Friday, April 3rd, 2015 - NewsMaker
Western Living is pleased to announce an all-star lineup for this year's Designers of the Year 2015 judging panel. International design tycoons such as Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Jonathan Adler, Barbara Barry, Tricia Guild, and Tom Kundig have all come forward to judge the best in the West. Joining the esteemed panel will be a selection of local star power including Oliver Lang and Paul Lavoie.

Celebrating the best Western Canadian designers, Designers of the Year categories include architecture, interior, eco, furniture, fashion and industrial design. The deadline to apply is April 14, 2015, with the results published in the September edition of Western Living and the awards ceremony on September 18, 2015.

"We're so thrilled to have so many returning superstars," says editor-in-chief Anicka Quin. "Jonathan Adler's furniture and accessories line is amongst the most coveted world-wide, Tom Kundig's architecture is synonymous with the best in modern design, and -- joining us for the first time -- Martyn Lawrence Bullard has created spaces for the likes of Cher and Ellen Pompeo. To have this caliber of designer support our awards program reflects the international appeal of Western Canadian design."

This year's judges include:

Barbara Barry, barbarabarry.com
Brent Comber, Brent Comber Originals, brentcomber.com
David Dove, perkinswill.com
Jeremy Sturgess, sturgessarchitecture.com
Jonathan Adler, jonathanadler.com
Martyn Lawrence Bullard, martynlawrencebullard.com
Mikael Axelsson, Ikea, ikea.ca
Oliver Lang, Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture, lwpac.net
Paolo Cravedi, Alessi, alessi.com
Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig Architects, olsonkundigarchitects.com
Tricia Guild, Designers Guild, designersguild.com
Yumi Eto, Aritzia, aritzia.com

The entry deadline for this year's awards is April 14th, 2015 at midnight.

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For more information or media enquiries please contact: 
Dale McCarthy
Western Living 
Business Development Manager 
P: 604 877 4858 
E: Email Contact 

Anicka Quin
Western Living 
Editor-in-chief 
P: 604 877 7732 
E: Email Contact 


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