Summer Classics: Winner of the 2013 ICFA Design Excellence Award
Summer Classics has recently been announced as a winner of the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) 2013 Design Excellence Award. Again taking these awards by storm, our Sierra Lounge Chair was declared the 2013 winner in the Lounge Seating with Cushion category. The Summer Classics family is proud to have now won this award two years in a row, with our Verano Arm Chair winning the Wrought Iron/Wrought Aluminum category in 2012. In addition, we are excited to attend the ICFA Awards Gala, which will be held at the Field Museum in Chicago on September 19th.
Product Description: Spanish for saw, the Sierra mountains are lined in sparkling sedimentary strata, as if they are cut and stacked. Based on a tried classic, Sierra’s wide stance and mid century modern design sets a plateau for bold and beautiful outdoor furniture design.
Operational/Functional Aspects of Product: Our Sierra stacks wide layers of ultra-UV resistant, 7mm woven, N-dura resin and Resysta, an environmentally friendly material made of rice hulls, oil and salt. Finished in Sandalwood Resysta and Mahogany resin.
Suggested Retail Price: $2102
Colors of Finishes Available: Oyster
Dimensions: H29.75″ D34.25″ W36″
The ICFA Design Excellence Awards
The ICFA Design Excellence Awards have in the past been limited to ICFA members such as Summer Classics. However, this year, all exhibitors at the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market, held in Chicago, were invited to compete for these prestigious awards. The judgment ceremony for these awards took place on September 5th in Chicago. With eleven different categories, the Design Excellence Awards span all types of casual furnishings.
The 2013 categories for the ICFA Design Excellence Awards included: Lounge Seating with Cushion, Lounge Seating without Cushion, Chaise Lounges, Dining/Bar Tables, Dining/Bar Chairs, Outdoor Lighting Products, Shade Products, Heating/Firepits, Fabric & Complementary Casual Products, Outdoor Carpeting, and Rugs & Flooring. At Summer Classics, we are proud to share our spot as a Design Excellence Award Winner with the ten other winners in these categories.
What This Means for Summer Classics
As competitors for the ICFA Design Excellence Awards, Summer Classics will be showing our premier outdoor furniture at the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market, which will be held from September 17th to September 20th in Chicago. At this market, you will be able to see the winners of all the Design Excellence Awards. In addition, these awards are to be formally presented in our company showrooms at the Market on September 17th, the first day that the Market opens.
Along with our exhibition at the Market, Summer Classics is invited on September 19th to the ICFA Awards Gala, at the Chicago Field Museum. After we and the other winners are honored at this event, one winner will be announced as the overall winner of the Lillian B. Winchester Award, for “Best of Show.” Finally, our place as a Design Excellence Award winner means that the Sierra Lounge Chair will be featured in a special issue of Casual Living, available at the Chicago Market, as well as the October 2013 issue of Casual Living, available at the High Point Market.