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)
“Innovation, creativity and a cutting-edge approach to the philosophy of design are at the heart of what we do at W Hotels,” says Mike Tiedy, SVP, Global Brand Design & Innovation, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “The work of this year’s winners represents exactly the type of forward-thinking design that we strive to incorporate into our hotels around the world.”
“W Hotels Worldwide has been an industry innovator since its launch in 1998 in New York City,” says Eva Ziegler, SVP, Global Brand Leader W Hotels and Le Meridien. “Cutting-edge design and innovative design solutions are essential to our brand and working with Design Miami/ and the W Hotels Designers of the Future gives us a direct link to what’s new and next.”
2010 winners are: Beta Tank, Graham Hudson, rAndom International and Zigelbaum & Coehlo.
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 ]