Costume Chair by Jongho Park

Costume Chair by Jongho Park

Costume Chair by Jongho Park

A winner of the Swedish Green Furniture Award 2009

via jonghopark.com)

(Source: jonghopark.com.

Monroe Armchair by Alexander White Awarded

Monroe-Armchair-by-Alexander-WhiteMonroe Chair by Alexander White won the 2011-2012 A’Design Award.
Source: A Design Award.

Elephant Chair by Eva Paster and Michael Geldmacher – 2012 IMM Cologne (05)

Elephant Chair by Eva Paster and Michael Geldmacher

Elephant Chair by Eva Paster and Michael Geldmacher

This Elephant Chair with wooden legs by Eva Paster and Michael Geldmacher (Studio Neuland Paster and Geldmacher) for Italian manufacturer Kristalia got a 2012 IMM Interior Innovation Award.

bOne Chair by Björn Ischi and Julietta Di Filippo Roy

bOne Chair by Björn Ischi and Julietta Di Filippo Roy 7
bOne Chair by Björn Ischi and Julietta Di Filippo Roy 5

The Swiss architecture, interior architecture and design firm JDF Raum und Kunst has been awarded a Good Design Award, an annual award by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for its bOne Chair.

Photos © Guy Perrenoud Biel/Bienne

Costes Chair by Philippe Starck got the 2nd Via Carte Blanche Award in 1982

costes chair by philippe starck in centre pompidou

In 1982 Philippe Starck won VIA’s second Carte Blanche grant given to a forward-thinking project by a promising designer, with his “Don Denny” chair. Later, this famous chair appeared in the Café Costes.

This was on my back burner for quite some time. Just to remember the French association VIA (or Valorisation de l’Innovation dans l’Ameublement) that gives Carte Blanche awards to promising designers.

As part of its mission to promote and recovery of French, VIA gives each year one or more “Carte Blanche” to designers whose originality and maturity of the creative process are notable in that time. A commission, composed of personalities from industry, distribution, creation, education and the press, awards a fellowship to the creator selected to develop a personal project prospective. The purpose of the Carte Blanche is to develop a program to rehabilitate our daily activities based on the new behavior of our contemporaries. The designer has studies and discussions by the VIA VIA and guidance throughout the development process of the project whether compliance with the functional logic, purchase or technical feasibility. The “Carte Blanche” offer industrialists, publishers and distributors the opportunity to discover and meet the talent that will create the living environment of tomorrow.

Since its inception, has awarded 67 grants VIA ‘Carte Blanche’.

via Via 30 Years of Furniture Design and the Slideshow on Dwell.