Nicely packed for a Wednesday evening in NYC, the festivities showcased a variety of work from product to packaging in the minimalist showroom design of Manuel Miranda and Jiwon Lee. The duo's basic kraft paper-and-masking-tape-covered-pedestal installation reminded us of the simple solutions many winning designs captured (faves that put a smile on our face were Homebase's Grow Your Own gardening product, the concept Coat Check chair and the Meyerhoffer Surfboard). While the back wall display of some 60 I.D. covers served as visual epitaph to one of the most followed design publications from the last 50 years, the products in the room reminded us that though the printed page might be gone, but the conversation still continues.
You can see the whole lot of winners here.