The Wallpaper magazine is maybe not as ground-braking as in the early days when Tyler Brule was behind the steering-wheel. With more than ten years in the hotspot of global design Wallpaper has got a lot of competitors when it comes to navigation for contemporary lifestyle. However the Wallpaper Design Awards always brings forward some high qualitative winners in most of the categories. The winners of the Wallpaper Design Awards 2008 were not an exception. One objection though is the big number of categories, 63 to be exact…

Among the winners:

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Best new restaurant: Mattias Dahlgren, Stockholm

Mathias Dahlgren’s restaurant at the Grand Hôtel Stockholm with interior design by Ilse Crawford.

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Best public building: New Museum, New York

The New Museum is New York’s only museum devoted entirely to contemporary art and it owes its cutting-edge new home in the Bowery district to Tokyo-based architects SANAA.

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Best Fashion: Jil Sander A/W 2007 by Raf Simons

Free from superfluous detail, the architectural shapes and the modernity of the fabrics made for an outstanding collection.

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Best furniture designer: Tokujin Yoshioka

An apprentice to Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, Yoshioka set up on his own in 2000. He’s behind the Issey Miyake shop in Tokyo, as well as exhibition space for Miyake, Hermès, Muji and Peugeot.

Go for the full list of the Wallpaper Design Awards here.

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