The results are in for The Furniture Awards 2020, as the UK’s top suppliers present their latest products at the January Furniture Show (Birmingham NEC, 19th-22nd January).
After inspecting the shortlisted entrants at the exhibition, a panel of top retailers and other industry experts has picked this year’s winners:
Living & Dining Cabinet
Winner: Fortune Woods (CM) – stand 2-D10
Highly commended: Gallery Direct (Madrid Walnut) – stand 3-L20
Winner: Wiemann UK (Glasgow) – stand 4-C50
Highly commended: Arte-N Furniture (Bed Concept) – stand 4-E50
Winner: Collins & Hayes (Bailey & Banks) – stand 1-C20
Highly commended: Cintique (Mayfair) – stand 5-D40
Winner: Gingko Electronics (Octagon One Desk Light) – stand 3-C40
Mattresses & Divans
Winner: Silentnight Group (Yours&Mine) – stand 5-G80
Now six years old, The Furniture Awards were developed by Furniture News magazine in partnership with the January Furniture Show to bring the industry’s most creative, intelligent and industrious suppliers to the fore.
The 2020 edition was sponsored by trade association BFM, digital marketing specialist Orbital, and furniture technology specialist Lectra. The winners will enjoy free stand space at next year’s show, plus £2,000 in digital marketing vouchers from Orbital.
The submissions were judged by: Dids Macdonald, ACID (Anti Copying In Design) and The Furniture Makers’ Company; Malcolm Walker, FIRST (Furniture Industry Retail Sourcing Today) MW; Royce Clark, Grampian Furnishers; and Mike Murray, Land of Beds. The panel was again chaired by awards co-ordinator, Furniture News’ Paul Farley, who says: “Another great supplier line-up is joining The Furniture Awards hall of fame this year. Watch this space – and our March issue – for more on why these businesses made the cut.”
The January Furniture Show runs until Wednesday.