Empreinte Québécoise awarded best new booth design at CFS
MISSISAUGA, Ontario – A design think tank associated the Cégep de Terrebonne, Empreinte québécoise, won the best new booth design award at the recently ended Canadian Furniture Show here.
Organised by Linda Kafka, director of the International Centre’s SOFA (Source of Furniture and Accessories) annex, the awards aim to recognise and reward CFS exhibitors who have gone above and beyond to create a truly outstanding display.
The jury was asked to review every exhibit on the show floor – including the permanent showrooms in the SOFA annex – according to three criteria: creativity, imagination and originality; use of product, images and visuals in the booth design; and, overall appearance and visitor experience.
This year’s jury included:
Susan Jones, associate publisher of Furniture Today;
Corrie-Ann Knell, director of sales and marketing for HomeGoodsOnline.ca;
Marisa Lupo and Luisa Maringola; principals of Lumar Interiors;
Martin Slofstra; editor of the New Homes and Condos section of the Toronto Sun;
Fay Spelt, associate publisher and editor of Ontario Design; and,
Laura Stein; principal of Laura Stein Interiors.
Winning gold in the under 1,000 square foot booth category was Textiles Gauvin while silver was taken by Comerco Services.
Handstone, an Ontario-based solid wood furniture maker won gold in the under 2,500 square foot booth category while glider rocker and juvenile furniture specialist Dutailier won the silver.
Meanwhile, in the over 2,500 square foot category specialty mattress maker Zedbed was selected as the gold winner while Collection Tuff Avenue, the Quebec-based case goods specialist took silver.
This year, the jury also recognised contemporary upholstery maker Van Gogh Designs of Vancouver as the best designed SOFA showroom open for market. They also awarded an honourable mention to furniture distributor Style in Form, also based in Vancouver.
Finally, the jury presented a special award to Atelier St-Jean for the show’s best chair, which was seen in the Empreinte Québécoise display.
Click here to review all of the winners.