Critically acclaimed interior designer and author Barbara Barry will be honored as the 2014 Design Icon during Winter Las Vegas Market next month. She is among the world’s most prominent and talented designers with designs that range from elegant interiors to an extensive portfolio of home furnishings.
“The incomparable Barbara Barry is truly an American classic in the world of interior design. The imprint she has made in all facets of her work – and on the industry as a whole – is nothing short of remarkable,” says Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers. “We are delighted to present Barbara Barry with the esteemed Design Icon award, which is the centerpiece of our programming roster at the Winter Market. We are committed to delivering complementary, insightful events that serve our A&D community during market, and this program will certainly offer market attendees a rare glimpse into Barbara Barry’s inspiring work and life as a designer.”
Barry’s passion for beauty finds expression in many forms through partnerships with internationally renowned companies including Ann Sacks Tile & Stone, Baker Furniture, Boyd Lighting, Henredon Furniture, Kallista, Kravet, Visual Comfort, Global Views, and Wedgwood.
As a self-taught designer who has endeavored to make her mark in this industry, it means so much to me to be recognized. I believe that we are called to offer our unique gift and I thank the Las Vegas Market from the bottom of my heart for recognizing mine,” Barry remarks.
The 2013 Design Icon presentation will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. in Building B, 16th floor World View Ballroom. The event will include a presentation by Barbara Barry, followed by a Q&A with IMC’s CEO Bob Maricich. Immediately following the presentation will be a book signing and meet & greet reception located at Global Views’ showroom (A-153). The event is free and open to all Las Vegas Market attendees.
Las Vegas Market has successfully charted an upward trajectory with attracting higher-end lines and has enriched its presentation of design-centric showrooms, including lines that Barbara Barry designs for – making our January market a perfect time and setting to honor her vast influences in the design world,” Maricich adds.