Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the recipients of the 32nd ARTS Awards. Following a judging process guided by a panel of industry experts, category winners were announced at a gala event on Friday, January 7 at the Hilton Anatole hotel co-hosted by Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley. In addition to category winners, the Academy of Achievement honor was awarded to Caroline Hipple of Norwalk Furniture and a special HEARTS Award was presented to The Malouf Foundation.
“Congratulations to this year’s ARTS Awards recipients and to our special honorees,” said Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center said. “It was an amazing evening of celebrating entrepreneurs, top sales people, and legendary leaders.”
32nd ARTS Awards Recipients
East/Atlantic: Hermitage Design Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Midwest/Southwest: Southern Lights, Burnsville, Minnesota
West: Black Whale Home, Encinitas, California
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East/Atlantic: Bountiful Home, Easton, Maryland
Midwest/Southwest: Coco & Dash, Dallas, Texas
West: Absolutely Fabulous, Huntington Beach, California
Furniture Store—Single Location: Henry Home Interiors, Norman, Oklahoma
Furniture Store—Multiple Location: Clive Daniel Home, Naples, Florida
Design Studio: In Detail Interiors, Pensacola, Florida
Academy of Achievement Award: Caroline Hipple, Norwalk Furniture
HEARTS Award: The Malouf Foundation
Product Designer: Barry Goralnick
Interior Designer: Jan Showers
East/Atlantic: Karen Landes Scherr
Midwest/Southwest: Amy Golightly
West: Leslie Taglio
Green Award: Polywood
Area Rugs: Rizzy Home
Home Accents: Phillips Collection
Accent Furniture: Norwalk Furniture
Home Textiles: Ann Gish
Tabletop: Beatriz Ball Collection
Outdoor Living: Seasonal Living
Wall Décor: Itinerant Studio
Lamps: Pacific Coast Lighting
Lighting Fixtures: Hubbardton Forge
Sponsors for the 32nd ARTS Awards include Aspire Design & Home; Business of Home; Designers Today; D Home; Furniture, Lighting & Décor; Furniture Today; Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Home Accents Today; Home Textiles Today; Interior Design Society, and Sustainable Furnishings Council.
About the ARTS Awards
The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to the home industry. Up to 28 categories exist under the headings Manufacturer, Retailer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Sales Representative, Green Award, and other specialty honors. Anyone in the industry can nominate including manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, designers, suppliers, consultants, and other industry officials. Companies that have won an ARTS Award five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Current Hall of Fame members are: Arteriors Home, Beatriz Ball, Bella Casa, BJ’s Home Accents, C.S. Wo & Sons, Distinctive Designs International Inc., Elements at Home, Feizy Rugs, Fine Art Lamps, Global Views, HW Home, Loloi Rugs, Montaage, Natural Decorations Inc., Palecek, Paragon, Phillips Collection, Robb & Stucky, Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, Seasonal Living, and Vietri.
ART is the creative home furnishings network representing manufacturers, retailers, representatives and other individuals and companies interested in promoting and enhancing the market position of the home furnishings industry. Each year ART sponsors programs such as the ART conference, regional educational seminars, the ART card, and the ARTS Awards. The ART website is available at www.accessoriesresourceteam.org.
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the world’s largest western marketplace, opening in 2021; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.
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