30 interiors+sources january2016 interiorsandsources.com
By Kadie Yale | Photography by Matthew Olive
A look back at our inaugural Designer of the Year event in NYC.
On December 10, our excitement for all the great stuff ahead for i+s and honor in announcing Royce Epstein as our first ever Designer of the Year manifested itself in Mohawk’s NYC showroom, and made possible through additional
sponsorship by DuPont. Looking out onto the New York skyline, almost
100 designers and industry professionals met to mingle and celebrate (and,
of course, take advantage of the photobooth props!).
More than just festive, the Designer of the Year party had a particular
warmth. Friends and colleagues involved with Royce’s impressive career
came forward to offer anecdotes and raise a glass, and the atmosphere
buzzed with merriment.
A special thank you to everyone who came. We feel the party was
hugely successful and are eager for all that is to come in our very near
future—which will definitely involve more excuses for all of us to get
together again. Cheers!
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Laughter,
food, and of course a toast
or two: Folks from across
the industry gathered to pay
tribute to i+s Designer of the
Year Royce Epstein; the joyous
occasion also aided to kick off
our new and improved refocus
on the products you'll come to
know and love in the upcoming
year; designers having fun!
Editor-in-Chief Kadie Yale
announces Royce Epstein as
i+s' Designer of the Year.
Phil Dordai, principal
at Cannon, and Pat
Tine reminisce about
their years working
with Royce at Hillier.
and Live Events
to DuPont for
our DOY party