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10122015 Robert Currey of Currey and Co to Receive ARTS Awards Academy of Achievement Honor



Currey & Company founder Robert Currey led his garden furniture company into a total interior furnishings source with in lighting, furniture, and accessories including a hand-knotted rug collection.

DALLAS - Dallas Market Center and the ARTs nominating committee have selected Robert Currey of Currey & Company as this year's Academy of Achievement honoree. "Robert Currey received an unprecedented number of nominations for Academy of Achievement this year from across the industry," Sharon Davis, Executive Director of ART said.  "After such strong endorsement, the committee agreed that he was the obvious choice." 

Currey founded Garden Source Furnishings, now Currey & Company, in 1988 with the focus of creating and marketing 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.

The company expanded into area rugs in April 2012, with an initial collection of eight designs.  Today Currey & Company merchandises its lighting, furniture, decorative accessories and rugs in integrated displays at various markets.  The rug collection now includes 22 designs.


Currey & Company handmade rugs are inspired by historical and tribal designs and hand-knotted in a high quality New Zealand wool blend.

Currey, long time innovator in the home furnishing industry, now focuses his time running a small sustainable market garden in Sparta, GA. 

"With a lifetime of home furnishing experience, Robert Currey has built a reputation as a legendary merchant, a designer and manufacturer," Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center said. "Robert grew one store into twenty eight 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, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, recognizes top manufacturers, retailers, product designers, interior designers and sales representatives from across the world in 26 different categories. The winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The Academy of Achievement honor is awarded each year to recognize companies and/or individuals that have made significant contributions to the industry.




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