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Design Excellence Awards

THE COMPETITION recognizes products for their overall design, as well as their marketability, innovation, color, construction and imaginative use of materials. Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. co-sponsors the awards. Category winners included:
Cast Metal: Varenne Barstool from Veneman's Roger Thomas Collection.
Complementary Casual Products: Cushion Storage Chest by Povl Eskildsen for Gloster.
Fabric: French Twist Collection from Shuford Mills/Outdura.
Outdoor Lighting: Phatty Conversation Table Lamp by Andy Morter for Shady Lady.
Outdoor Rugs/Carpeting/Flooring: Peacock Ocean Aqua Outdoor Rug, from Sawgrass Mills/The HammockSource.
Rattan/Wicker/Woven Materials: Gigi Lounge from JANUS et Cie.
Resin/Fiberglass: Brio MPG Cushion Sectional by William Vanderminden for Telescope Casual Furniture.
Shade Products: Plantation MAX Parasol by Dougan Clarke for TUUCI.
Tubular Materials: Color Glass Dining Table from Telescope Casual Furniture.
Wood Furniture: Topaz Stackable Carver by Ciani Design for Jensen Leisure.
Wrought Iron/Wrought Aluminum: Amelie Dual Spring Rocking Loveseat by Shaun Sweeney for Woodard.

Best of Show award
THE LILLIAN B. Winchester "Best of Show" award was selected from among the 11 category winners listed above. Topaz Stackable Carver by Ciani Design for Jensen Leisure was named the winner.
Ciani Design team, left, share the stage as ICFA Chairman Dudley Flanders presents award to Max Jensen, CEO of Jensen Leisure Outdoor Furniture. 


Manufacturer of the Year
FROM AMONG the eight category winners, O.W. Lee Company was selected as top Manufacturer of the Year. Both the category winners and the Manufacturer of the
ICFA Director Joe Logan with O.W. Lee leaders Terri Lee Rogers and Brian Lee after the company won the overall Manufacturer of the Year Award. 

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