Since it hit the design calendar 7 years ago Design Miami has named a Designer of the Year, offering that person a chance to create a site specific piece for the festival. Past winners have included Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson and Konstantin Grcic - whose work for Magis we recently welcomed into the Herman Miller family. This year the accolade goes to architect David Adjaye who has designed “Genesis” – a pavilion that incorporates his signature undulating timber blades to create a space that will offer respite from the busy show.
Below Adjaye is interviewed in his office – you’ll get a fascinating view of his workspace and also a great insight into his take on design.
Design Miami runs from 30 November – 4 December 2011.
Congratulations is in order – again – to Yves Behar who designed our SAYL chair and the Leaf light. Behar was just named Designer of the Year in Conde Nast Traveller‘s Innovation and Design awards. Above is Behar at the Los Angeles launch of the SAYL chair last December. Head over to Discover for a slideshow we put together that gives you insight into the design process.