The 2016 Design Award Winners

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Lamp of the Year: Patera Designer: Øivind Slaatto Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen

Lamp of the Year: Patera Designer: Øivind Slaatto Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen

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Most Innovative of the Year: OeO Studio

Most Innovative of the Year: OeO Studio

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Designer of the Year: Norm Architects

Designer of the Year: Norm Architects

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Comeback of the Year: CH22 Manufacturer: Carl Hansen & Søn

Comeback of the Year: CH22 Manufacturer: Carl Hansen & Søn

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Craftsman of the Year: Vibeke Fonnesbechsgade Schmidt

Craftsman of the Year: Vibeke Fonnesbechsgade Schmidt

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Store of the Year: STYLEPASTE, Aarhus.

Store of the Year: STYLEPASTE, Aarhus.

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Smart-home of the Year: Storm System oneA

Smart-home of the Year: Storm System oneA

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Most Passionate of the Year: Mette & Rolf Hay

Most Passionate of the Year: Mette & Rolf Hay

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Upcoming Designer of the year: Laura Bilde

Upcoming Designer of the year: Laura Bilde

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Design of the Year: Urkiola Designer: Patricia Urquiola Manufacturer: Georg Jensen

Design of the Year: Urkiola Designer: Patricia Urquiola Manufacturer: Georg Jensen

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Furniture of the Year: Hector Designer: Andersen & Voll Manufacturer: Erik Jørgensen

Furniture of the Year: Hector Designer: Andersen & Voll Manufacturer: Erik Jørgensen

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Readers’ Choice of the Year: Vivlio Designer: Included Middle

Readers’ Choice of the Year: Vivlio Designer: Included Middle

Published
23.09.2016

Every year, the Danish magazines BO BEDRE, Bolig Magasinet, Costume Living and Nordic Living hold the famous Design Awards show, where the year’s most beautiful and ground-breaking designs are celebrated. This year’s theme was ‘The New Golden Age’. When thinking about Danish design, the first thing that often comes to mind is the iconic furniture from the 1950s and 1960s, but this year’s theme was a tribute to aesthetically, technically and functionally ground-breaking Danish design.

The award for Lamp of the Year went to the Danish designer Øivind Alexander Slaatto for his Patera design, produced by Louis Poulsen. The pendant lamp was born out of Slaatto’s fascination with the Fibonacci sequence. Its diamond-shaped cells give the lamp an elegant lightness. At the award ceremony, “Slaatto send an appeal to all manufacturers in the audience : ‘Danish companies and producers should remember to make room for new designers- also those who haven’t received any award so far – since many of them have a great talent. They only need a chance to show this to the companies’.

The award for Furniture of the Year went to the Nordic design duo Anderssen & Voll for their reinterpretation of a classic Erik Jørgensen design. The Hector sofa won the award for being this year’s most aesthetic, functional and technically designed piece of furniture. The sofa is built around a tight, minimalistic outer shell combined with a more comfortable inner shell.

OeO Studio was the happy recipient of the Most Innovative of the Year award. The studio received the award due to its ability to look to the future for new collaborations. For a long time, they have been proponents of the design exchange between Japan and Denmark, and they have demonstrated the benefits of the interconnection between Japanese and Danish design.

DANISH™ congratulates every winner, and we look forward to following ‘The New Golden Age’ of Danish design.

Lamp of the Year:
Patera
Designer: Øivind Slaatto
Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen

Most Innovative of the Year:
OeO Studio

Designer of the Year:
Norm Architects

Comeback of the Year:
CH22
Manufacturer: Carl Hansen & Søn

Craftsman of the Year:
Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt

Store of the Year:
STYLEPASTE, Aarhus

Smart-home of the Year:
Storm System
Company: oneA

Most Passionate of the Year:
Mette & Rolf Hay

Upcoming Designer of the year:
Laura Bilde

Design of the Year:
Urkiola
Designer: Patricia Urquiola
Manufacturer: Georg Jensen

Furniture of the Year:
Hector
Designer: Andersen & Voll
Manufacturer: Erik Jørgensen

Readers’ Choice of the Year:
Vivlio
Designer: Included Middle

The goal of DANISH™ is to promote Danish architecture and design in a broad perspective, and demonstrate all the potentials in these fields.

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