Saturday, November 21, 2015

IFDA NY's 2015 Rising Stars of Design turns out a joyous crowd to celebrate talents in the industry!

Five Rising Stars of design were celebrated and honored
with host Justin Shaulis (center)
left to right; Pryor Callaway, Kevin Dumais, Jessica Geller and Virginia Toledo of id810, and Bennett Leifer 
photography by Jason Hood
2015 IFDA NY Rising Stars Celebration 
Turns Out A Crowd 
Hosted by the Lapicida Showroom in New York City!
Each Year the IFDA NY board and committee hand-picks Rising Stars from the industry, those they deem worthy of special mention for their stellar talent on the rise.  Take a look at this celebratory evening, all led by interior designer Justin Shaulis.  Despite a rainy night, the design community enthusiastically turned out for a celebration of talents in the industry at the gorgeous Lapicida showroom in the D&D building in New York City.  IFDA NY chapter honored talented rising stars in the community, which included three interior design teams and a product designer. A special thank you to Lapicida for making us feel welcome, and to our delightful MC interior designer Justin Shaulis for keeping us on our toes.  Shaulis added a fun and helpful element to the evening by reaching out into the crowd to solicit advice from veterans in design to those being honored. 
Justin Shaulis with IFDA NY President Andrea Brodfuehrer
Rose Ott, Andrea Brodfuerer, Tamara Stephenson, Wendy Silverstein
blogger and designer extraordinaire Rio Hamilton 
of Mon Oncle offers advice to the Rising Stars!
Rising Stars--left; Bennett Leifer, Kevin Dumais, Pryor Callaway
right; Virginia Toledo & Jessica Geller of id810
             left; Rose Ott and her team, Samantha Coppola & Jacqueline Rossi
                            right; Jessica Robb, Justin Shaulis, Lisa McMahon
right photo; Olivia Bitetti & Jennifer Powell from Kravet with IFDA's Su Hilty
new member Shari Chamish 
with IFDA's Rose Hittmeyer
right to left; 
   Allison Goldenstein with her mom
Charles Pavarini III, IFDA's Rose Hittmeyer 
and Justin Shaulis
renowned designer Charles Pavarini III offers words of wisdom
members Scott Hohl and Jan Girard 
right; Su Hilty registering guests with Lapicida showroom manager
left; Lapicida's Scott Cook with Justin Shaulis
right; Lapicida team: Solange Julien, Anna Serra & Scott Cook
a special thank you to the folks at the  Lapicida showroom for hosting, 
and also to our Event Patron, 
Tencel Lenzing Fibers for their generous support.  
For more information, please read our Rising Stars post.
please visit Lapicida showroom, NYC

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