As you know, or had the opportunity to find in this post (click HERE), Wallpaper magazine is one of the best design magazines in the world. With that kind of prestige is not strange that everyone is excited to find out who are the winners of the “Wallpapaper design awards 2014”. The conquers of such a prestigious award will be known at 9th January on the Wallpaper “website“.
For now, “Interior Design Magazines” will present to you some of the names that are on the shortlist for the “Wallpaper design awards 2014”
An amazing award must have the best judges and “Wallpaper design awards 2014” have some A-list persons that will select the best of the design world.
Who will have the important responsibility to name the winners? Victoria Beckham, restaurateur and interior designer Michael Chow, Ron Gilard (Wallpaper’s 2013 Designers of the year), Spike Jonze (screenwriter, director, actor, producer, and so on), Thom Mayne ( renowned architect and founder of Morphosis) and Thaddaeus Ropac (A-list art dealer)
These are the very talented and important people that will choose the “Best City”, Best Domestic Design”, “Best New Grooming Project”, “Best New Hotel, “Best Men’s Fashion Colletion”, Best Women’s Fashion Collection”, “Best New Private House”, “ Best New Public Building”, “Designer of the year” and “Life Enhancer of the Year”.
“Interior Design Magazines” will now present to you the runners for the “Wallpaper Design Awards 2014” for the following categories: “Best New Private House”, “Best domestic Design” and the big one “Designer oof the year”
Best New Private house
The nominees for the “Best New Private House” are:
Binh Thanh House, by Vo Trong Nghia Architects and Sanuki + Nishizawa Architects
Karri Loop House, by MORQ
Tower House, by Gluck+
Solo Pezo, by Pezo von Ellrichshausen
The 5 finalists of “Best domestic Design” are:
‘Terra.Cotto’ pots, by Stefania Vasquez, for Sambonet
August Smart Lock’, by Yves Béhar and Jason Johnson
‘Sail’ TV stand, by Caronni + Bonanomi, for Desalto
Shoe Stool by Koichi Futatsumata
‘eUnit Kitchen’, by Dornbracht
And now the most important award (in my humble opinion): “Designer of the year”. The nominees are:
“Founded in 1991, the Spanish design studio has led the creative direction of Italian company Arper since 1999 – for which it designs packaging, brochures, stands and furniture – and collaborated with big-name clients including Poltrona Frau, Thonet and Bernhardt. Recurring elements of its products, brand identities and packaging are pure lines and organic shapes, with streamlined silhouettes and smooth angles. This year’s highlights include lighting solutions for Foscarini and Vibia, a desk for Martex and the ‘Saya’ chair for Arper.”
“Belgium-based practice Muller Van Severen has been turning heads since its inception in 2011. Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen’s ‘furniture project’ focuses on blending everyday pieces into new shapes and uses. Steel, leather and polyethylene are favourite materials, which the pair shape into fluid designs in bold colours. Their signature pieces include leather seats in the shape of deckchairs, multi-coloured shelves and geometric steel lighting fixtures, all of which are often combined with each other as furniture landscaping experiments.”
“Architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu founded Neri & Hu in 2004, and have since won plaudits for their interior and product design, as well as architecture. Last year, the pair opened the Design Commune in Shanghai, which houses design and fashion retailers, a design gallery, a restaurant and a loft apartment, as well as their retail venture, Design Republic, which aims to bring international design to the Chinese market. This year, they’ve also designed a furniture collection for De La Espada and Camper’s flagship store in Shanghai.”
“For years, Michael Anastassiades produced work in very limited quantities, until 2007, when the London-based Cypriot set up a company to increase the availability of his designs. This year he wowed Milan Salone-goers with his marble ‘Miracle Chips’ created for Wallpaper* Handmade. He also designed a lighting concept for Flos in which the hanging lights’ black electrical cords worked as a decorative element, and produced a furniture collection for Svenskt Tenn in playful homage to Josef Frank.”
“This year, French-born, Milan-based designer Philippe Nigro was enlisted by Hermès to create a capsule collection of furniture pieces called Les Nécessaires d’Hermès, blending French luxury with Oriental sensibility. The designer’s first full collection, it is comprised of simple, versatile objects such as stackable side tables and decorative screens. Other recent work includes two designs for Baccarat: the retro-looking, modular hanging light ‘Clochette’; and ‘Céleste’, which is inspired by an Oriental lantern.”
Who is your favorite for each one of these categories? Do you think that these shortlists should include other names? Tell us everything.
“Interior Design Magazines” will surely report you the winners as soon as they are revealed. Enjoy!
Sources: Wallpaper Magazine