Ruggiero to be Honored by IFDA

Joe Ruggiero

Joe Ruggiero

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.—The International Furnishings and Design Association has designated Joe Ruggiero as this year’s winner of its Trailblazer Award.

Ruggiero will be honored for his career as a home-furnishings designer, television host, product spokesman and magazine editor-in-chief. His career includes serving as advertising director for WestPoint Pepperell (now WestPoint Home), director of advertising and creative director for Ethan Allen, editor-in-chief and publishing director of Hachette’s Home magazine, and host of and producer of home-design TV series and specials on HGTV. He has also been a product spokesman for Ethan Allen, Glidden and Kohler.

IFDA will present the award to Ruggiero on Sept. 17 at a dinner at the Hotel Sofitel in Philadelphia.