The Interieur Awards are judged by an international jury on an anonymous basis. The jury members have each of them a unique profile and the relevant knowlegde and experience within the industry.
Rolf HayHay -DK
Rolf Hay is founder of the Danish brand HAY, where he is highly involved in design, production and development. Although he was not specifically heading for a career in design, Hay ended up representing Danish furniture by chance. Together with Holch Povlsen he realised a dream: in 2002 they started up their own furniture company BS Studio. Rolf is a personality committed to nurturing and promoting the originality of young talents.
Lina KanafaniMint London - UK
Jordan-born Lina Kanafani is the owner of renowned retailstore Mint in central London which she founded in '98 as a lifestyle store. It quickly passed toward the more challenging and dynamic field of emerging design, as such, Mint evolved into a hub for new designers and original concepts. Countless well-known designers such as Maarten Baas, Raw Edges and Kiki van Eyck started their career at Mint and it has become the reference for designers who want to get noticed internationally.
Matylda KrzykowskiDepot Basel - PL
Polish initiator, curator and designer Matylda Krzykowski is co-founder and artistic director of Depot Basel (CH), has created an arena for contemporary design with her blog matandme.com and runs a her transdisciplinary design practice Bureau Mathylda Krzykowski since 2010. She is interested in projects that emphasise aesthetics and personality, based on the moment of experience. Matylda shares her expertise at for instance Pratt New York, University of Brighton, HFG Offenback and the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem.
Robert KlantenDie Gestalten Verlag - DE
Robert Klanten is publisher and editor-in-chief of Die Gestalten Verlag in Berlin (DE). Gestalten was founded in 1995 and since Robert Klanten managed all all of the publishing and creative activities of the company. Formed as industrial designer, today he is responsible for more than 400 books on design, illustration, architecture, typography, and art. In addition, he curates exhibitions and works as a consultant in the fields of contemporary design and visual culture.
Philippe GroheAxor, Hansgrohe - DE
Philippe Grohe is head of Axor, the designer brand of the German sanitaryware specialist Hansgrohe. Mr. Grohe has a well-trained eye and viewpoint on new design concepts thanks to his numerous collaborations with leading designers, architects and interior designers such as Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, Nendo and the Bouroullec brothers.
Philippe Grohe, the grandson of the company’s founder Hans Grohe started his career as a price winning advertising photographer before becoming the head of the Axor brand in 2001.
Francesca SartiArabeschi Di Latte - IT
Francesca Sarti is an Italian architect and founder of the collective Arabeschi di Latte. Sarti is an internationally recognised trendsetter exploring the meeting point between food and design and has created many food concepts and pop-up cafés around the world. She is fascinated by the food world and its power to create situations and relationships. Francesca has an interdisciplinary attitude and gives lectures and runs workshops in several schools and universities.
Lowie VermeerschGranstudio - BE, IT
Lowie Vermeersch is a Belgian designer, part of the 3rd generation of a prominent Belgian artistic family. After leading the automotive design deparment of Pininfarina as Design Director for several years, Vermeersch founded Granstudio in 2010 in Turin. Granstudio is a new type of creative studio that concentrates a high level of automotive design expertise into a compact and multidisciplinary team. Since 2012 Vermeersch is president of the Biennale Interieur npo.
Noé Duchaufour LawranceDesigner & Interior Architect - FR
Paris-based designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance works both on objects and interiors. He is convinced that each project has its own unique scenario, with its own specific use, form, material and aesthetic. Noé Duchaufour Lawrance considers each project like an organic form which grows with its user. In the style of a natural element which can also defy human order and disorder. Duchaufour Lawrance gained attention with his objects for design manufacturers such as Ceccotti Collezionni, Cinna and Zanotta and spatial designs for the Air France lounges and Ciel de Paris.