IFDA to Hold ‘Rising Stars of Design’ Event

Ceremony will honor interior designers and a product designer
October 24, 2016David Gill

IFDAlogo3x2NEW YORK—The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) will hold its 10th annual “Rising Stars of Design” awards ceremony here Nov. 15.

The event will take place at the New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Ave. Interior designers Jenny Dina Kirschner of JDK Interiors, Lindsay Boswell and Ali Levin of LABLstudio, and Lindsay Weiss and Noah Turkus of Weiss Turkus Projects, along with product designer Jessica Ahnert Davis, founder of Nest Studio, are this year’s honorees.

Rio Hamilton, a designer and luxury lifestyle expert, will serve as master of ceremonies. The event will begin with a cocktail reception 5:30 p.m. at Duc Duc, room 715, followed by the presentations at The New Traditionalists, room 701, at 6:15 p.m.

David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.


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