Blooming Cherry branches filled the sky of Cipriani
NYSID President David Sprouls, Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement winner Ellie Cullman, and trustee and co-chair Alexa Hampton
Esteemed alumni Lee Radziwill, Kathleen Doyle, Mica Ertegun and Rose Tarlow are just a few of the design savvy graduates of one of the best design schools in the country, The New York School of Interior Design. The school, located on East 70th Street, has a lot to celebrate this year, as it heads into its centennial. Last week, hundreds of design luminaries turned out for a beautiful evening to fete the NYSID Centennial with awards and honors at Cipriani at 25 Broadway. Those honored were Ellie Cullman with the Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement Award; Deborah Nevins with the Thomas N. Armstrong III Award in Landscape Design; Jamestown L.P., Michael Phillips, president, with the Green Design Award; and James P. Druckman with the NYSID Centennial Medal. The magnificent room, with stunning painted ceilings was filled with design world greats, including trustee Alexa Hampton, Susan Zises Green, Alex Papachristidis, Sandra Nunnerley, Jamie Drake, Kitty Hawks, Charlotte Barnes, Courtney Brockschmidt and Bill Coleman, and more. My mother, my sister and I have all taken classes at NYSID, and I have taught at the school, on blogging and social media. Being present to celebrate this major milestone and look ahead to the future of design education was a wonderful honor.
NYSID class of 1929 at the educational institution that initially focused on decorative arts