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The Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award and Education Fund celebrate the professional achievements of Anna Hernandez, founder of Luna Textiles, through establishing and presenting an annual prize for women entrepreneurs and industry leaders in the commercial interior design field. Recipients will receive $5,000 to use towards growing their business and will be presented with their award at the IIDA Annual Meeting.

Anna Hernandez was a leader in the textile industry, a creative force, entrepreneur, and champion for the interior design industry, establishing herself and Luna Textiles as award-winning industry leaders. The fund was established in 2016 by Anna's family, Luna Textiles, and in partnership with IIDA as a legacy of Anna Hernandez, and the award serves to honor her spirit and achievements by recognizing women entrepreneurs in commercial interior design.

Read more about Anna Hernandez here.

Eligibility

Woman-identifying business owners whose business specializes in interior design or product design are encouraged to apply for the Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Education Award. The firm must have been in existence for a minimum of three years and no more than 10 years.

Applications

The Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award is an annual program running from November through February. Check back in November 2021 for more details.

2020 Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award Recipient

Kia Weatherspoon
Determined by Design, Washington D.C.


Kia Weatherspoon has made significant contributions to the design profession by advocating for design equity in low-income communities. Through her Washington D.C-based firm Determined by Design, Weatherspoon champions interior design as a standard for all, rather than a privilege for some, and has challenged developers, architectural partners, and general contractors to do better by those deemed less deserving of an elevated space.

Read more here.

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