In its ninth year and with over 500 projects given the nod, this year the Wallpaper* Design Awards pats people, places and products on the back that have brightened up the world in the past 12 months.  This year judges included Rick Owens, fashion designer; Wang Shu, architect; Julian Opie, artistl Oki Sato, designer and founder of Nendo; Ferran Adriå, chef; and Farida Khelfa, muse and the new ambassador for Schiaparelli. Eleven major awards have been handed out by the panel of international design 'noses', while the other recipients nominated by the Wallpaper* team and an international network of contributors.

HIghlights this year include the Best New Women's Fashion Collection for A/W 12 by Rei Kawakubu and Commes des Garçons. Designer of the Year for Ron Gilad, Best Fixer-Upper for Jaime Hayon and Le Sergent Recruteur restaurant in Paris, and Best Dining Table (above) for Tobi-Ishi by Barber Osgerby and B&B Italia.