To nominate your candidate for this prestigious award, please fill out this form no later than November 30, 2023.
You must be a current member to submit a nomination
The Furniture Society
2024 Award of Distinction Call for Nominations
For the past 23 years, through the Award of Distinction program, The Furniture Society has been honoring and recognizing individuals or institutions who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and longstanding commitment to the advancement of the art of furniture. The award celebrates those who have had a profound impact on the field, and whose lives, work and efforts have strengthened the fabric of the field and the Furniture Society’s community. Past honorees have included Sam Maloof, James Krenov, Wendell Castle, Garry Knox Bennett, Michael Fortune, Tommy Simpson, Wendy Maruyama, Rosanne Somerson, Warren & Bebe Johnson, Thomas Hucker, Craig Nutt, Tom Loeser, and Kristina Madsen, Miguel Gomez-Ibanez, Ronald Abramson, Mira Nakashima, and Michael Puryear.
See a complete list of honorees and learn more about our AoD program HERE
“Recognizing individuals who embody the values we prize and celebrating their contributions shines a light on the entire field of furniture making,” said Craig Nutt who was invited by The Furniture Society Board of Trustees to chair the Award of Distinction program.
The three jurors for the 2024 Award deliberations selected by TFS are Kristina Madsen, John Lavine, and Glenn Adamson, each of whom comes to the table with a different perspective and an intimate knowledge of the contemporary furniture making scene. Faced with the formidable task of evaluating nominees with different relationships to the field, various aesthetic approaches, and diverse contributions to the art of furniture making, the committee’s deliberations will be substantive, fair, and lively.
All nominations are done by current Furniture Society members…so cast your vote. We literally couldn’t do this without you!
Any current member of The Furniture Society may submit a nomination of an individual or institution whom you feel is deserving of consideration and celebration. While YOU need to be a member of The Furniture Society, those whom you are nominating DO NOT.
Please make sure, when submitting your nominations that you:
are a current member of TFS
complete this form no later than November 30, 2023
include as much supporting information about why you feel this person or institution should be considered. Being thorough and clear in your statement will help the jury understand your nomination better.
In your nomination, please be sure to include the following information about your nominee:
What achievements, advancements or significant contributions have they made to the field?
What impact have they had on the furniture community?
How have they advocated for the field?
How have they supported The Furniture Society, its members and the field as a whole?
The jury’s decision will be announced in January 2024