Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Best New Hotel 2011 Nominee: Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, by Patricia Urquiola, Carlos Ferrater & Juan Trias de Besk

Wallpaper magazine is going on its seventh year of Wallpaper Design Awards this 2011.  The winners were announced last Thursday.  Six judges were elected this year (some are impressive icons from the design world, and others perhaps more suspect-non-design-figures in the arts) with the likes of: Mario Bellini, Raf Simons, Natalie Massenet, Michael Nyman, Marc Quinn and Pharrell Williams.  (See Mario Bellini favorites via Wallpaper video below)

Best New Hotel Mamilla Hotel Nominee, Jerusalem by Piero Lissoni and Moshe Safdie
There are 11 major design awards (among 60 others): 01. Best Domestic Design, 02. Designer of the Year, 03. Best New Restaurant, 04. Best New Hotel, 05. Best New Private House, 06. Best New Public Building, 07. Best City, 08. Best New Women's Fashion Collection, 09. Best New Men's Fashion Collection, 10. Best Grooming Product, 11. Life-enhancer of the Year.  Within each design division four or five are nominated. 

Best New Private House 2011 Winner: Villa Vals, Switzerland, by Bjarne Mastenbroek & Christian Muller. Image by Wallpaper
Best New Private House 2011 Nominee: Villa Metamorphosis, US, by Ben Ryuki Miyagi. Image by Wallpaper
Best New Private House 2011 Nominee: White O House, Chile, by Toyo Ito & Associates
The NewsGallery is featuring some of the Best New Hotels, Best New Private Houses, Best New Restaurants, and Best New Public Buildings selections.  To see the complete listing of all the winners, go HERE

Best New Restaurant Design 2011 Winner: Tote on the Turf, Mumbai, by Serie Architects. Image by Wallpaper
Best New Restaurant Design 2011 Nominee: 208 Duecento Otto, Hong Kong, by Autoban
Have a watch at Italian Designer Mario Bellini's personal predilections (via Wallpaper video below).  Bellini who's one of the judges, is a design authority whose accolades in the design world include prominent design awards, being a former editor for DOMUS magazine, and a former faculty at the Politecnico di Milano.  (Plus more images on Best New Public Buildings).

Design Awards 2011 Judge: Mario Bellini via Wallpaper

Best New Public Building 2011 Nominee: UK Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010, China, by Heatherwick Studio. Image by Wallpaper
Best New Public Building 2011 Nominee: MAXXI Museum of the XXI Century Arts, Italy, by Zaha Hadid

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