IIDA Announces Janice Feldman, Founder and CEO of JANUS et Cie as Titan Award Honoree
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) announces Janice Feldman, founder and chief executive officer of furniture manufacturer JANUS et Cie as the recipient of the organization’s most esteemed honor, the 2018 Titan Award. The IIDA Titan Award, created in 1995, recognizes outstanding service to the Interior Design profession by a product designer, manufacturer, or other industry-related professional.
“We are honored to name Janice Feldman as recipient of this year’s Titan Award,” said Durst. “Janice embodies what it means to be a business maverick, champion of great design, and visionary in the field of sustainability. As a trained artist and interior designer schooled in graphic arts and industrial design, Janice’s expertise provided a foundation she used to build her company to be what it is today: one of the international leaders in outdoor furnishings and fabric.”
Feldman is lauded as a true pioneer in the design industry for her impressive contributions to material innovation and superior craftsmanship. A visionary designer and renowned business leader, Feldman, founded the company in 1978 and has transformed JANUS et Cie from a single showroom in the Los Angeles Pacific Design Center to a comprehensive global lifestyle brand now embarking on its 40th year. With a focus on leading design direction for the company, Feldman plays an integral role in design and product development and has created many of the brands most iconic and award-winning collections including: Konos, Charles, Cortino, Trig, Panini, Katachi, Kudo, Capella, Artemis, Sash, Hoffman, Slant, Duo, Amari, Boxwood, Capsule, Relais, Arbor, Suki, Tadlow, Triad, Vino, Whisk, Wing and Whiskey.
With a prolific, ever-expanding international reach, JANUS et Cie operates independently within Haworth’s Lifestyle Design division alongside the esteemed brands Cassina, Cappellini, and Poltrona Frau. JANUS et Cie’s footprint has grown to nineteen flagship showrooms throughout North America, Singapore, Sydney, and now Milan, in addition to field offices and select dealers throughout the world.
Her devotion to environmental responsibility has driven her to pioneer the use of environmentally friendly materials to extend product life cycle. This dedication has been recognized throughout the industry. In addition, Feldman was recently named 2017 NEWH ICON of Industry, a prestigious accolade honoring those who have uniquely impacted the hospitality industry through innovative work and dedication to the community. She has also received an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from her alma mater, the ArtCenter College of Design.
The 2018 Titan Award will be presented at the IIDA Annual Meeting on June 10, 2018 at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.
About the International Interior Design Association
IIDA is the commercial interior design association with global reach. The organization supports design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. They advocate for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day. www.iida.org
About JANUS et Cie
The Definitive Source for Site, Garden, and Casual Furnishings®
For 40 years, JANUS et Cie has been an industry leader in design-driven furnishings for the outdoors. The luxury lifestyle brand, now part of the Poltrona Frau Group family along with Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Cappellini, serves commercial, hospitality and residential clients with a dedicated focus on outstanding quality, superior craftsmanship and unparalleled service. In the years since the company’s founding in 1978, founder and CEO Janice Feldman and her exceptional team have transformed JANUS et Cie from a single showroom in the Los Angeles Pacific Design Center to a comprehensive global design resource with 19 flagship showrooms throughout North America, Singapore, Sydney and Milan, as well as field offices and select dealers throughout the world.
The company’s namesake—the Roman god JANUS, whose two faces look both forward and back—is the foundation of a unified mission rooted in tradition, heritage and craft, yet equally dedicated to innovative materials and progressive engineering. This inspired long-term view is realized through the lens of a unique corporate culture that encourages curiosity, creativity and collaboration in the pursuit of excellence.
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