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Welcome to the New York Chapter of IFDA
Please contact us at our NYC Chapter Headquarters:
IFDANY, Suite 417, NYDC, 200 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10016
email@example.com • Ph: 212 686-6020 • Fax: 212 686-6258
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NY Chapter Website: http://www.ifda.com/new-york-chapter
NY Chapter Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IFDANY
Take a Seat Website: http://ifdatakeaseat.com
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2014 TAS Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ifdanychapter/take-a-seat-2014
IFDANY Blogspot: http://ifdany.blogspot.com
International TAS blog: https://www.facebook.com/takeaseatifda
2013 TAS Folio: http://ifdatas.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/tas-folio-131.pdf
Find us on twitter and Instagram as IFDANY.
When tweeting about Take a Seat, our hashtags are #IFDAtas and #IFDAtakeaseat
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Seminar: Color Forecast: 2014 and Beyond
Monday, August 18, 2014
8:30AM Continental Breakfast and Networking
9:00AM – 10:30AM Program
Javits Center, 1A02-03
Join New York City’s International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) for insights into trending colors and the inspirations and influences forming the looks we will see in the coming seasons.
DJ Carey, Cottages & Gardens editorial director, will explore color trends and examine how colors influence consumer well-being, purchasing and interior design.
Renee Hytry Derrington, Group VP Design for Formica Group and Laminex Group creative director at Formica, will present TREND VISION 2014, color and style observations on the world and major exhibitions.
Prior to August 15:
$15/ $5 IFDA members/ student members
$25/$15 Guests/student guests
After August 15 and at the door:
$40/$10 IFDA members/ student members
$50/$20 Guests/student guests
RSVP to IFDA at 212-686-6020, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
IFDA NY and
Cordially Invite You to
Take A Seat
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The 2nd Annual Designer Chair Exhibit & Charity Auction
Room & Board
105 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10012
Join MC Libby Langdon accompanied by a professional auctioneer, Harrie Copeland, as they auction off one-of-a-kind chairs created by leading local designers and artisans. Enjoy excellent company, fine hors d'oeuvres, fashionable drinks and the chance to take home a very special seat.
Proceeds from the New York event will benefit Habitat for Humanity as part of the IFDA "Helping Heroes at Home" initiative and local chapter professional development.
IFDA members: $20 by Tuesday, May 6
$25 after Tuesday, May 6
Guests: $30 by Tuesday, May 6
$35 after Tuesday, May 6
To Learn More about our Take a Seat Media Sponsor, Visit cottages-gardens.com
Special thanks to Kendell Cronstrom, Editor in Chief
To become a Patron for IFDA Take a Seat 2014,
please view our dedicated website: IFDAtakeaseat.com.
Meet the chair designers and follow the saga of their chairs and see the photos from last year's events in New Yori, California and Osaka... and meet this year's creative chairmakers from Arizona, California, Florida, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC using the links below.
Click Here to see the 2013 Take a Seat Folio of all the designers and their entries.
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Members are always welcome to attend board meetings, we hope to see you there.
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Monday, April 28, 2014
Four Things To Understand About Millennial Home Buyers
IFDA New York
Editorial Director of Home Content
Better Home & Gardens
Monday, April 28, 2014
8:30 AM Breakfast and Networking
9:00 AM Presentation
15 East 16th Street
NY, NY 10013
Come hear an in-depth presentation on how the new millennial generation, armed with information, new ideas and a passion for personalization and individuality – of their homes – will reshape the home market for decades to come.
Jill Waage is the Editorial Director of home content for Better Homes and Gardens, bhg.com, Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Media, and branded home design books. She leads a major annual consumer research study on home buying preferences and presents the findings alongside the NAHB at the International Builder’s Show. She has been quoted in stories on home industry trends in national media outlets including The Wall Street Journal , MarketWatch, Washington Post, and CNN.
Jill is a graduate of Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she studied magazine journalism and interior design.
Our thanks to Country Floors for hosting this IFDA NY event.
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Monday, March 3, 2014
Cocktails, Conversation & Conections
Headline Bar 54
Hyatt Times Square Hotel
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
135 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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Maison&Objet Trend Report
JOIN IFDA & Lonny Market Editor Catherine Dash for a fantastic virtual tour of the
Maison&Objet International Design Show
Trends & inspiration from the market floor to the streets of Paris
Moderated by Catherine Dash Market Editor Lonny Magazine
Tuesday March 4, 2014
8:30 Light Breakfast & Networking
969 THIRD AVE
A Special Thank You
to our silver sponsor Resource Furniture
for graciously hosting this event for us!
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IFDA's What Color is your Future?
