Design Miami/Basel and W Hotels presented the winners of this year’s prestigious 2012 W Hotels Designers of The Future Award, which honours up and coming designers and studios that are expanding the field of design. Each year, three designers or studios are recognized as a way to honor a variety of approaches in the constantly evolving landscape of contemporary design.
And the 2012 W Hotels Designers of the Future Award winners are:
The winners’ works will be unveiled at Design Miami/Basel, which will be held 12-17 June 2012 from 11am-7pm daily. A press conference will be held on Monday, 11 June at 2:30 pm, followed by a press preview from 3-6pm (registration required for press conference and preview). The Collectors Preview will be held the same day from 12pm to 6pm; Vernissage will be from 6-9pm and the Nocturne will be Thursday, 14 June from 7-9pm (all are invitation only).
Tom Foulsham – Born 1981, Tom Foulsham received his MA in Design Products from the Royal College of Art in 2009, after graduating with a degree in Architecture from the Bartlett, UCL in 2004. He has worked in the practices of both Thomas Heatherwick and Ron Arad. His studio is based in London.
Markus Kayser – Born near Hannover, Germany in 1983. He studied 3-D Furniture and Product Design at London Metropolitan University and continued graduate work in Product Design at the Royal College of Art, where he earned his Masters in Arts and Design in 2011. That same year, he founded Markus Kayser Studio, with workspaces in both London and Germany.
Philippe Malouin – Born in 1982 in Québec, Canada, Philippe Malouin completed Industrial Design studies at the University of Montréal, the ENSCI in Paris and the Design Academy Eindhoven. Following his studies, Philippe Malouin freelanced for designer Tom Dixon.