Thursday, February 2, 2012

Phillips Collection Wins 23rd Annual ARTS Award

Phillips Collection ( was awarded as the Top Accent Furniture Manufacturer in the industry for 2012 at the 23rd Annual Arts Awards, a gala event hosted in the Khmer Room at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas Texas. A company known for being on the forefront of design, Phillips Collection has become a prime resource for retailers and interior designs in both the residential and commercial markets. Company President and CEO, Mark Phillips, had this to share, "At Phillips Collection, we recognize that the scarcest commodity in our industry is great design. Everyone can build something. We want to build something meaningful that makes our clients say 'wow'." This is Phillips' second win in the Accent Furniture category. They have won Top Accessory Manufacturer twice in the past and Product Designer of the Year (Jason Phillips) in 2010.

The Accessories Resource Team (also known as A.R.T.) is an association for the decorative accessory segment of the home furnishings industry. A.R.T. is a community of creative companies and individuals working together to excite and motivate consumers to accessorize their homes.
Nominees and finalists for the awards are not required to exhibit in Dallas or belong to ART. Finalists are announced in August. Finalists' entries are due shortly before judging takes place in November at the Dallas Market Center.

Elegant and larger than life, many compare the Awards event with the Academy Awards, the winners are kept in suspense until that special evening. The 23rd gala was held at a new venue; at the Hilton Anatole Ballroom. To see a complete list of winners, visit:

President Obama meets Mei Xu, creator of Chesapeake Bay Candle and Blissliving Home, at the "Insourcing American Jobs" Forum hosted by the president on January 11. She was invited as one of the executives from companies that have chosen to build factories in the U.S. instead of abroad.

Ward Peterson (left) and Brad Peterson welcomed retailers to their party as Peterson Associates Inc. celebrated its 50th Anniversary, Saturday, January 21, during the recent Chicago Market. Founded by their father, Robert Peterson, the Midwest based manufacturer's rep organization serves retailers in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana from their Merchandise Mart showroom and field sales.

Music was part of the celebration as a Blues-Brothers inspired group entertained the crowd at the Peterson Associates Inc.'s anniversary celebration.

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