Boston Design Week 2023 Design Awards
FRiday EVENING, May 5, 2023
Details to be Announced!
The 2022 Boston Design Week Awards event took place Friday evening May 6th at the Boston Design Center to a sold out crowd of BDW participants, sponsors, media sponsors, leadership committee members and guests. Enjoy these scenes from the event, and the announcement of the recipients of the awards. All photos: Tara Carvalho
1. Boston Design Week Co-Producer Tony Fusco addresses the audience at the BDW Awards Gala May 6, 2022.
2. Boston Design Week Co-Producer Robert Four (Left) and Andrew Martineau of Zero Empty Spaces, nominated for a Social Impact Award.
4. Oren Sherman of Elkus Manfredi Architects, recipient of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award.
5. Charles Spada of Charles Spada Interiors, now located in SoWa, accepting the “Mentor of the Year” Award.
6. (Left to Right), Dara Cheek, Melony Swasey and Abigail Norman of the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts in Jamaica Plain, accepting the Producers’ Choice Award.
7. (Left to Right), John David Corey and Miguel Rosales of Rosales and Partners, designer of the Zakim Bridge nominated for a Social Impact Award, with Ed Forte and Sandra Madden of the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain.
8. Interior Designer Christine Tuttle on the BDW Leadership Committee with Tony Fusco, Co-Producer, Boston Design Week.
9. Mary Park of UX Architecture Studio, receiving the Newcomer of the Year Award for UX Architecture Studio founder Susi Sanchez, presented by Betty Moore, Publisher of Builder + Architect Magazine.
10. Sculptor and artist Michael Mittelman received the Social Impact Award for his “Bowls for Food” hunger relief program.
Corporate Event Sponsors:
March 25-April 5
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Oren Sherman, Artist, Educator, Visual Storyteller
The Boston Design Week Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an outstanding individual in the world of design
whose work has spanned both the 20th & 21st centuries.
Past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award include:
2009 - Vladimir Kagan, Designer and Architect
2010 - Dakota Jackson, Furniture Designer
2011 - Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Designers
2012 - Vicente Wolf, Interior Designer
2013 - John P. Axelrod, Collector and Philanthropist
2014 - Susan Park, Preservationist
2015 - Robert Campbell, Architecture Critic
2016 - Virginia Bohlin, Antiques Columnist, Boston Globe
2017 - Jonathan Leo Fairbanks, Decorative Arts Curator
Emeritus, MFA Boston
2018 - Maurice N. Finegold, Finegold Alexander Architects
2019 - Roger Thomas, EVP, Wynn Design and Development
2020 - Awards were postponed.
2021 - Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, Furniture Maker
Oren Sherman has designed exclusive artwork for a wide variety of clients that include Steuben Glass, PepsiCo, the Disney Corporation, the Olympics, Visa, Hermès, Mobil Oil, and the U.S. Postal Service among others, developing custom artwork that is colorful, sophisticated, and contemporary. He is an alumnus and professor at the acclaimed Rhode Island School of Design where he recently launched an innovative giving campaign kicked off by leaving his own digital IP to the institution. His work lives at the intersection between visual storytelling, art and architecture, focusing on applying two-dimensional work in a three-dimensional way using the tools of narrative, color, and pattern to create an experiential space. His upcoming presentation on June 25 at TEDxProvincetown, Finding Creativity: A Solo Journey to a Connected Place, complements his work at Elkus Manfredi Architects where he crafts strategic narratives and original artworks, creating a multilevel, subliminal experience that resonates as an unspoken message.
Producers' Choice Award
The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts
In recognition of The Eliot School's educational achievements in the world of craft and creativity, its drive to inspire lifelong learning, its efforts to contribute to a more just and equal world, and its commitment to provide a safe, creative learning environment for students, teachers, and staff of any nationality, ethnic origin, race, color, religion, physical ability, economic status, documentation status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, the Producers of Boston Design week will present The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts with the 2022 Producers' Choice Award.
