Top Objects: 2011 Modern World Awards

Dwell on Design 2011

There were some happy designers wandering around after the winners of Dwell's first-ever Modern World Awards were announced. Dwell on Design attendees got to check out the magazine's 25 finalists for the contest, staged against a plywood backdrop. The objects, which ranged from a bike rack to a classic chair, all had winning style, but only five took home a trophy.The categories were Work, Eat, Live, Create, and Play. The winners, who walked away with a cherry wood award block by House Industries, are:

Work: 111 Navy Chair by Emeco

Eat: FYRKAT Picnic Charcoal Grill by Bodum.

Live: Mangas Rug by Patricia Urquiola for Gan.

Create: Softwall by Molo Design.

Play: Bike Shelf by Chris Brigham for Knife & Saw.

Knife & Saws awesome bike shelf also took the People's Choice award.

My personal favorite, which wins in my new category "Want," was the woolly scarf-like Mangas Rug.

Read more about the awards here.

Images: Show photos by AnnaMaria Stephens, product images via individual designers/manufacturers, as linked above

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