December 29, 2016
Maison et Objet Paris does a selection of designers – a more product design-oriented profile in January and a designer more closely related to the world of interior architecture or decor for September. This year will not be different, but just to let you know about the past Winners today we present you in Decor & Style Blog the Top 5 M&O Designers of the Year Awards.
1. Pierre Charpin
M&O PARIS designer of the year, January 2017
The French designer, artist and scenographer Pierre Charpin devotes himself to creating a poetic form of minimalism that is expressed in a secret garden of objects and furniture with an aura of grace. Find out all about the world of the Designer of the year M&O Paris January 2017.
In the wonderful world of objects, Pierre Charpin is undoubtedly the guest of honour. Chairs, pitchers, carafes, tables and armchairs all adore his delicate attentions and, from a material limbo, their spirits show their gratitude by whispering in his ear ideas for unique, archetypal shapes. We are in the presence of an educated man after all.
2. Ilse Crawford
M&O PARIS designer of the year, September 2016
In September 2016, M&O Paris honours one of the most successful interior designers in Britain. Ilse Crawford is named Designer of the Year for the September 2016 fair. She will be the very first Designer of the Year to handle the scenography of the Designers’ Studio, in Hall 8.
Ilse Crawford started her career as a journalist and was the founding editor-in-chief of ELLE Decoration UK. After over a decade in magazines, with a mission to put human needs and desires back at the centre of design, she founded her multi-disciplinary practice Studioilse in 2001.
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M&O PARIS designer of the year, January 2015
Oki Sato, born in 1977 in Toronto, Canada, studied architecture at Waseda University in Tokyo.
He obtained his Master’s degree in 2002. In the same year, the nendo studio was born in Tokyo.
Now he has taken up the international stage, with offices in Tokyo and Milan.
Nendo, meaning ‘modelling clay’, expresses his desire of having certain flexibility and the ability to reinvent oneself. The designer takes his inspiration from Japanese uncluttered style to create a language of his time.
4. Tom DIXON
MASON&OBJET designer of the year 2014
Born in Tunisia, Tom Dixon moved to England in 1963.
Infamously self-taught and passionate, his works are included in collections of the world’s most prestigious museums.
Boasting an eclectic career path, this quintessentially British designer has built his universe through intensely diverse and unusual experiences.
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5. JOSEPH DIRAND
M&O PARIS designer of the year, 2013
Combining minimalism and Hollywood glamour, Joseph Dirand organizes his projects like film plots: his sketches imagine places full of their future inhabited states. Dominated by black and white, this taut architecture likes to contrast scales and eras and reveals a sense for an innate nature to a given setting. A graduate of the Paris/Belleville school of architecture, he cultivates the stylistic stamp that fits his very personal sense of elegance.
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