2013 W Hotels Designers of the Future Award Winners

Design Miami/Basel and W Hotels have announced the winners of the 2013 W Hotel Designers of the Future Award.  This award recognizes emerging designers and studios that are pioneering the field of design.

The 2013 W Hotels Designers of the Future Award winners are: Seung-Yong Song from Korea , Canadian-American Jon Stam  and Bethan Laura Wood from the U.K. !

These winners were selected by an international jury that included Jan Boelen of the Design Academy Eindhoven and Z33; Tony Chambers of Wallpaper* Magazine; Aric Chen of M+ Museum Hong Kong; Alexis Georgacopoulos of Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL); Marianne Goebl of Design Miami/; Benjamin Loyauté, author, curator and journalist; and Mike Tiedy of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, parent company of W Hotels Worldwide.

For 2013, the theme of “Making Connections” challenged aspirants to go on-site to a specific new or renovating W Hotel to create a space that captured the vibrant ambiance of the location and synced it with the experience of the international visitor whether for business or pleasure.

Congrats to this year’s winners !

You can read more about Design Miami/ and the W Hotels after the jump…

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in
celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has
become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.

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W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 44 hotels and retreats, including 16 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities
and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand’s sensibility through
contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous entertainment experiences, stylish retail concepts, signature spas and inspiring residences. With more than 14 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach 60 hotels by the end of 2015.

W Hotels have been announced for Milan, Shanghai, Beijing, Bogota, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat, Suzhou, Changsha, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, and Sante Fe, Mexico, while upcoming W Retreats include Verbier, Goa, and Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

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