Magazine and Moooi
Design Editor announce the ten finalists for the year’s biggest interior design award. This year, the Frame Moooi Award
received 861 submissions from a total of 71 countries. The finalists were selected by juror Jana Scholze
The selection process was anonymous: Scholze, Curator of Contemporary Furniture at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, did not know the names or nationalities of the designs she reviewed.
Scholze will personally award the winner, who will receive a €25,000 grand prize, on Wednesday April 10 during the Salone del Mobile in Milan. The ceremony and VIP cocktail will be held at Area 56 (Via Savona 56 – 20.00) and is by invitation only.
In alphabetical order, here are the top ten finalists:
BBC North Atrium Pods - Seating by ID:SR / Sheppard Robson
These steel-clad pods were designed for the office of the British Broadcasting Corporation in Salford, England. Catered for use as individual booths and as a gathering place, they fit into office corridors, converting unused spaces into workplace hubs.
Espacio Fundación Telefónica - Seating by Quanto Arquitectura
Tucked into Madrid’s Gran Vía and inspired by Greek and Roman amphitheatres, this double-use seating unit provides conference-style seating while also folding down to create a continuous wooden bench.
Impulsive Furnishing Unit – Furniture set by Christian Fiebig / Itay Ohaly / Thomas Vailly
Created to furnish the lounge area of the C-Fabriek exhibition at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, Netherlands, which emphasized the means of production in design, the designers used a CNC machine on a plywood pallet to produce a range of bright furniture that can be flat packed and easily assembled.
Lightweeds/UMNH Salt Lake City – Wall display by Studio Simon Heijdens Ltd
Settled in the lobby of the Utah Museum of Natural History, USA, this interactive light project brings nature inside. Reacting to data from environmental sensors located outside, plants grow, move and behave as their real counterparts would – and visitors help pollinate by moving ‘seeds’ from wall to wall.
Social 01 - Furniture set by i29 interior architects
For this social workplace in Delft, Netherlands, i29 interior architects created a range of chairs, tables and carpets that are both serious and colourful. Set against a grey background, ‘islands’ of activity are arranged through red, green and blue furnishings.
Socialization Spaces - Table by Menendez y Gamonal Arquitectos SLP
Designed to encourage students to interact, this table for the Milan campus of Oviedo University, Spain, was inspired by Gruyère cheese and a painting palette. The curving design creates nooks and spaces where students can study and brainstorm.
Spaceship HEART - Madrid - Installation/Stool by Collective Paper Aesthetics
Formed out of cardboard blocks, this ‘spaceship’ formed a public installation in Madrid, Spain. The handmade blocks, which were assembled using neither glue or tools, double as kids-size stools.
Studio mk27 hq - Table by Studio mk27
For their office in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Studio mk27 expanded onto their terrace by creating a large ceramic-tiled table for meetings. The lengthy table was designed around hand-painted blue tiles by artist Calu Fortes that draw on Portuguese, Japanese and English influences.
Tumble Seed - Stool by Carmela Bogman
For a pension administration company in The Hague, Netherlands, Carmela Bogman created free-floating stools crafted from aluminium and wood. Based on the shape of a seed, these stools require the sitter’s balance and concentration.
Zementa - Lamp by Pakamoko (Patrick Kaczmarek / Moritz Koehn)
Produced for a ‘slow food’ restaurant in Germany, Pakamoko’s apparently soft, pillowy lamps are formed from an unexpected material: concrete. The lamps were left with a raw and unvarnished look, and formed in individual moulds.
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