The Dallas Market Center has announced that Tommy Mitchell Company of Chapel Hill, N.C., which offers handmade intricate metal art work, sconces, and lighting pendants will receive the Rising Star Award at the 27th annual ARTS Awards held on Friday January 22, 2016 at the Hilton Anatole during the newly named Lightovation show. 
 
The Rising Star Award recognizes innovation and modern excellence demonstrated by a young and growing company in the home decor industry selected by a committee of industry peers.
 
“The Tommy Mitchell Company embodies quality, detail, and design elements that are key to longevity in the home design industry,” notes Cindy Morris, President & CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are recognizing the level of commitment they have to building the next level of quality craftsmanship in the industry.”
 
Creator and designer Tommy Mitchell — along with a dedicated team of artisans in his studio — hand-make installations of copper, brass, steel, paint, and gold leaf. With more than 20 years of experience as an artisan and art restorer, Mitchell is recognized for his notable tactile finishes and dedication to detail in his unique designs. 
 
“It’s exciting to find a company that has such a great story and unique journey,” adds Sharon Davis, Executive Director of ART. “From their first trade show to the acclaimed success of the company a few short years later, the ARTS Awards committee’s job was an easy one in naming Tommy Mitchell as the Rising Star.”
 
The ARTS Awards are presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, and recognizes top manufacturers, retailers, product designers, interior designers and sales representatives from across the world in 26 different categories.