From Home Furnishing Business
ICFA Accepts Design Excellence Entries
Entries are being accepted for the 2021 Design Excellence Awards, the recognition for home furnishings and accessories produced for outdoor living. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021.
The competition is open to all companies who planned to exhibit at the 2021 Casual Market Chicago, as well as outdoor fabric suppliers, who are not required to be exhibitors. The entry fee is $100 per product for members of the International Casual Furnishings Association, which coordinates the competition. Non-members may enter for $500 per product. There are no limitations on the number of entries submitted.
Entries are sought in 12 categories: dining or bar table, dining or bar chair, chaise lounge, lounge seating – cushion, lounge seating – non-cushion, shade product, outdoor lighting product, heating/firepit, outdoor carpeting/rugs/flooring, fabric, complementary casual products-accents and complementary casual products-furnishings.
Competition rules and entry guidelines are available at 2021 Design Excellence Entry Materials | ICFA.
Again this year, the Design Excellence category judging will take place online. All category winners will be announced after the judging, with awards to be presented at the ICFA Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 22, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park. The Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” Award will also be presented from among the 12 category winners.