Highlights from Interior Design’s 2023 Hall of Fame

Interior Design‘s Hall of Fame ceremony honors a select group of designers and creatives who have carved out exceptional—and deeply impactful—careers, leading the architecture and design industry forward. This year, the magazine’s 39th annual gala drew a well-heeled crowd to The Glasshouse in Manhattan on December 6 for a memorable celebration of design, including the debut of four documentary films honoring this year’s inductees. Explore full coverage of the event and view the films below.

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Inside Interior Design’s 2023 Hall of Fame Gala

attendees at Interior Design's 2023 Hall of Fame gala
Photography by Matthew Carasella.

Amidst an atmosphere of glamour and glitz, Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen played host to the 39th Hall of Fame gala, drawing nearly 1,000 designers, architects, and industry trailblazers to The Glasshouse in Manhattan on December 6. Embellished with elegant decor and panoramic city views, the venue once again served as the distinguished setting for the annual event that honors a prestigious group of inductees for their influential contributions to the design world. Read more about the event.

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Introducing Interior Design’s Newest Hall of Fame Inductees

Cindy Allen gives Carlos Martinez his Hall of Fame award
Photography by Matthew Carasella.

Interior Design‘s 2023 Hall of Fame honorees include: Carlos M. Martínez Flórez, managing director, principal of Gensler; Joshua Aidlin and David Darling, founders of Aidlin Darling Design; and Suzanne Tick, textile designer and weaver. For the first time, a special Icon Award will be presented to David Rockwell, founder and president of Rockwell Group, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Read more about this year’s design luminaries.

Get to Know 2023 Hall-of-Famer Carlos M. Martínez Flórez

Carlos M. Martínez Flórez
Photography by Alex Kaplan.

Architecture came early and naturally to Carlos Martínez, who was born in Cuba but moved to the U.S. as a toddler, settling with his family in Puerto Rico. “I always wanted to be an architect,” he says. “My mother tells me that even as a small child I would make comments about buildings, and I was always drawing floor plans.” During a more than 40-year hybrid career, Martínez has combined traditional architecture, design, and leadership roles with substantive experience in strategy consulting, product and service innovation, and ethnographic research for clients globally. Read about how Martínez uses architecture as an engine of change.

Get to Know 2023 Hall-of-Famer Suzanne Tick

Suzanne Tick at work
Photography by Martin Crook.

“I need the autonomy,” says Suzanne Tick—a freedom she enjoys at the helm of her eponymous studio and the decade-old Luum, which recently pioneered the contract industry’s first multipurpose fabrics made entirely of postconsumer-recycled biodegradable polyester, plus other designs made from discarded garment waste. Having ownership over product and process is Tick’s recipe for innovation—and her career driver from day one. Read more about Tick’s illustrious career.

Get to Know 2023 Hall-of-Famers Joshua Aidlin and David Darling 

Joshua Aidlin and David Darling
Photography by Adam Rouse.

Joshua Aidlin and David Darling met at the University of Cincinnati where they earned their bachelors’ in architecture in 1988. But when it came to founding their San Francisco firm a decade later, they called themselves designers. Since then, Aidlin Darling Design has done it all, with commissions spanning the U.S., Hong Kong, and Doha, Qatar. The project range is equally encompassing, from private residences, restaurants, and wineries to corporate facilities and sculptural furniture. Read more about this design duo’s vast impact.

Get to Know 2023 Hall-of-Fame Icon Honoree David Rockwell 

David Rockwell in a black shirt
Photography by Brigitte Lacombe.

It all began in 1984, when David Rockwell founded his firm in Manhattan with just six other employees. The small team was soon filling the studio with mood boards for Nobu, Rosa Mexicano, and the W, along with thinking about how design could transform a young person’s stay for the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx. In 2002, at age 46, Rockwell was welcomed into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, one of the youngest inductees ever. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, Rockwell Group has grown well beyond its humble beginnings, but its founder has never been one to rest on his laurels. Read what’s next for David Rockwell.

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