New York, NY— Interior Design (interiordesign.net), the global, industry-leading design publication, website, and events media brand serving the interior design and architecture community, announced August 20, the honorees of its 34th annual Hall of Fame (HoF) Awards. Selected by Interior Design Editor in Chief, Cindy Allen, and a nominating committee of previous HoF members, this year’s inductees include Marcel Wanders; Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of IWAMOTOSCOTT Architecture; Patrick Tighe of Patrick TIGHE Architecture; and Kengo Kuma of Kengo Kuma and Associates.
“This year’s Hall of Fame inductees have the uncanny ability to push beyond, and their talent is matched only by a desire to create the new and the next,” said Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design. “Their collective work is also grounded in a deep sense of humanity, that has impacted their clients, communities, and the greater world.”
Hosted by Allen, the most anticipated event in the design industry will take place at the River Pavilion in the I.M. Pei & Partners-designed Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, November 29. The elegant, 45,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed River Pavilion features stunning views of the Hudson River –an ideal location for this grand celebration.
A sophisticated group of 1,300 industry leaders including designers, architects, manufacturers and design influencers will gather to honor the new inductees at this black-tie celebration. A special VIP reception is additionally held with invited guests ranging from Hall of Fame members, benefactors, editors, members of the press, diamond, platinum, and gold sponsors. An inspirational documentary on the work and legacy of each of the inductees is premiered at the Hall of Fame.
Interior Design along with Hall of Fame sponsors Sunbrella® and Sunbrella® Contract will debut an immersive design experience at the River Pavilion. The journey through the Sunbrella Hall creates a complete transformation of the 1968 building.
Proceeds from the event are donated to the Alpha Workshops, a not-for-profit organization, through a donor-designated grant awarded by DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.
The 13th annual Best of Year Awards will take place the following night, Friday, November 30th in the same location.
Seats for the event can be purchased through Regina Freedman by calling 917-934-2835.
About This Year’s Inductees
Marcel Wanders is an industrial and interior designer, cofounder of Moooi, and an acclaimed art director. Wander’s studio, founded in 1996, is credited with more than 1,900 iconic projects. Wanders works with premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Kosé Corporation, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Louis Vuitton, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma, Roche Bobois, Swarovski. Today, many of Marcel Wanders’ designs are celebrated in some of the most renowned museums in the world, including the Centre Pompidou, MoMA, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In 2001, Marcel Wanders co-founded the successful design label MOOOI, in which he acts as owner, art director and product designer for the company.
Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of IWAMOTOSCOTT Architecture
Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott founded IWAMOTOSCOTT Architecture, an award winning and internationally recognized architecture practice established in San Francisco. The firm creates innovative designs at all scales–with work ranging from art installations to workplace, interiors to buildings, to visionary cities. Educators at heart, both Iwamoto and Scott have taught throughout their careers.
Both Iwamoto and Scott received Master of Architecture degrees from Harvard University. Iwamoto is currently Professor of Architecture at the University of California Berkeley, where she was named the inaugural Doris and Clarence Malo Collegium Teaching Chair in Design, and where her design research concentrates on the perceptual performance of material and digital fabrication techniques. Scott is Professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where his teaching focus is on Advanced Studios, Core Studios, and Architectural Analysis.
Patrick Tighe of Patrick TIGHE Architecture
Patrick Tighe, FAIA, FAAR, is one of Los Angeles’ preeminent architects. The acclaimed namesake firm, Patrick Tighe Architecture, is committed to creating an authentic, contemporary architecture informed by technology, sustainability and building innovation. Since its inception, the firm has produced a strong and diverse body of projects that includes city-developed affordable housing, commercial, mixed-use projects, installations and award winning interiors. In 2011 Patrick Tighe was elevated into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, the highest honor bestowed by the AIA. Prior to establishing Tighe Architecture, Tighe worked in the offices of Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne. Tighe is a professor at the University of Southern California.
Kengo Kuma of Kengo Kuma and Associates
Kengo Kuma is a globally acclaimed Japanese architect, renowned for merging architecture with nature and social responsibility. Since founding Kengo Kuma and associates in 1990, Kuma has developed a remarkable portfolio of work in his home country as well as more than 20 countries globally. Some of Kuma’s most recognized works include the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center in Tokyo, the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo, Bamboo Wall House in China, LVMH Group’s Japan headquarters, Besançon Art Center in France, and numerous hospitality projects. He is a prolific architect with more than 300 projects in his illustrious career. In 2015, Kengo Kuma was chosen to design Tokyo’s Olympic stadium for the 2020 games. Kuma heads up Kuma Lab, a Research Laboratory based in the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo’s Hongo Campus.
About Interior Design/Hall of Fame Awards
Interior Design is the global, industry-leading design publication, website and events company serving the interior design, architectural and facility management audiences. For over 85 years, Interior Design magazine – published by SANDOW – has been the essential design authority for every professional, on all projects, throughout the design process. Its digital companion, interiordesign.net, has become the go-to site for relevant and real-time content for the industry’s largest and most engaged design audience. Interior Design’s Hall of Fame, established in 1985, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the design industry, in areas such as architecture, interior design, furniture design and product design. Previous inductees include such legendary figures as Albert Hadley, Frank Gehry, Clodagh, Antonio Citterio, Robert A.M. Stern, David Rockwell, Philippe Starck and many more. For more information, visit interiordesign.net/halloffame.
About Hall of Fame Diamond Sponsor Sunbrella® Fabrics
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About Sunbrella® Contract Fabrics
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