March 27, 2021

10 Innovative Product Winners from NYCXDESIGN 2020

As the April 7 deadline to submit projects and products for the 2021 NYCxDESIGN Awards inches closer, we’re taking a look back at 10 of last year’s standout product winners. 

1. Accessories 

Muang Muang Mirrors by Nina Cho

These mirrors are composed of tinted glass and polished metal, bringing abstract graphics reminiscent of nature into the domestic sphere. 

2. Furniture: Outdoor

Manta by Mmcité

The rounded curves of the stainless steel collection echo the movement of imaginary waves, symbolizing the ebb and flow of productivity, while its form provides ample comfort. 

3.Furniture: Residential

Lale Stool by Nina Seirafi

Inspired by the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, the bronze stool plays with balance and structure making it appear as if constructed from a lightweight and malleable material.

4. Flooring: Residential

Dis by Heymat

Inspired by the soft colors of the landscape in the morning haze, the Dis collection’s doormats are environmentally-friendly and functional with a refined design.

5. Residential Seating: Sofa/Lounge

Pukka Collection by Yabu Pushelberg for Ligne Roset

Inspired by Gaetano Pesce’s 1969 UP50 collection, which featured a sofa-as-homage to Pesce’s shower sponge, Yabu and Pushelberg used a 100% wool yet very stretchy fabric to create an inviting interpretation of the piece.

6. Architectural Products

Sherazade Patchwork by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia

An expansion of the Sherazade line of doors, Sherazade Patchwork reflects the stained glass compositions of cathedral windows, serving to demarcate and separate spaces with a rewarding choreography of light, texture, shape, and color.

7. Product: Fabric

The Bauhaus Project by Designtex

In celebration of its centennial year, Designtex introduced two collections in collaboration with two former Bauhaus students to create eight colorful geometric patterns constructed by skilled weavers.

8.Tables: Residential

Strata by Borgi Bastormagi

This dining table, which serves as an architectural experiment in gravity, weight, and equilibrium, is composed of several layers of steel and oxidized brass with a statuario marble top.

9. Lighting: Floor/Table

INFINITY DESIGN by Atelier Alain Ellouz

The designs for this collection of alabaster lamps are based on a simple vocabulary of forms, which blend straight lines with slices of circles to create weightless, aerial elements.

10. Emerging Product Designer

A Space Collection by A Space

The Found collection of tables centers around the power of marble to dictate the final form of art objects.

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