Wallpaper Design Awards 2014 - in the category of Best Domestic Design is one of my own favorite products of this year, the Terra.Cotto, a cookware collection designed by Stefania Vasques for Sambonet, which I have seen at the Conran Shop. I love the minimalist, pristine, geometrical shapes and the great scale and proportions of these pots. The idea was inspired by the popular tradition of cooking with terracotta; the form by Bauhaus and early modernism.
Chinese architect Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu of the firm Neri & Hu Design and Research Office are the recipients of the Wallpaper Designer of the Year Award of Wallpaper 2014. Their office is a multi-disciplinary international architectural design practice based in Shanghai, engaged with interiors, industrial design products for such brands as MOOOI, Classicon, LEMA, BD Barcelona Design and Meritalia.
Love Dror's new website. New York-based Israeli designer Dror Benshetrit has founded his lab/studio in 2002, specializing in innovative, concept-driven design projects. His projects are rooted in the manifold meanings and uses of any single object and they are addressing and challenging conventions. Materiality and technology are two key aspects in his work which he has done for such clients as Alessi, Boffi, Bombay Sapphire, Levi’s, Marithe + Francois Girbaud, Rosenthal, Puma, SHVO, and Swarovski. Great website! http://www.studiodror.com/