The fifth annual Stars of Design awards Wednesday took place, October 12 hosted by The Decoration and Design Building (DDB). DDB’s CEO and President Charles S. Cohen was joined by 100 of the design industry’s elite for an intimate black tie dinner and ceremony celebrating the 2011 honorees.
Established over a decade ago in Los Angeles at Pacific Design Center, the Stars of Design has become a coveted award for the industry elite.
2011 Stars of Design Honorees included Albert Hadley: Lifetime Achievement Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture James Corner, Field Operations: Landscape Design + Architecture Jason Schmidt: Photography Jean Michel Othoniel: Art Matthew Patrick Smyth: Interior Design Paula Scher, Pentagram: Graphic Design Tucker Viemeister, Rockwell Group: Industrial/Product Design.
Cohen also presented Professor Thomas Schutte, President of Pratt Institute, with a $25,000 Student Scholarship to be granted to five senior Pratt Institute Students.
Other notable in attendence inckuded Peter Marino, Vicente Wolf, Michele Oka, Doner Windsor Smith, Mario Buatta, Nina Campbell, Paige Rense, Harry Benson, Bunny Williams, Katie Lydon, Jamie Drake, Scott Frances, Juan Pablo Molyneux, Julia Noran, David Farber, Michael Boodro, Kate Kelly Smith, Dara Caponigro, Alix Browne, Wendy Goodman, Ivan Chermayeff, Penny Dru, and Tyler Wistler.