Wallpaper* Good Area Awards 2022 winners: finest design and tech for the house

by Editors Staff

Welcome to the Wallpaper* Good Area Awards 2022, the place we announce the winners of our second annual exploration of the fast-changing worlds of latest home expertise. This yr we had been honoured to be joined by Industrial Facility’s Kim Colin, in addition to Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri of Neri & Hu as judges, overseeing a big selection of gadgets, devices, home equipment, and extra. 

These awards are a welcome likelihood to see what’s new and subsequent on the earth of product design, exploring each modern concepts and up to date approaches, with a climate eye on items that may go the gap and provides good service and lasting pleasure. 

Wallpaper* Good Area Awards 2022: the winners


Sinonimo Necessities espresso instruments by Sinonimo

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This delectably easy set of espresso-making instruments was created by the San Francisco-based firm Sinonimo and made in Taiwan. The neatly stacking set is fashioned from textured hybrid coated strong aluminium, oak and cork, and was explicitly meant to stress the ritual and delight of the coffee-making course of. The corporate has even considered issues just like the sound every materials makes when the grounds are tapped out, and the extent of high quality ensures these utensils will final a lifetime, whether or not it’s at residence or within the studio.  


Lick Palette 05: Maximalist Brights by Yinka Ilori x Lick

Reflection 01. Picture courtesy of Lick

Acclaimed artist Yinka Ilori partnered with the British residence decor model Lick to create a blinding vary of paints and wallpapers. Ilori’s polychromatic powers are well-known, and his collaboration with Lick faucets into the vibrancy of his artwork and installations. The Palette 05: The Maximalist Brights assortment contains 5 colors and two geometric wallpaper prints, all designed to harmonise in a daring and relentlessly refreshing means. 


Kohler x Daniel Arsham

Our second award-winning collaboration paired up to date American artist Daniel Arsham with Kohler. The consequence was Rock.01, a strikingly sculptural 3D-printed sink. Kohler, which has almost one and a half century’s price of expertise in stone manufacturing, labored with Arsham to create this limited-edition piece. Debuted at Design Miami 2021, Rock.01 marks the beginning of an ongoing partnership between the artist and American producer. 


Cell Alpha by Syng

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We’ve all been seduced by the aesthetics of Syng’s Cell Alpha speaker. An unashamedly daring piece of commercial design, the round Cell Alpha makes use of sensors to measure up your room and form the soundfield accordingly. Greatest utilized in open-plan rooms the place you may maximise the sensation of house, Cell Alpha could be floor-standing, wall-mounted and even suspended from the ceiling. ‘The product makes me wish to pay attention,’ says decide Kim Colin of Industrial Facility, who selected the Cell Alpha as one among her favorite entries within the Wallpaper* Good Area Awards 2022, ‘as a result of it appears to be like like Syng know one thing about how the long run may very well be higher!’


A Area for Prayer rugs by Katsuki Connection

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Katsuki Connection’s new rug assortment snared our Life-Enhancing Object class, due to the wealthy mixture of hand-crafted method and daring colourways. ‘A Area for Prayer’ is a design that evokes the normal artwork of ink brushed onto washi paper, with the shifting array of textures meant to set off sensory cues. The colorful rugs additionally trace on the artwork of origami, and the entire assortment is absolutely customisable when it comes to measurement and thickness. Wallpaper* Good Area Awards 2022 decide Rossana Hu praised the corporate for taking ‘a historically boring and one-piece product and twisting its visible playfulness to supply a culturally impressed aesthetic that enhances its perform’.


Sonos Soundbar Recessed Wall Mount by Wall-Good

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Certainly one of our two successful Hello-fi elements labored with a market chief to rework the best way their product was used. Wall-Good’s Sonos Soundbar Recessed Wall Mounts present a easy and simple various to the norm. Able to being turned into plenty of totally different wall finishes, the fastidiously formed mount permits you to seamlessly incorporate Sonos’ award-winning streaming tech into your house. 


Alva TT V2 turntable by Cambridge Audio

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A trendy and minimal approach to get again into vinyl, the Alva TT V2 impressed our judges with its no-nonsense aesthetics and wi-fi functionality. Cambridge Audio has paired a top quality cartridge, arm, and platter with the comfort of Bluetooth streaming. 


Polestar Areas

Picture courtesy of Polestar

Polestar has pushed the boat out with its retail design areas. From the outset, this off-shoot of Volvo’s automotive division was decided to do issues in another way, whether or not it’s with the design of its vehicles, its use of supplies, and even the best way it goes about promoting issues. Moderately than depend on standard showrooms, the Swedish firm is making a collection of ‘Polestar Areas’ to tell and educate potential prospects – all of whom will full their ordering expertise on-line. The areas are simple and minimal, with a design-led give attention to the automotive’s finishes, supplies, and elements.  


