A-Tete with sail

Laneventure Furniture
Windward Tete-A-Tete
Showroom 1544

Club Chair w/Canopy

Mallin Casual Furniture
Casbah Club Chair w/Canopy
Showroom 1776

Orange and brown day bed

Neoteric Home
The Bora Bora Day Bed
Booth 8-6094

Brown and green Wedge Day Bed

Neoteric Home
The Wedge Day Bed
Booth 8-6094






Outback Chair Company

Sanctuary Frame
Booth 8-8054

Floral Cabana Double Chaise

O.W. Lee
Montrachet Cabana Double Chaise
Showroom 1786

Crescent shaped Lounge

TUUCI
Crescent Shade Lounge
Booth 8-7034





Wanda Technology
U938 II (Sing 2 U)
Booth 8-3030A

Tubular Aluminum


Agio International
Hatteras Lounge Chair
Showroom 1628

Agio International
Vegas Gathering Height Bar Chair
Showroom 1628

Brown Jordan
Northshore Lounge Chair
Showroom 17-100

Cast Classics
Arcadia Table Base
Showroom 1757

Metal Chair with white cushions

Cast Classics
Serena Arm Chair
Showroom 1757

Casual Creations
Tanjor Sling Dining Chair
Showroom 8711c

Casual Creations
Tribeca Deep Seating Lounge Chair
Showroom 8711c








Century
Riviera Lounge Chair
Showroom 1700

Gloster Furniture
Azore Lounger
Showroom 1768

JANUS et Cie
Azimuth Cross Lounge Chair
Showroom 1876

JANUS et Cie
Splash Armchair
Showroom 1876

Kettler
Avanti Armchair
Showroom 1661

Kettler
Kalun Adjustable Chair
Showroom 1661

Koverton Classics
Eclipse Club Chair
Booth 8-8062

Koverton Classics
Klip Armchair
Booth 8-8062

Laneventure Furniture
The Murano Chaise
Showroom 1544

Laneventure Furniture
Summer Porch II- Swivel Glider Lounge Chair
Showroom 1544

La-Z-Boy Outdoor Select
Monroe Cushion Dining Chair
Showroom 1791

Mallin Casual Furniture
Hampton Spring Club
Showroom 1766

Meadowcraft
Saratoga Deep Seating Action Chair
Showroom 1747

Meadowcraft
Wyndham Lolling Chair
Showroom 1747

Neoteric Home
The NH-01 Chaise Lounge
Booth 8-6094

Neoteric Home
The NH-06 Chaise Lounge
Booth 8-6094

O.W. Lee
Luxe 30 Club Chair
Showroom 1789





Pride Family Brands
Excelsior Cushion Lounge Chair
Showroom 1754
Pride Family Brands
Jakarta Formal Dining Chair
Showroom 1754

Suncoast Design
Contempo Sling
Showroom 17-105

Suncoast Design
Vision Gathering Height Sling Chair
Showroom 17-105

Telescope Casual Furniture
Momentum Deep Seat Loveseat
Showroom 1776

Telescope Casual Furniture
Progression Sling Arm Chair
Showroom 1776

Terra Furniture
Apollo Chaise
Booth 8-4083

Tropitone Furniture
Stoneworks Zagora Table Tops
Showroom 1780

Winston Furniture
Summit Lounge Swivel Rocker
Showroom 16-100

Woodard
Devonshire Dining Armchair
Showroom 1534

Woodard
Manhattan Adjustable Chaise Lounge
Showroom 1534









Wood


Barlow Tyrie
Horizon Extending Table
Showroom 1659
Century
Metropolitan Lounge Chair
Showroom 1700

Gloster Furniture
Elan Dining Chair with Arms
Showroom 1768

Gloster Furniture
Halifax Deep Seating Swivel Rocker Lounge Chair
Showroom 1768








Kingsley-Bate
Ipanema Lounge Chair
Showroom 17-107

Laneventure Furniture
Palm Beach Double Garden Chaise
Showroom 1544





New River Casual Furniture
Monte Carlo Conversation Table
Booth 8-7046

Rock Wood Casual Furniture
Rio Square Dining Table
Showroom 1760

Rock Wood Casual Furniture
Windward Round Dining Table
Showroom 1760

ScanCom
Cleveland Chaise Lounge
Showroom 1645/1646



ScanCom

Elizabeth 2 Seater Sofa
Showroom 1645/1646

The Hammock Source
Hatteras Outdoors Chaise Lounge
Booth 8-4062

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