4 celebrity presenters named for 2017 Hall of Fame celebration

Rachael Ray joins Jane Seymour, Kathy Ireland, Donny Osmond

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HIGH POINT — The 29th annual American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Induction Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 15, will be headlined by Rachael Ray, Jane Seymour, Kathy Ireland and Donny Osmond.

The celebrity presenters of the coveted Affie Award to this year’s four inductees join General Colin Powell and the 5th Dimension.

“As a fashion industry, we have come to know many celebrities from our other fields as partners and as contributors. We are grateful to Jane Seymour, Kathy Ireland and Donny Osmond for generously sharing their time and talents with us,” said Bob Maricich, board president of the Hall of Fame. “This year we’re excited to also welcome Rachael Ray, an American television personality with a syndicated daily talk and lifestyle program Rachael Ray and three Food Network series, a businesswoman, and author.”

Ray recently partnered with Legacy Classic and Craftmaster Furniture for the launch of the Rachael Ray Home Collection. Since its introduction in 2016, the brand has released seven collections consisting of bedroom, dining and occasional pieces, youth and more. She also plans to step into new categories in the near future.

Seymour launched her lifestyle furnishings brand in 2004, partnering with AICO as the Michael Amini & Jane Seymour, A Design Collaboration. Her other home furnishings products include licensed lighting for StyleCraft Home, custom framing for Fotiou and the Jane Seymour line of fine art with Coral Canyon Publishings, along with an art program with Prestige Arts and botanicals with Winward Silks.

Ireland’s company, Kathy Ireland Worldwide (kiWW) is listed as one of the most powerful brands in the world by License Global magazine and has been the recipient of multiple awards, including several Good Housekeeping Seals.

After performing at last year’s celebration, Osmond returns as a presenter. He has launched licensed collections as the Donny Osmond Home by Donny and Debbie Osmond brand with Coaster Fine Furniture and others.

The Oct. 15 event, which will be held at the Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons, marks the formal induction of four industry leaders into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame: Donald H. Flanders Sr., Lloyd Flanders; Bernard D. Moray, Gorman’s Home Furnishings & Interior Design; Samuel Kuo, Samson Holding International; and Vladimir Kagan, The Vladimir Kagan Design Group.

Sponsors of the 2017 Induction Celebration include:

Leadership Speaker Sponsor: Ashley Furniture Inds.

Celebration and After Party Sponsor: Samson Holding

Dinner Table Sponsor: Nourison Inds.

Inductee Video Sponsor: Surya

Celebration Sponsors: Markor International Home Furnishings and International Market Centers

Entertainment Sponsor: Glen Raven / Sunbrella

Leadership Video Sponsor: Kathy Ireland Worldwide

Heritage Project Sponsor: Heritage Home Group

Cocktail Sponsor: Restonic Mattress Company

Platinum Sponsors: AICO/Amini Innovation Corp.; Art Van Furniture; Berkshire Hathaway Furniture Companies; Christopher Guy; FurnitureDealer.Net; Global Views; La-Z-Boy; Leggett & Platt, Inc.; Loloi Rugs; Man Wah Holdings; Mohawk Home; Natuzzi; Palliser Furniture; Prestige Arts; and Wayfair

Gold Sponsors: AkzoNobel; Baer’s Furniture; Culp, Inc.; Fairmont Designs; FEI Marketing; Hooker Furniture; Klaussner Furniture; L.&J.G. Stickley; MicroD; Raymour & Flanigan; Richloom Fabrics Group; Rowe Furniture; Safavieh Rugs; Tempur Sealy; and Zenith Global Logistics

Silver Sponsors: A.L.F.; American Leather; Best Home Furnishings; Broyhill Family Foundation; Castro Convertibles; City Furniture; City of Hope; Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery; Customatic Adjustable Bedz; El Dorado Furniture; Emerald Home Furnishings; Flexsteel Industries; Franklin Corporation; Furnitureland South; Genesis Financial Solutions; Grand Home Furnishings; Haverty Furniture Company; Hickory Furniture Mart; Hickory Springs Manufacturing; Karen E. McNeill; Lexington Home Brands; Malouf Sleep; Netsertive; Rooms to Go; Serta Restokraft Mattress Company; Vanguard Furniture; Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company; Whereoware; and Wolf Furniture/AFC.

Tickets for this year’s gala are $250 per ticket for members and $300 per ticket for non-members. For more information about the celebration, to purchase tickets or to become a sponsor, visit the event’s website at www.AspireToLead2017.com.

Furniture Today Staff | Staff Editors

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