With real gratitude I announce that my Lounge Chair No. 2 has won a 2016 Niche Award.
My thanks to all who had a hand in arranging the awards and to those who made it possible for me to reach this level of design and craft. My sincere thanks also to Arts Nova Scotia for making it possible for me to be present with the chair at the American Made Show. More than 1600 submissions from Canada and the United States were considered. Only 180 were named as finalists. Less than 40 of these were winners. Winners were announced at a ceremony on Saturday, January 16, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
The criteria for the prize was three-fold:
- Technical excellence, both in surface design and form
- Market viability
- A distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought