With the ultimate award to be presented during Salone del Mobile on April 18, ten finalists have been announced in the prestigious FRAME / Moooi interior-design award – among them Sydney based designers at FACET STUDIO for the ‘shoe box’ display system!
FACET STUDIO ‘Shoe Box’ – Australia
Entry criterion required submissions custom designed furnishings or lighting that have been launched in mid-2011. The jury included Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, and the founders of Frame Publishing, who collectively made their selections on an anonymous basis, freeing judges from being swayed by designer’s names, or country of origin.
‘I’m often invited to judge competitions,’ Starck says, ‘I’m happy to say that the level of this one is clearly higher than average, a very nice surprise.’ High praise indeed, from one of the most celebrated designers of the contemporary era!
LEE BROOM ‘Decanter Lights’ - UK
Launched in 2011, the award aims to unite innovative interiors with equally innovative furniture and lighting pieces that have been designed for a specific purpose. The initiative is intended to strengthen the bond between (interior) architects and product designers
References were Mies van der Rohe’s BARCELONA CHAIR, originally created for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona or Arne Jacobson’s EGG CHAIR, designed in 1958 for the SAS Hotel in Copenhagen. // framemoooi.com
KEIKO + MANABU ‘ Mist of Arch’ - Japan
The finalists are:
Ray – integrated ceiling light for an office, by Shl Design (Denmark)
What’s in your locker?– locker system for a school, by Lab 3 (Netherlands)
Caelum– LED table lamp for a bar, by Pablo Martinez Diez (Spain)
Kroon– chandelier for an office and apartment building, by ZMIK (Switzerland)
Shoe Box– display system for a sneaker shop, by Facet Studio (Australia)
Mist of Arch– furniture for public toilet in a department store, by Keiko + Manabu (Japan)
Sketch– display for a fashion shop, by Ypsilon Tasarım, Yesim Bakırküre (Turkey)
Stairway to Heaven– pendant light for a theater café, by Bertjan Pot (Netherlands)
Education Trestles and Easels– educational table system for an art museum, by Studio Makkink & Bey (Netherlands)
Decanterlight– pendant light for a bar, by Lee Broom (United Kingdom)