The sixth edition of The Furniture Awards, which took place at this year's January Furniture Show, saw exhibiting hopefuls put their best foot (well, new range) forward in a bid to be crowned best in class. Just missing out on the top spot in the Living & Dining Cabinet category was award veteran, Gallery Direct.
Gallery's entry, Madrid Walnut, takes influence from mid-century style and Scandinavian design. This contemporary living and dining range features soft curves and edges, and employs solid walnut and walnut veneers in a mellow finish.
Also available in oak, Madrid features soft rounded tops and elegantly shaped underframes and cross-rails, plus handle-less doors and drawer fronts.
“From the lozenge-shaped console table to the stylish yet practical display unit, this unique collection brings something new and exciting to the market at outstanding value for money prices,” says Gallery’s sales and business development director, James Hudson. “It was one of our outstanding ranges at the show, so tactile and fabulous to touch. The choice of walnut has a nod to the past but with a contemporary design twist, making it on-trend for modern living.”
The judges said: “Tactile, inviting, and very well finished – could this range help walnut recapture its mainstream status? We were also impressed by the services and infrastructure behind it – Gallery boasts great sustainable credentials, a huge offer, and some of the best marketing materials in the business.”