The 1st edition of the Milan Furniture Exhibition (Salone del Mobile) Award: the awards bestowed

The Milan Furniture Exhibition Award, promoted by the homonymous sector event, is one of the most important in the world. The main aim underlying the first edition is to focus on the best new proposals coming from furniture and design world exhibited during the last Milan Design Week. Announced in February, the award is a true time of pause and reflection on the festival ended last April 17 and a clear recognition of the value of ideas, creativity, innovation and technology. The members of the jury, made up of prominent personalities of the sector, plumbed the salon to choose what, according to them, best fit the 8 award categories.

The award ceremony, which took place Tuesday, June 7, awarded the following prizewinners: All Plastic Chair by Jasper Morrison for Vitra in the category Best Product / Seating - Upholstered; Commodore by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia for Best Product/Furnishing system category; Air by Lago as Best Product/Kitchen sector; the Origami decorative radiator by Alberto Meda for Tubes Radiatori for Best Product/Bathroom Sector category; Kartell for the Best set-up; Giacomo Moor as Best young designer, for having being able to switch from a personal research dimension to the industrial production; Konstantin Grcic as Best Designer for expressing new aesthetic connotations.

Two the special awards bestowed: the Jury Award goes to Cristina Celestino, for her ability to follow the thread of experimentation and for her shrewdness in combining subjects such as fragility, decorum and elegance expressing them in a smart design; Simone Ciarmoli and Miguel Queda by CQS Studio won the Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Award for the stage-managing of “Before Design: Classic” - the exhibition-event about the modernity of the traditional made in Italy style presented at the 2016 Milan Furniture Exhibition, for having been able, with the exhibition, to transform the tradition into future, building around the world of classic furniture a complete and exciting program.