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2024 Rev the Runway Aspen

Thursday, August 08, 2024, 6:30 PM 11:00 PM

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Doerr-Hosier Center at Aspen Meadows 870 Meadows Road,
Aspen, Colorado 81611

Holly Hunt

Holly HuntHolly Hunt is a celebrated American businesswoman and esteemed figure in the interior design industry, known for transforming a small furniture showroom into a globally respected luxury design brand.

In 1983, Hunt opened her first HOLLY HUNT showroom in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart selling custom furnishings to the interior design trade. Led by entrepreneurial instinct, she revolutionized the industry of American interior design over the following 30 years, reshaping the presentation of furnishings by assembling an unprecedented array of diverse makers and design perspectives in a gallery-like setting. Holly made her lasting mark on the industry by way of enhanced client service and evolved business practices. She also raised the quality of design and product overall and went on to design her own high-quality furniture, lighting, and textile collections while expanding her business to more than a dozen U.S. and international locations. In 2014, she sold her company HOLLY HUNT to Knoll.

Hunt has continually inspired change and innovation throughout her career. Led by her astute business acumen, discerning eye, and her constant instinct to challenge the status quo, she remains committed to pushing boundaries within the industry. In 2021, she embarked on a new endeavor: House of Hunt, a boutique interior design studio.

Candice & Steven Stark

Candice & Steven StarkCandice and Steven Stark first celebrated their love for Colorado in December 1986 when they married on the top of Aspen Mountain. They skied down to begin their partnership of innovation, philanthropy, design and love for family and friends.

Steven is president of Stark Carpet, a role he began in 1969, and over the last 55 years, he has transformed the company into a worldwide industry leader. His vision, passion for design and innate business instincts have given him the flexibility to thrive in an ever-changing design industry. Today, Stark products are seen in iconic places around the world, from the White House and the Smithsonian in Washington, DC to Windsor Castle in England, and countless places in between. Under Steven’s mentorship, the Starks’ son Chad has grown the business exponentially. Sharing his father’s business acumen, he recently took the reigns as CEO of the company.

Candice has been a devoted mother, wife and right hand to Steven, dedicating her time to raising three beautiful children: Shannon, Skylar, and Chad. Candice and Steven are also blessed with six wonderful grandchildren. Together, they have championed many causes near and dear to their hearts. Raising Skylar, who has special needs, Candice and Steven consistently sought ways to help her live to the fullest. With that intent, 30 years ago, they became founding members of Challenge Aspen, a nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of people with disabilities through year-round adaptive experiences. Candice continues to serve on the board of directors.

Throughout the years, Candice and Steven have been proud to support many charitable organizations, including FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures), which is affiliated with NYU Langone Health; Jazz Aspen Snowmass; Hebrew University; Hineni Heritage Center; United Cerebral Palsy; and Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. They are also patrons of Theatre Aspen, where Candice is a board member. In addition, Candice and Steven have been longtime supporters of Chabad of Aspen; National Jewish Health; Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County; Zionist Rabbinic Coalition; Chabad of South Florida; and the New York Synagogue and Torah Center.

Candice and Steven enjoy spending time with their family and friends, entertaining in their homes, being philanthropic and being active participants in the communities where they live.