wallpaper design awards 2009

Wallpaper magazine has just released their annual list of Design Awards.  Top hotels, fashion lines, appliances and things of that sort were selected by a panel of guest/celebrity judges.

The results are finally here: the best of the best and the very highly commended of the rest, as chosen by our esteemed panel of judges – Kanye West, Jean Nouvel, Ines de la Fressange, Marc Newson, Sir Ken Adam and Stefano Pilati.

They only voted on 11 categories (and wound up with 12 winners) but the read is still worthwhile.  Check out the full article here (including runner-ups), courtesy of Highsnobiety.  And it looks like the magazine has hit or will hit newstands soon:

As for my favorite, I love the Hob and Oven by Marc Newson for Smeg:

And is it just me but kind of suspicious that Stefano Pilati was one of the judges (designer for YSL men) and YSL won an award for best womens fashion collection?  And Marc Newson was on the panel as well and his hob/oven was also selected as a winner (item above)?  I know it’s hard to get subjective judging but it just doesn’t strike me as very credible.


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