The Award of Distinction recognizes and celebrates outstanding achievement and long-standing commitment by an individual or institution to the advancement of the art of furniture making. The Award is intended to strengthen the fabric of the Furniture Society’s community by naming and celebrating its aesthetic and intellectual leaders.
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In 2000, the Furniture Society’unanimously approved a proposal to create an Award of Distinction (AOD) that would recognize outstanding achievement and long standing commitment by an individual or institution to advance the art of furniture making. The Award was intended to strengthen the FS community by naming and celebrating its aesthetic and intellectual leaders. Past Awards have largely paid tribute to individuals who have exercised a profound impact on the furniture making field through their work, teaching and influence.