“This year’s 25th annual ARTS Awards was a milestone event celebrating the past, present and future of the home furnishings industry,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO of the Dallas Market Center.
The winners, which represent top talents across the design manufacturing industry, were announced last week during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. The awards also honor the top sales representatives and international retailers.
2014 ARTS Awards finalists being judged
This year’s event began with the 25th Anniversary Academy of Achievement award, which was presented to the founders of the ART organization: Gil Bailie, Eric Bauer, Ralph Chancey, Henry Goldman and Harvey Hollingsworth.
Also in attendance were ARTS Awards Hall of Fame members—those who have won ARTS Awards five or more times in a specific category. They included BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons Furniture, Distinctive Designs International, Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, Montaage, Natural Decorations, PALECEK, Paragon, Robb & Stucky and Schonbek Worldwide Lighting.
The 2014 winners in the manufacturers category are as follows:
Accent Furniture: Phillips Collection
Area Rugs: Company C
Home Accents: Waylande Gregory Studios
Home Textiles: SFERRA
Lighting Fixtures: Visual Comfort & Company
Outdoor Living: JANUS et Cie
Portable Lamps: Jamie Young Company
Tabletop: Montes Doggett
Wall Décor: Benson-Cobb Studios
Green Manufacturer: Selamat Designs