The Salone del Mobile.Milano Award: The Magnificent 8
The Salone del Mobile.Milano has announced the names of the 8 winners of the international award that highlights the sector’s finest innovations harnessing cutting-edge design trends and up-to-the-minute modes of home living.
The jury, made up of high profile sectoral personalities. They are Silvana Annicchiarico, Director of the Triennale Design Museum, Milan; Domitilla Dardi, Design Curator of the MAXXI in Rome, Massimo Mini, CEO designboom, 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 – has selected the following:
Best Product/ Chairs – Upholstereds
All Plastic Chair, Jasper Morrison, Vitra
Retaining all the characteristics of a traditional wooden chair, yet moulded from a single piece of plastic.
Best Product/ Furnishing System
Commodore, Piero Lissoni, Glas Italia
Pieces evocative of the past have been shaped with contemporary sensitivity, using glass – a traditional material – demonstrating that creativity is infinite.
Best Product/ Kitchen Section
Air, Daniele Lago, Lago
Because it breaks with traditional kitchen schemes, interpreting new lifestyles. A return to its origins, putting “fire” back into the heart of the domestic landscape.
Best Product/ Bathroom Section
Origami, Alberto Meda, Tubes Radiatori
For the ability to innovate through versatility of use and morphological originality.
Because it establishes a new display paradigm with a unique power of communication, evocative of the “teatrum”, providing a functional use for the new digital technologies.
Best Young Designer
Because, as a craftsman-designer and without compromising this imprint, he has known 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.
Because he has managed to express new aesthetic connotations while remaining true to his own rigorous technical and expressive language.
Special Jury Award
For her ability, as a channel between young and older designers, never to 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.
A special Banca Intesa Sanpaolo Award has also been granted to Simone Ciarmoli and Miguel Queda of CQS Studio for the artistic direction of Before Design: Classic – the exhibition/event on the topicality of classic Made in Italy style showcased at the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2016 - for the following reason:
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.