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2020 ARTS Awards Named

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have named the recipients of the 31st Annual ARTS Awards, the premier international awards program for the home industry honoring manufacturers, retailers, designers, and sales representatives.

Following a judging process guided by a panel of industry experts, category winners were announced at a black-tie gala on Friday, Jan. 10 at the Hilton Anatole hotel co-hosted by Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley. In addition, the Academy of Achievement honor was awarded to Michael Amini, founder, chairman, and CEO of Aico.

“Congratulations to this year’s ARTS Awards recipients and to our special honorees,” said Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “It was an amazing evening of celebrating entrepreneurs and artists, sales leaders and legendary figures.”

This year’s award recipients were:

Lighting Showroom

East/Atlantic: Chloe Winston Lighting Design, Norwalk, Connecticut

Midwest/Southwest: Idlewood Electric Supply, Highland Park, Illinois

West: Western Montana Lighting, Missoula, Montana

Home Accents Store

East/Atlantic: Dixon Rye, Atlanta, Georgia

Midwest/Southwest: Fleurish Home, Hamilton, Ohio

West: Maker & Moss, San Francisco, California

Furniture Store—Single Location           

BB Design Fine Furnishings, Frisco, Texas

Furniture Store—Multiple Location 

Mecox Gardens, Southampton, New York

International Retailer

Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Academy of Achievement Award

Michael Amini, Aico

Product Designer

Sean Lavin, Visual Comfort & Co.

Interior Designer

Laura Umansky, Laura U. Interior Design

Sales Representatives

East/Atlantic: Rush Muzekari, Global Views/Studio | A Home

Midwest/Southwest: Stacy Coulter, Stacy Coulter and Associates

West: Leslie Taglio, Taglio and Co.


Green Award: Currey & Co.

Area Rugs: Jaipur Living

Home Accents: Howard Elliott Collection

Accent Furniture: Revelation by Uttermost

Home Textiles: Lili Alessandra

Tabletop: Caskata Artisanal Home

Outdoor Living: Polywood

Wall Décor: Phillips Collection

Lamps: Visual Comfort & Co.

Lighting Fixtures: Currey & Company

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Eric Bauer    6 months ago

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners in each category! Congrats also to ART and the DMC for 31-years of producing THE best awards program for the decorative accessory and design industries.
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