ISFD Announces Christiane Lemieux As the Keynote Speaker for 2019 Pinnacle Awards Gala

  •    Author: Mike Jasfer

The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) announced that Christiane Lemieux, co-founder/CEO of The Inside will be the Keynote Speaker at the upcomming Pinnacle Awards Gala. Lemieux will share her views on “Design Matters” at the 24th Annual ISFD  Pinnacle Awards Gala, held on Monday, October 21 from 6-9 pm at High Point University’s Congdon School of Health Sciences. Tickets for the mix and mingle gala are $75 in advance and $100 at the door.  There is no cost for ISFD student members. To purchase, click here. Lemieux is one of the country’s leading design entrepreneurs and experts in home décor and furnishings. She also operates and designs her namesake brand Lemieux et Cie.  The first company Lemieux founded, DwellStudio, was bought by Wayfair and she served as Wayfair’s Creative Director until 2016. Lemieux is the author of Undecorate and The Finer Things, and is a frequent contributor to Architectural Digest, Apartment Therapy and other design media. She was also the co-host and a judge on Ellen DeGeneres’s HGTV furniture design competition show Ellen’s Design Challenge.
Listed as one of Fortune’s 2012 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Lemieux is also a passionate philanthropist. As a board member for Christy Turlington-Burns’ foundation, Every Mother Counts, she regularly travels the world to participate in initiatives aimed at providing maternal health for all mothers. Lemieux is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and Queen’s University in Canada and currently resides in New York City.Lemieux will also serve as co-host and emcee with Bill McLoughlin, editor-in-chief of Furniture Today for this annual event. Joining them on stage will be Ray Allegrezza, IHFRA; Hilary Farr, Hilary Farr Designs; Gary Inman, Baskervill; Libby Langdon, founder Libby Interiors, Inc; Ida McCausland, IFDA and Kaitlin Peterson, editor-in-chief of Business of Home. Awards will be presented in 20 home furnishings categories, with finalists and winning designs promoted to retailers in the U.S. and around the world. Winning products will also have the right to feature the 2019 Pinnacle Award logo on all related media, collateral and packaging. The 2019 Awards are sponsored by the High Point Market Authority, Leggett & Platt, International Market Centers, Designers Today, Continental Hardware, Furniture Today, Furniture Design Studios and Sherwin-Williams, IHFRA and Royal Brass.
About The International Society of Furniture Designers: The ISFD is an association advocating for outstanding design and the furniture designers whose creativity drives the industry’s engine. They seek to elevate the role of design and designer through networking, mentorship and professional development opportunities, and continuously promote, advance and support the profession of furniture design and its positive impact.

With professional and student members around the world and across the country, their diverse professional membership specializes in residential and contract furnishings and accessories. More information about ISFD and their awards programs, visit 

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