Meet The Designing Women (And Men) Of The A+ Awards Jury
January 22, 2013
Black Frame Triangle Heels from juror Rem D. Koolhaas’ United Nude
Time is running out! We know we have said that before, but seriously, there are only three days left for you to submit your project(s) to the A+ Awards. Over the course of the past few days we have explored the many faces that make up our 200-person jury, including design journalists from famed international publications, industry-leading developers and clients, curators from the world’s best art, design, and architectural institutions, and yes, even celebrities. Last week we made a point to specifically call out some of the world’s best architects, including Steven Holl, Bjarke Ingels, and MVRDV, who have added their names and clout to our jury.
Today we rounded up some of the top design minds from the A+ Awards jury, just in case there was any concern that all fields were not being accounted for. With jurors from internationally recognized offices including IDEO, Pentagram, and Fuseproject, the A+ jury is loaded with experts in fields that span all ranges of design, from luxury vehicles and lighting to furniture and, yes, shoes. Click through to see some of the design experts that have joined the A+ Awards Jury.
The Jambox for Jawbone, Fuseproject was responsible for the strategy, identity, product, print, packaging, and environments related to the project.
Yves Béhar is a designer and an entrepreneur. The founder of Fuseproject, Yves Béhar and his team work to develop brand and product experiences. The company works to satisfy all the needs of their clients, offering everything from brand strategy, identity, packaging design, and even communications design. Fuseproject has worked with internationally recognized clients that include Jawbone, Coca Cola, and Herman Miller, among many others.
The Peacock Chair, designed by Dror Bershetrit for Cappellini
Dror Benshetrit is a designer currently based in New York City. In 2002, Dror Benshetrit opened Studio Dror, a multidisciplinary practice that specializes in a variety of design specialties, including product design, interior and architecture projects.
Ronan Bouroullec comprises one half of a design team that he formed with his brother Erwan Bouroullec. The duo’s work has been widely praised within the design community, where they have worked for clients including Cappellini, Ligne Roset, and Vitra.
Isabelle Creach is the Marketing Director at Artemide. The Artemide Group was founded in 1959, has since provided the architecture and design world with modern lighting choices perfect for the many contexts of life.
Fred Dust is a Partner at IDEO, the international design firm that aims to help organizations in both public and private sectors develop through innovation. Dust serves of the Board of the Governors at Parsons The New School and on the Advisory Board of the Aspen Institute.
John Edelman is the President and CEO of Design Within Reach. The former president of Edelman Leather, he now works with DWR, helping to make authentic, modern design accessible to the general public.
Peter Espersen is the Head of Online Communities for LEGO Group. Based in Denmark, Espersen also participates as a Guest Lecturer for ESCP Europe in London.
Nicholas Felton is the founder of Feltron. The author of several Personal Annual Reports, Felton spends much of his time working with measurements that are compiled into graphs, maps, and statistics (let’s just say he’s a fan of a good infographic!) His work has been profiled in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Good Magazine.
Pentagram developed a 2013 calendar and poster for client, Pantone, featuring thematically colored months. Image via Pentagram
Natasha Jen is a Principal at Pentagram, the firm that boasts the title of the “world’s largest independent design consultancy.” Owned and run by 19 partners, Jen joined Pentagram’s New York office as a partner in April 2012.
Mitchell Joachim is the founding Co-President at Terreform ONE, a non-profit architecture and urban think tank. Known for his innovation within ecological and urban design, as well as architecture, Joachim and Terreform ONE work to develop sustainable solutions for derelict urban areas.
Black Frame Triangle Heels from United Nude
Rem D. Koolhaas
Rem D. Koolhaas is the founder of United Nude, a design company that specializes in the creation of avant garde high heels. Not to be confused with the other Rem Koolhaas, this Dutchman also holds a degree in architecture. Read more about Rem D. Koolhaas and his seductive designs here.
Tim Kobe is the Founder and Principal at Eight Inc., a branding and design firm based in San Francisco, California. With offices spread around with world, from New York, to Beijing, the design practice has worked with big name clients including Apple, Nokia, and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Eckart Maise is the Head of Design and R&D at Vitra, the Swiss furniture company. Based in Birsfelden, Switzerland, Vitra is known as the manufacturer of many renowned furniture designers.
Josephine Minutillo is the Director of Merchandising at Fab.com. With over 10 million members as of December 2012, Fab is the world’s largest growing e-commerce site. Specializing in everyday design across all price points, Fab offers members great design at the click of a button.
Bruce Mau Design (BMD), along with Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, want to change the way Americans think about Canada with the new campaign: Redesigning Canada for the 21st Century. Image via Bruce Mau Design
Hunter Tura is the President and CEO of Bruce Mau Design, Inc. Responsible for driving growth and expanding the BMD brand, Tura has advanced BMD’s directive through recent collaborations with GE, Unilever, and Coca-Cola, among many others.
Photo: Max Wolff at Lincoln’s Design Studio by Brian Sorg for Bloomberg Businessweek, via Businessweek
Max Wolff is the Director of Design at Lincoln. Responsible for overseeing the development of four new Lincoln vehicles within the next four years, Wolff saw his first design (the 2013 Lincoln MKZ) introduced at the end of 2012. Before joining Lincoln in 2011, Wolff spent time working with both General Motors and Cadillac.