Interior Design HIP at NeoCon

Arthur Garcia-Clemente nominated in Rising Stars category

Renowned for its Hall of Fame, Interior Design magazine wants to celebrate design leaders and their design solutions throughout the year.

This year Interior Design magazine launches Honoring Industry People (HIP) to recognize individual achievement in the design industry and excellence in product applications and design solutions. The HIP Awards are designed to honor creators and their solutions rather than the built work/projects themselves. This inaugural HIP debuts in June at NeoCon 2014 in Chicago.

VOA workplace designer Arthur Garcia-Clemente has been nominated in the Rising Stars category for Interior Design HIP at NeoCon.The Rising Stars award is given to an individual with less than five years of experience for exceptional and exemplary work. A graduate of Harrington College of Design, Arthur has worked on designs for H. W. Lochner’s corporate headquarters, OFS Brands’ showroom in the Merchandise Mart, and rooftop lounge/patio 52Eighty at MileNorth Hotel for VOA. We think he’s pretty hip, as well as HIP-worthy.

Designers and corporate leaders made nominations for the HIP Awards through May 1. People’s Choice voting is currently underway online and will continue at NeoCon for HIP Design Solution categories until Tuesday, June 10, noon CST. Voting in the HIP Person categories closes June 4. The honorees will be revealed Tuesday, June 10 at an exclusive industry event hosted by Interior Design and the Merchandise Mart.

Members of the industry can vote for today’s design leaders, rising stars, and design solutions online at

To purchase tickets to the June 10 awards at the Merchandise Mart, visit

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