This year, our jury of design professionals selected winners in two categories, Lighting and Furniture/Objects.
The winner of the Lighting category is Luvere Studio from Toronto. Their pieces provide indoor lighting for plants, solving a need they found throughout their travels and in the Canadian winter months. Thank you to our lighting jury, which consisted of Katie Stamaris, Director of Product Development, Design Within Reach, David Trubridge, Jack Schreur, Chief Executive Officer, FLOS USA and Jaime Derringer from Design Milk.
And the winner of the Furniture/Objects category is Studio Lani. Her multi-functional pieces derive their form and essence from an iconic West African musical instrument known as the Talking Drum. They’re hand-welded steel, turned wood and woven leather and function as side tables, storage and the top can function as a tray. The Furniture/Objects jury was comprised of Noah Schwarz, Director of Merchandising, Design Within Reach, Bettina Hermann, Director of Design and Product Management, Rolf Benz, Marva Griffin Wilshire, Founder of Salone del Mobile, Milano and Curator and International Press Director of SaloneSatellite.
This year, the designer who received the most online votes was Jaswig and their standing desk.
Congratulations to both of our Best of Launch Pad 2017 winners and thank you to the 35 participating designers and design studios who helped make this year’s Launch Pad such an inspiring and exciting exhibition. Thank you to our sponsors: Design Milk and Design Within Reach. Stay tuned for more photos of our 2017 Launch Pad.