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Interior Design Society's #GetYourGreenOn Award Sponsored by Sustainable Furnishings Council

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The Interior Design Society (IDS) recently announced that it has released the application for their Designer of the Year Awards program. There are over 20 categories in residential interior design, including specialty awards such as the Sherwin-Williams Sponsor Award, IMPACT awards for pro-bono projects and a new category for new construction.

This year, the Sustainable Design, #GetYourGreenOn Award is sponsored by the Sustainable Furnishings Council. It was created for designers who create environmentally conscious spaces. These designs should take into consideration the principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability ensuring that the design does not leave a negative impact on our environment.

“Sustainable Furnishings Council thinks it is important for EVERY designer to do what s/he can to #GetYourGreenOn,” says Susan Inglis, Executive Director of Sustainable Furnishings Council. “And what does that involve?  it is about asking ‘What's it made of?’ and paying special attention to the answers you get when it is made of wood, and when there might be harmful chemicals involved in the manufacture of the product. It is also about doing business with companies you trust to have a commitment to sustainability and to transparency, like Sustainable Furnishings Council members.  We at SFC are delighted to be working with IDS on this very important Designer of The Year Award and we can hardly wait to see who wins in the Sustainable Design category!”

“IDS is excited to partner with experts in sustainability on this award.” says Jenny Cano, Executive Director of IDS. “Our relationship with Sustainable Furnishings Council is important in helping us emphasize the significance of sustainability in Interior Design. We are proud to recognize designers who consider our environment in their work. It is a great honor to receive this award.”

Members of the Interior Design Society and Sustainable Furnishings Council may enter the awards competition online at https://idsawards.secure-platform.com/. Entrants who submit their designs before January 1st, 2019 will save 20%! Winners will be recognized in Palm Springs, California on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

More about the Sustainable Furnishings Council: Sustainable Furnishings Council is dedicated to promoting healthy environments inside and outside, providing the most comprehensive information on environmental, safety and health issues in the home furnishings industry and championing initiatives that improve products and processes. The SFC and its qualifying members respond to environmental and social issues and offer specific information to consumers, the media and other partner.


More about IDS: IDS is one of the country’s largest design organizations, dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry. IDS focuses on helping interior designers grow their businesses, develop their talents, inspire others and impact their communities. IDS influences members by providing education and networking opportunities through local chapters throughout the US, annual IDS conference and the Designer of the Year Awards. For more information, visit www.interiordesignsociety.org

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