The ICON award recognizes a bold woman for her outstanding contributions to the design industry. Honorees are key influencers in their professional field. LA Design Festival created this award to recognize iconic women who have made an indelible mark on Los Angeles, culture, and society in general through their work, their character, and creative leadership. Designer, educator, and author Louise Sandhaus will be the recipient of the 2017 ICON award.
In 2016, LA Design Festival created the EDGE award recognizing emerging talent. In 2017, we are proud to honor Tuesday Bassen, Lauren Halsey, and Jihan Zencirli with the EDGE awards.