L to r – front row: Jena Haywood, Judy Zhou, Diana Santiago, Melissa Kennedy, Franco Borgo, Heidi Roberts. L to r – back row: Richard Montero, Peter Williams and Jonathan Grinstein. Not pictured – Mervet Ayad and Stephanie JenkinsIDDI has a number of high visibility projects in South Florida, including The Bahia Mar Beach Resort Doubletree by Hilton, Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach, the IPIC Theater in Delray Beach and Scottsdale, AZ, the Pinon Grille in Boca Raton, the Chops Grille for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Kaluz Waterfront Bar & Grille in Ft. Lauderdale and countless other projects. For more information, visit their website at iddidesign.com. According to Robert Sutnick, Senior Architectural Rep and Regional Manager Caribbean for Crossville, “. . . this is the 15th year D&B Tile Distributors and Crossville have participated in the annual event hosted by the International Interior Design Association.” The vision and mission of the International Interior Design Association stands for the Future of Design. IIDA, with respect for past accomplishments of Interior Design leaders, strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators. The Association provides a forum to demonstrate design professionals’ impact on the health, safety, well being and virtual soul of the public, balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices. IIDA stands at the intersection of passion and strategy where designers create extraordinary interiors and experiences.
Future conversation between a husband and wife about to leave for an evening on the town could go something like this . . . “Honey, I don’t have anything to wear . . . I think I will go with that new outfit made from Crossville tile . . . “ And, it actually happened. It was part of an event held at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Miami recently and sponsored by the South Florida chapter of the International Interior Design Association. The purpose of Design M iX is to contribute to the funding of the up and coming designers with scholarships to further their education in the Interior Design industry. The D&B Tile project was coordinated by Heidi Roberts, Architectural and Design Representative with D&B Tile. Overall Leader for the project was Melissa Kennedy. The dress was designed by ID & Design International (IDDI), a cross-disciplined and diversified team of design professionals specializing in Department Stores, Specialty Retail, Hospitality, Supermarkets, Restaurants, Entertainment and Lifestyle projects. The company has headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and offices in Denver, CO and Montreal, Canada.