IIDA Headquarters, Chicago, IL
Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, Envision Design, Washington D.C.
Anna Hernandez founded Luna Textiles in 1994 and served as president and CEO until her passing in November 2016. She was a visionary, establishing Luna's place as a leader in the textiles field early on by winning multiple prestigious industry awards for the company year after year, and rapidly increasing its growth in the past 14 years. Luna received Best of NeoCon recognitions in 2003, 2004, and 2010. In 2014, Hernandez won Interior Design’s prestigious Honoring Industry People (HiP) award for “Industry Champion.”
Prior to founding Luna, Anna spent years working in management capacities for furniture and textiles companies. She received her bachelor's degree from Whitman College in 1982 and continued her education at the University of California Los Angeles where she received her Master of Business Administration degree in 1986. Throughout her career, Anna gave back to the industry, serving as Vice President of Industry Relations for the 2007-2008 IIDA International Board of Directors, was past president of the Association for Contract Textiles, and an advisor to the interior design program at California College of the Arts.
The Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Education Fund seeks to advance the education and empowerment of women in design.
When making your donation online, please note next to General Foundation that your amount is for the Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Education Fund.
Check donations can be mailed to:
Attention: Lisa Taylor
222 Merchandise Mart, Suite 567
Chicago, IL 60654
Checks should be made payable to the IIDA Foundation with the memo, "Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Education Fund."
For more information, contact Aisha Williams, Director of Industry Relations and Special Events, at awilliams.org or 312.379.5176.