Design Hits the Catwalk at Product Runway

Design Hits the Catwalk at Product Runway

posted on 11/25/2013 by Adam

On Monday, November 11, the design community came out en masse to catch NEWH New York’s Product Runway, a fundraiser for students working towards a career in the hospitality industry.

Attendees lined up around the block outside the Marquee Night Club in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood to see what happens when 16 hospitality interior design firms and 16 manufacturers pair up to create runway-ready fashion. Inside the show, the contest’s participants did not disappoint.

Ultimately it was up to a panel of three judges to determine the winner:

Shown left to right: Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal; Daroff Design President Karen Daroff, IIDA; the show’s host, Drew de Carvalho; and celebrity stylist James Aguiar.

The Bill Rooney Studio/Lusive Décor team took first place, with a nod to Chanel that defied material constraint.

Bill Rooney Studio/Lusive Decor

Wimberly Interiors/SICIS and Stonehill & Taylor/RAYDOOR followed close behind in second and third place, respectively.

Wimberly Interiors/SICIS

Stonehill & Taylor/RAYDOOR

Let it be noted that our personal award goes to BBG-BBGM/Artistic Tile for the design that held up best on the dance floor!

BBG-BBGM/Artistic Tile

Led by an esteemed board, including NEWH NY Chapter President and BBG-BBGM Partner Amy Jakubowski, the Product Runway program and its supporters helped raise thousands of dollars to provide scholarship funding for students in 2014.

Just last month, NEWH New York awarded $30,000 in scholarship funds to students, raised from the organization’s 2012 fundraising activities.

Other teams included:

AJC Design and MDC
BG Studio International and Daisy Cake
DiGuiseppe Architect and Shaw Hospitality Group
Gene Kaufman Architect and iWORKS
Gensler and Liquid Elements
HLW International and Hubbardton Forge
Krause+Sawyer and Trend MFG
Revamp Interior Design and Interface
Rockwell Group and Maya Romanoff
Rottet Studio and Koroseal
Virserius Studio and Costantini Design
Wilson Associates and Couristan

Read more about Josh Held, designer of the Marquee nightclub, in our November 2013 issue.

Did you know?

  • In 1935, H.F. Johnson Jr. led an expedition to Brazil to perform an environmental audit on the company's use of the Carnauba tree (an ingredient in the company's wax), and its impact on the area's communities, economics, and ecology.
  • In 1955, SC Johnson introduced water-based aerosols, which reduced environmental impact.
  • In 1975, the company eliminated the use of CFCs from aerosol products worldwide, three years prior to the U.S. mandate.