The honorees have been chosen for Interior Design magazine’s 30th-annual Hall of Fame (HoF)—a group deemed to enhance the lives of their clients, the community, the country and the design world, according to Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen. This year’s inductees are Hagy Belzberg of Belzberg Architects; David Lake and Ted Flato of Lake|Flato; Paola Navone of Paola Navone; and Andrea Woodner of Design Trust for Public Space, who will receive a special leadership award.
Clockwise from top: Hagy Belzberg, Paola Navone, Andrea Woodner, Ted Flato and David Lake
Hosted by Allen and Interior Design Media President and Publisher Mark Strauss, the 30th Hall of Fame celebration will take place at The Waldorf Astoria in New York on Wednesday, December 3. Celebrating three decades of design, the magazine anticipates an even higher volume of members attending, and for the first time ever, the December issue of Interior Design will be dedicated to the 150-plus Hall of Famers who have shaped the design world over the past 30 years.
“The Hall of Fame honors architects, interior designers and industry luminaries whose talent, vision and dedication contribute to the highest standard of design excellence,” said Allen.
Read on for a bit more about each of this year’s honorees as provided by Interior Design magazine.
A lauded architect, designer, fellow, instructor and innovator, Hagy Belzberg’s Santa Monica-based firm has earned more than 35 national and local design awards and has been featured in over 200 publications throughout more than 25 countries. Belzberg has held instructorship positions at UCLA, USC and The Southern California Institute of Architecture. His work has been exhibited at MOCA’s “A New Sculpturalism, Contemporary Architecture from Southern California,” the first extensive examination of the radical forms that have become prolific in Southern California architecture.
Celebrating 30 years, San Antonio-based firm Lake|Flato Architects has earned a national reputation for creating sustainable design that draws on cultural and architectural traditions, responds to climate and fits gently into the landscape. Their firm and work have been recognized with 43 national design awards. As stewards of the natural environment and clients’ resources, Lake and Flato shape every project with environmental knowledge and sustainable strategies with artful results.
Paola Navone is a citizen of the world, driven by her extreme interest in the most widely differing cultures. Navone is a traveler, bowing to a natural inclination to cross boundaries. In her long and varied career, she has switched easily among the roles of architect, designer, art director, interior designer, critic, teacher and organizer of exhibitions. She works with brands from the Italian and international design world ranging from Alessi to Poliform to Gervasoni, with her most recent collaboration with Crate and Barrel putting her prominently on the U.S. map.
Andrea Woodner is Founder and Board President of the Design Trust for Public Space, a nationally recognized incubator that transforms and evolves the New York City landscape with city agencies and community collaborators. Her work can be seen, felt and experienced throughout the five boroughs, touching projects like the High Line and the redesign of the NYC taxi. Woodner also serves on the visiting committees of the Architecture and Design Department of the Museum of Modern Art and the Prints and Drawings Department of the Morgan Library and Museum.
Proceeds from this year’s Hall of Fame event will benefit the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and the Alpha Workshops through a donor-designated grant by DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Tickets can be purchased through Regina Freedman at 917.934.2835 or via email.