Front, the quartet behind the eye-catching disco-ball chandelier Konfetti, is once again being appreciated for their work. Design Miami/Basel, the most prominent and substantive forum for international design, has named Swedish design collective Front its 2007 Designer of the Future.
In recognition of the award, Front will present an on-site installation of their cutting-edge work that will feature prototypes of a new collection, Magical, commissioned exclusively for Design Miami/Basel.
150 major designers were asked to submit candidates for the second annual Designer of the Future Award. The Selection Committee, made up of influential members of the international design community, chose Front from the top seven candidates. The Designer of the Future Award complements the Designer of the Year award given at Design Miami/Basel in December. The award gives the recipient the unique opportunity to exhibit alongside the most reputable designers and design galleries in the world – giving them high visibility and immediate access to the most influential members of the international design community.
Design Miami/Basel will take place in the Markthalle, Basel, Switzerland. The Markthalle is the third largest dome in Europe and a local landmark with almost 6,000 m2 of floor space.