our normally talkative principal returned from new york city the other day as mute as a sphinx.  primo (second from left)  is one of the judges for contract magazine’s 33rd annual interiors awards, winners of which will be announced at a breakfast at cipriani’s in manhattan on january  27th.

primo and verda were named designers of the year at last year’s breakfast.  this year primo helped pick their successor.  the judging is done, but all primo will say is that some great designs were honored.

joining him on the jury were (left to right) james prendergast of goettsch partners, chicago; lance amato of conant architects, new york; viveca bissonnette of hollander design group, san diego; and carolyn lu of lu + bibliowicz, new york (not pictured). overseeing this lively court  was contract editor-in-chief john czarnecki (at far right).

good luck to everyone in the design community competing for recognition at this event.  all will be revealed in january!