The association of outdoor furniture designers, retailers and manufacturers, International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA), announced winners of its annual 2010 Design Excellence competition. The awards recognize products for their overall design, as well as their marketability, innovation, color, construction and imaginative use of materials.
Plantation MAX Parasol by Dougan Clarke for TUUCI and Varenne Barstool from Veneman’s Roger Thomas Collection.
The winners include: Varenne Barstool from Veneman’s Roger Thomas Collection; Cushion Storage Chest by Povl Eskildsen for Gloster; French Twist Collection from Shuford Mills/Outdura; Phatty Conversation Table Lamp by Andy Morter for Shady Lady; Peacock Ocean Aqua Outdoor Rug, from Sawgrass Mills/The HammockSource; Gigi Lounge from JANUS et Cie; Brio MPG Cushion Sectional by William Vanderminden for Telescope Casual Furniture; Plantation MAX Parasol by Dougan Clarke for TUUCI; Color Glass Dining Table from Telescope Casual Furniture; Topaz Stackable Carver by Ciani Design for Jensen Leisure; and Amelie Dual Spring Rocking Loveseat by Shaun Sweeney for Woodard.
Peacock Ocean Aqua Outdoor Rug, from Sawgrass Mills/The HammockSource and Amelie Dual Spring Rocking Loveseat by Shaun Sweeney for Woodard.
Judges included Adam Moroschan, Chicago HOME and Garden; Janel Laban from the blog, Apartment Therapy; and Debby Donovan, The Daily Herald; designers Grace Sielaff of M Grace Designs, and Pamela Self, Pamela Self Landscape Design; and retailers Bruce Erickson, Williams Ski and Patio and Mike D’Antonio, Viking Ski and Patio.
The “Best of Show” award will be given based on the results of an online voting program September 21. The winner will be announced at a 6:30 p.m. awards reception on Wednesday, September 22, at the Ballroom of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The awards reception is open to ICFA members and their invited guests.