Other Awards Announced and Presented at the Event
• Social Impact Award
• Newcomer of the Year
• Mentor of the Year, co-sponsored by The Over My Shoulder Foundation
The Social Impact Award is given to an outstanding individual, project, development, innovation or business in any design field that has contributed a design solution large or small to any urgent issue facing our world: societal, environmental, economic, health and wellness, poverty, affordability, sustainability or other.
* Michael Mittelman, Founder and Designer, Bowls for Food
Marion Greely & Kate Donegan, Founding Partners, Cece DuPraz
Miguel Rosales, Principal, Rosales + Partners
Evan Snow and Andrew Martineau, Co-Founders, Zero Empty Spaces
The Newcomer of the Year Award is given to an outstanding individual (or individuals) in any design field, who has launched a new product, design process, design business or other innovation within the past 5 years.
Carly Blackmore, Owner, Habitat Design
Michael Mittelman, Founder and Designer, M. Stahl Design
Mya Royal, Owner and Fashion Designer, MYA ROYAL
* Susi Sanchez, UX Architecture Studio
The Mentor of the Year Award is given to an outstanding role model in any design field who encourages involvement in professional opportunities and provides exemplary guidance or training in their discipline to students, staff members, colleagues or the public. The Mentor of the Year Award is co-sponsored by The Over My Shoulder Foundation.
Sam Aquillano, Executive and Creative Director, Design Museum Foundation
Tris Nuland, Principal, Grapevine Interiors
* Charles Spada, Principal, Charles Spada Interiors
Jenna Talbott, Editor-in-Chief, New England Home
_______________________________2022 Boston Design Week Leadership Committee ___________________________
Judith Anderson, Chair,
Industrial Design, MassArt
Design Museum Foundation
John P. Axelrod and Darwin Cordoba
Nancy E. Berry, Editor
Kelly Brilliant, Executive Director,
National Account Director, Boston Home
Fitchburg Museum of Art
Dawn Carroll, Founder,
Over My Shoulder Foundation
Greg Cerio, Editor in Chief,
The Magazine Antiques
David and Nancy Colella,
The Colonnade Hotel
Kevin Cradock Builders
Genevieve Day, Assistant Director
Julia H. Donahue,
Director, Winston Art Group
Kathy Bush Dutton,
Publisher, New England Home
Cathy Edwards, Executive Director,
New England Foundation for the Arts
Kara Elliott-Ortega, Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston
Fine Art Consultant
Rita A. Fucillo, Art New England
Nonie Gadsden, Curator of Decorative Arts & Sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, President Emeritus, North Bennet Street School
David J Hacin and Tim Grafft, FAIA
Hacin + Associates
Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, the Rose-Marie & Eijk van Otterloo Executive Director & CEO, Peabody Essex Museum
Eric Haydel, Principal-Creative Director, Eric Haydel Design
Director of Business Development
TSP Smart Spaces
Kyle Hoepner, Writer, editor,
stylist and image consultant
Owner/President, F.H. Perry Builders
Diane and David Jensen
Jensen Fine Arts
Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz
C&J Katz Studio
Allison Kemmerer, Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director,
Addison Gallery of American Art
Joyce Kulhawik & Andrew Cohen
Director, Society of Arts & Crafts
Director, Art and Exhibitions deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
Meghan Melvin, Sharf Curator of Design, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Publisher, New Venture Media
Publisher, Builder + Architect
Taniya Nayak Design
McMullen Museum of Art
Melanie Perillo, Publisher
Boston Design Guide
Shannon Pastuszak, Publisher,
Modern Luxury Interiors Boston
Director and Curator, Danforth Art
Lynda Roscoe Hartigan
Director, Peabody Essex Museum
Owner, Charles Spada
Publisher, The Magazine Antiques
Deputy Director, Artists for Humanity
Christine Gilchrist Tuttle
Christine Tuttle Design
and others to be announced.