MARTIN LESJAK NAMED 2015 DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
We are delighted that our 13&9 co-founder, Martin Lesjak, also CEO and Creative Director INNOCAD Architecture, received one of the international architecture and design community’s top honors, Contract Magazine’s Designer of the Year.
The award was bestowed on January 30, 2015 at the 36th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast presented by Contract Magazine in New York. For the past 36 years, the A&D community has gathered at this annual event to recognize winners of interiors projects across 15 categories, as well as Designer of the Year and Legend Award. More than 600 architecture and design leaders attended the Interiors Awards Breakfast at Cipriani on 42nd Street. Winners of Interiors Awards traveled to New York for the event from across the U.S., as well as Singapore, China, Europe and Canada.Lesjak joins a list of renowned past recipients including Michael Graves, Graft, Shigeru Ban, William McDonough and David Rockwell.
“Martin Lesjak elicits power, grace, and emotion from his engaging and sensuous interior spaces. Through both his visionary architecture and interior design, as well as beautiful product design, Lesjak is clearly a design star that others in the profession look up to,” says Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki, who selected Lesjak as Designer of the Year. “Martin has won a total of threeInteriors Awards from Contract in the previous two years, those projects turned heads in the U.S., and his body of work continues to grow and gain international attention.” Photo credits: Award-winning retail project: ROLLING STONES designed by INNOCAD & 13&9 I Photo by Paul Ott
To see a full list of the 2015 Interiors Awards winners, as well as a profile story and video about Lesjak, please click on these links below. A 12-page feature story on Martin Lesjak appears in the January/February issue of Contract magazine, which also includes coverage of all Interiors Awards winners.
Photo credits: GEOMETRIC COLLECTION DIAMOND SHADES by 13&9 I Photo by Markus Mansi
Thank you, 13&9