Saturday, December 2, 2023

IFDA Honors 18 College students as 2023 Rising Stars of Design

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The Worldwide Furnishings and Design Affiliation’s Carolinas Chapter will honor 18 preeminent design college students as a part of its 11th annual Evening of Luminaries & Rising Stars.  The Rising Star designation is given to essentially the most excellent senior-level design college students from faculties and universities throughout the Carolinas. Every faculty’s program selects their prime pupil from inside design, inside structure or  furnishings design for the honour.  The scholars are then acknowledged at IFDA’s annual occasion honoring them together with the group’s Luminary Award recipient. The 2023 Luminary Award will probably be offered to Barbour Spangle Design.  The occasion is Wednesday, November 8, 5:30pm on the new American Dwelling Furnishings Corridor of Fame, 311 S. Hamilton Road, in downtown Excessive Level. Tickets are $25 every and accessible on-line via November 6th. All proceeds will probably be donated to the Barbour Spangle Design Competitors via the Bienenstock Furnishings Library.

Moreover, Penina Bernstein, a furnishings design pupil at Rhode Island College of Design, will probably be acknowledged for profitable two design scholarships this yr—the 2023 Ruth Clark Furnishings Design Scholarship from IFDA’s Instructional Basis and the 2023 Worldwide Society of Furnishings Design’s (ISFD) Tom Conley Pupil Scholarship.

Rising Star winners for 2023 are:


  • Lillie Bell, Appalachian State College (inside design)
  • Kristen D. Cherry, College of North Carolina-Greensboro (inside structure)
  • Marjorie Doran, Salem Faculty (inside design)
  • Rebekka Feiner, Meredith Faculty (inside design)
  • Tanuvi Hegde, Savannah Faculty of Artwork and Design (furnishings design)
  • Go Woon (Alice) Hogan, Wake Technical Neighborhood Faculty (inside design)
  • Ayanna Johnson, Central Piedmont Neighborhood Faculty (inside design)
  • Emilee Johnson, Cape Worry Neighborhood Faculty (inside design)
  • Alexia Kallaur, Excessive Level College (inside design)
  • Anna Lee, Converse College (inside design)
  • Maggie Lockhart, Forsyth Technical Institute (inside design)
  • Hailey McIntosh, Queens College (inside design)
  • Hailey Phillips, Randolph Neighborhood Faculty (inside design)
  • Sally Robertson, North Carolina State College (furnishings design)
  • Matthew Simpkins, East Carolina College (inside design)
  • Vic Stocker, Appalachian State College (furnishings design)
  • Natasha Sturdivant, Western Carolina College (inside design)
  • Jena Ann Tolley, Winthrop College (inside design)

Every pupil will exhibit a current challenge that greatest exemplifies his or her work and design philosophy at a particular cocktail reception held of their honor.  On the conclusion of the  reception, the scholars will probably be offered to the {industry} the place they obtain their awards and items. The Luminary Award is the fruits of the night’s festivities.

The Evening of Luminaries and Rising Stars is held yearly to acknowledge management, innovation, and contribution to the house and design industries in addition to highlighting essentially the most excellent younger designers of tomorrow.

Luminary Award presenting sponsors are Century Furnishings, Davis Furnishings Industries, Thayer Coggin, Gefen Productions, Libby Langdon Design, the American Dwelling Furnishings Corridor of Fame,  IFDA-EF and Nancy Excessive. 

Business Companions are Benjamin Moore, Hunter Douglas, European Dwelling, The Shade Retailer, Theodore Alexander, HPxD, Sherrill Furnishings and Shifman Mattresses.



About IFDA

Based in 1947 and celebrating its 76th anniversary, IFDA’s worldwide footprint and industry-wide membership make it distinctive on the planet of design and furnishings.  Members symbolize nearly each aspect of the {industry}—manufacturing, advertising, gross sales, design, provider/vendor, retail, schooling, product improvement, affiliation administration, media and extra.  It’s philanthropic arm, the IFDA Instructional Basis gives extra pupil scholarships {and professional} grants than another group aligned with the house industries.


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