Wallpaper Design Awards

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Wallpaper, the art/design magazine that I’m sure many of us are familiar with, have just published the Wallpaper Awards 08, giving kudos and recognition to great designs in a wide field, including best city, public housing, fashion and even specifically grooming product.

As a product designer I am of course partial to the ‘domestic appliance’ category. With a jury mix that is more eclectic and varied than many typical design awards – including Donatella Versace, Tadao Ando and Wong Kar-Wai – the products selected all seem to ooze personality and soul. The winner is the Katamari 01 Speakers by Gizanze:

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Other finalists include:

Alpha TV by Brionvega

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Heater by Plusminuszero

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L10 Washbasin by Boffi

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Gorenje Kitchen Appliances by Ora Ito

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What’s also really interesting is how they honor their winners. Instead of solely plastering the glamor shot of the product, they’ve also made a 15-second animation for each winner – check it out (total of 10 categories) !

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