Gentle Monster, Studiopepe, Sony Design, i29, Rockwell Group and Atelier Brückner Among Those Who Received The Coveted Interior Design Award
Philippe Starck, MINI Living, Faye Toogood, and Alberto Caiola Studio among those who recieved the Frame Honorary Awards.
On Wednesday 20 February 2019, the winners of the Frame Awards 2019 were announced.
Earlier that day, live judging sessions took place that allowed the final nominees for each award to present their work through a video presentation and commentary. Following, the international jury privately selected the best interiors of 2017 and 2018 that would later be revealed.
Alexander Ekman, El Equipo Creativo, Sony Design and DUS Architects were among the winners at the second edition of the Frame Awards. More than sixty winners were recognized from across the Spatial, Executional and Societal categories on Wednesday 20 February at De Kromhouthal in Amsterdam. Four additional winners received the Honorary Frame Awards, including Lifetime Achievement Award winner Philippe Starck, Designer of the Year Faye Toogood, Emerging Designer of the Year Alberto Caiola and Client of the Year, MINI Living.
The work was judged not only by fellow designers, but by leaders from all industries: retail brands, hospitality providers, cultural institutions, corporations and educators.
The prestigious panel of international jury members included Li Xiang (X+Living President and Creative Director), Peter Ippolito (Ippolito Fleitz Group Cofounder), David Rockwell (Rockwell Group Founder and President), Paola Navone (Architect, Designer and Art Director), Sakchin Bessette (Moment Factory Cofounder), Sevil Peach (SevilPeach Founder) and Humberto Campana (Estudio Campana and Instituto Campana Cofounder) and Didier Faustino (Mésarchitecture Cofounder). In addition, more than 28,500 votes were cast by Frame’s worldwide audience, who selected the winners of the People’s Choice in each award category.
To determine the winners, the jury deliberated both the aesthetic and innovative merit of each project, as well as considering how each reflected current socio-economical shifts.
‘As designers, we need to fight [any business trends] that don’t provide spaces with warmth and humanity – offices can’t be desk graveyards, for example,’ said Sevil Peach (Founder of SevilPeach). ‘As jury members, we chose projects that sent that message to the industry.’
Such was the case in deciding the winner of Learning Space of the Year, won by the JKMM Architects-designed Amos Rex contemporary museum in Helsinki. ‘The interior has informed a newly defined public exterior,’ Institutions jury member Alex De Rijke (Founding Director of dRMM) said of the project. ‘JKMM understood the context of location’s history and updated the space with new, innovative content for all to enjoy.’
Frame founder and director Robert Thiemann hosted the celebrations and prize-giving ceremony at the Frame Awards Show last evening. Over 350 guests from Los Angeles to Tokyo enjoyed the spectacular culmination of the 2019 Frame Awards with the crème de la crème of the interior design and architecture world in attendance.
The Frame Awards marks a new era for Frame, as the company expands beyond print publication and forges a new path in modern media and events with an innovative production that adds a new physical dimension to the brand.