Janice Feldman, Founder
and CEO of JANUS et Cie,
Is IIDA Titan Award Honoree
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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 Cheryl Durst, EVP and CEO. “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 brand’s 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 19 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 the 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.