Friday, October 14, 2011

Stars of Design 2011

On Wednesday evening I was invited to attend the ultra exclusive black tie event put on by Charles S. Cohen the owner of the Decorators and Designer's Building in New York.  The Stars of Design dinner celebrates and honors artists in their respective fields of architecture, art, industrial/product design, graphic design, landscape design, photography and of course interior design.  There is also a special lifetime achievement award that is presented.

The crowd was a gorgeous assortment of the heavy hitters in design, bloggers and just those creative minds that make lives more beautiful.  It was the mega-stars in the interior design industry celebrating what makes our profession so great.  Vicente Wolf was chatting it up with Mario Buatta, as Peter Marino showed off his leather gear alongside Bunny Williams, while Jamie Drake was comparing the metallic sheen of his blazer against mine... It was awesome!

The 2011 Stars of Design Honorees were as follows:

Architecture--Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Art--Jean-Michel Othoniel
Graphic Design--Paula Scher, Pentagram
Industrial/Product Design--Tucker Viemeister, Rockwell Group
Interior Design--Matthew Patrick Smyth
Landscape Design--James Corner, Field Operations
Photography--Jason Schmidt
Lifetime Achievement--Albert Hadley

Below are a couple images of Albert Hadley's iconic work which solidifies his spot in Interior Design History.

Brook Astor's Corner Library, photo courtesy NY Daily News

Luxurious Library, photo courtesy House Beautiful

The evening was one that I was extremely fortunate to be a part of, and proud to be in the company of such greatness.  The festive crowd was captured on film and can be viewed on Patrick McMullan's site.  It was a night that I am still overwhelmed to have been a part of, but just pushes me to strive to be an honoree in the very near future!... 

No comments:

Post a Comment