2019 CODAawards Winners Announced
MADISON, WI, August 28, 2019 – When artists, designers, industry resources, and clients work together, common places are transformed into spectacular spaces. CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, has once again partnered with Interior Design magazine to announce the winners of the seventh annual international CODAawards: Collaboration of Design + Art. The CODAawards recognize collaborations that result in outstanding projects, which successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.
Top honors were awarded to the following collaborative projects across ten categories:
- Commercial, Light Waterfall (Wuhan, China) submitted by Kris Lin International Design
- Education, The Quad Student Community at York University (Toronto, ON Canada) submitted by ARK
- Healthcare, Karolinska Institutet Biomedicum (Solna, Sweden) submitted by Derix Glasstudios
- Hospitality, Birds Nest (Xi’an, China) submitted by Kris Lin International Design
- Institutional, The Constellation (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) submitted by Helmick Sculpture
- Landscape, Broad Reach (Chestertown, MD) submitted by Hess Industries, LLC
- Liturgical, Murmuration (Cincinnati, OH) submitted by Anne Patterson Studio
- Public Spaces, Boolean Operator (Suzhou, China) submitted by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
- Residential, Freebooter (Amsterdam, Netherlands) submitted by GG-loop
- Transportation, CHORUS (New York, NY) submitted by Franz Mayer of Munich
“The CODAawards recognize the importance of collaboration, and honor the design and art professionals whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us,” said Toni Sikes, CEO of CODAworx.
In its seventh year, the CODAawards received 435 entries from 26 different countries around the globe, representing over $118 million USD in commissions. Winning projects were found as far as Germany to Australia, from Los Angeles to Toronto. The winners exemplify the best of what can happen when artists and design professionals collaborate to create artful spaces in our built environment.
An esteemed panel of 18 jurors from the design, architecture and art worlds judged the submissions. Jury members included Robin Klehr Avia, Regional Managing Principal, Gensler; Jeremy Crandell, Co-Lead, Central Arts Team, Burning Man; John Edelman, CEO, Design Within Reach; JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director, Museum of Craft and Design; Susan R. Ewing, Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art; Mark Zeff, President, Mark Zeff. The jury selected winners in each of the ten design categories. Their Top 100 selections were then exhibited online in early summer, where the public was invited to vote for their favorites.
The CODAawards will be covered in the August 2019 issue of Interior Design magazine, on CODAworx.com, and through eleven design + art partner organizations, reaching the largest, most qualified audience of design and art professionals in the world.
CODAworx provides a platform to celebrate design projects featuring commissioned artwork in interior, architectural, and public spaces. The CODAworx team is on a mission to transform every space in the world by making more great commissions happen. Since 2012, the site has been the online “Hub of the Commissioned Art Economy,” where anyone can showcase work, hire artists, and get hired. Visit codaworx.com.
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