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Tangier Collection Receives 2019 ADEX Platinum Award

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Century Furniture and long-time collaborating designer Richard Frinier were recently announced as the recipients of a 2019 ADEX Platinum Award for their newest collection together, Tangier. ADEX stands for Awards for Design Excellence and it is regarded as one of the largest and most resourced award programs for its many product and project designs within the design community sponsored and awarded by the Design Journal Magazine, an international trade resource for architects, interior designers and facility managers since 1988.

Director of Upholstery and Outdoor for Century Furniture, Ellen DeLong, says, “We are thrilled to have Tangier receive this recognition. Richard’s collections for Century are high in design with unique details. Careful thought is always given to the collections’ comfort and livability, allowing our team to sell with the confidence that their client will be pleased with their selection.”

Tangier, from the Richard Frinier Collection for Century, was inspired by the designer’s travels to Morocco. Frinier says, “This collection embodies a very strong sense of place capturing the exotic and romantic essence of authentic Moorish architecture. Its distinctive forms with arched Moroccan design details are accentuated with an artfully hand-woven and open-weave pattern with a very specific fretwork motif.” Adding, “This design takes you places without ever leaving home. It invites you to slow down and relax and encourages the type of gatherings that will be long enjoyed and remembered.”

To learn more about the Tangier collection, visit: www.centuryfurniture.com/frinier


About ADEX Awards: Since 1988, the ADEX Awards have recognized products demonstrating superior innovation, function and aesthetics. Nearly 3,000 judges serve on the ADEX global advisory board, which consists of internationally renowned architects and interior designers who actively specify the product categories they evaluate.

ADEX is among the largest and most prestigious product design competition for furnishings and building materials marketed to the design and architecture trade. Nearly 600 companies participated in the current ADEX awards program yielding the 2018-19 ADEX Award winners. One of the first award programs to acknowledge sustainability, ADEX is a leader in recognizing products and processes that benefit the environment.


About Century Furniture: Century Furniture, LLC, based in Hickory, NC, is one of the world’s largest privately owned manufacturers of high-end residential furniture. Founded in 1947 by Harley F. Shuford, Sr., Century is now in the third generation of family ownership and operation and remains committed to their founder’s ideal, to create furniture of such impeccable quality that it brings joy not only to the people who own it, but also to the craftspeople who build it.

Century is recognized in the industry as a design leader, ranked in the forefront for its expertise in finishing and the many details of fine craftsmanship. Its broad line of wood and upholstered furniture consists of bedroom, dining and occasional collections in traditional, transitional and contemporary styling. In addition, Century offers a full line of outdoor collections.

About Richard Frinier: Richard Frinier has designed award winning interior and exterior furniture, textiles, lighting and accessories for over 30 years. His range encompasses soft modern, contemporary, transitional, traditional and exotic forms with an unmistakable essence of understated modernity blended with neoclassicism.

Best known for his passion to create authentic, relevant and memorable designs, his creations capture authentic design details inspired from his world travels to over 40 countries across five continents. Infusing these details into each thoughtfully designed and executed piece results in a sense of artistry, craftsmanship, emotion and experience

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