The winner of 'Best spread’ for this year’s Design Awards issue (W*155) went to Montréal-based culinary company Société-Orignal - an ethical grocery that works with farmers and foragers across rural Québec to uncover new culinary products.
Welcome to the eighth Wallpaper* Design Awards: our end-of-year celebration of the people, places and products that have lifted our spirits and made us realise that despite all the economic and political chaos around us – all’s not bad in the world.
Lapo Elkann is not only heir to the Italy’s biggest auto label, Fiat, but also a passionate collector of cars and a lover of all things that go over 200km. Here, we give you a close up look at his fleet - winner of ‘best car collection’ in the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2012 - as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot for our February issue (W*155, out now).
In order for the building to fit comfortably in the surrounding urban and industrial landscape, the architects opted for an abstract contemporary form, rather than using a more traditional ecclesiastical architectural language.
The result is an enticing showcase of Tsutaya’s art, design, fashion and travel books and magazines, together with a luxury convenience store and a jazz club bar lounge, all with an unusually spacious and curated feel