IFDA Names "Circle Of Excellence" Honorees

Susan WeberSusan Weber
NEW YORK - The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) has announced the 2012 honorees of its Circle of Excellence Awards.
     IFDA created this awards program in 1992 "to recognize outstanding leadership, vision and dedication in the furnishings and design industry."
     A member voting system selected luminaries in four categories, and this year these honorees will be feted at the Evening of Distinction event here on May 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Union League Club, 38 E. 37th Street.
     Awards and their recipients will include:
     • Excellence in Education -- Susan Weber, founder and director, Bard Graduate Center;
     • Industry Resource & Product Design -- Cary Kravet, president, Kravet Inc;
     • Interior Design -- Charlotte Moss, Charlotte Moss LLC;
     • Media -- Hearst Design Group's Elle Décor, Michael Boodro and Barbara Friedmann; House Beautiful, Newell Turner and Kate Kelly Smith; and Veranda, Dara Caponigro and Jennifer Bruno.
     Fashion impresario Simon Doonan and designer Jonathan Adler will be the Masters of Ceremonies.

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     Claire Coleman, the founder of the IFDA, will also be recognized as the organization celebrates its 65th year.
     A portion of the evening's profits will benefit the IFDA Educational Foundation, which distributes grants and scholarships to students and professionals in the furnishings and design field.
     Former recipients of the IFDA Circle of Excellence Awards include Cindy Allen, Clodagh, Eric Cohler, Jamie Drake, Louis Gropp, Larry Laslo, Chris Madden, Charles Pavarini lll, Karim Rashid, Margaret Russell, John Stark and Raymond Waites.
     For tickets, event patron opportunities or any other information about the IFDA's Circle of Excellence Awards, visit http://conta.cc/z9WsIT, contact the IFDA office at (212) 686-6020 or email ifdanyny@verizon.net.

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