Designs of the Year 2012 Jury Announced
Designer Ilse Crawford has been announced as Chair of Jury for the Designs of the Year 2012. Ilse will decide the winners in each category and overall Design of the Year with fellow panel members: Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, Chairman of the Canary Wharf group Sir George lacobescu, Wallpaper* editor-at-large Henrietta Thompson and entrepreneur Evgeny Lebedev. The category winners and winning design will be revealed at the awards event at the Design Museum on 24 April 2012.
ILSE CRAWFORD is a brand consultant and principal of Studioilse. She is also founding head of department for man and well being at the world-renowned Design Academy Eindhoven. In 2001, Ilse set up her design company studioilse, addressing the way we experience the world around us, emotionally, physically, sensorially and subliminally. She has built a number of award winning brands, including the vision and design identity behind the Soho House group, and the inn brand. A prominent public speaker, design commentator, author and curator, Ilse has a definitive voice on design for positive change.
Photo by Stef Bakker
HELLA JONGERIUS is known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary. After graduating Eindhoven Design Academy in 1993 she founded her own design company, Jongeriuslab through which she produces her own projects and for clients such as Maharam , Royal Tichelaar Makkum, IKEA, KLM and Vitra. Her work has been shown at museums and galleries such as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, MoMA, Design Museum, Galerie kreo and Moss gallery.
Photo by Annette Hauschild
SIR GEORGE LACOBESCU CBE is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canary Wharf Group, internationally recognised as the largest inner city regeneration project in the world and has become the centre of London’s third business district within three retail malls and 20 acres of landscaped open spaces. He was awarded a Knight Bachelor for services to charity, community and the financial services industry in the New Year Honours list 2012.
EVGENY LEBEDEV is the Chairman of the Evening Standard Ltd and Independent Print Ltd, which he bought in January 2009 and March 2010 respectively. He is an entrepreneur and philanthropist with business interests in hotels, publishing, property, film and fashion. Lebedev founded The Raisa Gorbachev Foundation in 2006 with Mikhail Gorbachev. The Foundation raises funds for better treatment of children suffering with cancer in Russia, supporting world-class research and care facilities.
HENRIETTA THOMPSON, former design editor of Wallpaper* – now editor-at-large, has held senior editing roles at TANK, Blueprint, Dazed & Confused, Winkreative and Phaidon. Henrietta also holds much expertise and experience in the luxury industries and writes regularly about architecture, art, design, business and travel for several publications internationally. She is the author of five books, most recently Remake It, published by Thames & Hudson.
16th March 2012