NY11+ Annual Interior Design Student Exhibition: Bridging People & Places

Scott Cook (Lapicida), Ruth Lynford (NY11+ Founder), Mary Golden (Chair of Interior Design at Rochester Institute of Technology) and Jeff Lovell (Park Strategies, LLC) cut the ribbon at the 2016 exhibition opening at Lapicida showroom in NYC
Ellen Fisher (VP of Academic Affairs & Dean at the New York School of Interior Design) moderates a panel discussion with four young Interior Design professionals at the 2016 exhibition

The New York Eleven Plus (NY11+) Annual Interior Design Student Exhibition, this year titled Interior Design: Bridging People & Places, will open at the Haworth showroom in New York City on April 4, 2017.

NY11+ was founded in 1997 by Ruth Lynford, FASID, IIDA, CID, AIA Assoc. as an exhibition of work from prestigious New York State educational institutions, all offering programs in Interior Design of four-years or more.  To date, more than a dozen schools join together each year in an effort to reach the general public, the press and the design community through their students’ work.

The exhibition has raised awareness of the complexity and responsibilities of the interior design profession as it applies to the health, safety and welfare of the public.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place in on April 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Haworth showroom, located at 125 Park Avenue, 2nd floor (Entrance on 42nd Street, next to Cipriani) – All guests must present gov’t issued photo identification to enter.  Guest Speakers include Thomas Banks, Executive Director, Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ).  Immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremony, a short presentation will feature dynamic New York-based Interior Designers who will talk about alternate career paths within the Design Profession.  Reception will follow.  Space is limited at Haworth; please RSVP by March 31 to rsvp@ny11plus.org.  No entry will be permitted without RSVP.

Participating NY11+ schools include Buffalo State College, Cazenovia College, Cornell University, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York Institute of Technology, New York School of Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sage College of Albany, School of Visual Arts, Syracuse University and Villa Maria College.

Sponsors for this year’s event are the Angelo Donghia Foundation and IIDA NY.  Patrons are Benjamin Moore & Co.  Contributors include Carnegie, Charlotte Moss, Drake/Anderson, EvensonBest, HOK, Hunter Douglas, Knoll, M2L, New York Window Film Co., Perkins+Will and Teknion. Special thanks to Haworth, and our trade publication partners: officeinsight, Contract, Interior Design, interiors+sources and Metropolis magazines.

Professors pose at the 2016 Interior Design Student Exhibition

For more information or to RSVP to the NYC Opening, please visit www.ny11plus.org.