|More than 43,000 attendees came to IWF 2006 to view the latest products and services on display by the 1,383 exhibitors.|
|Of the 24,886 verified buyers at IWF, more than half were from companies posting sales in the millions.||Design Winners Are Sitting Pretty|
|Industry Segments Represented by Attendees(preliminary figures)
Cabinetry â 6,788
Architectural Woodwork, Store Fixtures,
Millwork & Moulding â 4,844
Residential Furniture â 3,696
Distributor, Machinery & Supply â 2,365
Office Furniture â 1,444
Windows, Doors, Flooring â 1,224
Machinery, Tooling, Hardware â 1,193
Panel or Dimension Manufacturing â 564
Primary Process Manufacturing â 526
Veneers, Plywood â 481
Gifts, Toys, Accessories, Specialty Items â 452
Laminated Panels, Solid Surface â 368
Plastic Fabrication â 242
Software, Education Materials â 173
Unspecified â 526
Total â 24,886
|Seven students from various schools across the United States were named winners of the 2006 Design Emphasis Awards, with an additional 12 students recognized for merit and honorable mention. The awards were presented during the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta. A record 271 entries were received from 44 schools.
Winner of the Best of Show award was Sandor Pratt, Art Center College of Design, for his bamboo dining chairs. Other category awardees and their projects were:
Case Goods â Winner: Casey Pryor, University of Kentucky, Again the Line plane mass table; Merit: Dean Vande Griend, Iowa State University, table with three drawers; Honorable Mention: Katie Banks, Georgia Tech, dresser.
Contract â Winner: Jang Won Yoon, Art Center College of Design, stacking chairs; Merit: John Niero, Art Center College of Design, Flex stacking chairs; Honorable Mention: Ali Qabazard, University of Kentucky, coffee table.
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