IFDA Honors Industry Leadership
June 12, 2012,
Su Hilty, left, and IFDA NY President Claudia Giselle Tejeda, with Simon Doonan, second from left, and Jonathan Adler.
Last month, the New York Chapter of IFDA presented its bi-annual Circle of Excellence Awards, recognizing industry luminaries in all facets of the interior design and furnishings business.
This year's honorees included Charlotte Moss for interior design; the Bard Graduate Center for education; Kravet, Inc. for industry resource & product design; and the Hearst Design Group, which includes Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda, for media. The awards program was created in 1992 to recognize outstanding leadership, vision and dedication in the furnishings and design industry.
The event took place at The Union League Club in Manhattan, where fashion impresario Simon Doonan and designer Jonathan Adler served as the masters of ceremony. A portion of the evening's profits benefitted the IFDA Educational Foundation, which distributes grants and scholarships for students and professionals in the furnishings and design field.