Interior Design Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees


Drum roll please! Interior design today announced the 2022 Hall of Fame recipients, recognizing five illustrious designers and creatives who continue to innovate in the field. After a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, the magazine’s prestigious Architecture and Design Awards Gala returns to its in-person format Dec. 7 at the Glasshouse in Manhattan.

This year’s inductees, selected by Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen as well as a nominating committee of former Hall of Fame members, include Yves Béhar, Founder and Chief Designer of fuseprojectMavis Wiggins, Managing Director, Creative Director of Studio GPT ArchitectureWill Meyer and Gray Davis, founders of Meyer Davisand a special prize to the artist and activist, Claudy Jongstra.

“Being back live and in person after a two-year Covid hiatus adds so much meaning to the evening because this community really loves being together and being inspired by each other,” Allen said. “And these extraordinary winners represent the expansion of our industry, including residential, office, hospitality, industrial design, product and art. humanity and change the world.

Learn more about Interior designof the Hall of Fame 2022.

Yves Behar

Yves Behar.

Yves Béhar continues to demonstrate the power of design as a catalyst for social and environmental change. As founder of fuseproject, which began in 1999, Béhar’s work ranges from furniture and environment design to robotics and smart home technology, as well as wellness solutions. and health. Without forgetting the humanitarian and associative initiatives. Notable projects include the De Young Museum’s interactive children’s makerspace, Canopy coworking environments in the Bay Area, an outdoor furniture system with Landscape Forms, and the Underwater Exploration Research Lab. -Marine Proteus by Fabien Cousteau.

Always eager to help others, Béhar designed a revolutionary laptop computer for One Laptop Per Child, which the group distributed to 2.5 million children in developing countries, and participated in the See Better to Learn Better, which distributed 6 million free corrective glasses to schoolchildren. in Mexico. He also worked with The Ocean Clean-up and oversaw SPRING, an accelerator supporting entrepreneurs in East Africa and South Asia.

Béhar’s works are in the permanent collections of renowned museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It has received several design accolades and has partnered with major brands such as Herman Miller, Samsung, Swarovski, Puma, Issey Miyake, Prada, Movado, L’Oreal, SodaStream, Nivea to name a few. -ones.

PROTEUS is an underwater research station designed as a habitable space allowing scientists to work for long periods of time in a more comfortable and inviting space than traditionally built underwater habitats.
PROTEUS by fuseproject is an underwater research station designed to be more comfortable than traditional underwater habitats.

Mavis Wiggins

Mavis Wiggins wears many hats. In addition to her 30+ years of experience as an interior designer, she is also a leader and advocate for diversity and inclusion within the A&D industry.

At TPG Architecture, Wiggins has developed a multifaceted workplace portfolio with a focus on financial services. She draws on her experience and evolving vision to design spaces that stand out from the rest. She has led the design of corporate interiors projects for clients including Assured Guaranty, DZ Bank, IEX Group and Lexington Partners. Wiggins has received recognition from organizations such as IIDA, CoreNet Global, and was named Best Interior Designer: Corporate Interiors in 2020 Interior design Best Design of the Year Award. In 2021, Mavis was inducted into the College of Fellows of IIDA, the highest honor awarded by IIDA to its professional members.

Mavis Wiggins wearing a red scarf gazes out over the neat waterfront Brooklyn Bridge.
Mavis Wiggins.
TPG Architecture designed the interiors of Argo.
TPG Architecture designed the interiors of Argo. Photograph by Eric Laignel.

Will Meyer and Gray Davis

As founders of award-winning studio Meyer Davis, Will Meyer and Gray Davis have their hands full. Their projects run the gamut, from hospitality and commercial spaces to luxury residential design.

In addition to working with global hotel brands such as 1 Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, W Hotels, Mr. C, Four Seasons and Auberge Resorts, the studio has also completed restaurant and retail projects for clients such as Marcus Samuelsson, Andrew Carmellini, Dario Cecchini. , and Oscar de la Renta. As for private residences, Meyer Davis is no stranger to Jenna Lyons and Jorge Perez.

The duo launched their eponymous product company, William Gray, in 2020 with furniture, bathroom and lighting collections that personify their urban sensibility and appreciation for craftsmanship. Meyer Davis was recognized by Interior design magazine for projects such as One Park Grove, Nearly Ninth, The Assemblage, 1 Hotel South Beach and the William Gray Vessel and Hoist Collections.

Gray Davis and Will Meyer seated in a room under lamps.
Gray Davis and Will Meyer.
The lobby of One Park Grove in Miami features artwork from the private collection of Jorge Pérez.
The lobby of One Park Grove in Miami by Meyer Davis features museum-quality artwork. Photograph by Eric Laignel.

Claudy Jongstra

Claudy Jongstra standing next to one of her textile designs.
Claudiy Jongstra.

Artist Claudy Jongstra has a knack for transforming ancient techniques into modern marvels. Known for her monumental textile works and architectural installations, Jongstra turns to traditional methods of wool felting and herbal dyeing to bring her vibrant pieces to life.

Jongstra’s work, often installed in large public spaces, is represented in numerous international museums and institutions as well as in private and corporate collections. In 2001 the artist established her studio in Friesland, a rural province in the north of the Netherlands, where she also developed a biodynamic farm at De Kreake in Húns with her partner Claudia Busson, growing dye plants and collecting seeds generic for future propagation. Jongstra sources his wool, his primary artistic medium, from a local flock of rare native Drenthe Heath sheep. With its radical floor-to-floor philosophy, lean approach and inclusive way of collaborating, Jongstra creates in a way that gives back to its community and the environment.

An artwork by Claudy Jongstra wraps the wall of a minimalist living room with two blue sofas.
Calor to “A Space for Being” by Claudy Jongstra. Photograph by Jeroen Musch.

Honor friends and colleagues

To celebrate Interior designThe 2022 Hall of Fame honorees, design luminaries near and far will come together for a black-tie celebration on December 7 with documentaries about each inductee’s work and legacy. The films will also be available later on DesignTV by SANDOW.

Part of the proceeds of Interior designThe Hall of Fame event will benefit Americares and the Thorn Tree Project. Tables and tickets can be purchased from Laury Kissane at (773) 791-1976 or [email protected]

Interior designThe 17th Annual Best of Year Awards will take place the following evening, December 8, at PENN 1.


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