PatKon discuss their design victors

Design Awards judges Konstantin Grcic and Patricia Urquiola on their winners

Here at Wallpaper*, we've championed designs titans Patricia Urquiola and Konstantin Grcic for many a year – a fact that hit an apex of sorts when we awarded them the joint honour of Designer of the Year in the 2015 Wallpaper* Design Awards.

Given that shared accolade, it felt appropriate to ask the pair to join forces on this year’s judging panel. They were, they admit, reluctant at first – but the Wallpaper* Design Awards aren't about po-faced criticism (or judging, per se). Rather, they're a bona fide celebration of the finest work that the architecture, design and fashion worlds have to offer.

Watch PatKon – as they'll be known from here on in, okay? – discuss their chosen winners across range of categories: from OMA's Best New Building, the Fondazione Prada in Milan ('To me, the building stands for a kind of quality we see so rarely,' explains Grcic); to the Best Designer and Best Domestic Design winning Bouroullec brothers ('They did fantastic work this year, it was very easy for me,' says Urquiola); Ermenegildo Zegna Couture and Céline's triumphs in the Best Men's and Women's Fashion Collection, respectively; and the hard-fought accolade of Best City for Copenhagen – 'a city of today', Grcic states, 'for a citizen of today'.

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.