Wallpaper* Design Awards 2012: The Winners

Our annual round-up of the cream of the creative crop is upon us. Eleven major awards have been chosen by our panel of five international judges. The other awards have been nominated and fought over by Wallpaper* staff 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, we name the year's very best.

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Judges' Awards

Best city


Best new public building

Hepworth Wakefield, UK, by David Chipperfield Architects

Best new or renovated hotel

Playa Vik José Ignacio, Uruguay, by Carlos Ott

Designer of the year


Best new domestic design

Set oven hood, by Rodolfo Dordoni, for Dada

Best new restaurant

Sur Mesure, Paris, by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku

Best new men’s fashion collection

Raf Simons A/W 2011

Best new women’s fashion collection

Givenchy, by Riccardo Tisci A/W 2011

Life-enhancer of the year

Lookout point at Ruta del Peregrino, Mexico, by HHF Architects

Best new grooming product

Make-up, by Tom Ford

Best new private house

Pringiers House, Sri Lanka, by Tadao Ando

Best domestic designs

Best ceiling light

'Vox' lights, by Niclas Hoflin, for Ruben Lighting

Best cupboard

'Inlay' cupboard, by Front, for Porro

Best candlesticks

'Twist' candlesticks, by Hervé Van der Straeten, for Perimeter Art & Design

Best bed

'265 Suite' bed, by Autoban, for De La Espada

Best armchair

'Woodware' lounge chair, by Max Lamb, for Gallery Fumi

Best desk light

'Piani' desk light, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, for Flos

Best rug

'Capitone' rug, by Jaime Hayón, for The Rug Company

Best fabric

'Ralley' fabric, by Nya Nordiska

Best curtain pole

'Villa Pura' curtain pole system, by Metz und Kindler, for Nya Nordiska

Best floor light

'Sorry Giotto' floor light, by Cattelani & Smith

Best sofa

'Rive Droite' sofa, by Christophe Pillet, for Ceccotti Collezioni

Best side tables

'Tati' nesting tables, by Broberg Ridderstråle, for Asplund

Best tableware

'Alfredo' bowl and carafe, by Alfredo Häberli, for Georg Jensen

Best storage

'Dice' storage system, by Stefan Diez, for Schönbuch

Best stool

'Warning' stackable stool, by Linn Bjørk, for Onecollection

Best room divider

Room divider, by Kettal

Best wallpaper

'Spear' wallpaper, by Ferm Living

Best outdoor light

Wind floor light, by Jordi Vilardell, for Vibia

Best outdoor chair

'LC1' outdoor armchair, by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, from Cassina

Best sun lounger

'Paraggi' camp bed, by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, for Exteta

Best vases

'Tube Top' vases, by Lynn Read

Best fountain

Fountain, by Patrick Nadeau, for Laorus

Best dining table

'T1' table, by ByKato, for Brødrene Andersen

Best dining chair

'Zhu' chair, by Piero Lissoni, for Glas Italia

Best bench

'Felix' bench, by William Sawaya, for Sawaya & Moroni

Best lamp

'Carmencita' lamp, by Hikaru Mori, for Nemo

Design Awards 2012

Best launch

Altaïr collection, by Stéphane Parmentier, for Ormond Editions

Best rediscovery

Vintage Gucci Cadillac Seville at the Gucci Museo

Best reissue

Mirror by Jacques Adnet and Gubi

Brick Screen by Eileen Gray and ClassiCon

Reclining Chair by Robin Day and Twentytwentyone

Crockery by Fürstenberg

Best mural

Sol LeWitt for Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Best branding

Armani Hotel, Milan

Best home accessory

Terrarium Atlas Industries

Best secret storage

'Fjarill' chest of drawers, by Jakob Jørgensen, for Galerie Maria Wettergren

Best socks

Sea Island cotton socks, by Pantherella

Best straight and narrow

'Concen-Straight', by Bumble and Bumble

'Up', by Jawbone

Best control panel

'Nest Learning Thermostat' by Nest

'Tangent Fjord', by Jacob Jensen, for Tangent

'Kupu' smoke alarm, by Harri Koskinen, for Jalo Helsinki

Best backyards

'Cottage No 1', by De Castelli

'SeaX' outdoor tables and chairs, by Jean-Marie Massaud, for Dedon

'Pure' concrete fire table, by Viteo

Dungarees, by Junya Watanabe Man

Nobil organic pesticide, by Cerrus

Brooms and buckets, by Turner & Harper

Best dummies

Shop mannequins, by Simon Hasan, for Fendi

Best faking it

'Marbelous' wood flooring, by Pernille Snedker Hansen, for Crafts Collection 15

'Louis XV goes to Sparta' chair, by Maurizio Galante + Tal Lancman, for Cerruti Baleri

'Tattoo Cactus' pouffe, by Maurizio Galante, for Cerruti Baleri

Hair glasses, by Studio Swine

Best jewellery

Diamond bracelet, by Graff

Best tea service

Tea Salon at Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm

'Darjeeling' trolley, by Anna Kraitz, for Källemo

Best desk

By Enzo Mari, for Hermès

Best foot measurer

By Martin Szekely, for JM Weston

Best casting

Acne and Cellar Society

Best Drinking Partners

'Les Confidents' beer glasses, by Saint Louis

Single Ale Noir, by 3 Ravens

Best wallpaper

'La Selva — RGB The Black Series', by Carnovsky

Best beauty kit

'Farmacinha' cabinet, by Isay Weinfeld

'Moon combs', by Michaël Verheyden

'Skin & Total Body supplements', by Perricone MD

Nail clippers, Khlip

'Spatulas' mirrors, by Jennifer Rabatel, for Édition Sous Étiquette

Best use of colour

'Boxy' storage collection, by Johanna Grawunder, for Glas Italia

Heat-reactive hooded jacket, by Stone Island

'Composizioni' lamp, by Martino Gamper, for Nilufar

'Francis' mirror, by Constance Guisset, for Petite Friture


Best cell

Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut nunnery, Ronchamp, by Renzo Piano

Best car collection

Lapo Elkann

Best use of material

'Cage for Birds' dressing table, by Faye Toogood, for Phillips de Pury & Company

'Grillage' chair, by François Azambourg, for Ligne Roset

'Yachiyo' rug, by Philippe Malouin

Best material (bronze)

Job cabinet, by Studio Job, for Lensvelt

Ring, by Cora Sheibani

Watch, by Officine Panerai

Best spread


Best perfume

'Mon Parfum Chéri Par Camille', by Annick Goutal

'Santal Massoïa', by Hermès

'Mister Marvelous', by Byredo

Best ecclesiastical interior

Worth Abbey, by Studio Heatherwick

Best building site

New Convention Center, Rome, by Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto

Best fixer-upper hotel

Downtown, Mexico City, Habita Group

Best resort

Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador

Best renovation

ASM International HQ, Ohio, The Chesler Group

Best secret storage

'Fjarill' chest of drawers, by Jakob Jørgensen, for Galerie Maria Wettergren

Best in Shows

Comme des Garçons, by Rei Kawakubo

Yves Saint Laurent, by Stefano Pilati

Calvin Klein Collection, by Italo Zucchelli

Burberry Prorsum, by Christopher Bailey

Céline, by Phoebe Philo

Alexander McQueen, by Sarah Burton

Bottega Veneta, by Tomas Maier

Fendi, by Karl Lagerfeld

Lanvin, by Alber Elbaz

Prada, by Miuccia Prada

Chanel, by Karl Lagerfeld

Versace, by Donatella Versace

Louis Vuitton, by Marc Jacobs

Dior Homme, by Kris Van Assche

Jil Sander by Raf Simons

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