Interior Design Hall of Fame and Best of Year Awards

By danielle

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Last night was by far THE BEST Hall of Fame that I have ever been to. Now, I am not saying that previous years were not inspirational (trust me, they always are), but last night took the cake. In this time of uncertainty, we were reminded why we love the design industry so much. There is something to be said when 1,200 top design professionals fill a room to celebrate five ICONIC individuals and one INDUSTRY GIANT. The inductees: Tony Chi, Vladimir Kagan, Nick Luzietti, Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner and Gensler deserve every bit of the illustrious honor. Their videos, acceptance speeches and performances (especially Nick’s one-man variety show) had us laughing out loud – almost to the point of tears.

The Host: Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen, whose dedication to the industry is unsurpassed.

The Host: Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen, whose dedication to the industry is unsurpassed.

For his final act, Nick Luzietti, design principal of VOA, put on his sunglasses and took a sergeant pepper jacket out of his bag of tricks.

For his final act, Nick Luzietti, design principal of VOA, put on his sunglasses and took a sergeant pepper jacket out of his bag of tricks.

1985 Hall of Fame Inductee Art Gensler accepts yet another award. For the first time, an architectural firm was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

1985 Hall of Fame Inductee Art Gensler accepts yet another award. For the first time, an architectural firm was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

John Pesce, Hansgrohe; Kristin Coleman, Novita Communications; Franco Patruno, FDV Collection; Thierry Herbert, Royal Botania; Su Hilty, 7W and Russ Wheeler, Hansgrohe/AXOR

Closing out the party: John Pesce, Hansgrohe; Kristin Coleman, Novita Communications; Franco Patruno, FDV Collection; Thierry Herbert, Royal Botania; Su Hilty, 7W and Russ Wheeler, Hansgrohe/AXOR

And now it is onto Night 2 of Interior Design’s star-studded series of events: BoYA. Like Hall of Fame, the evening is meant to excite, inspire and recognize the best of the best products and projects.  Design honorees in various categories can be found on the event website, but we’ll have to wait until TONIGHT o see who takes home the top honors.

When: December 3, 2009 from 5:00-9:00PM

Where: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Tickets: $150, boyawards@reedbusiness.com

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