September 10, 2010

Norman Polsky, Fixtures Furniture founder and ASID Foundation Trustee, Dies at 86

Norman and Elaine Polsky

The interior design community lost one of its most prolific benefactors when

Fixtures Furniture

founder Norman Polsky died on September 2 at the age of 86.

Polsky was the first Honorary Fellow of the

American Society of Interior Designers

and was known for his extensive philanthropy to the organization’s foundation. Polsky and his wife Elaine established nine endowments for leading interior design organizations, including ASID, in 1982 in honor of their son Joel, who died unexpectedly. In 1990, they established the Polsky Family Supporting Foundation, which has nearly 50 endowments today across a broad range of areas and has been a major contributor to the ASID Foundation. He was made an Honorary Fellow of ASID in 1993. “The ASID Foundation will forever be grateful for the generous support that Norman showed for the foundation and the entire interior design profession,” says

Interior Design’s

Penny Bonda, an ASID Foundation chair. “Norman will be deeply missed throughout the design community and our thoughts are with his family.”

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