New England

The IFDA New England Chapter has been inspiring collaboration within the furnishings and design industries to support its people, their products and services. IFDA New England is a strong, talented, and creative group of people and we strive to celebrate our members.

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Our President

John Trifone


On behalf of John and all of the IFDA Board here in New England, welcome! We are thrilled to welcome members from every facet of the furnishing and design industry. Members are executives and companies professionally engaged in the design, production, distribution, promotion, communication or education in the furnishings and design and/or related industries. The IFDA promotes open sharing, mutual respect, and education, as well as community service and ethical practices.

Our board Members

Ian Kaplan - Treasurer

Vivian Robins - Secretary

Georgia Zikas - VP Educational Foundation/Education

vacant - VP Financial Resources

Melissa Bunis - VP Membership

Melissa Bunis - VP Membership Retention

Jacqueline Richie - VP Programs

Isabelle Yabe - VP Special Events

Michelle Southworth - VP Communications

Rosie Woods - VP Public Relations

Jacqueline Becker - VP Community Relations

Christina Fichera - VP Hospitality

Kyle Tripp - Chapter Advisor

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Gold Industry Partners

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Upcoming Events


Tuesday, April 23, 2024  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM



IFDA & ASID have partnered with NE Home to create a unique event that celebrates the start of Boston Design Week with a spotlight on Italian Design.

Honorary Guests Arnaldo Minuti, the Consul General of Italy in Boston, and Tony Fusco, the Producer of Boston Design Week,

will speak on behalf of Boston’s widespread design community to highlight contributions made by Italian designers.


Past Events


Wednesday, April 10, 2024  5:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Thursday, March 14, 2024  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Thursday, February 15, 2024  6 pm – 9 pm

Wednesday, October 6th, 5pm-7pm


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