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This year’s master of ceremonies for the Interior Design Society’s (IDS) Designer of the Year Awards Gala will be Jonathan Adler. The Designer of the Year Awards program recognizes outstanding achievement among IDS members in over 30 categories of residential interior design. IDS will also honor exceptional contributions to the organization through the prestigious IDS Fellow Award as well as the Outstanding Leadership Award. The Awards Gala will conclude the 2022 IDS National Conference in Chicago, IL on Saturday, August 6th. It will be held at the Historic Blackstone Hotel, with a cocktail hour preceding the Gala.
About Jonathan Adler
Jonathan’s mission: to bring Modern American Glamour to your life. How? By creating a foundation of timelessly chic furniture and accessorizing with abandon.
It all started with pottery. Jonathan first gave the wheel a spin at summer camp when he was 12 years old. He was obsessed with clay the moment he touched it. Unfortunately, his passion wasn’t always encouraged. After his college professor told him, “You have no talent. Move to New York and become a lawyer,” he attempted to comply, moving to the city and working in the entertainment biz. Three years later he quit and went back to the wheel.
In 1993, Barneys bought his collection of pots, and in 1998, he opened his first store. Today his offerings span furniture, lighting, décor, and more, iconic interior design projects, and retail locations worldwide, all rooted in his commitment to outstanding design, impeccable materials, and unparalleled craftsmanship.
With another record number of entries into the program this year, Designer of the Year continues to expand to members and designers all over the country. The Awards Gala on August 6th is sure to provide an elevated experience complete with entertainment, sentiment, and great design. To attend the Conference and Awards Gala, register here: https://interiordesignsociety.org/conference. Individual tickets for the Awards Gala only can be purchased here.
About Interior Design Society
The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an exclusive professional association serving the design community, with the focus of helping our diverse members grow their businesses, develop their talents, inspire each other, and use our voices to impact our collective communities. One of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, IDS embraces four core values including professionalism, community, influence and growth. The IDS National headquarters is located in High Point, N.C.