Global Glory: International winners of EDIDA 2015
SEP 7, 2015 | By Aditi Gaitonde
Our annual reveal of sterling products and superlative talent – the international EDIDA winners were handpicked by ELLE DECOR editors from across 25 countries. Designers of the Year: Doshi LevienNipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien, both Royal College of Art alumni, established their London based design firm at the turn of the century. Their work is strongly rooted in their diverse but complementary cultural backgrounds, she being an Indian-born furniture designer and he, an English industrial designer. Their creations that garnered accolades this year include Shanty cabinets for BD Barcelona, Rabari handwoven rug for Nanimarquina and Almora lounge chair for B&B Italia.Website: www.doshilevien.comBedding: Peg Bed by Nendo for Capellini Keeping with the collection’s signature curviness, the bed with an upholstered headboard comes in sophisticated options of ash wood, bleached stained walnut, wenge and ebony.Website: www.nendo.jpWall Covering: Archives Wallpaper by Studio Job for NLXL The designers revisited their own body of work and culled out existing drawings, icons, images and patterns to create seven compositions, in both monochrome and colour.Website: www.studiojob.beSeating: Washington Skeleton by David Adjaye for KnollDefined by a geometric lattice-like form that is both functional and sculptural, this cantilevered side chair with its unique leg design, is made of die cast aluminium, available in several finishes.Website: www.adjaye.comTableware: Machine Collection by Diesel Living & Seletti Inspired by the industrial revolution, this collaboration has resulted in serveware with toothed edges and threads that take after machinery.Website: www.seletti.it/dieselFabrics: Jardin D’osier by Pierre Marie for Hermes
Exemplifying a profound world of botany, the textile symbolises serenity and well-being. The vibrant design inkjet printed onto silk faille tell tales of new Persian inspired gardens.
Website: www.pierremarie.frKitchen: Salinas by Patricia Urquiola for Boffi
The informal and organic Salinas modular unit blends tactile materials and textures such as lava stone countertops, granite sinks and more.
Website: www.patriciaurquiola.comFloor Covering: Rabari by Doshi Levien for Nanimarquina
Made in India using the hand knotted and woven Sumak techniques, this series of rugs celebrate tribal embroidery in colourful graphic patterns and detailed intricacies.
Website: www.doshilevien.comBathroom: Philippe Starck for Axor-Hansgrohe
The transparent and minimalistic Axor Starck V faucet puts on a show by depicting a powerful vortex spin as it turns into a pleasing waterfall.
Website: www.starck.comOutdoor: Diatom by Ross Lovegrove for Moroso
The infinitely vertical stacking aluminium seater draws qualities from nature and was realised using complex technologies from the automotive industry.
Website: www.rosslovegrove.comFurniture: Segreto by Ron Gilad for Molteni&C
A reinvention of the classic secretaire, the triangulated wall unit has a bottom panel that opens up and doubles as a worktop.
Website: www.rongilad.comLighting: Wireflow by Arik Levy for Vibia
The pendant light fixtures explore geometry with great elegance in two and three dimensions while updating the form of a chandelier.
Website: www.ariklevy.frYoung Talent: Sebastian Herkner
The 34 year old German has notable collaborations with brands like Moroso, Pulpo, ClassiCon and Rosenthal. We love his Banjooli chair that is inspired by the dance of a mating male ostrich and the Oda lamps that borrow from the imagery of water towers shot by Bernd and Hilla Becher.