Last year's Hall of Fame members were inducted into the 31st Hall of Fame at the awards gala on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. The members are John Cetra and Nancy J. Ruddy of CetraRuddy; Peter Ippolito and Gunter Fleitz of Ippolito Fleitz Group—Identity Architects; Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander of Studio O+A; and Roger P. Thomas of Wynn Design and Development.
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, Thiery W. Despont, Frank Gehry, Albert Hadley, Andree 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 2015 Sponsors: We'd like to thank our 2015 sponsors for their support of the 31st 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:
Gift Bags and Table Toppers
Sunbrella and Ardwyn Decorative Trim | Sunbrella Contract designed by Sina Pearson
Ballroom Table Centerpieces
Sunbrella Performance Art
Gift Bags Contributors
The Alpha Workshops | Andreu World America | Boris Aldridge for clé | Council for Interior Design Accreditation | Design Ideas |
Design Memorabilia | Ernest NY and Jules Destrooper | Janus et Cie | New Ravenna Mosaics | New York’s Little Elves | Normal |