NAPLES, FL (January 23, 2013) — Clive Daniel Home, the Florida-based upscale furniture retailer, was recently named the nation’s “Rising Star Retailer” in the prestigious 24th annual ARTS Awards competition by Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network.
Commented Daniel Lubner, President of Clive Daniel Home and the Lubner Group, (www.LubnerGroup.com) “We are extremely humbled by our selection as the Rising Star Retailer in this international competition as it is validation for the countless hours spent by the merchandising and visual team – headed by Kris Kolar and Melinda Antonicci – in creating an inviting and total home showroom for our customers.”
Developed by non-profit ART and produced by Dallas Market Center, the ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design, and representation. The Rising Stars award honors retailers and manufacturers who have been in business three years or less. The 85,000 square-foot Clive Daniel Home showroom opened in Naples in November 2011 and features a fresh mix of contemporary, traditional and casual designs backed by a large team of talented interior designers.
The ARTS Awards is a peer-nominated program with ballots submitted online. The judging process requires almost a full year with nominations for retailers received from manufacturers, sales representatives and other industry professionals. Winners were recently announced at a black-tie gala during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, attended by hundreds of industry leaders. Many compare the elegant event to the Academy Awards, with winners kept in suspense until the awards ceremony.
“Unique to furniture retailers, Clive Daniel Home is a store that is exceptional in every way, added Clive Lubner, Chairman. “Not only do we feature fine furnishings, but visitors also enjoy shopping for mattresses, jewelry, luxury linens, and gourmet kitchens.”
Additionally, Clive Daniel Home was the top winner in the Collier County Building Industry Association’s Sand Dollar Awards competition last fall, receiving a total of 16 awards for design excellence as well as recognition for their marketing and advertising expertise.
Clive Daniel Home’s parent company, the Lubner Group is internationally respected for its hospitality and commercial design work, providing purchasing and design services for commercial and shared-use properties such as timeshare resorts, hotels, fractional ownership and private residence clubs plus developers of high-rise condominiums and single-family communities in North America and abroad. Daniel Lubner can be reached at 239-292-3717.
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The Clive Daniel Home Merchandising and Visual team (top row) Eileen Magrath, Kari Diehl, Melinda Antonicci, and Grace Akol and (bottom row) John Roos, Kris Kolar, Tracy Hickey and John Liston.