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Wallpaper|November 2021
We unveil the winners of our first-ever Smart Space Awards, a striking selection of the best new technology and design products for the home
JONATHAN BELL

We’re thrilled to present the inaugural Wallpaper* Smart Space Awards, which provided us with the perfect excuse to dive into the worlds of domestic technology and product design. The panel of judges included architect Tosin Oshinowo, of Nigerian practice CM Design Atelier (part of our 2021 Architects’ Directory, see W*270); artist, musician, and designer Yuri Suzuki; and Harrods retail manager Veronica Forin, together with Wallpaper’s editor-in-chief Sarah Douglas and transport & technology editor Jonathan Bell. The five sifted through a substantial pile of entries, searching for objects that inspire, and technology that’s designed to last. As always, the winners are very Wallpaper*, a celebration of undeniable beauty, striking design and intuitive function.

MOST FUTURISTIC FURNITURE

‘OE1’ workspace collection, by Herman Miller

Designed by Industrial Facility Sam Hecht and Kim Colin for Herman Miller, ‘OE1’ is a system of modular objects that can reshape the open-plan office into a more intimate or expansive area. Accommodating different working patterns, it acknowledges that continual change needs to be made easier for all. hermanmiller.com

MOST ILLUMINATING LIGHTING

‘Everyday’ lamps, by Stellar Works

Neri & Hu’s ‘Everyday’ ceiling and wall lamps for Stellar Works are deliberately quotidian. Straightforward, simple and unpretentious, they evoke memories of lamps of a bygone era, while also remaining resolutely modern and sleekly elegant. A design offering a welcome respite from excessive fuss. stellarworks.com

HAPPIEST HEALTH GIVER

‘HealthProtect 7470i’ air purifier, by Blueair

There’s nothing like a spot of enforced indoor time to remind us how much we need to breathe fresh air. Not only does Blueair’s ‘HealthProtect 7470i’ combine advanced filtration systems with a near-silent operation, but the industrial design isn’t too shabby either. Health-giving technology can also be easy on the eye. blueair.com

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