Winner: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Needing no introduction, the Bouroullec brothers were present at the Gerolamo Theatre to accept this year’s DESIGN PRIZE for 'Best Designer'. Constantly interpreting and reinterpreting the world around them, the Paris-based Bouroullecs’ much loved work has more than earned them this award. Most notably, their 2016 installation ‘Rêveries Urbaines/urban daydreaming‘ at the Vitra fire station in Weil am Rhein, where they have been exploring better ways for nature and cities to interact. Enamouring the public with their creations for the domestic space, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec never seem to lost the ability to play, to experiment and to find new and dazzling ways of reshaping the world around us.