THE PROFILE: ALL ABOUT IRIS
THE PROFILE: ALL ABOUT IRIS
By Rio Hamilton
- NOV 08, 2015 SUNDAY
THE PROFILE: ALL ABOUT IRIS DANKNER who is an Interior Designer diagnosed with breast cancer nineteen years ago. After her surgery and as part of her healing process she took it upon herself to devote her time and energy to raising awareness and funds for “the cause”. She became a major fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation and in 2008 launched the first designer show house, which she called “Holiday House” because it was to be in the spirit of celebrating life. Top Designers pick a holiday or moment in the calendar that is meaningful to them and curate their rooms around that theme.
Name . . . .
Interior Designer and Founder of Holiday House
Tell me about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be most significant in your career
What things do you not like to do . . .
What is your perfect pizza . . .
Any pizza is perfect. But I love thin crust grandma pizza.
What kitchen utensil do you use most frequently . . .
Definitely not a fork … a wine opener
Who is your secret celebrity crush . . .
Are you a night owl or a morning person . . .
What time of day were you born . . .
Do you know your heritage . . .
Do you follow astrology? What is your zodiac sign . . .
You bet I do. I have a friend who is a psychic. I am a Libra.
What would your DJ Name be . . .
Do you have a favorite number . . .
How many pairs of shoes do you own . . .
With or without red bottoms?
Do you have a favorite fashion magazine . . .
No, my daughters keep me posted on all the latest fashions.
What is your “go-to” fashion brand . . .
Ash and Dans- www.ashanddans.com
If we were to peek in your closet, the dominant color would be . . .
What is your present state of mind . . .
I’m feeling so positive with the love and support from my family and friends as we install the Holiday House.
It’s 6pm at your favorite bar or restaurant, what drink do you order . . .
Vodka club soda with a splash of cranberry
Do you awake with or without an alarm . . .
Uber, Taxi, Subway or Citi Bike . . .
Uber, taxi, or subway…whatever gets me there the fastest.
What song is ready to play on your playlist . . .
Depending on my mood, Stevie Wonder’s “Written in the Sky,” or Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab”
What is the last photo you took with your cell phone . . .
A photo of me dressed as a devil for Halloween.
One of the best lessons my parents taught me is to . . .
What is your favorite work of art . . .
|Iris + Jay + Danielle + Niki
|‘hello’ Dankner Family
| What is your favorite building in Manhattan . . .
Iris Dankner graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (BFA). She soon joined Federated Department Stores where she worked in the advertising department at Lord & Taylor’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. She rose to the position as an Art Director and remained there for thirteen years. She then founded her own firm ID Creations by Iris Dankner.
Iris resides in Manhattan and Southampton, New York and currently divides her time between her residential interior design work and various activities on behalf of breast cancer and is on the Advisory Board for the BCRF, her largest endeavor being her own interior design showhouse, Holiday House.
Rio Hamilton is a business development professional with vast marketing and sales experience.He specializes in brand promotion for the luxury interior design and lifestyle industries. Rio works with companies, individuals and groups on concentrated brand identity and elevation. He has a popular website that chronicles "the who's who" at design and fashion events throughout greater New York.