Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) and Charles S. Cohen, Owner, CEO and President of Cohen Brothers Realty, shine a spotlight on the design world’s leading professionals with the Sixth Annual Stars of Design Awards. A ceremony and reception was held on day one of the Design Center’s two-day WinterMarket in honor of the design luminaries, at which time guests celebrated with live music, performances, hors d’oeuvres and beverages courtesy of 42 Below, Alacren Tequila, Mandarine Napoleon and Perrier. This year, DCOTA added a new facet to its Stars of Design Awards, the “Stars on the Rise” category, which will honor five designers forty years of age or younger, who have already made a significant mark in the design world.
Established more than a decade ago at Cohen’s Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, the Stars of Design Awards honors professionals who have attained recognition in various fields of design. Selected by a panel of industry leaders in the fields of art, design, media and beyond, the 2012 Stars of Design Award recipients are distinguished in their careers and well respected by their community in the design categories of interior design, architecture, graphic design, product design, landscape design, photography, art and lifetime achievement. These creative professionals are being honored for their significant achievements and contributions in their respective fields with special recognition of their talents, ideas, creativity and business savvy.
Pictures by: Maria Duran