Interior Design Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees
Interior Design (interiordesign.net), the global, industry-leading design publication, website, and events brand serving the interior design and architecture community, has announced the honorees of its 2022 Hall of Fame Awards. After a two-year pause during the COVID pandemic, Interior Design’s Hall of Fame Awards returns this December 7, 2022, with a new location and an illustrious group of inductees.
Selected by Editor in Chief, Cindy Allen, and a nominating committee of previous Hall of Fame members, this year’s inductees are Yves Béhar, Founder and Chief Designer of fuseproject; Mavis Wiggins, Managing Executive, Studio Creative Director of TPG Architecture; Will Meyer and Gray Davis, Founders of Meyer Davis; and a special award to artist and activist, Claudy Jongstra.
“Being back live and in person after a two-year COVID hiatus adds so much meaning to the evening, as this community really loves being together and being inspired by one another” said Allen. “And these extraordinary honorees represent the expansiveness of our industry, including residential, office, hospitality, industrial design, product, and art. The full spectrum of design–that solves problems, touches humanity, and changes the world.”
Hosted by Allen, the most anticipated event in the design industry has a new location in 2022 and will take place at The Glasshouse in New York City. Located at 660 12th Avenue in New York City, the Kossar & Garry Architects and Thomas Juul-Hansen-designed venue offers breathtaking views and cutting-edge technology.
About the Interior Design Hall of Fame 2022 Inductees
Yves Béhar is a global leader in design and the Founder and Chief Designer of San Francisco-based, fuseproject. Béhar has co-founded companies including August Home, FORME Life, and CANOPY and has partnered with Herman Miller, Samsung, Swarovski, Puma, Issey Miyake, Prada, Movado, L’Oreal, SodaStream, Nivea, and more. In 1999, Béhar founded fuseproject, built on Béhar’s belief that integrated product, digital and brand design are at the cornerstone of any business and that design can be a force for positive social and environmental change. The studio’s work spans from designing furniture and environments, to robotics, smart-home technology, wellness and health solutions, as well as humanitarian and non-profit projects.
Béhar’s humanitarian work includes One Laptop Per Child, which has given 2.5 million laptops to children in developing countries, See Better to Learn Better, which has distributed 6 million free corrective eyeglasses to schoolchildren in Mexico, and the fundraising sunglasses project with The Ocean Clean-up. Béhar’s works are included in the permanent collections of museums worldwide, and he has garnered over 300 awards, including the Design Miami/ 2015 Design Visionary Award, the London Design Museum’s Design of the Year, Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Award, IDSA Design of the Decade Award, IDA Designer of the year, INDEX Award, and Condé Nast Traveler Designer of the Year. Béhar was named a Top 25 Visionary by TIME Magazine, and was named Most Influential Industrial Designer in the World by Forbes. Béhar’s first monograph, Yves Béhar: Designing Ideas, was released in 2021.
Mavis Wiggins, FIIDA, Managing Executive and Studio Creative Director of TPG Architecture, has more than 30 years of experience as an interior designer, team leader, and advocate for encouraging diversity within the A&D industry.
At TPG Architecture, Wiggins has developed a multi-faceted workplace portfolio with an emphasis in financial services. Mavis draws upon her experience and evolving vision to design successful spaces that underscore a level of excellence that her clients return for again and again. She has led the design of corporate interiors projects for clients including Assured Guaranty, DZ Bank, IEX Group, and Lexington Partners. Wiggins has received recognition for her talents from organizations including the IIDA, CoreNet Global, and was named Best Interior Designer: Corporate Interiors in the 2020 Interior Design Best of Year design awards. In 2021, Mavis was inducted into the IIDA College of Fellows–the highest honor given by the IIDA to its professional members.
Will Meyer and Gray Davis
Will Meyer and Gray Davis are founders of Meyer Davis, an award-winning interior design studio that has been globally recognized for its work in hospitality, commercial, and luxury residential design.
