2019 RI DESIGN HALL OF FAME PARTY

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Yummy bites, delicious cocktails, a fantastic city view, and distinguished design ~ join us for the celebration of design in Rhode Island, now in its sixth year!

We’re thrilled to host this 6th annual event on the top floor of one of the most exciting new buildings in the Design and Innovation District - the Wexford Innovation Center. We’ll celebrate Rhode Island’s amazing design talent amidst spectacular views of the city skyline and new pedestrian bridge. Join us for an evening of inspiration, evolution, and magic!

Each year during DESIGN WEEK RI, DESIGNxRI inaugurates designers into the RI Design Hall of Fame. Our Lifetime Achievement and Emerging Designer honorees are selected from a pool of talented nominees by an independent jury of design leaders from across New England. The 2019 honorees are:

Lifetime Achievement:

John Everett Benson
James Estes
Burr Sebring

Emerging Designer:

Lindy McDonough
Jason Pamental

RI Design Hall of Fame Host Committee:

Co-Chairs: Rosanne Somerson | Tom Peterson

Chris Bardt | Laura Burkett | Charlie Cannon + Hannah Carlson | Jay Coogan + Kathleen Pletcher | Bethany Costello | Jane Driver | Steve Durkee | Heather Evans | Maia Farish | Kirtley Fisher | Brett Gerstenblatt | Natasha Harrison | Martin + Mary Hall Keen | Eugene + Brooke Lee | Jo Lee | Kyna Leski | Christopher Marsella | Deb McDonough | Kristine Merz | Aidan + Kate Petrie | Lew + Lynn Rakowsky | Keith Ranaldi | Luke + Lisa Utman Randall | Nick Scappaticci + Rachel Moffett | Merrill Sherman | Justin Sirotin + Alicia Bell | Nancy Skolos | Libby Slader | Brett Smiley + Jim DeRentis | Friedrich St.Florian | Nelson + Kelly Taylor | Jack Templin + Jen Traynor | Andy Trench + Kyla Coburn | Peter Twombly | Karina Wood

Hearty hors d’oeuvres by Bites by Bre | Cash Bar

Tickets $85 | $95 after September 15, 2019. One free drink ticket included.


Proceeds support DESIGNxRI in hosting DESIGN WEEK RI and the RI Design Hall of Fame.

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