The Furniture Awards return to the January Furniture Show this year to celebrate the industry’s champion suppliers. The awards – developed by Furniture News magazine (stand 4-F25) in partnership with the show’s organisers – offer exhibitors the opportunity to put the best of their new products before a panel of expert judges from the world of furniture retail and design.
The awards are co-ordinated and chaired by Paul Farley, editor of Furniture News magazine, and the 2017 judging panel comprises: Malcolm Walker, director of buying for Furniture Village; Diana Celella, award-winning interior designer and president elect of SBID; Rob Scarlett, furniture designer; and Royce Clark, MD of Grampian Furnishers.
This year’s competition attracted a bumper crop of entries, from which the following shortlist has been decided:
Elle, Willis & Gambier (stand 1-E60)
Sita, Wiemann (4-C50)
Dartmoor, Cottonsafe Natural Mattress (5-J45)
concept me, Nolte Möbel (4-C40)
Brunel, Bentley Designs (1-A40)
Mustique, Gallery Direct (3-L20)
Varzzy Stories, Evanyrouse (2-E70)
Pluto, Qualita (1-C46)
Pero, Ercol Furniture (1-E40)
Brando, Premier Housewares (3-Q10)
Gatsby, Tetrad (1-F85)
BB, Asiades HK (2-F21)
Zoe, Nicoletti Home (1-D75)
New Jersey Print, Flair Rugs (4-E55)
Rugs & Runners, Edel Telenzo (2G-FS18)
Zig Zag by Fiona Howard, Think Rugs (2G-FS41)
These products will be inspected on site before the chosen winners are announced on the first day of the show – via this (and the January Furniture Show) website, digital displays around the show, on the winners’ stands, plus a special graphical display at the entrance to Hall 3A.