Archive for May, 2012
The Design and Art Direction (D&AD) Awards are infamous for their high standards and the rigorous criteria a project must satisfy in order to be deemed ‘original and inspiring, exceptionally well executed, and relevant to their context.’
We are pleased to report that under these conditions Ab Rogers Design’s interactive installation ‘A day in the life of Ernesto Bones’ (produced under the auspices of the Stanley Picker Fellowship at Kingston University) has been bestowed with a big beautiful D&AD Book Award in the category of exhibition design for the D&AD Spatial Design Awards in 2012. This is one of our favourite projects of recent years and the award is just another great excuse to say a big thank you to all those who brought Ernesto Bones to life:
The collaborators (in sequential order): Sara Fanelli; Heston Blumenthal; Tom Scott; Monica Narula; Jane Nisselson; Ben Kelly; Deyan Sudjic; Michael Elias; David Tanguy; Adrian Searle; Charlotte Cullinan; Miranda Carter; Shelley Fox; Lesley Bunch; Fergus Henderson; Helena Reckitt; Jane Withers; Simon Ofield-Kerr; Aric Chen; Daniel Hunt; Susan Cohn; Andrea Branzi; Michael Connor and John Hegarty.
The sponsors: Beijing Design Week 2011, The British Council, and THE DDSA.
The team: Ab Rogers Design (exhibition design), David Falkner (curation), Michael Connor (guest curation), John Short (photography)
“One of London’s most pre-emminent designers, Ab Rogers, was in Mebourne recently working on a project with ACMI. We were lucky enough to spot him on his morning walk and grabbed him for a quick chat and shot. Ab is recognised for his proggressive and ultra-modern asthetic in interior design, lighting and commercial projects. In design, like fashion, Ab says it’s absolutely simple – “it’s ALL about the detail”.. ” shoemakersofmelbourne.com