Each year, we honor a select group of individuals who we dub our Wave of the Future honorees, industry designers, owners, and architects that are young enough to be considered visionary, yet accomplished enough to be considered tested. Past honorees include designers like India Mahdavi, Lionel Ohayon from ICRAVE, and Thomas Schoos, and owners like Jason Pomeranc of Thompson Hotels, Alex Calderwood of Ace Hotels, and Andy Masi of the Light Group, and the list goes on.
This year's list is no less stellar. So drumroll please…
The W Hotels duo: Gray Shealy and Aliya Khan, New York
Sam Nazarian, SBE, Los Angeles
Caren Crangle, Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Giana and Lia DiLeonardo, DiLeonardo, Warwick, Rhode Island
Andre Fu, AFSO, Hong Kong
Dorothée Boissier, Gilles & Boissier, Paris
The honorees will be featured in our September issue and will speak on a panel at HD Boutique in September. After the panel, attendees can meet and greet the honorees at the HD booth, where we bring the pages of the magazine to life, and serve mimosas. Also, since this year marks the 10th anniversary of Wave of the Future, we will be doing a where are they now retrospective in the magazine and on the show floor.
Hope you can join us to celebrate!