Design Awards 2011

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2011

Our annual round up of the cream of the design crop is upon us. For this year's awards, we've left no stone unturned in our quest to bring you the fabulous, the phenomenal, the fantastical and the phantasmagoric.

Eleven major awards have been chosen by our panel of six international judges, but the 60 or so remaining have been nominated and fought over by Wallpaper* staffers and our international network of contributors. To see the winners up close, you'll have to turn to the pages of the magazine (out now). But here, from the finest furniture stars to the leading lights, we unveil our roll call of the year's very best.

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Judges Awards: Winners

Best city

Rio de Janeiro

Life-enhancer of the year

iPad, by Apple

Best new grooming product

Eucalyptus deodorant, by Malin+Goetz

Best new restaurant

Tote on the Turf, Mumbai, by Serie Architects

Best new private house

Villa Vals, Switzerland, by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller

Best new hotel

La Réserve Ramatuelle, France, by Jean-Michel Wilmotte

Best new public building

Rolex Learning Center, Switzerland, by SANAA

Best new women's fashion collection

Prada A/W10, by Miuccia Prada

Best new men's fashion collection

Louis Vuitton A/W10, by Paul Helbers

Designer of the year

Thomas Heatherwick

Best domestic design

Wood-burning stove, by Yanes Wühl, for ECAL

Readers' Choice Award: Nominees

'DMC-GF2' camera, by Panasonic Lumix

'Jambox' speaker, by Jawbone

'1twenty' folding bike, by Kansi

Pack-away mac, by Rake

Best domestic designs

Best armchair

'Bob' armchair, by Hella Jongerius, for Kettal

Best artworks

Latina sculptures, by Oiva Toikka, for Iittala

Best bin

Swing bin, by Shigeichiro Takeuchi

Best cabinet

'Reef' storage system, by Neuland, for Interlübke

Best ceiling light

'Wood' ceiling light, by Fredrik Mattson, for Zero

Best chair

'Comback' chair, by Patricia Urquiola, for Kartell

Best clock

'Perpetual Illusion' clock, by Delphine Frey

Best coffee table

'Dalí' coffee table, by Matteo Nunziati, for Matteo Grassi

Best desk

'Pontus' desk, by Pinch

Best desk light

'Binic' light, by Ionna Vautrin, for Foscarini

Best dining table

'Concorde' table, by Emmanuel Gallina,
for Poliform

Best jug

'Foxy' jug, by Aldo Cibic, for Paola C

Best mirror

'Dusk/Dawn' mirror, by Minale-Maeda,
for Droog

Best paint

'Charlotte's Locks No 260' paint,
by Farrow & Ball

Best rug

'Emerald' rug, by Jan Kath

Best screen

'Join' screen, by BCXSY

Best seat

'AP' seat, by Shin Azumi, for Lapalma

Best side table

'Shift' table, by Patternity and Toby Winteringham

Best sofa

'In Duplo' sofa, by Jensen & Ernst,
for Erik Jørgensen

Best stool

Stool, by Aldo Bakker, for Particles Gallery

Best upholstery

'Elements' fabric, by Tord Boontje, for Kvadrat

Best wall lights

'Wallpiercing' wall lights, by Ron Gilad, for Flos

Design Award Winners 2011

Best air style

Premium Economy Spaceseats,
by Air New Zealand

Best bathroom

'Axor Bouroullec' collection, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, for Axor

'Phenomenon Rain A' tiles, by Tokujin Yoshioka, for Mutina

Best beach essentials

Gelati, by Gelupo

Red tortoiseshell sunglasses, 'Nouvez Moi' necklace and bracelet, by Dior

'New Competition' bag, by Tod's

Snakeskin sandals and tiger-print towel, by Salvatore Ferragamo

Best bed

'Petalo' bed, by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, for Azucena

Biggest home

Antilia Tower, Mumbai, by Perkins+Will and Hirsch Bedner Associates, for Mukesh Ambani

