ICFA Awards

 

Tropitone named Manufacturer of the Year

By Cinde W. Ingram, Casual Living -- Furniture Today, September 14, 2011

CHICAGO — The International Casual Furnishings Association presented the industry's top awards in product design, manufacturing
and sales Tuesday night at the ICFA reception in the impressive ballroom of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

ICFA members and their guests gathered to spotlight Design Excellence winners, recognize the industry's best manufacturing partners
and honor an outstanding sales representative. The industry will gather again tonight for the annual Apollo Awards dinner honoring the
industry's top retail stores and paying tribute to the year's Lifetime Achievement honoree.

2011 Design Excellence Award Winners

The competition recognizes products for their overall design and quality, as well as their marketability, innovation, color, construction
and imaginative use of materials. Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. co-sponsors the awards. Category winners included:

+ Cast Metal: Woodard Landgrave - Atlanta Lounge Chair by Scott Coogan
+ Complementary Casual Products: Veneman Collections - Apple Martini Stone Table Top
+ Fabric: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics/ Sunbrella Performance Fabrics - Heritage
+ Outdoor Lighting: Caframo Limited - Joi powered by Thermologi
+ Outdoor Rugs, Carpeting and Flooring: Trans-Ocean Imports Company - Ravella Disco Orange by Liora Manne
+ Rattan/Wicker/Woven Materials: JANUS et Cie - Amari High Back Lounge Chair
+ Resin Fiberglass: Grosfillex - Ineo Extension Table
+ Shade Products: TUUCI - Plantation MAX Cantilever by Dougan Clarke
+ Tubular Materials: Gloster Furniture Inc. - Azore 34" Square Table with Synthetic Wood Top by Povl Eskildsen
+ Wood Casual: Gloster Furniture Inc. - Ventura Deep Seating Swivel Rocker by Povl Eskildsen
+ Wrought Iron/Wrought Aluminum: Woodard - Jax Stationary Lounge Chair by Scott Coogan

Lillian B. Winchester "Best of Show"

The Lillian B. Winchester "Best of Show" Award, selected by ICFA members from among the 11 category winners listed above, went to
Gloster Furniture for the Ventura Deep Seating Swivel Rocker by Povl Eskildsen.

Manufacturer Leadership

One manufacturer was honored in each of eight categories for the design and quality of its products, along with its merchandising,
customer service, ethics, communications and trade relations. Casual Living Publisher Norman Hamilton and Greg Martin, chairman of
the ICFA Retail Council and owner of Kolo Collection, joined ICFA Executive Director Joe Logan on the stage to present awards to the
following winners:

+ Pride Family Brands - Cast Metal
+ Tropitone - Tubular Materials Furniture
+ OW Lee Company - Wrought Iron/Aluminum
+ Seaside Casual - Resin/Fiberglass
+ Lane Venture - Rattan/Wicker/Woven Materials
+ Jensen Leisure - Wood Casual Furniture
+ Treasure Garden - Shade Products
+ Trans-Ocean - Outdoor Carpeting, Rugs/Flooring
+ Alfresco Home - Complementary Casual Products