ELLE Decoration International Design Awards 2021: all the winners

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

The ELLE Decoration community is proud to present the winners of the 19th annual EDIDA Awards, photographed within the newly renovated Esprit Nouveau Pavilion in Bologna by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The result of careful deliberation by the editors-in-chief across the network, these 14 winners represent the very best of design today. With thanks to official partner MGallery Hotel Collection, let us reveal all...

Designer of the Year: Sebastian Herkner

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

Between collaborating with the most acclaimed companies and working alongside artisans from Colombia to Taiwan, the strength of multidisciplinary German designer Herkner’s work is a result of his endless curiosity towards materials, technique and technology. sebastianherkner.com

Young Design Talent of the Year: Federica Biasi

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

Italian industrial designer Federica Biasi founded her studio in 2015 after graduating with honours from the IED in Milan. Her ‘Livre’ armchair for Gallotti & Radice, one of this year’s standout projects, embraces into the organic curves that have become her signature. federicabiasi.com

Interior Designer of the Year: Vincenzo De Cotiis

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

The spaces that Vincenzo De Cotiis invites us to experience are defined in the details. Each component, from the design of a lamp and the choice of furnishings and artworks, to the study of the light reflected on surfaces, is a key part of his holistic creative practice. decotiis.it

Bathroom: ‘Borghi’ by Gumdesign for Antonio Lupi

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

Material research and Italian tradition combine in this line of freestanding washbasins, with the unusual cork base – natural or toasted – supporting basins made of Cristalmood, a transparent resin patented by the brand. antoniolupi.it

Bedding: ‘Stone’ by Federico Peri for Baxter

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

Consider the rounded headboard that recalls a well-polished stone, the sensual tactility of the upholstery leather and the fine forged metal of the load-bearing elements and it’s clear that this is an exercise in balance and asymmetry. baxter.it

Fabrics: Duro Olowu for Soane Britain

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

Scrolls typical of Malian mosques, geometries from English topiary art, and Georgian wrought iron façades: there are many references here, which root this fabric range in a shared history. soane.co.uk

Floorcovering: ‘Zenen’ by Lin Yuming for Nanchow

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

This is crafty: what looks like a carpet is actually a series of hand-made concrete tiles. The straight and circular lines create a single pattern, producing an abstract alphabet of decoration. nanchow.com

Furniture: ‘Nvl’ table by Jean Nouvel Design for MDF Italia

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

Matte or glossy lacquered, this architectural table is characterised by the dialectic between heavy and light, full and empty. The thin top, in the oval or round version, seems to float above the base formed by two sculptural elements. mdfitalia.com

Kitchen: ‘Intersection’ by Vincent Van Duysen for Dada/Molteni & C

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

Inspired by the works of Piet Mondrian and Carlo Scarpa, the Belgian designer’s kitchen system combines worktops made of Breccia Capraia, a natural stone, with doors embellished by geometric inland lacquered surfaces. dada-kitchens.com

Lighting: ‘Bonbori’ by Fumie Shibata for Brokis

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

The Japanese word bonbori is a reference to the traditional paper lantern used as a luminary for the rice harvest festivals, which replicates the soft light that emits from the inside of a snowy cave. brokis.cz

Seating: ‘Bell’ chair by Konstantin Grcic for Magis

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

A patented polypropylene was developed for ‘Bell’, made of production waste from the Venetian brand and from a car company in the area. The armrests are created around two holes, which are used for inserting the legs so that the chair can be stacked. bell-chair.com; magisdesign.com

Tableware: ‘Collection Chandigarh’ by Le Corbusier for Cassina/Ginori 1735

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

In pure unglazed ceramic, this bas-relief style tableware references a series of decorative symbols that modernist master Le Corbusier in 1956 – the most famous of which is the open hand, an eternal symbol of peace. cassina.com; ginori1735.com

Wallcovering: ‘Eden’ by Lindsey Adelman for Calico Wallpaper

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

Watercolour paintings of the plants, flowers and seeds of the Belle-Île, Brittany’s largest island, are the subjects of this wallcovering, which looks more like a bespoke fresco mural. calicowallpaper.com

Outdoor: ‘Hut’ by Marco Lavit for Ethimo

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Photo credit: Cedrone Federico

What is fascinating about this project is its sense of scale: much more than outdoor furniture, ‘Hut’ is a type of en-plein-air micro-architecture that feels elegant and intimate. ethimo.com

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