By Michael Adams
Earlier this week, the New York chapter of NEWH Inc. celebrated the fall with Sittin' Pretty in the City, a festive gathering at the Mohawk showroom. Since chairs seem to be in the ether these days (see two of our latest blogs), it's worth noting that part of the evening's festivities included a silent auction for a dozen or so designer-created chairs by the likes of Alexandra Champalimaud, David Ashen, and D.B. Kim.
The party's centerpiece was an Innovator of the Year Award to Clodagh, who that morning had nabbed a Gold Key award for her work at Miraval in Tucson, Arizona. In June, those guestrooms won her Best of Show at the HD Awards, as well as an Earth-Minded Finalist Award from HD and ASID. These honors might be chalked up to the luck of the Irish were it not for Clodagh's remarkable skill as a designer, not to mention her genersity, indomitable spirit, and great, earthy humor. (Needless to say, I'm a fan.)
Congratulations to one of the great dames of the industry!