Trends in Color & Design
Find out at NY NOW
Monday, February 3, 2014
Seminar Room 1A02-03
8:30 AM Networking and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 AM Program
New York City's International Furnishings & Design Associationwill host a discussion of directional colors and emerging trends.
Explore the future in color, materials, and shapes with
Tori Mellott of Traditional Home
Sabina Jahic of Sherwin-Williams.
This seminar is IDCEC approved for 0.1 CEU credit and AIA & CES approved for 1.0 credits.
IFDA Member Bonus: To receive a free NY NOW badge, register online with promo code IFDANYW14. Pre-register online at nynow.com through January 28; or onsite starting February 1.
ASID, NKBA and FGI members receive the IFDA member
price when they call or email and mention their affiliation.
Tori Mellott joined Traditional Home as Senior Design Editor in 2011. Formerly Decorating Editor of Domino magazine, Tori has worked in design, styling, and editing for prominent shelter magazines, including Elle Décor, Veranda, and Lonny. Beyond her experience in publishing, Tori has served in creative roles at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and The Nate Berkus Show.
Sabina Jahic, Allied ASID, is a Designer Account Executive at Sherwin Williams. She is involved with the Metro NY ASID Student Chapter mentoring program and the IDS Long Island Chapter. Before joining the company, she spent 15 years practicing Interior Design.
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IFDA•NY HONORED RISING STARS OF DESIGN
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
5:30- 8:30 PM
Christopher Guy Showroom
New York Design Center
200 Lexington Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10016
with Master of Ceremonies Amanda Nisbet
This year, we will honor four Rising Stars of interior and product design. To recognize the mission and diverse membership of the IFDA, this is the first time we are also honoring a product designer at the Rising Stars event!
We will celebrate the unique perspectives on interiors offered by these up-and-coming designers with interior designer and IFDA member Amanda Nisbet as our Master of Ceremonies.
Since its beginning in 1998, Amanda Nisbet Design has become one of New York's most distinctive, sought-after creators of refreshing, abundant elegance. Her projects have been showcased in numerous publications, among them Coastal Living, House Beautiful, Oprah at Home, Traditional Home, Veranda, and The New York Times. Her first book, Dazzling Design, was published in 2012.
Interior Design Honorees:
John Loecke & Jason Oliver Nixon
John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are the dynamic duo behind the New York- and North Carolina-based interior design firm Madcap Cottage. Known for their whimsical use of color and pattern, the Madcap gents scour the world for eclectic finds that capture their unique and gimlet-eyed view of the world.
Joan Dineen & Alyson Liss-Pobiner
Joan Dineen and Alyson Liss-Pobiner began working together in 2006. Since then, they found that were able to combine and double their delight in built spaces, solving problems, and making people happy. Both possess degrees in Architecture. Liss-Pobiner also holds a graduate degree in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture, and Dineen a degree in Civil Engineering. It was inevitable that the duo would also expand the Architectural practice into Interior Design as working in New York City for a small firm is typically the case of being on the inside looking out.
Jon Call studied architecture in Seattle at Cornish College of the Arts before moving to New York to work for Diamond Baratta, where he was immersed in their world of vivid color, custom furniture, and storied tradition. After that, he worked for Shawn Henderson, another young designer, before striking out on his own in 2010. The name of the firm, a somewhat cheeky reference to the days when designers were known by Mr. or Mrs., embodies Call's spirit: he winks, rather than nods, at the past.
Product Design Honorees:
Gabriel Hendifar & Jeremy Anderson
Born from playful experimentation with vintage lighting components, Apparatus is a collection of lighting fixtures created by designer Gabriel Hendifar and partner Jeremy Anderson. Creative Director Hendifar formed his interdisciplinary approach to design from studying costume and scenic design at UCLA, later designing for couture label Jmary and most recently as part of the Raquel Allergra creative team. Having consulted for such firms as Ogilvy, LVMH, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Anderson left his career in PR to oversee Aparatus studio production and operations.
Special thanks to Christopher Guy for hosting the upcoming IFDA•NY RISING STARS of DESIGN event in their beautiful new showroom at the New York Design Center.
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International Furnishings and Design Association
New York Chapter
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM Cocktails & Presentation
Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Regina Myer, President
Master of Ceremonies
Carlo A. Scissura, Esq.
President & CEO
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Doug Blonsky, President & CEO, Central Park Conservancy
Susan Chin, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Paul Seck, Partner, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
The Honorable Robert K. Steel
Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, NYC
To see or download the Big Apple Program, click here.
