Interior Design Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees
Drumroll, please! Interior Design announced 2022 Hall of Fame honorees today, recognizing five illustrious designers and creatives who continue to innovate the field. After a two-year pause during the pandemic, the magazine’s prestigious architecture and design awards gala returns to its in-person format December 7 at The Glasshouse in Manhattan.
This year’s inductees, selected by editor in chief Cindy Allen as well as a nominating committee of previous Hall of Fame members, include Yves Béhar, founder and chief designer of fuseproject, Mavis Wiggins, managing executive, studio creative director of TPG Architecture, Will Meyer and Gray Davis, founders of Meyer Davis, and a special award to artist and activist, Claudy Jongstra.
“Being back live and in person after a two-year Covid hiatus adds so much meaning to the evening, as this community really loves being together and being inspired by one another,” said Allen. “And these extraordinary honorees represent the expansiveness of our industry, including residential, office, hospitality, industrial design, product, and art. The full spectrum of design—that solves problems, touches humanity, and changes the world.”
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Yves Béhar continuously demonstrates the power design holds as a catalyst for social and environmental change. As the founder of fuseproject, which got its start in 1999, Béhar’s work spans from designing furniture and environments to robotics and smart-home technology, as well as wellness and health solutions. Not to mention humanitarian and non-profit initiatives. Notable projects include the De Young Museum interactive creation space for children, Canopy co-working environments in the Bay area, an outdoor furniture system with Landscape Forms, and Fabien Cousteau’s Proteus underwater exploration research laboratory.
Always eager to help others, Béhar designed a groundbreaking laptop 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 initiative, which has distributed 6 million free corrective eyeglasses to schoolchildren in Mexico. He also has worked with The Ocean Clean-up and oversaw SPRING, an accelerator supporting entrepreneurs in East Africa and South Asia.
Béhar’s works are featured in the permanent collections of notable museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is the recipient of 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.
Mavis Wiggins wears many hats. In addition to her more than 30 years of experience as an interior designer, she also is a leader and advocate for diversity and inclusion within the A&D industry.
At TPG Architecture, Wiggins has developed a multi-faceted workplace portfolio with an emphasis in financial services. She draws on her experience and evolving vision to design spaces that set themselves apart 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 including the IIDA, CoreNet Global, and was named Best Interior Designer: Corporate Interiors in the 2020 Interior Design Best of Year design awards. In 2021, Mavis was inducted into the IIDA College of Fellows—the highest honor given by the IIDA to its professional members.
Will Meyer and Gray Davis
As founders of the award-winning studio Meyer Davis, Will Meyer and Gray Davis have their hands full. Their projects span 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 also has completed restaurant and retail projects for clients including 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 debuted their eponymous product company, William Gray, in 2020 with furniture, bath, and lighting collections that personify their urban sensibility and appreciation for craftmanship. Meyer Davis has been 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.
Artist Claudy Jongstra has a knack for transforming ancient techniques into modern marvels. Known for her monumental textile artworks and architectural installations, Jongstra turns to traditional methods of wool felting and plant-based dyeing to bring her vibrant pieces to life.
Jongstra’s oeuvre, often installed in large public spaces, is represented within many international museums and institutions as well as private and corporate collections. In 2001, the artist established her studio in Friesland, a rural northern province of The Netherlands, where she also developed a biodynamic farm at De Kreake in Húns with partner Claudia Busson, cultivating dyers plants and collecting generic seed for future propagation. Jongstra sources wool, her primary artistic medium, from a local flock of rare, indigenous Drenthe Heath sheep. Through her radical soil-to-soil philosophy, no-waste approach, and inclusive way of collaborating, Jongstra creates in a way that gives back to her community—and the environment.
Honor Friends and Colleagues
To celebrate Interior Design‘s 2022 Hall of Fame honorees, design luminaries near and far will gather for a black-tie celebration December 7 complete with documentaries on the work and legacy of each inductee. The films also will be available later on DesignTV by SANDOW.
A portion of proceeds from Interior Design‘s Hall of Fame event will benefit Americares and The Thorn Tree Project. Tables and tickets can be purchased through Laury Kissane at (773) 791-1976 or [email protected].
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