JANUS et Cie founder to be honored at Gold Key Gala
Janice Feldman, founder and president of luxury outdoor-furniture producer JANUS et Cie, has been named the 2017 NEWH ICON of Industry recipient. The award—which NEWH Inc. presents each November at the Gold Key Award Gala in New York—celebrates leaders on the manufacturing side of hospitality who have impacted the industry through their innovative work and dedication to the community and/or industry outreach. Candidates must have spent more than 30 years doing business in the industry to be considered for this annual accolade.
Janice Feldman. Photo: Courtesy of JANUS et Cie
“I’m incredibly proud and exhilarated to be honored as a true leader in an enormous and growing global industry,” says Feldman. “I’ve grown with the industry, and the industry has grown with me. I’m so very proud to have been a true pioneer in the development of the hospitality industry, as we know it today. I sought to create beautiful, well-made furnishings that attract clients to environments they’ll cherish and remember, as designing unique, inspired destinations has become a paramount goal within the industry,” adds the award recipient, who recently received an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.
“NEWH is so thrilled to bestow this honor on Janice,” says Shelia Lohmiller, executive director, NEWH Inc. “She has long been a trendsetter. Her eye for function and design has made an undeniable mark on our industry. And even more important, are her philanthropic endeavors and environmental stewardship.”
Feldman will be honored at the previously mentioned fall awards gala, which is held annually in conjunction with the Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and HX: The Hotel Experience trade fairs and conferences. Last year the ICON accolade went to Jane Skeeter, ceo and founder of UltraGlas Inc.
“Our commitment to offering an enormous selection of inventory, an extensive range of style and materials, and exemplary service is next to none in the industry,” says Feldman, whose firm is based in West Hollywood, California. “In partnership with some of the greatest and most prominent hotel and restaurant groups in the world, JANUS et Cie has become a trusted provider—understanding critical revenue and operational needs as well as understanding the investment criteria of owners, operators and creators. We are supported by exceptional designers who partner with us to ensure their dynamic visions come together beautifully.”
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