This year was the mark for the International Casual Furnishings Association as it makes its turning point towards public awareness. The ICFA has opened its doors to non members for the first time for the awards night.
Though it has allowed other brands to join, the ICFA still requires to be an exhibitor in the Market, which was held last September at Chicago.
Over 11 categories are present to award each outdoor furniture company and only one won the Lillian B. Winchester "Best of Show" Award at the Gala itself. This award represents the overall winner for that fits the standards of the ICFA.
Judges for the awards were Laura Barnett Sawchyn, Cindy Dampier, Bruce Erickson, Afiya Kumar, Jessica Salisbury, and Kristine Schultz-Hutchinson, and other well-known people from the furniture industry.
Award recognition took place at the showroom of the Market which was also held in September.
Winners of the awards, including all those that won in every category, shall have the privilege to be seen in the Casual Living publication for October 2013.