Best boat

Aquariva by Gucci, for Riva

Best brightener

'Kubo' table lamp, by Eero Aarnio, for Innolux

Illuminants+ range, by VMV Hypoallergenics

Best building sites

Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, Azerbaijan, by Zaha Hadid Architects

Flowing Gardens, Xi'an International Horticultural Expo 2011, China, by Plasma Studio and Groundlab

Dalian International Conference Centre, China, by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Spaceport America, USA, by Foster + Partners

Best candles

Wax busts, by Cire Trudo

Best desk job

'Personal Code Ink', by Montblanc

'Lettera' writing set, by Pinetti

Best eco luxury

Petit h collection, by Hermès

Best finishing touch

'Taksim' table, by Konstantin Grcic, for Marsotto Edizioni

'O' mirror, by Michaël Verheyden

'Bento Box Set', by Nars

Colonia Essenza eau de parfum, by Acqua di Parma

Best grape escape

The Lodge, Delaire Graff Estate, South Africa

Best high tea

Confections, by Tell Tale Preserve Company

Celebration cake, by Milk Bar

'Paper Porcelain' tableware,
by Scholten & Baijings

'Lightscape' teapot, by Nymphenburg

'Veronica' tablecloth, by The Alfred Collection

'Zermatt' cutlery, by Patrick Jouin for Puiforcat

Handcrafted tea blends, by Bellocq

Sandwiches, by AFM Banqueting, for Prada

Best hole in the ground

Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland, by AlpTransit Gotthard

Best hotel service

Fashion trunk, by The Berkeley, London

Best housekeeping

The Connaught, London

Stepladder, by Karl Malmwall, for Design House Stockholm

Modular cleaning system, by Marc Bell and Robin Grasby, for International Studio

APC Fine Fabric Care, by Aesop

Best in shows

Dior Homme, by Kris Van Assche

Céline, by Phoebe Philo

Louis Vuitton, by Marc Jacobs

Dries Van Noten

Prada, by Miuccia Prada

Jil Sander, by Raf Simons

Comme des Garçons, by Rei Kawakubo

Chanel, by Karl Lagerfeld

Rodarte, by Kate and Laura Mulleavy

Dunhill, by Kim Jones

Lanvin, by Alber Elbaz

Yves Saint Laurent, by Stefano Pilati

Hermès, by Véronique Nichanian


Best jewellery

Royal Gardens collection, by Harry Winston

Best kept secret

Women's fashion collection, spring/summer 2011, New York, by Tom Ford

Best men's shoes

Yves Saint Laurent

Bottega Veneta


Best men's shorts

Salvatore Ferragamo

Paul Smith

Z Zegna

Best outline

'Thin Black Lines' chair, by Nendo

Jacket, by Comme des Garçons Homme Plus

'Skeleton' sneakers, by Pierre Hardy

Best plate show

'Flying City' tableware, by Carsten Höller,
for Nymphenburg

Best ride

World Series bicycles, by Condor Cycles

Best retox

'Object' drinks cabinet, by Minus Tio

Crème Yvette, by Cooper Spirits Company

Best retreat

Las Piedras Villas & Hotel Fasano, Uruguay

Best sole mate

ZigTech trainer, by Reebok

Best steam team

'Ananda' hammam, by Doshi Levien

'Isis' towels, by Bandit Queen

Enzyme supplements, by Atone

Eau de Mélisse, by Carmes Boyer

Best use of material

Brompton bike, by Tom Dixon

The Copper Collection, by Aldo Bakker, for Thomas Eyck

Copper platform sandals, by Calvin Klein Collection

Best watch

'J12 Rétrograde Mystérieuse', by Chanel

Best women's shoes

Wedges, by Marc Jacobs

'Fantasia Zeppa' wedges, by Fendi

'Garden Party' wedges, by Chanel

Best women's bags

Shopping bag, by Undercover

'Market Bag', by Jil Sander

Best women's shorts

Combat shorts, by Uniqlo

Best workspace

Vakko Fashion and Power Media Centre, Istanbul, by REX

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