The ELLE DECO International Design Awards (EDIDA) has been considered as the 'Oscars' for the design world. This 17th annual awards ceremony was celebrated once again during the Salone del Mobile, the world’s largest interior design fair, taking place in Milan each year.
Hosted at the Teatro Franco Parenti, the EDIDA awards recognize the achievements of the world’s top designers and design companies. EDIDA guests were in the presence of the essence of the international design community and the editors-in-chief of the 25 ELLE Decoration editions, gathered in Milan for the occasion.
Winners for 2019 were announced across 14 categories, including Michael Anastassiades, presented with "Designer of the Year", Sabine Marcelis, awarded with "Young Design Talent of the Year" and India Mahdavi, the first "Interior Designer of the Year", a new award catégory this year.
WINNER DESIGNER OF THE YEAR - Michael Anastassiades, with Ryuko Kida, Editor in Chief of Elle Decor Japan and Livia Peraldo, Editor in Chief of Elle Decor Italy.
WINNER YOUNG DESIGN TALENT - Sabine Marcelis, and Evelien REICH,Editor in Chief of Elle Decoration Netherland.
All the Editors-in-Chief on stage with the Designer of the Year, Michael Anastassiades.
The cocktail party following the ceremony.