As the April 7 deadline to submit projects and products for the 2021 NYCxDESIGN Awards inches closer, we're taking a look back at 10 of last year's standout product winners.
Muang Muang Mirrors by Nina Cho
These mirrors are composed of tinted glass and polished metal, bringing abstract graphics reminiscent of nature into the domestic sphere.
2. Furniture: Outdoor
Manta by Mmcité
The rounded curves of the stainless steel collection echo the movement of imaginary waves, symbolizing the ebb and flow of productivity, while its form provides ample comfort.
Lale Stool by Nina Seirafi
Inspired by the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, the bronze stool plays with balance and structure making it appear as if constructed from a lightweight and malleable material.
4. Flooring: Residential
Dis by Heymat
Inspired by the soft colors of the landscape in the morning haze, the Dis collection’s doormats are environmentally-friendly and functional with a refined design.
5. Residential Seating: Sofa/Lounge
Pukka Collection by Yabu Pushelberg for Ligne Roset
Inspired by Gaetano Pesce’s 1969 UP50 collection, which featured a sofa-as-homage to Pesce’s shower sponge, Yabu and Pushelberg used a 100% wool yet very stretchy fabric to create an inviting interpretation of the piece.
6. Architectural Products
Sherazade Patchwork by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia
An expansion of the Sherazade line of doors, Sherazade Patchwork reflects the stained glass compositions of cathedral windows, serving to demarcate and separate spaces with a rewarding choreography of light, texture, shape, and color.
7. Product: Fabric
The Bauhaus Project by Designtex
In celebration of its centennial year, Designtex introduced two collections in collaboration with two former Bauhaus students to create eight colorful geometric patterns constructed by skilled weavers.
Strata by Borgi Bastormagi
This dining table, which serves as an architectural experiment in gravity, weight, and equilibrium, is composed of several layers of steel and oxidized brass with a statuario marble top.
9. Lighting: Floor/Table
INFINITY DESIGN by Atelier Alain Ellouz
The designs for this collection of alabaster lamps are based on a simple vocabulary of forms, which blend straight lines with slices of circles to create weightless, aerial elements.
10. Emerging Product Designer
A Space Collection by A Space
The Found collection of tables centers around the power of marble to dictate the final form of art objects.