Each year their prestigious Judges’ Awards are chosen by a select super six from the worlds of architecture, art, design, film, fashion and music, who sift through our shortlist and pick out their greatest hits. The seventh annual Wallpaper Design Awards is about the people, places and things that have made our year that extra bit special. Wallpaper.com catch up with these year’s astute judges, Mario Bellini, Raf Simons, Natalie Massenet, Michael Nyman, Marc Quinn and Pharrell Williams, and find out which nominees they were gunning for. Wallpaper.com go on set with their Interiors Editor Ben Kempton to see how he put together the Judges Award Contender’s shoot and bring you coverage from their exclusive Design Awards party in London that saw luminaries from the world of design, fashion and architecture jet in to help them celebrate.
Design Awards 2011 Judge: Pharrell Williams
Not content with dominating the charts, Williams has moved seamlessly into the world of fashion and design. As well as running his own Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream clothing labels, he has designed eyewear and jewellery for Louis Vuitton, as well as furniture for Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin. We catch up with him in New York and talk about why he thinks the iPad, the Villa Vals in Switzerland and Louis Vuitton, were clear winners.
Film by Craig Shapiro, Cedar Street Films.