Phillips Collection Receives 2016 IFDA Luminary Award

The Carolinas Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association has named the Phillips family, founders and owners of Phillips Collection, as the recipients of its 2016 IFDA Luminary Award. The annual award honors a home furnishings industry icon whose innovative work has significantly furthered or promoted the home or décor industries and whose personal endeavors enrich the lives of others.

Mark, Julie and Jason Phillips, and Jessica Phillips Penn, will be honored during the 6th annual Night of Luminaries celebration dinner Nov. 9, 2016 in High Point.

The IFDA will also honor Rising Stars, senior-level undergraduates selected by their colleges or universities across North and South Carolina as outstanding home furnishings or design students. Each student will choose one recent project that best exemplifies his or her work and design philosophy. The projects will be displayed at a special cocktail reception held in their honor before the awards dinner.

“We’re delighted to continue to celebrate and reward the individuals — and families — who make such enormous contributions to our industry,” said Leslie Gunter of Gunter Custom Homes, Carolinas IFDA chapter president. “For 33 years, the Phillips family has worked to move our industry forward through their leadership, innovation, and commitment to the wider furnishings industry. By combining their love of travel with a passion for furnishings, art, sculpture, and lighting, the Phillips family continues to bring a global perspective to their customers and an energetic spirit to our industry.”

The Night of Luminaries celebration dinner will be held at High Point Country Club and beginning with the Rising Star cocktail reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets and information are available here.

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