The winners of International Furniture Leadership (FLA International) Awards 2020/2021 and International Interior Design (IDA International) Awards 2020/2021 have been announced.
|Company||FLA International 2020/2021||IDA International 2020/2021|
|AA Corporation, Vietnam||Brand Excellence Award, Product Excellence Award||Outstanding Company Award|
|Akase Co., Ltd, Japan||Outstanding Company Award|
|Deesawat Industries Co., Ltd, Thailand||Outstanding Company Award|
|Federmobili, Italy||Outstanding Company Award|
|Gagu Guide, South Korea||Outstanding Company Award|
|High Point Market Authority, USA||Outstanding Company Award|
|IQI Concept Sdn Bhd, Malaysia||Outstanding Company Award|
|JCS Design Project Sdn Bhd, Malaysia||Outstanding Company Award|
|Mathew Lim Associates, Malaysia||Outstanding Company Award|
|Picket & Rail Holdings Pte Ltd, Singapore||Outstanding Company Award||Outstanding Company Award|
|PT Home Center Indonesia (INFORMA), Indonesia||Outstanding Company Award, Brand Excellence Award|
|Royaloak Incorporation Pvt Ltd, India||Outstanding Company Award|
|Samin Furniture, Iran||Product Excellence Award|
|Seki Furniture Co., Ltd, Japan||Outstanding Company Award|
|Ali Ansar Ghumman, CFO, Trendline Furnishers (Pvt) Ltd, Pakistan||Outstanding Young Leader Award|
|Arie Wissmann, CEO, Wissmann Holdings, Israel||Outstanding Leader Award|
|Meutia Kumala, Managing Director, PT Home Center Indonesia (INFORMA), Indonesia||Global CEO of the Year Award|
|Shermaine Tan, Group Executive Director Singapore Furniture Industries Council||Outstanding Woman Leader Award|
Award secretariat report
At the start of the current 2021 edition, the two programmes together received over 60 international nominations from over two dozen countries. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, almost half withdrew with many quoting the disruption caused by the pandemic. Several were stumbled by the demanding evaluation questionnaire and failed to submit in time.
At the end of the assessment exercise, the international judging panel arrived at the final number of 14 companies and organisations, as well as four individuals, qualifying for the awards. Together, they will be collecting a total of 22 awards. These outstanding companies and individuals come from retail, wholesale, manufacturing, interior design, interior fit-out and trade associations. They represent 16 countries covering Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and North America.
Global CEO of the Year Award
In a span of merely 17 years, PT Home Center Indonesia (commonly known as Informa, its retail brand) has grown to become the largest and most successful furniture and interiors retailer in Indonesia. The company boasts a multi-brand strategy to serve the different tiers of the market. It also has an omni-channel concept that combines online and offline shopping experiences.
Today, the company’s products are not only available through their 100 stores located in 45 cities across the country, but customers can also obtain Informa products online through company owned platform and other marketplaces. In addition to winning the outstanding company award and brand excellence award, the head of the company Mrs Meutia Kumala will receive the Global CEO of the Year award, the programme’s highest accolade.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the award ceremony has been moved online and is scheduled for 29 April 2021.
About the awards
FLA International and IDA International are organised by FurnitureAndFurnishing.com, Asia’s leading business-to-business furniture import-export media and endorsed by International Alliance of Furnishing Publications, an association of 18 top furniture trade publications around the world. The programme is supported by China International Furniture Fair Guangzhou, the world’s largest furniture and interiors trade fair.
Held annually to celebrate excellence in the global furniture and related trade, the awards honour companies both large and small that are well run, and individuals that display outstanding leadership. Past awardees include some of the best-managed and fastest-growing companies in different countries around the world.
Since 2008, FLA has been recognising excellence in the furniture trade and promotes the importance of adequate planning, implementation of good management systems and practices. In addition to enhancing the brand value of awardees, the programme galvanises furniture companies to move forward and scale greater heights.
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