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ri Design Hall of Fame
The RI Design Hall of Fame recognizes proven leaders in the Rhode Island design community. Showcasing the unique contributions of RI designers on a local, national, and international level, the RI Design Hall of Fame elevates the legends and the next generation of amazing. Honorees for Lifetime Achievement and Emerging Designer are nominated by the community and voted on by a committee of peers, then spotlighted and celebrated every year as part of DESIGN WEEK RI. Peruse this page to learn more about these amazing designers and what’s coming next.
Lindy McDonough

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Lindy McDonough

After leaving Lotuff Leather, a company she co-founded years ago, Lindy is digging into her next venture with her husband, partners, and co-creators at LINDQUIST. Located in East Providence, LINDQUIST is an in-house design and luxury leather manufacturing studio.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT THEIR WORK HERE

CELEBRATE THE 2021 HONOREES

Distinguished designers are celebrated each year at the annual RI Design Hall of Fame Party. Taking place during DESIGN WEEK RI, the celebration is a highlight of the week bringing together the diverse and dynamic design community in warm and inspiring celebration.

LIFEtime achievement inductees

Chris Bardt

Chris Bardt

John Everett Benson

John Everett Benson

Stephen Durkee

Stephen Durkee

James Estes

James Estes

Malcolm Grear

Malcolm Grear

Marc Harrison

Marc Harrison

Martin Keen

Martin Keen

Eugene Lee

Eugene Lee

Kyna Leski

Kyna Leski

David Pedrick

David Pedrick

Aidan Petrie

Aidan Petrie

Burr Sebring

Burr Sebring

Nancy Skolos

Nancy Skolos

Rosanne Somerson

Rosanne Somerson

Friedrich St. Florian

Friedrich St. Florian

Nancy Taylor

Nancy Taylor

Peter Twombly

Peter Twombly

William (Bill) D. Warner

William (Bill) D. Warner

EMERGING DESIGNER AWARDEES

Kyla Coburn

Kyla Coburn

Asher Rodriguez-Dunn

Asher Rodriguez-Dunn

Lindy McDonough

Lindy McDonough

Jason Pamental

Jason Pamental

Joe Perez

Joe Perez

Eliza Squibb

Eliza Squibb

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