Renowned interior and textiles designer Kathryn M. Ireland will receive the 2022 Design Icon award at the Winter Las Vegas Market, set for January 23 to 27. The  International Market Centers’ (IMC) Design Icon program resumes in person after having to pause during the nationwide pandemic. 

“Design inspiration never stops, and no one embodies that more that Kathryn M. Ireland,” says Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “We are excited to resume our Design Icon programming this winter with Kathryn as our honoree. Her energy and style are unmatched, and we look forward to celebrating her as our newest Design Icon.”

Based in Los Angeles, Ireland is an internationally celebrated interior designer, who was born in England and raised in London and Scotland. Before launching her design career, Ireland was an actress, clothing designer, and filmmaker. She has been named one of the Top 100 Designers in the U.S. by House Beautiful magazine and an Elle Décor “A List” designer. Her work has been published in People magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and she was a featured designer on Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators. In addition, Ireland is a talented textile designer whose work is available worldwide through Otis Textiles. She is also the author of four design books including the new Timeless Interiors.

“I realized I had it in me at a very young age, I just loved houses – it was in my DNA. It’s the appreciation of all parts of design – the high, the low – that makes it so unique and important,” Ireland recounts.

The Design Icon award highlights the achievements of exemplary design and architectural professionals. It also offers Las Vegas Market attendees an opportunity to connect with and learn first-hand from living legends. Ireland will appear in a series of webinars and events leading up to and during the Winter 2022 Las Vegas Market.

Previous Design Icon recipients include Barbara Barry, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Timothy Corrigan, Jamie Drake, Frank Gehry, Alexa Hampton, Christopher Guy Harrison, Vladimir Kagan, Larry Laslo, Juan Montoya, Thomas Pheasant, Roger Thomas, Carleton Varney, and Vincente Wolf.