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Just two weeks ago on December 1st, Interior Design Magazine’s Editor in Chief Cindy Allen announced the winners of the Best of Year Awards as a part of their annual ceremony to celebrate the best of the best in design, architecture, and manufacturing. Tonight, Allen will take the stage at IDM’s 33rd annual Hall of Fame ceremony to acknowledge this year’s inductees. As the year winds down, it is important to acknowledge the wonderful work done by the world’s top design firms and to celebrate the careers of some of the most influential people that helped innovate and shape the industry as a whole.

Best of Year Award Winners

A few weeks back, we took a look at the Best of Year nominees and highlighted some of the most prominent firms that were in the running. Kohler and Holly Hunt were among the most nominated firms in the product category, but neither were able to secure a win. On the other hand, luxury car brands stole the show, as Rolls Royce, Bugatti, and Bentley each took home a BoY award. In the project category, Gensler was the most nominated with 14 nominations spanning across 10 sub categories. They won three Best of Year awards, including Best Large Corporate Office for their work on the Hyatt Global Headquarters in Chicago.

Interior Design’s 33rd Annual Hall of Fame

This year’s ceremony will see four industry legends get inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. The inductees are Peter Q. Bohlin of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Mark Zeff of MARKZEFF, Lidewij Edelkoort of Trend Union, and Robin Klehr Avia of the afore-mentioned Gensler. In addition, there will be a special tribute to I.M. Pei in honor of his 100th birthday. The ceremony will actually take place in one of Pei’s buildings, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The event will be broadcasted live on Facebook at 6 p.m. EST.