Arts Awards Finalist


NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2019 –Not one, but two key players in The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA NY) have been named finalists in the 30th annual ARTS  awards taking place on Friday, January 18.  Designer Charles Pavarini III of Pavarini Design, an IFDA Circle of Excellence recipient for his interior design work, is a finalist in the Product Designer Category.  David Santiago of Casa Santi, IFDA-NY President-elect, is also a finalist in the Interior Designer Category.

The ARTS Awards, announced each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier awards program in the U.S. honoring top manufacturers, retailers, designers, and sales representatives in the home industry. They are presented by Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network.

“I am looking forward to a great awards ceremony and congratulate all the finalists in this esteemed competition,” said Pavarini.  Pavarini has participated in the prestigious Kips Bay Decorator Show a number of times and is on the Advisory Board of the New York School of Interior Design. His product designs include carpets for Samad, a leading producer and importer of fine handmade decorative rugs, numerous lighting pieces and a line of outdoor furniture called The Original Lawn Furniture Co.

The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), founded in New York City in 1947

and now with 14 chapters worldwide, provides a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members.  The IFDA, a not-for-profit volunteer-run association, also promotes career advancement and educational opportunities and is structured to increase public awareness of the furnishings and design industry through specialized programming, networking and service to the community.

IFDA NY thanks its INTERNATIONAL Platinum Sponsor: The Shade Store INTERNATIONAL Silver Sponsor: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Chapter GOLD Sponsors:  Benjamin Moore & Co. | Hunter Douglas | Kravet Inc. | New York Design Center | Resource Furniture | Stacy Garcia New York.

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