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Interior Design hosts Hall of Fame, Best of Year awards

Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

Earlier this month in New York City, Interior Design magazine celebrated the year of design with major events welcoming new Hall of Fame inductees and Best of Year award recipients.

Hall of Famers Harry Bates and Paul Masi of Bates Masi + Architects; Collin Burry of Gensler; Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of Neri and Hu Design and Research Office; and Kenneth Wampler of The Alpha Workshops were honored during a black-tie dinner and ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria December 4. Interior Design editor-in-chief Cindy Allen and president Mark Strauss served as masters of ceremony.



Collin Bury and Cindy Allen



2013 Interior Design Hall of Fame. Video produced and edited by James Eades.

The event drew 1,300 design professionals, making it one of the best-attended events in the 29 year history of the Hall of Fame awards. Notable attendees included Jamie Drake, Juan Montoya, David Kleinberg, Arthur Gensler, Lee Mindle, Calvin Tsao, Sherri Donghia, Alexandra Champalimaud, David Rockwell and Vincente Wolf.



Calvin Tsao and Sherri Donghia

The awards ceremony included the viewing of videos featuring some of the honorees work and interviews:



The following day, December 5, Allen and Strauss announced live the 2013 “Best of Year” winners during a cocktail party and awards presentation at the IAC Building.



Cindy Allen with Rand Elliott, BoY project winner and Hall of Fame member, and Elliott + Associates Architects team members

The Best of Year awards went to 113 winners across 108 categories of projects and products. They included Pollack, JANUS et Cie, the Alpha Workshops, Meyer Davis Studio, interior designer Alan Chu and Bates + Masi Architects. (Click here to view the complete list of product winners and project winners.)

“This year's Best of Year was especially nail biting, with so much incredible work going head-to-head, brand new categories introduced for the first time, and even a few surprise ties!" said Allen. “We at Interior Design applaud all Best of Year honorees for their significant contributions to the design world and can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2014.”

Photos and videos courtesy of Interior Design magazine