‘Echo’ desk lamp by Caussa

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Caussa’s ‘Echo’ collection of desk lamps impressed with its potential to work seamlessly in each residence and workplace. Designed by Simon Busse, the lamp base was knowledgeable by the form of a tuning fork, making a slender loop-like rail to carry the adjustable round lamp head. Provided in black, white, purple, and blue, ‘Echo’ is constituted of powder-coated aluminium and acrylic glass and may simply change from formal to casual. 


Cost 5 by Fitbit

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The Cost 5 proved that Fitbit’s give attention to devoted trackers was a sensible transfer. Manner much less cumbersome than even the slenderest sensible watch, the Cost 5 gives nearly each degree of performance packed into its slender band. Fitbit’s holistic strategy to all sides of wellness metrics expanded nonetheless additional with the addition of excessive and low heart-rate monitoring, in addition to a particular sensor that retains tabs in your stress ranges. Constructed-in GPS, train modes and sleep monitoring all come as customary, wrapped up in a recyclable aluminium housing. 


Cradle to Cradle Licensed® Gold Degree vary by Grohe

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Grohe’s first try at bringing design circularity to market hit a chord with our judges. The German producer has revisited 4 of its best-selling merchandise to make sure that they meet the Cradle-to-Cradle Merchandise Innovation Institute’s rigorous Licensed Gold Degree. Consequently, key merchandise just like the Grohe Eurosmart basin mixer and Grohe BauEdge mixer, together with bathe sprays and fittings, are actually manufactured in such a means that their core supplies could be recycled and reused endlessly. All 4 additionally profit from Grohe’s EcoJoy water-saving expertise.


Roborock S7 MaxV Extremely Robotic Vacuum by Roborock

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Our home futures are wanting more and more clear. Our panel was impressed by Roborock’s S7 MaxV Extremely Robotic Vacuum, which mixes the standard sweeping mode with the flexibility to mop, giving this puck-shaped gadget the flexibility to modify between surfaces and scrub in addition to suck. With a charging dock able to storing seven weeks’ price of dust, this little machine is designed to fireplace up and overlook.  


Jet Bot AI+ by Samsung


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Samsung’s Jet Bot AI+ takes the day-to-day drudgery out of dusting with the addition of a 3D sensor and AI mapping to extend the accuracy of its navigation and cleansing pace. In contrast to a few of its rivals, the Jet Bot adopts a extra overt sci-fi aesthetic, with clear white traces and an onboard digital camera that may stream imagery to your smartphone for residence safety check-ins. 


Hypertouch floor by Iris Ceramica Group

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Iris Ceramica Group developed Hypertouch to provide the sensible residence a extra seamless aesthetic. A capacitive switching system, it’s restricted solely by the creativeness of the designer and could be built-in into any of the Italian ceramic specialist’s big number of materials finishes. The tip result’s a totally easy management floor that’s indistinguishable from its environment, permitting the operation of lighting, heating, cooling, and audio-visual gear to be nearly invisible. 


Ami by Citroën

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Citroën has hit the jackpot with its electrical Ami, a metropolis automotive that debuted as an idea, took Paris by storm and now appears to be like set to do the identical within the UK. The approaching arrival of Ami 100% Ëlectric can be a uncommon likelihood to savour what the French already know; purpose-built city EVs make much more sense in crowded European metropolis centres. The 46-mile vary and prime pace of 28mph is all you want for brief hops, and the micro-car footprint doesn’t take up any extra space than it wants. A supply van model can be obtainable; all fashions share a dedication to recyclability and low, low impression.   


The Sero by Samsung

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Samsung’s Sero TV flips conference on its head by catering to the inexorable and unstoppable rise of vertically formatted content material. Sero is a top quality 4K QLED display screen, able to delivering standard TV and cinema content material in beautiful decision. Pair it along with your smartphone, nevertheless, and the show rotates by means of 90 levels to tally precisely with what you see on display screen. That vertical mode can be supreme for minimising the TV’s presence in your life when it’s not required. 


The Carry-on Professional by Carl Friedrik

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Carl Friedrik’s newest foray into lovable baggage is the Carry-on Professional, which melds a hard-shell entrance pocket for peace of thoughts for laptops and tablets, an aluminium body and ultra-light ribbed polycarbonate shell, making it the most effective carry-ons round. The classic look is enhanced by Italian leather-based detailing in a selection of three wealthy colors (cognac, chocolate or black) and there are 4 silent spinner wheels that received’t draw undesirable consideration to your treks by means of the terminal. 



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