The Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, announced the winners of the 24th annual ARTS Awards during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market earlier this month.
Presenters: Gidding, Sharon Davis, Cindy Morris and Bill Winsor
ARTS Awards presenters included: John Gidding, designer and TV host who has appeared on the HGTV series “Curb Appeal: The Block” and Shay Geyer, interior designer of IBB Designs and design trend and style maven, among others.
This year, Dwell with Dignity was honored with the inaugural Visionary Award that recognizes industry innovation and excellence. The nonprofit group was awarded for its tremendous contribution to help families and communities as well as its inspirational impact on the design and home industries.
Robison & Turner
Lisa Robison, founder and president and Kim Turner, vice president and executive director of Dwell with Dignity accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
The Cooper family of Uttermost received the Academy of Achievement Award that recognizes companies and/or individuals which have made significant contributions to the industry. Founded by Bob and Belle Cooper in 1975 and currently led by their son, President Mac Cooper, Uttermost manufactures products in a range of categories including accent furniture, mirrors, wall décor, art, lighting, permanent botanicals and more.
The winners in the Sales Representatives category included: East/Atlantic: Nancy Foster of Creating Atmospheres; Midwest/Southwest: Richard Alan of Richard Alan & Associates; and West: Lucha Bott of Lucha Bott Sales.
The Product Designer award went to Beth Lacefield of Lacefield Designs, the International Retailer award went to Multi Luminaire and Clive Daniel Home was named the Rising Star Retailer.
The winners in the Retailers category included:
Furniture Store: LOFT Home
Home Accents Store: East/Atlantic: J Banks Design; Midwest/Southwest: Heather Scott Home & Design; and West: Interior Illusions.
Lighting Showrooms: East/Atlantic: Elements—Distinctive Lighting & Home Furnishings; Midwest/Southwest: Hinsdale Lighting; and West: Elume Distinctive Lighting.
The winners in the Manufactures category included:
Accent Furniture: Worlds Away
Area Rugs: Company C
Home Accents: Creative Co-Op
Home Textiles: Pine Cone Hill
Lighting Fixtures: Visual Comfort & Co.
Outdoor Living: Sunset West
Portable Lamps: Arteriors Home
Tabletop: Beatriz Ball Collection
Wall Décor: Leftbank Art
Green Manufacturer: Loloi Rugs
“Congratulations to all of this year’s ARTS Awards winners,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. “The ARTS Awards is a highlight of our January Market each year and we are honored to celebrate each of the winners’ extensive accomplishments.”
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