The shortlist for this year’s edition of The Furniture Awards has been confirmed.
The awards, which recognise the event’s champion suppliers, were developed by Furniture News in partnership with the organiser of the January Furniture Show, and are an integral part of the exhibition.
Across five product categories, 18 businesses have been shortlisted for closer inspection at the show (which takes place from 19th-22nd this month at the Birmingham NEC):
Living & Dining Cabinet
Qualita (Korgen Dining Table) – stand 1-C32
Bentley Designs (Vintage) – stand 1-A40
Furniture To Go (Cordoba) – stand 5-G10
Fortune Woods (CM) – stand 2-D10
Gallery Direct (Madrid Walnut) – stand 3-L20
Rauch Möbelwerke (20up) – stand 4-D30
Wiemann UK (Glasgow) – stand 4-C50
Arte-N Furniture (Bed Concept) – stand 4-E50
Tetrad (Montana) – stand 1-F85
Cintique (Highbury) – stand 5-D40
Collins & Hayes (Bailey & Banks) – stand 1-C20
Calia Trade (Mater Familias) – stand 2-F30
Hartman UK (Julia Velvet Collection) – stand 2-B25
The Garden Furniture Centre (Luxor Meteor Swivel Chair) – stand 4-E100
Gingko Electronics (Octagon One Desk Light) – stand 3-C40
Mattresses & Divans
Silentnight Group (Yours&Mine) – stand 5-G80
Highgate Beds (Healthopaedic Zero Gravity) – stand 5-H70
Vogue Beds (The Bedstead Collection) – stand 5-F72
The entries will be judged by: Dids Macdonald, ACID (Anti Copying In Design) and The Furniture Makers’ Company; Malcolm Walker, FIRST (Furniture Industry Retail Sourcing Today) MW; Royce Clark, Grampian Furnishers; and Mike Murray, Land of Beds. The panel will again be chaired by awards co-ordinator, Furniture News’ Paul Farley.
The awards are again sponsored by trade association BFM and digital agency Orbital – plus a new sponsor, software, cutting equipment, data and services specialist Lectra.
The winners will be announced on the show’s opening day (Sunday 19th January).
Find out more in this month's issue of Furniture News.