NEW YORK, September 17, 2014 – Interior Design magazine (interiordesign.net), the professional authority that influences design worldwide, has revealed the honorees of its upcoming 30th annual Hall of Fame (HoF) Awards. Selected by Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen and a nomination committee of previous HoF members, this year’s inductees are Hagy Belzberg of Belzberg Architects; David Lake and Ted Flato of Lake|Flato; Paola Navone of Paola Navone; and Andrea Woodner of Design Trust for Public Space, who will receive a special leadership award.
Hosted by Allen and Interior Design Media President and Publisher Mark Strauss, the 30th HoF celebration will take place at The Waldorf Astoria New York on Wednesday, December 3. For this anniversary year, the magazine anticipates an even higher volume of HoF members to attend and, for the first time ever, the December issue of Interior Design will be dedicated to the 150-plus Hall of Famers who have shaped the design world.
“The Hall of Fame honors architects, interior designers and industry luminaries whose talent, vision and dedication contribute to the highest standard of design excellence,” said Allen. “I’m tremendously excited to show off this year’s stellar lineup who enhance the lives of their clients, our community, our country and our design world.”
About This Year’s Inductees:
- Hagy Belzberg of Belzberg Architects: Hagy Belzberg’s mantra? Architectural innovation. A lauded architect, designer, fellow and instructor, Belzberg’s Santa Monica-based firm has earned more than 35 national and local design awards and has been featured in over 200 publications throughout more than 25 countries. Belzberg has held instructorship positions at UCLA, USC and The Southern California Institute of Architecture. His work has been exhibited at MOCA’s “A New Sculpturalism, Contemporary Architecture from Southern California,” the first extensive examination of the radical forms that have become prolific in Southern California architecture.
- David Lake and Ted Flato of Lake|Flato: Celebrating 30 years, San Antonio-based firm Lake|Flato Architects has earned a national reputation for creating sustainable design that draws on cultural and architectural traditions, responds to climate and fits gently into the landscape. Their firm and their work have been recognized with 43 national design awards. As stewards of the natural environment and clients’ resources, David Lake and Ted Flato shape every project with environmental knowledge and sustainable strategies with artful results.
- Paola Navone: Paola Navone is a citizen of the world, driven by her extreme interest in the most widely differing cultures. Navone is a traveler, bowing to a natural inclination to cross boundaries. In her long and varied career, she has switched easily among the roles of architect, designer, art director, interior designer, critic, teacher and organizer of exhibitions. She works with brands from the Italian and international design world ranging from Alessi to Poliform to Gervasoni, with her most recent collaboration with Crate and Barrel putting her prominently on the U.S. map.
About This Year’s Leadership Award:
- Andrea Woodner of the Design Trust for Public Space: Andrea Woodner is Founder and Board President of the Design Trust for Public Space, a nationally recognized incubator that transforms and evolves the New York City landscape with city agencies and community collaborators. Her work can be seen, felt and experienced throughout the five boroughs, touching projects like the High Line and the redesign of the NYC taxi. Woodner also serves on the visiting committees of the Architecture and Design Department of the Museum of Modern Art and the Prints and Drawings Department of the Morgan Library and Museum.
Hall of Fame 2014 top tier sponsors include: Kohler Interiors Group (Diamond) and Sunbrella Fabrics (Platinum).
Proceeds from this year’s HoF event will benefit the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and the Alpha Workshops through a donor-designated grant by DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Tickets can be purchased through Regina Freedman at 917.934.2835 or email@example.com.
About Interior Design Media/Hall of Fame Awards
Interior Design Media is the global, industry-leading design publication, website and events company serving the interior design, architectural and facility management audiences. For more than 80 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 by former Interior Design Publisher Lester Dundes, 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 legendary figures such as Albert Hadley, Frank Gehry, Clodagh, Antonio Citterio, Lauren Rottet, Robert A.M. Stern, David Rockwell, Philippe Starck and many more. For more information, visit interiordesign.net/halloffame.
About Kohler Interiors Group
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies that manufactures kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and is international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations. Kohler Interiors Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath designs includes Baker Furniture, Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms and Baker Stores along with McGuire Furniture Company, Ann Sacks tile, stone and plumbing company, Kallista plumbing, and Mark David hospitality furniture. For more information, visit kohlerinteriors.com.
About Sunbrella Fabrics
Introduced in 1961, Sunbrella revolutionized the way the world thinks about how beautiful fabrics look, feel and perform. The Sunbrella brand is the leading premium fabric choice for awning, marine and furniture manufacturers, offering legendary durability, fade resistance and ease of cleaning. Upholstery fabrics from Sunbrella are continually advancing in design sophistication and comfort, resulting in applications both outside and inside the home for coordinated décor. Sunbrella fabrics have been certified by GreenGuard, an international standard, for contributing to indoor air quality. Sunbrella fabrics are manufactured and marketed by Glen Raven, a 133-year-old family-owned company based in North Carolina with operations worldwide. For more information on the Sunbrella brand, including fabric resources, visit sunbrella.com.