Good Design Awards recognise a huge array of design disciplines. They are presented on the basis of aesthetic merit, materials, craftsmanship, innovation, sustainability, and functionality. To find the best designs, an international jury, made up of experts from a range of disciplines, painstakingly chooses from several thousand designers and companies, across fifty-five countries.
In Eris, the interplay between light and shadow, glass and wood, evokes a feeling of quietude. The lamp’s imaginative orb-like shape, made using hand-blown borosilicate glass, houses a cylindrical wood veneer diffuser.
Designed by Mayice and hand-blown by master artisan Eduard Garuti, Eris is undeniably elegant and poised. The perfect mood light, Eris has a soft, pleasing ambience that is suited to a range of spaces. It is available as both a table lamp and a suspension lamp.
Big Bird Horizontal
Created from the imagination of artist Isidro Ferrer, Big Bird is a life-size lamp made in collaboration with master artisan Manolo Martin. It is available in both horizontal and vertical forms (as well as a new, smaller version called Birdy). A truly remarkable feat, Big Bird is built with a traditional woodcarving technique used by Fallas artisans, known as vareta. Describing vareta, Manolo Martin explains: ‘To achieve the form, the element is reproduced by using sections of it, called dogas, and the “skin” is shaped by means of fine woods, called varetas.’
Big Bird hovers overhead with a sense of ease, and a frosted glass ball, a nectar of light, hangs from its beak. An accomplished feat, in Big Bird we find a perfect design and craft symbiosis.
About Good Design Awards
GOOD DESIGN® is the world’s ‘oldest and most prestigious’ awards programme. Established in Chicago in 1950, it honours innovative industrial, product, and graphic designs across the world. The programme is organised annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, and Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd.