The January Furniture Show returns to the Birmingham NEC from 21st-24th this month, heralding the fourth edition of The Furniture Awards.
The Furniture Awards 2018 shortlist revealed
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:
Living Category: Tiffany, Alpha Designs; Hugo, John Sankey; Constable, Tetrad; and Antibes, Duresta.
Bedroom Category: Concept Pro, Arte-N; Pavillion, Fortune Woods; Cepina, Nolte Möbel; and Cayenne, Wiemann.
Dining Category: Tivoli, Bentley Designs; Aradeo, ercol; Milano, Gallery Direct; and Norse, Sciae (Richard Stamp Agencies).
Decor Category: Treble Clef, LBA Interiors; and Woodland, Oriental Carpets & Rugs.
The judges will inspect the shortlist models and ranges prior to the show’s opening – the winners will be announced online, 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.