Thursday, January 22, 2015

IFDA NY Chapter rings in 2015 with a festive celebration, a new President, and all hosted by our Rising Star Michele Varian.

Ringing in 2015 
with the IFDA NY Chapter
at Michele Varian's Soho store!
 the IFDA NY chapter held their annual transitional meeting, which was the first meeting in 2015 then a kickoff celebration this past Wednesday.  Michele Varian, this year's IFDA NY Rising Star honoree for category of product design, generously hosted the large group in her gorgeous shop at 27 Howard Street in Soho.  The chapter thanked current president Kara Marmion for keeping watch over the helm in 2014 and the celebrations marked the beginning of new president elect Andrea Brodfuehrer's reign.  Andrea created and printed brand new bound booklets for all board members, which set the tone for an engaged conversation.  2015 promises to be a stellar year for the organization as the board navigates a full calendar of events with the community. 
 
Following the meeting, friends of IFDA turned out to celebrate with chapter and board members in Michele's store, which is chock-filled with gorgeous artisan made wares, many of which Michele designs herself. Please stop into  Michele Varian situated on a quiet corner in Soho.  Michele has many programs planned for the new year, including a busy line-up of pop up shops and even a floral exhibit and sale during Valentines Day week.

Su Hilty, New President, Andrea Brodfuehrer, and new 
FIT student liaison member Elaina Hon
 Rose Ott, Jan Girard, Julie Schuster
 a lovely gnome was given away as a raffle prize
 Andrea Algaze, Rose Hittmeyer 
and Michele Varian

Our Dream PR Team,
Lisa McMahon and Sonia Anand 
members managed to sneak in 
a little shopping as well...
27 Howard Street
New York, NY 10013