Interior Design Announces New Venue and Date for 2017 Hall of Fame

River Pavilion at Javits Center

Interior Design, a SANDOW publication and the leading authority and arbiter of design worldwide, has announced a new location and date for the 33rd annual Hall of Fame (HoF) Awards.

Hosted by Interior Design Editor in Chief, Cindy Allen, and Interior Design Publisher, Carol Cisco, the most anticipated event in the design industry will take place at the River Pavilion located in I.M. Pei’s Javits Center, on Manhattan’s West Side. For more than 30 years, the Hall of Fame was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel; due to their three-year renovation, Interior Design sought out a fresh location.

“The alchemy of finding a modern setting designed by a true icon on the occasion of his 100th anniversary was irresistible! Guests will see a whole new side of the building: one of light, scale, and extraordinary views of the Hudson River,” said Allen.

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center was designed by I.M. Pei & Partners and opened in 1986. The elegant 45,000 square-foot, glass-enclosed River Pavilion is located on the 4th floor of the Center.

The Hall of Fame will be held on Thursday, November 30th, 2017.

Selected by Allen, and a nominating committee of previous HoF members, this year’s inductees will be announced in early fall of 2017.

The 12th annual Best of Year Awards will take place the following night, Friday, December 1st, at Frank Gehry’s IAC Building.

Interior Design along with Hall of Fame sponsors Sunbrella® and Sunbrella® Contract will debut an immersive design experience at the River Pavilion.

About Interior Design/Hall of Fame Awards: Interior Design is the global, industry-leading design publication, website and events company serving the interior design, architectural and facility management audiences. For over 85 years, Interior Design magazine – published by SANDOW – has been the essential design authority for every professional, on all projects, throughout the design process. Its digital companion,, has become the go-to site for relevant and real-time content for the industry’s largest and most engaged design audience. Interior Design’s Hall of Fame, established in 1985, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the design industry, in areas such as architecture, interior design, furniture design and product design. Previous inductees include such legendary figures as Albert Hadley, Frank Gehry, Clodagh, Antonio Citterio, Lauren Rottet, Robert A.M. Stern, David Rockwell, Philippe Starck and many more. For more information, visit

About Hall of Fame Diamond Sponsor Sunbrella® Fabrics: Sunbrella® has revolutionized the way the world thinks about how beautiful fabrics look, feel and perform. With an inspired palette of colors, styles and textures, premium Sunbrella fabric gives consumers, designers and architects the material they need to create the extraordinary in marine, shade, residential/upholstery, commercial and contract applications. Versatile in style and function, Sunbrella fabrics create welcoming spaces indoors and out, offering durability, fade resistance and ease of cleaning. They also offer peace of mind; Sunbrella fabrics have achieved GREENGUARD GOLD certification as contributing to healthy indoor air quality.

Introduced in 1961, Sunbrella fabrics are manufactured and marketed by Glen Raven, Inc., a 135-year-old family-owned company based in North Carolina with operations worldwide. For more information on Sunbrella, including inspiration, fabric collections and where to buy, visit

About Sunbrella® Contract Fabrics: Sunbrella® has revolutionized the way the world thinks about how beautiful fabrics look, feel and perform and Sunbrella® Contract fabrics are no exception. With sophisticated styles, beautiful color palettes, soft feel and ultimate cleanability, Sunbrella Contract fabrics give commercial interior designers the material they need to create the extraordinary. The Sunbrella Contract line of fabrics includes two equally impressive Contract-grade fabrics: Sunbrella Contract for the hospitality, office and education markets and Sunbrella Contract with Defiance® for the healthcare market, engineered with anti-microbial properties. Versatile in style and function, Sunbrella Contract fabrics offer world-renowned durability, fade resistance and ease of cleaning while also offering peace of mind; Sunbrella Contract fabrics exceed ACT heavy-duty standard and Sunbrella Contract with Defiance passed the AATCC’s 100 Antibacterial and 30 Antifungal Part 3 tests.