Palecek, Phillips, Loloi among ARTS Awards winners
Honors presented at the Dallas Market Center event
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, January 19, 2010
DALLAS — Palecek took the honors in the accent furniture category and Loloi won for area rugs in the 21st annual ARTS Awards, presented Saturday at the Dallas Market Center.
Jason Phillips of accent furniture and accessories source The Phillips Collection was named top product designer.
Don McEvoy, founder of Don McEvoy and Associates, was honored with the Academy of Achievement Award for his significant contributions to the decorative accessories industry.
More than 500 guests attended the ceremony hosted by the Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team, the decorative accessories trade association. Presenters included designers Clodagh and Joe Ruggiero. They joined DMC executives Bill Winsor and Cindy Morris, and ART Executive Director Sharon Davis and the group's 2010-2011 president, Bill Fortson, in presenting awards.
"It's always an honor to celebrate the accomplishments of such outstanding members of the decorative accessories industry," said Winsor. "Congratulations to this year's winners of the 21st annual ARTS Awards."
The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, recognizes excellence from retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives and designers.
Here is a list of winners in all categories:
• Accent furniture, Palecek
• Area rugs, Loloi Rugs
• Decorative accessories, Global Views
• Home textiles, Blissliving Home
• Lighting fixtures, Visual Comfort & Co.
• Outdoor living, Seasonal Living
• Permanent floral, Distinctive Designs
• Portable lamps, Barbara Cosgrove Lamps
• Tabletop, Beatriz Ball Collection
• Wall décor, Paragon
• East/Atlantic, Brittain Cherry, Ogburn-Cherry & Associates
• Midwest/Southwest, Derrick Ricketts, CODARUS
• West, Laura Fast, OneCoast/ Homestyle
Product designer, Jason Phillips, The Phillips Collection
International Retail Store, Ma Maison, Mexico City
Rising Star Retailer, Bravado Home & Design, Portland, Ore.
• East/Atlantic, Albert's Interiors, Newton Square, Pa.
• Midwest/Southwest, HW Home, Boulder, Colo.
• West, Homescapes Carmel, Carmel, Calif.
Home accent stores
• East/Atlantic, Ambiance Interiors & Gifts, Suwanee, Ga.
• Midwest/Southwest, Burlap Horse, Boerne, Texas
• West, Grace Home Furnishings, Los Angeles
• East/Atlantic, Southern Lighting Gallery, Augusta, Ga.
• Midwest/Southwest, Light by Design, San Antonio
• West, Western Montana Lighting, Missoula, Mont.