IFDA names award winners

The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association has announced the winners of its Circle of Excellence awards for 2004.

The Laurel Award for overall excellence and outstanding performance in the home furnishings field will be received by Alfred and Aminy Audi, co-owners of L. & J. G. Stickley, Inc., in Manlius, N.Y. Honored as the Revolutionary Retailer will be Farooq Kathwari, chairman, president, and CEO of Ethan Allen Inc.

The Circle of Excellence Award in Advertising/Marketing will be presented to Chris Madden, of Chris Madden, Inc. Donna Warner, editor-in-chief, Metropolitan Home magazine, will receive the Circle Excellence Editorial/Media Award. Receiving the award for Interior Design will be Eric Cohler of Eric Cohler Design. And Lou Rena Hammond, Lou Hammond & Associates, Inc., will be the Circle's winner in the Public Relations category.

This year's awards presentation will take place at the Grand Ballroom of the Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, N.Y., 6 p.m., Sept. 29.

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