Looking up at the Hall of Fame curtain made using strips of Sunbrella Orange fabric.

Interior Design Hall of Fame

Sunbrella at Interior Design Hall of Fame

In the I.M. Pei & Partners-designed Jacob K. Javits Center, Sunbrella partnered with Interior Design and Hall-of-Famers Tsao & McKown to create a new experiential design space for a very special evening.

The journey through the Sunbrella Hall played with perceptions of dimension and depth through strategically draped Sunbrella performance fabric and braid—expanding, contracting and drawing dramatic focus to the entryway of the banquet hall. There, Interior Design inducted four talented new members who have dramatically shaped the industry: Robin Klehr Avia, Gensler (Leadership), Peter Q. Bohlin, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (Architecture), Mark Zeff, MARKZEFF (Design), and Lidewij Edelkoort, Trend Union (Influence).

The event held another treat: guest of honor I.M. Pei. Celebrating his 100th birthday with the Hall of Fame, Pei was given a special tribute while he enjoyed an evening in the space his own firm designed, and which was staged by his protégé, Calvin Tsao of Tsao & McKown.

Interior Design Hall of Fame
View of the presentation screen featuring Interior Design's Hall of Fame inductees.
Long view of the Sunbrella Hall at Interior Design's Hall of Fame.
Over the shoulder shot of Cindy Allen speaking at the podium at Interior Design's Hall of Fame.
Close up of table centerpieces made using Sunbrella Braid in Sunset Orange.
Aerial shot of VIP lounge area at Interior Design's Hall of Fame.
Close up of table topper made of Sunbrella performance fabric in Xander Tangerine, with an appetizer on top.
Panoramic view of Interior Design's Hall of Fame banquet hall.
Close up of a tote gift bag made of Sunbrella performance fabric and Sunbrella giveaways.

Behind the Scenes

Watch as the genius of Tsao & McKown comes to life in the construction of the Sunbrella Hall.

Fabric used at the Hall of Fame

Sailcloth Salt

Sailcloth Salt

Canvas Birds Eye

Canvas Birds Eye

Blend Linen

Blend Linen

Cast Silver

Cast Silver

Action Ash

Action Ash

Canvas Granite

Canvas Granite

Blend Fog

Blend Fog

Action Stone

Action Stone

Cast Slate

Cast Slate

Canvas Charcoal

Canvas Charcoal

Blend Coal

Blend Coal

Spectrum Carbon

Spectrum Carbon

Xander Tangerine

Xander Tangerine
(Custom Pattern)

Sunbrella Braid in Sunset Orange

Sunbrella Braid in Sunset Orange

Vitela Ivory

Vitela Ivory
(Available exclusively at The Shade Store)

Orange

Orange