Wallpaper Awards 2022
Also this year, the international magazine Wallpaper launched its “Wallpaper Design Awards” competition aimed at rewarding the best news, ideas, beginnings and more in the world of design. Consolidated names and many new personalities have presented their works, aiming at standing out among the many categories that a highly selected jury has decided to reward to better express the articulations of a world in constant movement, powerful not only in inspiring but also following trends of the moment.
Best use of colours
The CH26I NORTH SEA chair by Carl Hansen & Søn, a limited edition designed by Ilse Crawford, is part of a special collection inspired by Nordic abstractionism and the expressionist masterpieces of Per Kirkeby. This collection called “Reimagining the Classics” celebrates Hans Wegner’s first five chairs.
The Paris armchair by Unifor was born in the ’80 from Aldo Rossi’s idea of creating an office with an ideal style. Inserted in an exclusive collection with other unique pieces such as the Consiglio table and the Cartesio bookcase, Paris stands out for its intuitive and strongly inspired shapes now reinterpreted by Unifor from the perspective of an office experienced more as a domestic space capable of combining functionality and contemporary style.
Cassina reissues the famous desk Petit Bureau en Forme Libre by Charlotte Perriand, an experiment that the designer created for her studio in Montparnasse.
The ‘265 lamp was born in 1973 from the intuition of Paolo Rizzatto. Originally monocromatic, Flos has revived this work in a multicolored shape to give new luster to the original desire to create a correlation between function and color.
Best bedroom furniture
The Shirley mirror by Carlo Colombo for Giorgetti represents the perfect union of metal and leather whose peculiar positioning at the edge of the structure recalls a bow that elegantly encloses the reflecting part in glass with a particular metallic effect.
No less interesting is the Symphony sideboard by Poliform whose black elm or oak finish gives life to incredible light effects. Available in different heights and sizes, Symphony can have a marble or wooden top.
The Petal lamp by Carl Hansen & Søn, on the other hand, stands out for its peculiar shape capable of recalling a tree and a supporting column at the same time.
Best minimal design
Artemide stands out for the BIG’s Vine table lamp, born from the union of two incomplete rings that act as a base and diffuser.
Kartell continues his story in the world of lighting with Goodnight, a portable lamp by Philippe Starck whose physiognomy seems to recall a small lightsaber capable of projecting a warm and particularly pleasing glow to the eye.
Among the furnishing proposals, the Lemni armchair by Living Divani stands out, the silhouette of which literally seems to float above a finely declined steel structure to form armrests and supports.
Fontana Arte amazes with its Alicanto floor lamp by Francesco Librizzi. The name of this work is due to a legendary Chilean bird capable of feeding only on gold and silver, and for this very reason unable to rise from the ground.
Fritz Hansen returns to amaze with the Clam pendant lamp in opal glass and brass. The particular “shell” shape inside reveals a pearl of light that is particularly pleasing to the eye.
Thierry by Kartell, on the other hand, is a successful example of a coffee table for the living area with soft and delicate shades, ideal for adapting to different contexts.
The Altea cabinet by Baxter Made in Italy is the result of the imaginative capacity of Draga & Aurel in creating a home element of great beauty and charm, an inevitable component of a style in step with the times.
The design of Flexform’s Mate magazine rack, designed by Christophe Pillet, is also incredible.
Best celestial glow
Louis Poulsen and Anne Boysen create the Moonsetter lamp inspired by the luminescence and movements of the moon to create extremely suggestive light effects.
Best outdoor collection
The Ringer little armchair by Kettal expresses the taste that Michael Anastassiades has for life in the open air and the unconventional use of outdoor materials. A collection with simple and minimalist shapes, capable of satisfying soft tastes.
Christophe Pillet created the Echoes armchair for Flexform where Mediterranean and Scandinavian style merge giving life to pieces of extreme beauty where the desire to renew and invent something new is strong.
For those who love the outdoors, Roda debuted with Norma, an outdoor kitchen created in collaboration with Ilve. This modular system allows you to create an extremely functional and elegant kitchen space.
Stephen Burks and Dedon instead gave birth to the Kida hanging chair, designed to create a perfect combination of color and dynamic design.
No less important are the proposals by Kensaku Oshiro who in collaboration with Poltrona Frau created the Sparkler rechargeable lanterns, perfect for creating atmospheric exteriors.
Molteni & C proposed an installation created in collaboration with Ron Gilad at the Supersalone in Milan. The space is inspired by Gio Ponti’s style and “old style” travel, where comfort and beauty merged into one to ensure the best possible experience when going out of town.
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