Interior Design Magazine Honors the Top Design Professionals at “Best of Year” 2012

Preeminent design competition celebrates the industry’s superior interior design projects and products.

NEW YORK, December 4, 2012 — Interior Design® magazine (, the design industry authority,  held its seventh annual “Best of Year” awards on Thursday, November 29 at Goldman Sachs’ headquarters at 200 West Street in New York City. Assembling a community of over 800 design professionals and enthusiasts, the esteemed design awards celebrated the year’s best projects and products at a state-of-the-art auditorium and event space, designed by SHoP Architects.

“Every year we are blown away by the caliber of projects and products submitted for Best of Year Awards and it becomes incredibly difficult to select winners,” said Allen. “We were pleased to be able to add several new categories this year and we congratulate both our honorees and winners on their amazing work.”

Best of Year project design honorees were selected by Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen and a jury of design leaders from over 550 project submissions, while the product design winners and honorees were selected by interior designers and architects via an online vote from 660 product submissions. The winners were announced live by hosts Allen and Mark Strauss, Interior Design president and publisher.

“’The Best of Year Awards offer our industry the opportunity to come together and celebrate its design accomplishments over the past year,” said Strauss. “We thank our winners and honorees for their significant contributions to the interior design field and look forward to watching them achieve even more in 2013. We especially extend our sincerest gratitude to Goldman Sachs for opening their doors to the design community so soon after Hurricane Sandy displaced the event.”

Proceeds from the evening will go toward Rebuilding Together NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to repairing homes affected by the storm.

A full list of the Best of Year award winners and honorees can be found at

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