The Oscars… of The Furniture World!?
The Oscars have come a long way since the first ceremony at a private hotel banquet in 1929 when just 270 people attended, guests had to pay only $5 and all the winners were known ahead of time. More and more people are tuning in every year around this time to watch as Hollywood crowns it’s latest princes and princesses, and deliberates over the finer points of the past years masterpieces.
Now imagine, all you fellow furniture enthusiasts, some parallel universe where, at that first Oscars dinner over 85 years ago, it was not the glittering and gilded persona’s of the movie industry who walked the red carpet and made grandiose acceptance speeches, rather, and bear with me here, it’s was the somewhat more sophisticated and tastefully dressed artists and designers of the furniture industry. Crazy, I know, but think about it, and the more you do, the less ridiculous it will seem.