Swarovski’s Design Award Recipients Show Us the Future of Design Culture
- Here are the promising designers and studios that are taking us toward new directions in design culture.
Design Miami/ and Swarovski have announced the recipients of the 2016 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award. Selected by a jury of leading figures in the design world — including Nadja Swarovski who’s a member of the Swarovski Executive Board — the award offers promising young creatives an opportunity to develop their ideas on a larger scale.
The recipients are:
1. Japanese sound artist Yuri Suzuki, based in London.
Yuri Suzuki’s produces work that explores the realms of sound, and questions the relation between sound and people—how music and sound affects our minds. He is also the founder of Denkatu Ltd, which produced OTOTO, a musical kit which allows you to create your own electronic musical instrument.
2. Indian glass artist Anjali Srinivasan, based in Dubai.
Director of Chochoma Studios, Anjali Srinivasan combines molten glass with advanced digital mediums such as sensor control and remote tracking to create sculptures, installations and performances.
3. German-Icelandic design duo Studio Brynjar & Veronika, based in Berlin.
Established since 2011, Studio Brynjar & Veronika uses media such as pencil drawings, paintings, photography, video and sound to convey their work—which is linked to storytelling and narratives—in a rich and specific way.
Since its debut in 2006, this is the second time Swarovski has collaborated with the Miami- and Basel-based fair for this design award. To help the designers focus on the quality of interaction between people and the design world, the brand also fully supports the designers by giving them the freedom to explore imaginative new design solutions. Last December, the recipients had a chance to traverse the historic base of Swarovski in Austria, where they explored its legacy of creativity and innovation. In search of ideas and new design concepts, they drew much inspiration from the archives, design centres and innovation programmes.
The winners will showcase their latest projects presented to an influential audience of collectors, designers and journalists at the up-coming Design Miami/ fair in Basel.