Submit your nominations for the Furniture Society’s 2020 Award of Distinction, recognizing and celebrating an individual or institution recognized as having had a profound impact on our field. The Award is intended to strengthen the fabric of the Furniture Society’s community by naming and celebrating its aesthetic and intellectual leaders.
Who do you think deserves to join this illustrious group of people who exemplify lives and work devoted to study, work and craft, and to the education of others?
Past honorees include Sam Maloof, James Krenov, Tage Frid, Wendell Castle, Art Espenet Carpenter, John Makepeace, Alan Peters, Jere Osgood, Jonathan Fairbanks, William Keyser, Garry Knox Bennett, Judy Kensley McKie, Tommy Simpson, Michael Fortune, Walker Weed, Wendy Maruyama, Vladimir Kagan, John Cederquist, Rosanne Somerson, Warren & Bebe Johnson, Thomas Hucker, Edward S. Cooke, and Craig Nutt, and Tom Loeser.
In order to nominate an individual, you must be a current Furniture Society Member, but please note that your nominations need not be. Your supporting statement needs to be as thorough as possible, and nominators should provide a strong testament to the nominees. The jury’s decision will be announced in January 2020 and the award will be presented at the Furniture Society’s conference in Asheville, NC in 2020.