National Design Awards…D.C. Does Design!

26 Jul

Awarded annually by the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, the National Design Awards honor those individuals or firms whose designs have demonstrated excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life.

This year’s honorees–winners and finalists–were feted at a lunch at the White House hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama (looking gorgeous in Isabel Toledo!).

nytimes.com

This year’s winner for Interior Design is William Sofield, founder of Studio Sofield (studiosofield.com)–described as “an interdisciplinary design collective, integrating landscape, residential, retail, corporate, hospitality, and furniture design.”

Sofield’s projects have included more than 900 retail boutiques around the world for Tom Ford, Bottega Veneta, Yves St. Laurent, and Gucci as well as the SoHo Grand Hotel in New York.

Some examples of his beautiful work:

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