What the Judges had to say about 2010 entries. . .
Jaclyn C. Hirschhaut, Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing, American
Home Furnishings Alliance Design Emphasis 2010 Chair
" The caliber of this year's Design Emphasis entries was, unquestionably,
the highest quality overall that I've observed over the past decade. These rising
furniture designers delivered products developed with a keen awareness of today's
consumer lifestyle in outstanding execution. The attention to detail in the finished
samples as well as the presentation boards was superb. "
Hank Long, Senior Vice President Merchandising and Design, Hooker Furniture Corp.
“This year’s Design Emphasis was a real showcase of the talent, fresh ideas and
energy of the young people we need to move forward in the wood working industry.
The thought, heart and soul they put into their presentations is the kind of work
ethic and creativity that bodes well for our future.”
Heather J. Paper, Senior Editor at Large, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
"Many of these students' designs would be right at home in high-end showrooms. It's
reassuring to know that the future of furniture is in such capable hands!"