Design Icon Award

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The Design Icon Award is an annual award from the World Market Center Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Design Center to an interior or furniture designer who has made a large contribution to the industry. The recipients give a talk to the Las Vegas Market registered trade attendees. The award is given at a reception before the designer's presentation.


  • 2011 Christopher Guy Harrison,[1] a British luxury furniture designer [2]
  • 2010 Juan Montoya. a furniture designer. Much of his work is illustrated in the book, Juan Montoya. He was named one of Architecture Digest's Top 100 [3][4]
  • 2009 Vicente Wolf, an interior designer for the past 35 years. He has written two books, Lifting the Curtain on Design and Crossing Boundaries: A Global Vision of Design.[5]
  • 2009 Roger Thomas, executive vice president design for Wynn Design and Development, known for his resdesign of the Mirage and Treasure Island resorts on the Strip,[6] and then later the Bellagio, Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Macau and Encore.
  • 2008 Vladimir Kagan. The New York Times called Kagan an "icon of modern furniture design.[7]" and the Wall Street Journal credited him as being one of the pioneers of modern-American design.[8][9]
  • 2008 Larry Laslo, an interior landscapes for decades. His interiors have been published among the pages of Architectural Digest, The New York Times, and elsewhere.[10]


  1. ^ Christopher Guy Official Website
  2. ^ "Furniture World". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
  3. ^ "AD 100: Juan Montoya: AD 100 Designers:". Archived from the original on 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
  4. ^ Furniture Today
  5. ^ Furniture Today
  6. ^ Mark Hansel, "Roger Thomas is honored as home-grown design icon," Las Vegas Sun, February 20, 2009.
  7. ^ Wadler, Joyce (23 June 2005). "An Affair of Their Art". The New York Times.
  8. ^ "WSJ. Magazine – Fashion, Travel, Design, Art, Culture, Food, Living".
  9. ^ Las Vegas Review-Journal
  10. ^ "Home Furnishings Business". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-01-14.

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