Robert Currey to Receive ARTS Academy of Achievement Award

The founder of Currey & Company will be recognized for his industry contributions
October 12, 2015Andrea Lillo

27th ARTS AwardsDALLAS–Robert Currey of Currey & Company will be honored with the Academy of Achievement award at the ARTS Awards this January. He was chosen by Dallas Market Center and the ARTS nominating committee.

“Robert Currey received an unprecedented number of nominations for Academy of Achievement this year from across the industry,” said Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “After such strong endorsement, the committee agreed that he was the obvious choice.”

In 1988, Currey founded Garden Source Furnishings—now Currey & Company—to create and market classic garden furniture from the Winterthur Museum and the Smithsonian Institution. By the early 1990s the collection expanded to include lighting and a new focus for interior furnishings. Currey, a long-time innovator in the home furnishings industry, now runs a small sustainable market garden in Sparta, Georgia.

“With a lifetime of home furnishing experience, Robert Currey has built a reputation as a legendary merchant, a designer and manufacturer,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Robert grew one store into 28 and design ideas into a vast collection of stylish products. His accomplishments are a testimony to his hard work and dedication to the home furnishings industry.”

The ARTS Awards will be presented Jan. 22, 2016, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

Andrea LilloAndrea Lillo | Senior Editor

Andrea Lillo has written about a variety of topics, from beer gardens in Queens to kitchen design trends to residential caves. Having joined Home Furnishings News in 2006, she serves as Fashion Editor.


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