Interior Design Celebrates the Life of Maya Romanoff
Interior Design hosted over 100 industry notables at its New York office as a special tribute to the life and work of design icon Maya Romanoff. Cindy Allen, editor in chief of Interior Design, spoke in honor of the occasion alongside Joyce Romanoff and guests including architect David Rockwell, designer Amy Lau, and curator David McFadden. The evening also celebrated the recent book Multifarious: Maya Romanoff’s Grand Canvas, a 180-page tribute out from CityFiles Press by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams.
Maya Romanoff, the man behind the ingenuity and beauty at Maya Romanoff Corporation, passed away on January 15 at the age of 72 with his family and friends by his side. As founder and chief creative officer of his namesake company, Romanoff was a pillar of the industry whose presence will be missed across generations.
“I’m sure I speak for the entire design community that we all deeply mourn the loss of an undisputed icon,” says Allen. “Best described by his exquisite wall covering, Maya has bedazzled us for decades, and his masterful artistry—and unforgettable spirit—will carry on with his beloved wife, Joyce, and family, for years to come.”