International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market

Last week we were fortunate enough to be invited again by the lovely Jaclyn of the Merchandise Mart and the International Casual Furnishing Association (ICFA) to judge the 2010 Design Excellence Award for the International Casual Furniture Market. The judging took place on the 7th floor of Merchandise Mart Design Canter.  The awards recognize products for their overall design, as well as their marketability, innovation, color, construction and imaginative use of materials.

Judges included Adam Moroschan, Chicago Home and Garden; Janel Laban from blog Apartment Therapy, and Debby Donovan, The Daily Herald; and interior designer M. Grace Sielaff, M. Grace Designs were among the 6 panel judges.
One of my favorites is this Marine Windward Sling Armless Chaise by TELESCOPE Casual furniture. 
The “Best of Show” award will be given based on the results of an online voting program September 21. The winner will be announced at a 6:30 p.m. awards reception on Wednesday, September 22, at the Ballroom of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The awards reception is open to ICFA members and their invited guests.


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