It’s finally here! ELLE Decoration International’s official website for the annual EDIDA Awards has launched, showcasing the crème de la crème of the design world and the distinguished recipients of this prestigious award. Discover the trade secrets about this highlight of the global design calendar:
With a spotlight on the winning designers, products and companies since 2003, the EDIDA site is set to be the central hub for design-related news and events across the 25 global editions of the ELLE DECORATION network.
The EDIDA are for the design community like the Oscars for the film industry – Patricia Urquiola, designer
On the homepage, you will find information about the last EDIDA event, exclusive content on EDIDA winners, as well as quotes and news on the ELLE DECORATION network. The homepage will evolve throughout the year.
Each page details the category, the year, the designer and the company related to the winning object. It also provides a description of the object explaining the motivations for the award. The other awards won in the same year are visible at the bottom of each object page. The visitor is able to share this content on their own Facebook, Twitter or Google+ pages.
Launched in 2003, EDIDA, or the ELLE DECORATION International Design Awards, is an annual international event which sees the 25 global editions’ Editors-in-Chief assemble to award the best in international design excellence. Taking place in Milan during the world’s leading furniture expo, Salone del Mobile, the EDIDA Awards are the highlight of the interior design event, where awards are bestowed across 13 categories:
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR / YOUNG DESIGN TALENT / FURNITURE / SEATING / FABRICS / WALL COVERING / TABLEWARE / LIGHTING / BEDDING / FLOOR COVERING / KITCHEN / BATHROOM / OUTDOOR
Every edition of ELLE DECORATION puts forward independent suggestions for winners and from this global shortlist the winners are selected and collated at the DECO headquarters in Paris.
Some of the world’s most renowned designers have received EDIDA awards, and are announced in the April Issue of ELLE DECO editions around the world.
ELLE DECO WORLD MAP
The World Map on the site allows users to navigate to each of the 25 international editions’ online mags just be roving over the respective country. The full network of ELLE DECO is now available at the click of a button!
All images courtesy EDIDA