Save the New Date for IFDA’s 70th Anniversary Gala


Celebrate IFDA’s 70th Anniversary! 

Oct 5th at TOTO USA 

Note the date has changed !

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Rising Stars of Design 2017

Nov. 9th at Robert Allen

Would you like to nominate a Rising Star for 2017? Please nominate both Interior Designers and Product Designers to be considered for the 2017 Honorees.

Candidates should be:

  • In business a minimum of one year and maximum of 6 years
  • In business in the tristate area and a requirement of accepting is they must attend the awards night on November 9th and give a short Power Point presentation of their work.
  • They are not required to be an IFDA member.
  • May not have won another similar industry award.

Please give us the Nominee’s:
Phone if you have it
Any additional web sites where we may view their work (Houzz for example)
Product description if a product designer
And one to two sentences on why you think they stand out.

Please submit via email by Sept. 6th 2017 to
Use Subject line:   IFDA Rising Star Nomination 2017

3 Interior Design Honorees and One Product Designer Honoree will be announced in November for our annual IFDA Rising Stars of Design Event.

2016 Honorees Left to right: Lindsay Boswell and Alli Levin of LABL Studio;  Jenny Dina Kirschner of JDK Interiors; with Rio Hamilton the event MC; Lindsay Weiss of Weiss Turkus Projects; Jessica Davis of Nest Studio Hardware (Product Design Honoree) and Noah Turkus of Weiss Turkus Projects.

Who will be next?


The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), founded in New York City in 1947 and now with 14 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.

The IFDA Educational Foundation, organized in 1970, is the philanthropic arm of the organization, dedicated to the support and service of the home furnishings and interior design community. A non-profit, tax exempt 501c3 organization, the Foundation raises and distributes funds in the form of grants and scholarships to foster educational activities and benefiting individuals and / or institutions in the industry. Administered by a five-member Board of Trustees, IFDA/EF supports the development of industry professionals through sponsorship of educational programs, aid to IFDA Chapters through Chapter Partnerships Grants, and financial participation and support of design related projects of museums, libraries and historical landmarks.