Please email Regina Freedman or call 917.934.2835 for information about Hall of Fame. The 2017 gala will be held on November 30 at the River Pavilion at Javits Center. The 2017 inductees are Lidewij Edelkoort, Trend Union (Influence); Mark Zeff, MARKZEFF (Design); Peter Q. Bohlin, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (Architecture); Robin Klehr Avia, Gensler (Leadership); I.M. Pei (Special Tribute). Read more about the 2017 memebers.

The 2016 gala was held in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Wednesday, November 30th. The 2016 inductees were Anda Andrei of Anda Andrei Design; Brad Zizmor and Dag Folger of A+IIsay Weinfeld; and a special leadership award to Cheryl S. Durst of International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

About the Event: The black-tie event begins with a cocktail reception that fills all three Grand Ballroom Salons. A special VIP reception is held additionally with invited guests ranging from Hall of Fame members, benefactors, editors, members of the press, and diamond, platinum, and gold sponsors. Dinner and the awards ceremony follow the reception. Carol Cisco, publisher, Interior Design, and Cindy Allen, editor in chief, Interior Design, host the awards ceremony. An inspirational documentary of each of the inductees is shown and inductees are present to accept their awards. It is the Academy Awards of the interior design industry.

The Hall of Fame was established in 1985 by Interior Design to recognize the individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth and prominence of the design industry. Previous Hall of Fame inductees include legendary figures such as: Antonio Citterio, Clodagh, Thierry W. Despont, Frank Gehry, Albert Hadley, Andrée Putman, David Rockwell, Lauren Rottet, Philippe Starck, and Robert A.M. Stern, to name a few. A venerable "Who's Who" of the top style makers come to honor the new inductees, who are selected from a nomination body of previous Hall of Fame members.

A Nod to the 2016 Sponsors:
We'd like to thank our 2016 sponsors for their support of the 32nd Annual Hall of Fame Awards. All event proceeds benefit the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and The Alpha Workshops through a donor-designated grant by DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. The annual industry event, held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, is constantly a rousing success and could not be accomplished without the following sponsor contributions:

Diamond Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


Inductee Documentary Sponsors

Gift Bags, Table Décor, & VIP Lounge Experience

Gift bags by Sunbrella and Ardwyn Decorative Trim

Banquet & Silver Corridor table toppers by Sunbrella and Sunbrella Contract

Banquet & Silver Corridor centerpieces by Sunbrella and Ardwyn Decorative Trim

VIP Lounge experience by Cambria

Gift Bags Contributors

Andreu World America

Council for Interior Design Accreditation

Forrest Lesch-Middleton for clé

Janus et Cie


New Ravenna Mosaics

Royal Botania, Renson & Delta Light at Ernest NY

Sheila Hicks for Sunbrella


Event Video Sponsor

Siena USA