edited by Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 6/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
From Renzo Piano to Martin Scorsese, some of the world's most innovative minds have won the Wexner Prize, bestowed by the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. The first step to victory is nomination by the center's international arts-advisory council, which includes architects Frank Gehry and Billie Tsien, graphic designer Bruce Mau, and filmmaker John Waters. Then comes $50,000 and a commemorative Jim Dine sculpture—at least for the winner.
The 2004 prize has gone to Issey Miyake, the first fashion designer to receive it since its inception in 1994. The Wexner Center board of trustees cited his ingenious work at the crossroads of art and fashion, nature and technology.