winners of the inaugural salone del mobile.milano award named winners of the inaugural salone del mobile.milano award named
jun 10, 2016

winners of the inaugural salone del mobile.milano award named

winners of the inaugural salone del mobile. milano award named
(above)  ‘all plastic chair’ by jasper morrison for vitra, winner for best product (chair) 

 

 

 

founded in 1961, the salone del mobile.milano started out as a vehicle for promoting italian furniture and furnishing exports, but quickly become an international affair. today, it is considered the single most important, and anticipated, event in the design sector each year. on the occasion of its 55th anniversary, the worldwide-renowned furniture exhibition inaugurated the salone del mobile.milano award to recognize the value of creative ideas, innovation and technology in contemporary products. out of the thousands of products and designers presented at the 2016 salone del mobile.milano, eight winners were selected in the categories of: best product (chairs), best product (furnishing system), best product (kitchen), best product (bathroom section), best display, best young designer, best designer, special jury award, and the banca intesa sanpaolo award.

 

designboom CEO massimo mini was among the high profile jury which also included: silvana annichiarico, director of the triennale design museum, milan; domitilla dardi, design curator of the MAXXI, rome; ettore mochetti, director of AD italia; margherita palli, scenographer; livia peraldo matton, director of elle décor italia; and davide rampello, professor of arts and regional skills at milan polytechnic university. together they nominated the recipients of the international award that highlights the design sector’s finest innovations that harness cutting-edge trends and consider up-to-the-minute modes of home living.

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‘commodore’ by piero lissoni for glas italia, winner for best product (furnishing system)

 

 

 

the winners are as follows, with the jury’s reasonings for why they were chosen:

 

 

‘all plastic chair’ by jasper morrison for vitra, winner for best product (chair) 

jury’s comment:
retaining all the characteristics of a traditional wooden chair, yet moulded from a single piece of plastic.’

 

 

 

‘commodore’ by piero lissoni for glas italia, winner for best product (furnishing system)

 

jury’s comment:
pieces evocative of the past have been shaped with contemporary sensitivity, using glass – a traditional material – to demonstrate that creativity is infinite.’

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‘air’ by daniele lago for lago, winner for best product (kitchen sector)

 

 

 

‘air’ by daniele lago for lago, winner for best product (kitchen sector)

 

jury’s comment:
because it breaks with traditional kitchen schemes, interpreting new lifestyles. it offers a return to its origins, putting ‘fire’ back into the heart of the domestic landscape.’
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‘origami’ by alberto meda for tubes radiatori, winner for best product (bathroom sector)

 

 

 

‘origami’ by alberto meda for tubes radiatori, winner for best product (bathroom sector)

 

jury’s comment:
for the ability to innovate through versatility of use and morphological originality.’

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kartell, winner for best display

 

 

 

kartell, winner for best display

 

jury’s comment:
because it establishes a new display paradigm with a unique power of communication, evocative of the ‘teatrum’, providing a functional use for new digital technologies.’

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giacomo moor, named best young designer

 

 

 

giacomo moor, named best young designer

 

jury’s comment:
because, as a craftsman-designer and without compromising this imprint, he knows how to move from the dimension of personal research to industrial production; and for his ability to pass on his profound knowledge of wood to the manufacturer.’
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konstantin grcic, named best designer

 

 

 

konstantin grcic, named best designer

 

jury’s comment:
because he has managed to express new aesthetic connotations, while remaining true to his own rigorous technical and expressive language.’

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cristina celestino given the special jury award

 

 

 

cristina celestino given the special jury award

 

jury’s comment:
‘for her ability, as a channel between young and older designers, to never deviate from the path of experimentation, and for her wisdom in bringing themes such as fragility, dignity and delicacy together; expressing them through intelligent design that chimes perfectly with high craftsmanship and with industry.’

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simone ciarmoli and miguel queda of CQS studio, given the special banca intesa sanpaolo award

 

 

 

simone ciarmoli and miguel queda of CQS studio given the special banca intesa sanpaolo award for the artistic direction of ‘before design: classic’—the exhibition/event on the topic of classic made in italy style, showcased at the salone del mobile.milano 2016.

 

jury’s comment:
for taking before design:classic and turning tradition into the future, building a complete and exhilarating project around the world of classic furniture: from their successful collaboration with matteo garrone, which played out in an astonishing story, to the exhibition, every single detail of which was amazing. a truly contemporary way of communicating genuinely timeless style and taste.’

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