THE EXCLUSIVE FIRST PICTURES FROM THE ELLE DECO INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS
On Thursday 14th April 2016, over 400 special guests from the international design community attended the EDIDA Awards ceremony in Milan, Italy. More pictures from the awards ceremony and after party to follow...
Photography VALENTINA SOMMARIVA By KATIE LEWIS
The ELLE DECO International Design Awards (EDIDA) is often compared to the “Oscars” of the design world. The 14th annual awards ceremony was celebrated once again during the Salone del Mobile, the world’s largest interior design exhibition, held in Milan each year.
Hosted at the inspiring Teatro Franco Parenti, designed by Michele de Lucchi, EDIDA’s acclaim comes from its recognition of the achievements of the world’s top designers and design companies. EDIDA guests were in the presence of major figureheads of the international design community.
Winners for 2016 were announced across 13 categories, including Jo Wilton and Mirka Grohn, from &New, who were awarded "Young Design Talent of the Year".
Jaime Hayon was presented with "Designer of the Year" selected by the editors-in-chief of all 25 ELLE DECORATION editions globally who gathered in Milan for the occasion.
Movement through threads and light was the theme for the evening and dancers enchanted the audience as they intertwined between ribbons and silks. After the ceremony, the winners and guests were invited to celebrate with a cocktail party in the grand theatre reception, hosted by the French champagne house, Veuve Clicquot.
See full list of the winners HERE
“I am sincerely grateful for receiving this incredible award, it has been a brilliant event and I am so happy to be here to celebrate with my fellow design community”.
Jaime Hayon – 2016 EDIDA winner, Designer of the Year.
“Our company &New is only two years old so it is a huge honour to be presented with an EDIDA award this evening. To be recognised as new talent is exceptional, giving us more confidence in ourselves and our design work. Now we have achieved an EDIDA award we feel the sky is the limit and we can achieve anything”.
Jo Wilton and Mirka Grohn – 2016 EDIDA winner, Young Design Talent of the Year.
“It is a huge privilege and compliment to win an award this evening. After spending such a long time working on this product, to be recognised on stage is amazing and very emotional. I am so grateful for this award, thank you EDIDA”.
GamFratesi – 2016 EDIDA winner, Seating Category
“The designers and award winners are all here tonight to celebrate talent as a community. It has been the perfect party, with perfect people, perfect organisers and the perfect location. We feel united in spirit, friendship and philosophy. We are all very proud of the incredible award winners and their work”.
Sylvie De Chirée – ELLE Decoration France, Editor-in-Chief.
“The EDIDA event is a festival, bringing the best designers together with electric energy and enthusiasm to create more exceptional work each year. I am very proud of this community of 25 countries that have gathered here to celebrate the very best achievements in design”.
Svante Öquist – ELLE Decoration Sweden, Editor-in-Chief.
“The ELLE Decoration International Design Awards is the design industry’s equivalent to The Academy Awards. EDIDA has brought together some of the best designers in the world tonight and I feel so proud to be a part of this”.
Shigenori Hamaguchi - ELLE Decor Japan, Editor-in-Chief.
Dancers enchanted the audience as they intertwined between geometric figures made of threads.
Jaime Hayon receives his "Designer of the Year" EDIDA trophy from the editors-in-chief of the ELLE DECORATION international editions.
After the ceremony, the winners and guests were invited to celebrate with a cocktail party in the grand theatre reception, hosted by the French champagne house, Veuve Clicquot.