Interior Design Set to Welcome Latest 30/30 Inductees

Early career designers have much to say about the state of the industry, and we’re here for it. Kicking off its third year, Interior Design‘s 30/30 program, which facilitates connections and ignites conversations among creatives under 30, will host its latest round of events in 10 cities across the U.S. “It’s rare for our industry to recognize young designers until they make it to the top,” shares SANDOW Design Group EVP and design futurist, AJ Paron. “This program helps firms celebrate the best young talent on their journey and invigorates why they chose this profession.”

Serving as a salon, of sorts, for free flowing ideas, Interior Design‘s 30/30 events leave a lasting impact on those who attend. From how to cultivate leadership skills and productivity hacks to finding fresh inspiration and maintaining health and wellness, no topic is off limits. “We are so happy to have had an amazing year inducting an incredible group of young designers into the 30/30 program,” Paron continues, noting that 366 designers from 98 firms were honored in 2023. “Their passion and talent for designing our future brings me hope that they can solve the many design problems in front of us.”

designers at interior design's 30/30 austin event
Young designers gather at Interior Design’s 30/30 Austin event.

“It was—and still is—humbling and rewarding to have been nominated to partake in the 30/30 events in our industry,” shares Jonathan Chow, associate interior designer at DLR Group, who attended a San Francisco event. “It was exciting to meet other designers who I never met before and to be equally recognized for the dedication and passion we have for what we do.”

In addition to upcoming regional events, inductees in various locales will have the chance to connect at a national 30/30 conference later this year so stay tuned! “This group of young designers are sharp,” adds Paron. “They blew me away with how engaged they were to learn, network and build their design career.” We can’t wait to honor the next group of talented inductees.

A very special thank you to our 30/30 event partners: AGI, Arktura, Artistic Tile, Bernhardt, Brentano, Carl Hansen & Søn, Chemetal, Clarus, Cosentino, Daltile, Emu Americas, Farmboy, Formica, Garden on the Wall, Keilhauer, Kimball, Lutron, Mantra, Milliken, Neolith, Nucraft, Parador/Matter Surfaces, Pure + Freeform, Rockfon, Scandinavian Spaces, Shaw Contract, Spec Furniture, TURF Design, Teknion, Tuuci, UltraFabrics, and Williams Sonoma.

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