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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
Visit our Facebook page for photos of our latest events!
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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
Non members $25
Students members $0
Non student member $10
A Special Thank You
to our silver sponsor Resource Furniture
for graciously hosting this event for us!
RSVP to the Tuesday, March 4th Maison&Objet Trend Report here
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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.
Tickets prior to Jan 31, 2014:
$25 IFDA Members
$15 Student Members
$30 Non-Member Students
Late registration and at the event:
$40 IFDA Members
$30 Student Members
$40 Non-Member Students
(All registration fees are non-refundable)
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 and NKBA invite you to our 2013 Holiday Celebration!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Grohe Live Center
160 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
(near East 21st Street)
New York, NY 10010
No admission charge for all IFDA and NKBA members.
All members are encouraged to bring a guest for an evening of holiday fun!
Those who join or renew now will also be entered into a drawing to win one of two $50 gift certificates at the party!
We ask those attending to please consider a $10 donation to support the IFDA Educational Foundation.
Many thanks to Grohe Live Center for hosting our end of the year gathering.
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IFDA•NY TO HONOR 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.
Please join us at 5:30 for cocktails and networking before the presentation.
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
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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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Meet the chair designers and follow the saga of their chairs and see the photos from the events here in NY, California and Osaka:
AND TO SEE THE
2013 Take a Seat Folio of all the designers and their entries,
IFDA held theirTake A Seat Gala and Auction on
Thursday, May 16, 2013
6 PM-8:30 PM
Lillian August Furnishings + Designs
12 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
Over 200 guests joined MC/Host, Designer Jamie Drake, and Karl Green, auctioneer and director of Furniture & Decorative Arts, Bonhams NY, as they auctioned off one-of-a-kind up-cycled chairs created by local designers and artisans. Additionally, entries from IFDA Japan and California chapters were viewed on-screen. Attendees enjoyed great music, hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Chairs were on display in the Lillian August store windows and floor from May 8-21 during NYCxDESIGN and ICFF.
Besides local IFDA chapter professional development, proceeds will benefit relief efforts for Japan Tsunami and Hurricane Sandy victims as follows:
Tsunami Relief Restoration Support Association Fukushima Forum, Osaka Japan fukushima-f.com This General Incorporated Organization in Kansai was set up by a refuge from Fukushima, an area severely hit by the Tsunami. There are many refugees living in Kansai area who needs support both financially and mentally. This organization, recommended by IFDA Japan, supports these people by offering many opportunities to connect refugees with each other and to encourage them in many ways.
Hometown Heroes njhometownheroes.org. is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2008, to provide assistance to the community at large and help any individual or family regardless of ethnicity, gender and age that suddenly finds themselves in a crisis. Hometown Heroes created a Restore the Shore campaign in an ongoing effort to immediately assist local residents as they recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. Hometown Heroes will use the monies raised by all three IFDA chapters for New Jersey clean-up efforts and also allocate a portion towards their new New York efforts.
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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
Su Hilty, FIFDA
Tamara M. Stephenson
Rose B. Gilbert, FIFDA
Anna E. Israel
Claudia Giselle Tejeda
Su Hilty, FIFDA
VP Social Media
VP Public Relations
VP Special Events
VP Educational Foundation
Director at Large
Claire K. Coleman, FIFDA