The January Furniture Show returns to the Birmingham NEC from 21st-24th this month, heralding the fourth edition of The Furniture Awards.
Organised by Furniture News magazine in partnership with the event’s organisers – and supported by the BFM – The Furniture Awards recognise the industry’s champions by identifying the most commercial and creative product launches.
This year’s judging panel – Malcolm Walker (Furniture Village), Jacquie Benedukt (Fenwick), Diana Celella (SBID) and Debbie Watmore (AHF) – has selected its shortlist of the best entries:
Tiffany, Alpha Designs
Hugo, John Sankey
Concept Pro, Arte-N
Pavillion, Fortune Woods
Cepina, Nolte Möbel
Tivoli, Bentley Designs
Milano, Gallery Direct
Norse, Sciae (Richard Stamp Agencies)
Treble Clef, LBA Interiors
Woodland, Think Rugs
The judges will inspect the shortlist models and ranges prior to the show’s opening – the winners will be announced here, and in the entrance to Hall 3A.
“This year’s entries were probably the strongest yet,” says Paul Farley, Awards Co-ordinator, and Editor-in-Chief of Furniture News, “and our panel has more buying experience than we’ve ever deployed, so I’m certain the 2018 winners will truly reflect the cream of the UK furnishing crop.”
“Now an intrinsic part of the January Furniture Show, The Furniture Awards have become the ultimate celebration of furniture design across the whole industry,” adds Show Director Theresa Raymond.