Since 2006, the Designers of the Future Award has honored emerging designers and studios. Each year, multiple designers are recognized as a way to honor a variety of approaches in the constantly evolving landscape of contemporary design. The award moves beyond pure product and furniture design to acknowledge technologically and conceptually vanguard pieces that work across multiple disciplines. The goal of the award provides next-generation design creatives the opportunity to present their works to a wide-ranging audience of collectors, dealers and journalists at Design Miami/Basel, while drawing attention to new directions in design.
The W Hotels and Design Miami/ Basel partnership allows winning designers the opportunity to exhibit their projects at W Hotels around the globe following the first presentation at the Design Miami/ Basel fair in June. The winners are: asif khan (uk) | mischer’traxler (australia) | studio juju (singapore)
designers: asif khan | mischer’traxler | studio juju
schedule of events
Design Miami/ Basel 14-18 June 2011
Public Hours of Admission 11a-7p daily
VIP Opening (invitation only): 13 June
Press Preview: 13 June 3-6p [ pre-register online ] Vernissage: 13 June 6-10p
Nocturne (invitation only): 16 June 7-9p
about design miami/
Design Miami/ is the most prominent and substantive forum for collectible design, representing a convergence of commerce and culture. Its annual shows in Basel, Switzerland (June) and Miami, USA (December) bring together the most influential galleries, collectors, designers, critics and curators from around the world. [ details ]
Design Miami/ Basel is presented in partnership with HSBC Private Bank, whose dedication to innovative international design is an example of its emphasis on the value of connections.
about w hotels worldwide
W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 41 hotels and retreats in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. With more than 12 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach more than 50 hotels by the end of 2012. W Hotels and W Retreats have been announced for Paris, St. Petersburg, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Athens – Astir Palace, and Verbier, among other international destinations. [ details ]