Like every year 2019 began with the Wallpaper Design Awards, the prestigious prizes presented by the eponymous magazine to brands, designers and names from all over the world who stood out from the pack in their respective fields the previous year for their inventiveness, audacity, innovation and determination in proposing unique ideas.
The difficult task of choosing the winners fell to high-profile figures like Paola Antonelli, curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA; Bjarke Ingels, archi-star and founder of BIG; Philippe Malouin, Wallpaper’s Designer of the Year for 2018; Korean artist Do Ho Suh; scenic designer David Korins; and finally Buffalo Girl, an iconic personality in the world of style.
Among the winners:
Artemide – Gople lamp by BIG
Baxter – Madia Selene cupboard by Hagit Pincovici
B&B Italia – Eda-Mame sofa by Piero Lissoni
Cassina – Ordinal Table by Michael Anastassiades
Giorgetti – Alfred Trolley
Molteni & C – Woody chair by Francesco Meda
Mutina – Lane by Barber & Osgerb
Poliform – Creek side table by Jean-Marie Massaud
Poltrona Frau – Soffi lamp by GamFratesi
Tom Dixon – Rock candels
Tubes – Astro by Luca Nichetto
Vibia – Guise lamp by Stefan Diez