Jane DagmiComment

IDS DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARDS OPEN FOR SUBMISSION

Jane DagmiComment
IDS DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARDS OPEN FOR SUBMISSION

On November 1, the Interior Design Society (IDS) released the application for their Designer of the Year Awards program. There are over 20 categories in residential interior design, including specialty awards such as the Sherwin-Williams Sponsor Award, IMPACT awards for pro-bono projects, and a new category for new construction.

This year the Sustainable Design #GetYourGreenOn Award is sponsored by the Sustainable Furnishings Council. “We are delighted to be working with IDS on this very important Designer of The Year Award! says Susan Inglis, Executive Director of Sustainable Furnishings Council. “We think it is important for EVERY designer to do what s/he can to #GetYourGreenOn.”

Designer Kerry McHugh Upton of Quncy Home won last year’s Sustainable Design award.

Designer Kerry McHugh Upton of Quncy Home won last year’s Sustainable Design award.

For designers wishing to submit to this category, designs should take into consideration the principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability ensuring that the design does not leave a negative impact on the environment. Inglis urges designers to ask what things are made of, to pay special attention to the answers you get, to find out if there might be harmful chemicals involved in manufacturing the product, and to do business with companies you trust to have a commitment to sustainability and to transparency, like Sustainable Furnishings Council members.”

 “IDS is excited to partner with experts in sustainability on this award.” says Jenny Cano, Executive Director of IDS. “Our relationship with Sustainable Furnishings Council is important in helping us emphasize the significance of sustainability in Interior Design. We are proud to recognize designers who consider our environment in their work. It is a great honor to receive this award.”

Members of the Interior Design Society and Sustainable Furnishings Council may enter the awards competition online at https://idsawards.secure-platform.com/. Deadline for submissions is January 31st; entrants who submit their designs before January 1st, 2019 will save 20%. Winners will be recognized in Palm Springs, California on Saturday, May 4, 2019 during the annual IDS Conference.

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an independent national design organization dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry. It embraces four core values including professionalism, community, influence and growth. Comprised of more than 2,000 members and 20 chapters, IDS continues to expand. The newest chapters are in Northern Virginia and Arkansas, and applications to join are now available for industry professionals.