Meet the Future of Our Design Industry at WNWN Cliff Young

Time: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us for the ninth annual What’s New, What’s Next event, a showcase of new ideas, design, materials, and products on September 14 at the New York Design Center.

The most anticipated interior design event of the season will boast presentations, book signings, and panel discussions with the industry’s top editors, designers, and manufacturers.

Visit Both the IFDA Locations:

  • On the 16th floor in the New Café
  • Outside our 4th Floor NY Chapter Office

From 4:30 to 7:00PM get your picture taken at our step and repeat and see your picture on our Instagram and our Face book Pages!  


At Cliff Young Ltd, suite 505: 7:15 PM   Meet the Ryerson Student who won,  Karunadhipathi Lihin Weera, and hear about hjs innovative winning design as the “interlocking of two stools that form into a table,” which means it’s essentially a triple-purpose project. Each stool, to be made of molded polymer hollowed out to lighten its bulk, would weigh just over six pounds, thus could be moved about easily or combined, creating a table.

Karunadhipathi Lihin Weera

Congratulations to our Honorable Mentions in the Design Competition

John Frederick Barton        Appalachian State University

Ben Bridges                        Appalachian State University

Orrnella Gorgees               College for Creative Studies

Bryan  Haberstroh              New Jersey Institute of Technology

Click here to view the What’s NEW What’s NEXT Event Schedule.

The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), founded in New York City in 1947 and now with 12 chapters worldwide, provides a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members. The IFDA, a not-for-profit volunteer-run association, also promotes career advancement and educational opportunities and is structured to increase public awareness of the furnishings and design industry through specialized programming, networking and service to the community.