Nantucket by Design

New York, New York – July 10, 2018 – For the third consecutive year, New York School of Interior Design’s students will partner with Nantucket Historical Society’s week long Nantucket By Design event to reimagine select rooms in the Jethro Coffin House, also known as Nantucket’s Oldest House. The week-long event will celebrate the island’s unique influence on American design, and will run from August 1 to 4, 2018.

This year, four students, Seryung Hong, Juhee Son, Audrey Keller, and Patricia Kennedy will travel to the island to survey the house and explore Nantucket’s design resources for materials and furnishings.

“It's exciting to see the students' creativity and ingenuity take off and transform The Oldest House during the Nantucket by Design week,” said VP for Academic Affairs and Dean, Dr. Ellen Fisher. “This year should be fantastic! NYSID is grateful for the opportunity to work with and on behalf of Nantucket Historical Society to support the cause of historic preservation of important buildings and interiors.”

This major summer event kicks off with a VIP Cocktail Party at a private residence featuring one of the most respected names in interior design and NYSID Trustee, David Kleinberg. Additional events include designer lectures, lively panel discussions, and both intimate and grand gatherings. For more information about Nantucket by Design, visit

The money raised will allow the NHA to continue the work of keeping Nantucket’s history alive for residents and visitors throughout the year.

About New York School of Interior Design
New York School of Interior Design is a private, nonprofit college focused exclusively on interior design. The college offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers—whether they’re just becoming familiar with the discipline, considering a career change, or looking to deepen knowledge in a particular area. Consistently ranked one of the top interior design programs in the United States, students study both residential and commercial interior design, some with specialties in sustainable design, lighting, and healthcare interiors. NYSID students enjoy a small class size and sharp focus, a great deal of personal attention from dedicated faculty, and they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession. To learn more, visit

About Nantucket Historical Association
The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) tells the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.

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