Global Glory: International winners of EDIDA 2016
APR 18, 2016 | By Aditi Gaitonde
Our annual reveal of sterling products and superlative talent – international EDIDA winners handpicked by ELLE DECOR editors from 25 countries for the year 2016
Designer of the Year: Jaime Hayon
The Spanish creative’s immense knowledge of artisanal skills, intense curiosity and tinge of humour come together in a diverse and genius portfolio. He set up his practice at the turn of the century to envision furniture, products, sculptures, installations as well as interiors that blur the lines between art and design. His repertoire includes ranges for iconic brands like Fritz Hansen, Magis, Established and Sons, Bisazza, BD Barcelona, Ceccotti and Moooi.
Bathroom: Axor One by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Axor-Hansgrohe
Eliminating the need for numerous regulatory units in the bathroom, Axor One, envisioned by the Brit duo, is an interactive and purely mechanical shower control.
Bedding: Majal by Carlo Colombo for Flou
Sumptuous in form, this double bed by Italian designer features a geometric, upholstered headboard that resembles a modern boiserie in fabric or leather options to suit custom needs.
Fabrics: Kvadrat/Raf Simons by Raf Simons for Kvadrat
The Belgian fashion designer’s home fabric suite of 11 core textile pieces is diverse but complementary in tones, weaves and textures.
Floor Covering: Cementiles by India Mahdavi for Bisazza
Reflecting the French creative’s eclectic and playful universe, this series of decorative tiles is replete with bold hues, graphic motifs and endless patterns, all made entirely by hand using cement and coloured oxides.
Furniture: Kaari by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek
In their first collaboration with the Finnish brand, the Bouroullec brothers created a series of straight-lined and symmetrical desks, tables and shelves that merge practicality and sculptural elements.
Kitchen: Finesse by Tokujin Yoshioka for Toyo Kitchen Style
This transparent cooking space by the Japanese artist and designer embraces an open plan concept for cooking while providing display units for utensils.
Lighting: Superloon by Jasper Morrison for Flos
An ode to the moon, this flat disc lighting system rotates 360 degrees for warm ambient radiance that can be adjusted with a dimmer.
Outdoor: Palissade by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Hay
Comprising 13 different light but strong pieces, this collection by the French brothers is made of standard tubes of steel.
Seating: Targa by GamFratesi for GebrUder Thonet Vienna
The Danish duo is responsible for the brand’s new stem bent furniture that incorporates patterned cane panels, creating a connection between the wood and upholstery.
Tableware: Voyage en Ikat by Hermes
Over 20 coloured centred around sapphire, rouge and emerald are enhanced with 24k matte gold to envision a range inspired by traditional Asian dyeing technique named ikat.
Wall Covering: Numi by Konstantin Grcic for Mutina
Marking the first collaboration between the brand and German designer, this series of squared cement tiles is characterised by six geometric patterns made by an embossing technique to create a 3D effect.
Young Talent: &New
Anglo-Finnish duo Jo Wilton and Mirka Grohn are the pulse behind the British label that prides itself on its minimally designed sculptural objects moulded using humble materials like powder coated steel and plywood. Their durable products, seemingly delicate in appearance, are dominated by angular lines and
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