Big Apple Honorary Committee
Chris Abbate, Principal, Novita PR
Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief, Interior Design Magazine
Malene Barnett, Principal & Creative Director, Malene B Carpets
Rick Bell, Executive Director, AIA NY
Daniel Blitzer, Principal, The Practical Lighting Workshop
James Brett, President, West Elm
Vin Cipolla, President, Municipal Arts Society
Christopher Coleman, Christopher Coleman Interior Design
Susan G. Doban AIA, CEO, Doban Architecture/Think Fabricate
Jamie Drake, Drake Design Associates
James Druckman, President & CEO, New York Design Center
Stacy Garcia, Principal, Stacy Garcia Inc.
Alexa Hampton, President, Mark Hampton LLC
Cary Kravet, President, Kravet Inc.
Holly Leicht, Executive Director, New Yorkers for Parks
Jonathan Marvel, Principal, Rogers Marvel Architects
Charlotte Moss, Charlotte Moss, LLC
Amanda Nisbet, President, Amanda Nisbet Design, Inc.
Charles Pavarini III, Founder-President, Charles Pavarini III Design Associates, Inc.
Dr. Thomas Schutte, President, Pratt Institute
Nava Slavin, President, The Creative Edge, Inc.
Kate Kelly Smith, SVP Publishing Director & Chief Revenue Officer, Hearst Design Group
Laura Starr ASLA, Partner, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners
Barbara Tober, Chairman Emerita, Board of Trustees, Museum of Arts and Design
Jane & David Walentas, Jane's Carousel
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Thank You Chapter Sponsors
CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS
One of the industry’s most anticipated and festive events, the Circle of Excellence has saluted outstanding leaders in the industry since its inception in 1992. It recognizes individual talent, corporate initiative and significant accomplishments within the design and home furnishings community.
DR. SUSAN WEBER, Director & Founder The Brard Graduate Center: Education
CHARLOTTE MOSS: Interior Design
THE HEARST DESIGN GROUP: Media
MICHAEL BOODRO, Editor-in-Chief Elle Decor
NEWELL TURNER, Editor-in-Chief, House Beautiful
KATE KELLY SMITH, SVP/Publishing Director & Chief Revenue Officer, House Beautiful
DARA CAPONIGRO, Editor-in-Chief, Veranda
JENNIFER LEVENE BRUNO, Publisher & Chief Revenue Officer, Veranda
CARY KRAVET, President Kravet Inc.: Industry Resource/Product Design
CLAIRE COLEMAN, FIFDA, Founder: Anniversary Recognition Celebrating 65 Years of IFDA
CHARLES PAVARINI III, Charles Pavarini III Design Associates, Inc.: Interior Design
JOHN S. STARK, Chairman, STEVEN J. STARK, President, Stark: Product Design/Development
RAY GOMEZ, Director of Color Marketing, Benjamin Moore & Co.: Retailer/To The Trade Resource
ANGELA NAHIKIAN, Dir., Global•Environmental•Sustainability, Steelcase: Green Achievement
BILL MOGGRIDGE, Dir., The Smithsonian’s-Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum: Education
CINDY ALLEN, Editor-in-Chief, Interior Design Magazine: Media
KENNETH WAMPLER,Founding Director, The Alpha Workshops: Special Humanitarian Award
MICHAEL BRUNO, President & Founder, 1stDibs.com: Online Marketing
BARCLAY BUTERA, President & CEO, Barclay Butera Inc.: Interior Design
INGE HECKEL, President, New York School of Interior Design: Education
DEBORAH NEEDLEMAN, Editor-in-Chief, Domino Magazine: Media
KARIM RASHID, Principal, Karim Rashid, Inc.: Industrial Design
ERIC VILLENCY, President, Maurice Villency, Inc.: Retail
CLAIRE COLEMAN, FIFDA, Pres., Coleman Communications: Recognition Founding Member IFDA
RAY ANDERSON, Chairman, Interface, Inc.: Enlightened Manufacturer Award
LARRY PORCELLATO, CEO, ICI Paints (Glidden): Enlightened Product Award
JOHN ADAMS, Founder, NRDC, National Resources Defense Council: The Laurel Award
BRIAN SCHWAGERL, Dir of Real Est and Fin Planning, Hearst Corp.: Enlightened Leadership Award
CLODAGH, Principal, Clodagh Designs: Enlightened Design Award
ARDATH RODALE, Chmn, Rodale, Inc.: Enlightened Media Award
CHRIS MADDEN, President, Chris Madden Inc.: Advertising/Marketing
DONNA WARNER, Editor-in-Chief, Metropolitan Home: Editorial/Media
