Sunday, 11 September 2011

David Adjaye is named as Designer of the Year by Design Miami/ 2011

The jury has spoken! Internationally renowned architect and designer David Adjaye will be celebrated at this year’s Design Miami/ as – you guessed it – the 2011 Designer of the Year. Adjaye joins an elite club whose past honorees include: Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson, Tokujin Yoshioka, the Campana Brothers, Maarten Baas and Konstantin Grcic.

“Winning Designer of the Year is huge for me,” says David Adjaye. “To win an award like this from the design community is really significant because so much of my work is about crossing platforms.” David will show us exactly what he means when he says “crossing platforms” with his Award commission which will be unveiled at Design Miami/ in December.

For this year’s show, David is working on an entirely new architectural statement that will redefine Design Miami’s approach to the temporary structure that houses the fair. He will unveil a site-specific pavilion that will transform both the physical environment and the visitor experience. “Genesis,” composed of hundreds of vertical wooden planks morphing into organic interior seating and opening up to the sky and surrounding environment, David’s triangular pavilion will serve as an entryway to the fair, a community gathering area and a space for respite during the lively week.

Genesis by David Adjaye

Come December, Design Miami/ Blog will be sitting in this pavilion with David getting all the rich details about its design.

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