Carleton Varney Honored As 2015 Design Icon At Las Vegas Winter Market
| Carleton Varney, one of America's best-known interior designers, will be honored
as the 2015 Design Icon during the Winter Las Vegas Market, January 18-22, 2015.
Varney is president of New York-based Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., one of the oldest
established interior design firms in the United States. His design philosophy stresses
the use of bright colors and the rejection of all that is impractical, uncomfortable
??"Carleton Varney is a trailblazer in the world of interior design," says Bob
Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. "Throughout his
career, he attracted the attention of celebrities, world leaders and royalty for his
commitment to impeccable design and attention to lavish detail. His work continues
to evoke awe and pleasure today – a testament to the fact that truly great design
stands the test of time. Carleton has made an indelible imprint on the industry and
we are thrilled to acknowledge his tremendous contributions with the Design Icon
The centerpiece of programming at Las Vegas Winter Market, the Design Icon
Award honors an interior designer who has made a significant contribution to the
industry throughout their career. Now in its 10th year, the Design Icon Award seeks
to both highlight the achievements of important designers and to offer Las Vegas
Market attendees an opportunity to learn from living legends.
??"I am very excited about this event and will share my experiences in design and
stories of the many of the personalities I have worked with," comments Varney. "I
hope to also impart the rich history of the great Dorothy Draper and why she, too,
was an icon. What Coco Chanel was to fashion, Dorothy Draper was to interior
design. It is my honor to spotlight our shared philosophies and bodies of work."??
The 2015 Design Icon presentation will take place on Tuesday, January 20 at 10
a.m. in the WorldView Room, 16th floor, Building B. The event will include a
presentation by Carleton Varney, followed by a Q&A session with Bob Maricich of
IMC. Immediately following the Design Icon presentation will be a book signing of
Varney's latest book, "Decorating in the Grand Manor"—a lavishly illustrated book
that features many of the interior design projects from throughout his career. The
Dorothy Draper Collection of furniture by Kindel Furniture Company will also be on
display at the event. ??