Far-Sighted

2016 Best of Products Awards winners>visionaries

The Witt from the RBW + Rockwell Collection. (Courtesy Rich Brilliant Willing)

The results are in! We deliberated over hundreds of entries, covering everything from residential furnishings to smart home systems and facade products. Our superb team of judges evaluated entries for innovation, aesthetics, performance, and value. In addition to selecting a winner and two honorable mentions for each category (there were too many amazing products to just select one), we included some standout products in our “Visionaries” section, highlighting the year’s very best designs.

The Jury:

Becca Blasdel: products editor, The Architect’s Newspaper

Rafael de Cárdenas: founder and designer, Architecture at Large

William Menking: editor-in-chief, The Architect’s Newspaper

Jean Sundin: founder and principal, Office for Visual Interaction

Marc Tsurumaki: principal and founding partner, LTL Architects

Bob Williams: co-founder and president of design, Mitchell gold + Bob Williams 

Visionaries

Honorees:

RBW + Rockwell Collection
Rich Brilliant Willing

Designed in partnership with David Rockwell, this collection of two sconces (Notch and Phase) and one chandelier (Witt) reinterprets basic geometric forms as minimalist structures, using solid and luxury materials. The sculptural pieces can be utilized in myriad ways to provide warmth and sophistication.

(Courtesy Viking Range)

(Courtesy Viking Range)

Incogneeto Induction Warmer
Viking Range

This simple and innovative induction warmer can be mounted underneath stone or engineered-stone countertops and transforms the surface into a warmer for entertaining. When combined with the Magneeto 2 trivet, induction-compatible cook or bakeware can be placed on top, and the trivet acts as a heat sensor and wireless communicator, automatically monitoring a dish’s temperature.

(Courtesy Galanter & Jones)

(Courtesy Galanter & Jones)

Pylos Bench
Galanter & Jones

This beautifully simple design adds visual interest to any space while also keeping users warm: The smooth cast-stone surface is heated, making it suitable for all climates and seasons.

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