ASID-IL Hosts 2015 Celebration of Design Gala at The Ivy Room, Tree Studios

12th annual Interior Design Excellence Award winners to be announced at the COD Gala in The Ivy Room at The Tree Studios, Chicago


The American Society of Interior Designers – Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) is pleased to host the 2015 Celebration of Design Gala on Friday, Sept. 18, at The Ivy Room, an 80-year-old historic Chicago venue recognized by the World Monuments Fund.  As workshops to many of Chicago’s most recognizable artists in the past century, the Tree Studios serves as the ideal location to honor local talent with renovated spaces for artists, art businesses and extravagant retail shops.  The Tree Studios were built in stages between 1894 and 1913 by Judge Lambert Tree, one of Chicago’s greatest art patrons.

For its 12th year, the Celebration of Design Gala will award ASID IL members, IIDA Members, and registered interior designers in the state of Illinois who have excelled in their fields. Awards for the Interior Design Excellence Award Competition will be presented in the categories of Contract, Residential, Historic Restoration and Product Design. New categories to the competition include the “Rising Star Award” and “Designer of Distinction Award.” Additionally, ASID IL will recognize one member who has demonstrated outstanding industry support and community service with the “ASID IL Gives Back Recognition.”

The event program will celebrate ASID’s 40th Anniversary and underscore the many ways in which design matters by showcasing myriad environments that have influenced beauty and function in the residential and commercial sector this past year. The program will also include a cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony with a special presentation from ASID CEO, Randy Fiser. Sponsors include Modern Luxury/Interiors Chicago as the event’s exclusive luxury media partner, Contract Magazine as the exclusive national media partner, Cambria as the evening’s Cocktail Sponsor and Legrand as the Valet Sponsor.


Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 from 6 to 10 p.m.


The Ivy Room
The Tree Studios
12 East Ohio Street
Chicago, Ill. 60611

Ticket Information:

Early-bird tickets are $150.00 each until Aug. 18; individual tickets are on sale for $175 between Aug. 19 and Sept. 17 and will be $200 at the door. Early-bird tables of eight can be purchased for $1,200.00 until Aug. 18; tables of eight purchased startingAug. 19 are $1,400.00. Tickets are on sale via the ASID-IL website at

Social Media:

Facebook and Twitter users are encouraged to follow @ASIDIllinois and live-post from the event using the hashtag #COD2015.

About ASID-IL:

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people – designers, industry representatives, educators and students – committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

The American Society of Interior Designers – Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) is a professional association representing the interests of more than 1,100 Illinois interior designers, students and design industry partner members. Its vision is to be the voice of design in Illinois, to provide information through quality, timely communications, to educate its members and clients and to grow and support market expansion. ASID-IL is led by a volunteer board that includes the Chapter’s president, president-elect, five directors and a student representative.  Please visit for more information.