FAROOQ KATHWARI, Chairman, Pres, CEO, Ethan Allen, Inc.: Revolutionary Retail Award
ALFRED and AMINY AUDI, Co-Owners, L. & J.G. Stickley, Inc.: The Laurel Award
ERIC COHLER, Principal, Eric Cohler Design, Inc.: Interior Design
LOU RENA HAMMOND, Founder & President, Lou Hammond & Associates, Inc.: Public Relations
JEFFREY PETERSON, Associate Publisher, Architectural Digest: Advertising
MARGARET RUSSELL, Editor-in-Chief, Elle Décor: Editorial/Media
JAMIE DRAKE, Principal, Drake Design Associates: Interior Design
SHERRI DONGHIA, Executive VP, Donghia Furniture/Textiles, Ltd.: Product Design & Development
HELEN WAGNER, Manager, Public Relations, 3M: Public Relations
MARVIN HOPKINS, President & CEO, Hunter Douglas, Inc.: Sales/Marketing/Management
GORDON SEGAL, Founder & Chairman, Crate & Barrel: Revolutionary Retail Award
NANCY GLASS, Producer & Host, HGTV: The Laurel Award
CHRISTINA MANCA, Textile Sales Manager, Holly Hunt, Inc.: Rising Star Award
COLLEEN BREWER, Home Design Editor, Bridal Guide: Rising Star Award
CLODAGH, Principal, Clodagh Designs: Interior Design
KATE KELLY SMITH, Associate Publisher, House Beautiful: Advertising/Public Relations
LARRY LASLO, Principal, Larry Laslo Designs: Product Design & Development
WARREN SHOULBERG, Editor-in-Chief, HFN: Media/Editorial
PENNY SIKALIS, VP/Group Mgr, George Little Management: Sales/Marketing/Management
LYNETTE JENNINGS, Host and Consultant, Lynette Jennings Television Show: Laurel Award
CHRISTIANE MICHAELS, President, Waverly: Design
CHRISTINE PRATT, Chmn. of Home Products Dev. Program, FIT: Education/Community Service
GALE STEVES, Editor-in-Chief, Home Magazine: Media/Editorial
ANNE MARTIN, Director of Marketing, WestPoint Stevens: Public Relations/Marketing
VALERIE MORAN, Chief Executive, Grange: Sales/Marketing/Management
ELLEN FRANKEL, President, ECPM Inc.: Community Service
STANLEY E. HURA, President, Stanley Hura Designs, Inc.: Design
KATHLEEN MAHONEY, FIFDA, Senior Editor, House Beautiful: Media
JEANNE M. BYINGTON, FIFDA, President, JM Byington & Assoc.: Public Relations/Advertising
NEIL S. JANOVIC, Vice President, Janovic/Plaza, Inc.: Sales/Marketing/Management
HELEN WAGNER, Mktg/Comm. Manager, 3M/Scotchgard Brand: Community Service
RAYMOND WAITES, Creative Vice President Design, Gear Holdings, Inc.: Design
LOUIS OLIVER GROPP, Editor-in-Chief, House Beautiful: Editorial
CLAIRE COLEMAN, FIFDA, President, Coleman Communications: Public Relations/Advertising
GERALD PUSHEL, President & COO, F. Schumacher & Co.: Sales/Marketing/Promotion
ROSE GERACE, FIFDA, Director of Mktg & P. R., WestPoint Stevens: Community Service
JOHN MASCHERONI, President, Mascheroni Designs: Design
RACHEL NEWMAN, Editor-in-Chief, Country Living: Editorial
SUSAN GRANT LEWIN, Creative Director, Formica Corp: Public Relations/Advertising
PAULINE DELLI-CARPINI, FIFDA, Director N. A. International Linen: Sales/Mktg/Promotion
THE BIG APPLE AWARD
In a long-standing tradition, IFDA New York gives its Big Apple Award to New York businesses and institutions that have had a positive impact on the cultural and commercial life of the city. Over the years it has paid tribute to 17 worthy recipients.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
42nd Street Redevelopment Association
Bryant Park Restoration Corporation
Crain’s New York Business Newspaper
Furnish a Future
Gracie Mansion Conservancy
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Show House
Museum of Modern Art
New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue
New York Times
The Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The New Grand Central Station
Museum of Arts and Design
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Linda Kulla, FIFDA
VP Awards & Recognition
Susan Hilty, FIFDA
Tamara M. Stephenson
Rose B. Gilbert, FIFDA
Anna E. Israel
Claudia Giselle Tejeda
Susan Hilty, FIFDA
VP Social Media
VP Public Relations
VP Special Events
VP Educational Foundation
Director at Large
Claire K. Coleman, FIFDA