The Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Last night we had the pleasure of attending the 29th Annual Interior Design Hall of Fame event at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. As one of the most glamorous industry events of the year — Hall Of Fame is revered for bringing together and celebrating those who have made significant contributions to the A+D community.
Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design Magazine, Cindy Allen kicks off the evening.
Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen started the evening off, taking the time to highlight the remarkable resurgence of the industry over the past few years. We couldn’t agree more! She spoke of the honorees as representatives of the industry at its best, pushing the envelope of design and truly impacting people’s lives with their work.
The Interior Design Hall of Fame
The 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees are a diverse group both in their specialties and their contributions. Harry Bates and Paul Masi run one of the most sought-after architecture firms in the Hamptons and are known for their precise, modernist style and almost obsessive attention to detail. Collin Burry is the design principal at the San Francisco office Gensler and whose impressive portfolio includes Apple’s retail offices worldwide and Terminal 2 of the San Francisco International Airport among others. Through their architectural design practice, Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu have gained international renown for their renovations that reinterpret the past without eliminating it. Lastly, Kenneth Wampler took home the Special Leadership Award for founding The Alpha Workshop, an organization that teaches and employs people that are HIV-positive or are living with AIDS in the decorative arts.
As we approach the New Year, it’s so inspiring to see all of the innovative work that has made this industry what it is today. We extend our gratitude to Interior Design for a truly amazing evening.