Award winning designs to give your home a winning look
We’ve all sat in a sexy chair that was only comfy for a short spell, and treasured those workhorse items that function finely but lack in lustre. The pieces shown have already earned awards (including this Ploum sofa seen above), and they’re also blue-ribbon champs in our books.
Mixing bowls need not be boring. Simon Stevens’ porcelain Tripod bowls for Loveramics burst with features other containers simply can’t stack up to (oh, these bowls do that, too – stack – saving valuable kitchen space). A pouring spout serves double duty as a handle, while three stabilizing feet let you lean the bowls back into the perfect mixing position: resting on their bodies. With five sizes and various shades of blue to choose from, you’re guaranteed to be bowled over. After all, Tripod won the Design Plus Award 2011, and has been selected for the permanent collection of the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art. From $25; Cookworks – Noa Glouberman
The Blanco Culina faucet, a 2011 Red Dot recipient, has a flexible closed-coil spout and magnetic attachment for a hand-spray. The Italian-made faucet is CSA-approved, meaning the tall, arching spout can be used to transform Canadian kitchens with Euro flair. From $820; Blanco Canada – Lydia Millett
Spot on Sofa
The curvaceous and bold Ploum sofa (pictured above) designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Ligne Roset just nabbed the Red Dot Best of the Best 2011 award, standing out against 4,433 products from 60 countries. This sexy settee is described by the Bouroullec brothers as “a ripe, voluptuous piece of fruit.” $5,396; Livingspace – Lydia Millett