Interior Design Launches HIP at NeoCon Awards Program
, the industry-leading media brand for design professionals worldwide, has launched
Honoring Industry People (HIP)
to recognize individuals in the design industry as well as their product solutions. This inaugural initiative debuts at NeoCon 2014 in Chicago, the industry’s largest commercial trade show in the U.S. Designers and corporate leaders are invited to nominate people and submit design solutions on
now through May 1.
“There was a hole in the industry when it came to recognizing those doing exceptional work. The tangible result often gets the honor, but not the people whose brainpower, creativity, and energy went into it.
‘s HIP Awards will honor the pioneers and creators as well as their solutions and creations,” says Cindy Allen, editor in chief,
“People’s Choice” voting will take place online starting May 26 and will continue at NeoCon (for the design solution categories). The honorees will be revealed Tuesday, June 10 at an exclusive industry event hosted by
and the Merchandise Mart. “NeoCon is all about bringing people in our industry together. We’re thrilled to now have an awards program that allows industry people to honor industry people,” said Susan McCullough, SVP, The Merchandise Mart.
started the Hall of Fame 30 years ago to celebrate those who have made significant contribution to the design world. Everyone loves and looks forward to this evening all year long,” says
president Mark Strauss. ”
wants to celebrate design leaders and laud design solutions throughout the year.”