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Boutique 18 Unveiled for 2015

(February 2015) posted on Tue Feb 10, 2015

Up-and-coming designers to be honored at BDwest

Boutique Design has selected the tenth annual Boutique 18, its yearly roster of noteworthy, on-the-rise designers of hospitality interiors. The 2015 honorees will be inducted into the program during a special ceremony preceding the third annual BDwest trade fair, and will also take part in a panel discussion to be held on the trade fair floor. (For more on both BDwest and its Boutique 18-related events, go to In addition, the achievements of this year’s B18 will be profiled in the April issue of Boutique Design magazine.

“This year’s honorees are at the forefront of finding inventive ways to create memorable, don’t-miss hospitality spaces, and several are also involved in the creation of bold new business models that are expanding the scope of services offered by interior designers,” says Matthew Hall, editor of Boutique Design. “I can’t wait to meet them in person at the panel discussion at BDwest, as I know a lively give-and-take will ensue.”

This year’s honorees are:

Ari Heckman
co-founder and ceo

Stina Funch
founder/creative director
Atwater Inc. Studio

Gianpiero Pugliese
AUDAX Architecture

Haley Balzano
Bar Napkin Productions

Echo Lattner
interior designer
Design Atelier

Kimshasa Baldwin
Deture Culsign Architecture + Interiors

June Chun
senior designer

Jennifer Campbell
FODA Design

Kelly Cook
senior designer
K2M Design

Alexis Oliver
senior designer
Krause + Sawyer

Daniela Grushevska
senior associate
Lawrence Group

Grace Machado McClurg
design director
Puccini Group

Levia Lew
associate principal
Reveal Design Group

Thom Forsyth
senior interior designer/project manager
Rockwell Group

Martin Ablaza
senior designer, global brand design
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Dezirae Janowicz
director of operations/interior designer

Holly Casswell
interior designer
YWS Design & Architecture

Fumiko Shiga
senior designer
Wilson Associates


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