The studio has completed projects worldwide for luxury brands such as 1 Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, W Hotels, Mr. C, Four Seasons, and Auberge Resorts, in addition to restaurants and retail projects for clients including Marcus Samuelsson, Andrew Carmellini, Dario Cecchini, and Oscar de la Renta; as well as private residences for Jenna Lyons and Jorge Perez. Meyer and Davis debuted their eponymous product company–William Gray–in 2020. The furniture, bath, and lighting collection personifies the duo’s urban sensibility, as well as their appreciation for timeless craftmanship, collected sophistication, and travel. Meyer Davis has been recognized by Interior Design magazine for projects such as One Park Grove, Nearly Ninth, The Assemblage, 1 Hotel South Beach, and the William Gray Vessel and Hoist Collections.
Claudy Jongstra is known worldwide for her monumental textile artworks and architectural installations, with organic surfaces and vibrant colors that reflect Jongstra’s masterful innovations in the ancient techniques of wool felting and plant- based dyeing.
Claudy Jongstra’s oeuvre, often installed in large public spaces, is also represented within many international museums and institutions as well as private and corporate collections. In 2001, Jongstra established her studio in Friesland, a rural northern province of The Netherlands, where she also developed a biodynamic farm at De Kreake in Húns with partner Claudia Busson, cultivating dyers plants and collecting generic seed for future propagation. Jongstra sources wool, her primary artistic medium, from a local flock of rare, indigenous Drenthe Heath sheep. This radical soil-to-soil philosophy, no-waste approach, and inclusive way of collaborating creates a vibrant, community-based and completely sustainable process culminating in Jongstra’s charismatic artworks.
An unparalleled group of designers, architects, manufacturers, and design luminaries will gather to honor the new inductees at this black-tie celebration. Inspirational documentaries on the work and legacy of each of the inductees will be premiered at the Hall of Fame, and later on DesignTV by SANDOW.
A portion of proceeds from the Hall of Fame event will benefit Americares and The Thorn Tree Project. Tables and tickets can be purchased through Laury Kissane at (773) 791-1976 or firstname.lastname@example.org and more information can be found here.
Interior Design’s 17th annual Best of Year Awards will take place the following evening, Thursday, December 8th, at PENN 1. The transformation of the midcentury PENN 1 building to a 2.5 million square-foot office tower of the future was completed in 2021.
About Interior Design
Interior Design is the global, industry-leading design publication, website, and events company serving the interior design, architectural, and facility management audiences. For more than 90 years, Interior Design magazine–published by SANDOW Design Group, a leader in multichannel brands that meet at the inter- section of luxury and design–has been the essential design authority for every professional, on all projects, throughout the design process. Interior Design Events connects the industry, promoting creative leadership, innovation, and collaboration across a wide range of practice areas and platforms. Interior Design’s digital companion, interiordesign.net, is the go-to site for relevant and real-time content for the industry’s largest and most engaged design audience.
About SANDOW Design Group
SANDOW was founded by visionary entrepreneur Adam I. Sandow in 2003, with the goal of reinventing the traditional publishing model. Today, SANDOW powers the design, materials and luxury industries through innovative content, tools and integrated solutions. Its diverse portfolio of assets includes SANDOW Design Group, a multi-platform collective of leading design media and services brands, including Luxe Interiors + Design, Interior Design, Metropolis, DesignTV by SANDOW; ThinkLab, a research and strategy firm; and content services brands, including The Agency by SANDOW – a full-scale digital marketing agency, The Studio by SANDOW – a video production studio, and SURROUND – a podcast network and production studio. SANDOW Design Group is a key supporter and strategic partner to NYCxDESIGN, a not-for-profit or- ganization committed to empowering and promoting the city’s diverse creative community. In 2019, Adam Sandow launched Material Bank, the world’s largest marketplace for searching, sampling and specifying architecture, design and construction materials.