winners of the WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS 2016 just revealed! winners of the WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS 2016 just revealed!
jan 14, 2016

winners of the WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS 2016 just revealed!

winners of the WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS 2016 just revealed!

 

 

 

designboom partners with WALLPAPER* magazine to announce the winners of the 2016 WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS highly anticipated judges’ awards. each year an esteemed panel of creative high achievers are invited by WALLPAPER* to nominate international projects and design protagonists across 11 categories — from best domestic design to best new public building — that have made headlines in the creative industry over the past 12 months. 

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industrial designers konstantin grcic and patricia urquiola, WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS 2016 judges 
photo by gianluca fontana

 

 

 

this year the renowned WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS judges included industrial designers konstantin grcic and patricia urquiola, along with architect david adjaye, who together selected the cream of the crop — those works that celebrate the world’s most exciting and provocative architecture, products, creations and innovations — with top prize given to ronan and erwan bouroullec as ‘designers of the year’.

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architect david adjaye, WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS 2016 judge 
photo by stefan ruiz

 

 

konstantin grcic on awarding ronan and erwan bouroullec ‘designers of the year’: all of the contenders were great. but the bouroullec brothers have done such fantastic work over such a long period of time, they deserve it just a little bit more than the others. they’ve been going at it for 15 years, always at the top level. it’s incredible.’

 

it was very easy for me. they did a fantastic job this year,’ said patricia urquiola of the decision.

 

their designs not only refine, but enrich the everyday experience through an acute observation of it,’ concluded david adjaye.

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‘serif’ TV by ronan and erwan bouroullec for samsung
winner of best domestic design, WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS 2016

 

 

 

the judges also named the bouroullec’s ‘serif’ TV for samsung as the ‘best domestic design of the year’, while OMA’s fondazione prada in milan was given the title of ‘best new public building’, and ‘apple watch Hermès’ by apple and Hermès named ‘life enhancer of the year’. wallpaper design awards 2016 designboom  
‘fondazione prada’, milan by OMA / rem koolhaas
winner of best new public building, WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS 2016

 

 

other winners of the WALLPAPER* judges’ awards 2016 are: juana la loca, bogotá – ‘best new restaurant’; aman, tokyo – ‘best new hotel’; lattice house, india by sameep padora & associates – ‘best new private house’; copenhagen – ‘best city’; misoka.ISM toothbrush by kosho ueshima – ‘best new grooming product’; ermenegildo zegna couture – ‘best men’s fashion collection (A/W 2015)’; and céline – ‘best women’s fashion collection (A/W 2015)’. more about the winners of the judges’ awards and WALLPAPER* editors’ selection can be found online at WALLPAPER*!

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‘apple watch Hermès’ by apple and Hermès
winner of life enhancer of the year, WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS 2016

 

 

the february 2016 print issue of WALLPAPER* is out in newsstands today, and is dedicated to the magazine’s annual design awards.

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