May 26 - 28 | 2017
The International Centre | Toronto

Trends & Activities

Booth Awards

The Canadian Furniture Show Best Booth Awards will be back in 2017, in collaboration with SOFA. The awards aim at rewarding exhibitors who have gone above and beyond in creating a truly outstanding booth!


A jury of esteemed industry professionals, selected by SOFA, will evaluate and honor outstanding booths on Friday, May 26. The winners will be announced later on that day, during the industry party, at around 7 p.m.


Several awards will be presented to recognize excellence in exhibit design. Booths will be evaluated based on three criterias:

  • Creativity, imagination and originality
  • Use of your product, images and visuals in the booth design
  • Overall appearance and visitor experience


The 2016 winners were:


Best NEW Booth Award - exclusive to first-time exhibitors: Empreinte québécoise, booth 5447



Booths 999 sq. ft. and under
Gold - Textiles Gauvin, booth 2297


Silver - Comerco Services Inc., booth 1835



Booths between 1,000 and 2,499 sq. ft.
Gold – Handstone, booth 5125


Silver - Dutailier, booth 1266



Booths 2,500 sq. ft. and over
Gold – Zedbed, booth 2253


Silver - Tuff Avenue, Collection, booth 1024



New! Best SOFA Showroom Award - Van Gogh, showroom 211



Honourable mention - Style in Form, booth 2643



Special Award: Best Chair - Atelier St-Jean Inc. in the Empreinte québécoise booth, 5447



The 2016 judges were:

Susan Jones

Associate Publisher, Furniture Today


Corrie-Ann Knell 

Director of Sales and Marketing,


Marisa Lupo and Luisa Maringola
Design Professionals and Principal of Lumar Interiors


Martin Slofstra
Editor, New Homes and Condos, Toronto Sun


Fay Spelt
Associate Publisher and Editor, Ontario Design, Homes Publishing Group


Laura Stein
Principal, Laura Stein Interiors


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