For those of you who haven’t given much thought to the American Furniture Hall of Fame lately, it’s time to take another look. First of all, the recent name change to American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, is significant. It’s part of an effort, underway for some time, to collect a wider range of historical information and to honor individuals who’ve made substantial and historically significant contributions to our industry from sectors such as bedding, outdoor/casual, accessories and design. Changes have been made as well to the induction process. Chief among these is that inductees’ names will be made public well before he banquet.
Each year a six-member nominating committee spends countless hours collecting candidate names, then amassing information on each, with a focus on identifying four main selection attributes; Excellence, Superior Accomplishments, Innovation & Creativity, plus Philanthropic Generosity. The process takes months of meetings that culminate in quantitative voting.
Check out the announcement in this issue of a new fabulous AHFHF induction banquet to be held on October 15th at the Grandover during the High Point show. Undeniably, the industry’s most prestigious gathering, it will be bigger, better and not to be missed. See you there!
Russell Bienenstock is Editor-in-Chief of Furniture World Magazine, founded 1870. Comments can be directed to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.