Interior Design: Codes for Living

April 23, 2014 – GROHE, the European designer of premium kitchen and bath fixtures, welcomed members of the interior design and architect communities to the New York 11+ student interior design exhibition, “Interior Design: Codes for Living,” held in the GROHELIVE! showroom in New York. Every year, this event provides an opportunity for interior design students from twelve prestigious design schools to showcase their work. The participating schools are:

• Buffalo State
• Cazenovia College
• Cornell University
• Fashion Institute of Technology
• New York Institute of Technology
• New York School of Interior Design
• Parsons the New School for Design
• Pratt Institute
• Sage College of Albany
• School of Visual Arts
• Syracuse University
• Villa Maria College

The event also featured presentations from alumni on their recent projects. “We are thrilled to see the extreme talent of these young designers and proud to give a platform to showcase their work,” said NY11+ Founder Ruth Lynford. The organization is dedicated to promoting public awareness of the interior design profession, encouraging legislature that protects its future and strives to emphasize the complexity and responsibility of the profession, particularly as it pertains to the health, safety, welfare and economics of the public.
“Quality design and passion for innovation are among GROHE’s brand values and we are delighted to help honor the next generation of design talent,” said Alex Davidkhanian, President of GROHE America.
About NY11+

NY Eleven Plus was founded in 1997 by Ruth Lynford as an exhibition of work from six New York metropolitan area interior design institutions. Under the auspices of the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC), a non-governmental agency of the United Nations, students their work and met with delegates from all over the world, who took back to their native countries the students' many innovative ideas in interior design. By 2000, the exhibition consisted of work from eleven prestigious New York State educational institutions, all offering four-year programs or more in interior design, and in 2011, NY11+ became a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. To date, more than a dozen schools join together each year in Albany and New York City in efforts to reach the general public, the press and the design community through their students' work.


GROHE faucet and shower products are distributed in more than 180 countries and represent nearly 80 years of excellence in European styling, engineering and quality. As a global brand for sanitary products and systems, GROHE relies on its brand values: quality, technology, design and responsibility in order to be able to offer “Pure FreudeanWasser.” GROHE America’s hedquarters are in the heart of the Flatiron district and house one of only four GROHELIVE! Centers in the world. This beautiful space showcases GROHE’s products, features an interactive water wall and fully designed bathroom and kitchen vignettes and is used to host lectures and events. It is open to the public and was built for professionals to have a place to be inspired, collaborate and experience GROHE’s products.

Contact: Ruth Lynford/ Ruth Novoa
Tel: 212-751-5350
Cell: 718-300-3586
Email: rnovoa@ny11plus.org

Contact: Erin Byrnes
Ogilvy Public Relations
Email: erin.byrnes@ogilvy.com