The biggest events in the furniture and home furnishings industry are the Spring and Fall shows in High Point, NC. An annual award is given for excellence in showroom design which honors the most creative and innovative exhibitors. We’re very proud, here at by Design to point out that several of the nominees (and both of the top winners!) are vendors of ours that we love to work with. Here are the top award winners and the remarks that the judges made about them:
Best of Market:
“Known for providing an eclectic mix of products collected from different countries, expressing the aesthetic ideals of numerous cultures, Four Hands has established itself as trend-setting leader in the home furnishings industry. Judged as the very best at the Fall 2009 High Point Market, this showroom… makes exceptional use of color, lighting and textures to create a visually rich and emotionally engaging experience.”
Best of Market first runner up:
“Global Views… vignette’s suggest ways consumers can use the products in their homes while color pulls the whole ensemble together into a cohesive concept. As exemplified in their competition entry photo, Global Views’ displays are organized by color, function and design, focus on interesting furniture and lighting pieces, and use striking colors to capture attention.”
People’s Choice Award:
“Launched this year to honor the voice of our customers, the High Point Market People’s Choice Award takes showroom competition to a whole, new level. Global Views, winner of the High Point Market’s 2009 People’s Choice Award, excelled in both aspects of the competition. Their showroom design was so creative and compelling that it earned Second Runner Up status in our juried Best of Market contest . On top of that fine performance, the Global Views team also did an exceptional job of promoting their display.” (Global Views used social media Twitter to before and during market to create excitement about their display.)
To read more about these winners and other nominees or about past winners click here.