Design Awards 2018: best of the rest

Design Awards 2018: best of the rest

Each year, we celebrate an explosion of glittering creative talents for the Wallpaper* Design Awards. What follows is a visual feast of the hottest design, architecture and fashion high-fliers for 2018, from see-through seating to wellness labs and chocolate faucets.
 
As originally featured in the February 2018 issue of Wallpaper* (W*227)

Best pop stars
Designers have been bursting with good ideas this year

This season, fashion maverick Hussein Chalayan was inspired by party poppers for his collection, which took the form of patterned bibs that could be ripped open to eject glitter, confetti and tinsel. Meanwhile, British designer Garth Roberts’ rug series for CC-Tapis was inspired by a confetti-covered floor after a birthday celebration. And the dotted motif also appeared on wallcoverings by Ferm Living and upholstery textiles by Dedar.

Pictured: jacket, price on request; trousers, £689, both by Chalayan. Shoes, £135, by COS. ‘After party’ rug, €6,486, by Garth Roberts, for CC-Tapis. ‘Terrazzo’ wallpaper, £65 per 10m roll, by Ferm Living. ‘Podium QB’ fabric, £210 per m, by Dedar

Photography: Sofie Middernacht & Maarten Alexander. Fashion: Jason Hughes. Interiors: Maria Sobrino. Writer: Rosa Bertoli

Best pop stars

Best plumbing
Chocolate tap, by Kelly Wearstler, for Compartés

It’s the tap we would all like plumbed into our Carrara countertop. Created by interior designer Kelly Wearstler for the flagship store of chocolatier Compartés in Los Angeles, this is one of a pair of gold taps that flows 24 hours with either dark or milk chocolate. The chocolate is oozed into cups of hot chocolate or used as an indulgent coating on the brand’s dipped confections, all available at the store’s take-out window.

Photography: Jonnie Chambers. Writer: Emma Moore

Best plumbing

Best ribbing
We’re tickled by adorable undulation

Among the year’s most curvaceous products were Stéphane Parmentier’s ‘Scala’ tables and sideboard, which used leather and lacquered wood to create a ribbed effect with more than a touch of the Michelin Man about it, and Venetian studio Zaven’s 3D tiles, with convex and concave ribs inspired by legendary Italian ceramicist Nino Caruso. Not to be out-ribbed, textile maker Nya Nordiska has reinvented classic corduroy in a range of cool contemporary colours.

Pictured: ‘Scala’ high coffee table, €1,670; low coffee table, €1,860; stool, €1,975; sideboard, €9,590; ‘Palazzo’ tray, £1,455, all by Stéphane Parmentier, for Giobagnara. ‘PPP Model #2’ tiles, from £250, by Zaven, for Stylnove. ‘Cord 2.0’ fabric in cream and mustard, £86 per m, by Nya Nordiska. ‘Bell Twist’ carpet in portland, £40 per sq m, by Brintons. Paint in bungee no.30, by Caparol Icons

Photography: Benjamin Swanson. Interiors: Maria Sobrino. Writer: Christopher Stocks

Best ribbing
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