Jasper Morrison Designer of the Year
The A&W designer of the year award has become recognized as an important title given by the editors of the A&W Architektur & Wohnen, Germany’s style-setting premium magazine for architecture and design to individuals who have played an important role in shaping the contemporary world of design. Existing since 1997, previous recipients have included Tokujin Yoshioka in 2011, Werner Aisslinger in 2014 and Michele de Lucchi in 2015; with Jasper Morrison being awarded as the A&W designer of the year for 2016. The British designer has been selected for his significant contribution to the industry over the past 30 years, during which time he has established himself as an individual who is dedicated as much to the functionality as he is to the aesthetics of the objects he creates. An exhibition was hosted during IMM Cologne at Kölnischer Kunstverein.