NY Metro Chapter of ASID Announces Design Honors

The New York Metro Chapter of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) announces the recipients of its 1st annual “Design Honors,” recognizing innovative industry partners who excel in the interior design field. After a chapter wide voting process, the ten highly coveted awards were unveiled at a black-tie gala held at One World Trade Center. Winners received a custom-made sculpture designed by Brooklyn-based artist Richard Haining.

According to Susan Anthony, Past President ASID NY Metro Chapter and 2018 Gala Event Chair, “ASID National’s 2018 strategic initiative asked the local chapters to recognize and celebrate the contributions of our industry partners. We felt this awards program was the perfect way to honor the people and partners who provide us with the excellent service and solutions we as designers need to succeed.”


The 2018 Design Honors recipients include:

Most Helpful Showroom Representative: Nadia Ramos-Santiago, Christopher Guy

Awarded to a showroom sales representative that enhances the experience by working tirelessly to promote a mutually beneficial relationship between her company and designers.


Most Generous Showhouse Sponsor: Hubbardton Forge

Awarded to a show house sponsor that facilitates the design industry’s growth and expands its network and reach through the funding of events.


Best Educational Sponsor: Sherwin-Williams

Awarded to a sponsor that devotes itself to the intellectual promotion of good design by teaching young and seasoned designers about adaptations and changes that occur in the industry.


Most Socially Responsible Company: Hansgrohe

Awarded to a company that does business while promoting social justice and environmental integrity.


Best Customer Service: Kravet

Awarded to a company that facilitates the design process through its availability and helpfulness to designers.


Most Innovative Company: Elitis

Awarded to a company that raises the industry’s standards and brings something new for all designers to consider.


Best Advocate for Local Artists and Artisans: Arlene Angard

Awarded to a member who promotes art and design in the community by raising up the people around her.


Best Up and Coming Maker/Furniture: Ot-tra by Zimmerman Workshop

Awarded to a furniture maker that takes the meaning of design to the next level through the craftsmanship and manual labor of their furniture.


Best Up and Coming Maker/Lighting: Allied Maker

Awarded to a lighting maker who reimagines creativity in production through light fixtures whose beauty is seen in the handcrafted details.


Best Designer Advocate: Phyllis Harbinger

Awarded to a member who supports, advises and promotes interior designers and the profession through collaboration and educational sharing.


The evening also paid tribute to the winners of the Best of AD Design Show. Fourteen awards, framed in custom mouldings by Larson-Juhl were bestowed to the best in show and most innovative exhibitors. The 200+ guests also were treated to live painting by three talented street artists including Brandon Sines, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, and Joseph Meloy, ‘Protect Your Heart’ designer totes and photo backdrop by Queens native Uncutt Art and a performance by Rhett Price. 

Platinum sponsors: Bjorn Bjornsson, Sherwin-Williams, Whirlpool – JennAir, Ferguson and Bloomingdale’s
Gold sponsors, Elissa Grayer Interior Design, Hansgrohe Axor, Privet Cove, J.Pocker and Larson-Juhl
Silver Sponsors: The Robert Allen Duralee Group, The Shade Store and Arlene Angard
Patrons: Kim Radovich Interiors, Roadway Moving, New Growth Designs and Drake/Anderson.


Photos courtesy of Angie Vazquez.

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