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2015 Designer of the Year: Martin Lesjak

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Martin Lesjak and Anastasija Sugic are the creative duo behind 13&9, an Austrian interdisciplinary design collective that celebrates the unique talents and partnership between Lesjak’s award-winning architecture firm INNOCAD and Sugic’s product and fashion line ANASTASIA SU. The multidisciplinary team, who share the titles of CEO and Creative Director, have received numerous accolades and international notoriety for outstanding achievements in furniture, fashion, accessories, lighting, and art objects, as well as industrial design and audio installation projects. The result of this dynamic partnership gives the brand the flexibility to go beyond designing projects that are not only aesthetically pleasing but are comprehensive solutions with meaningful context.

On January 30, 2015, Martin received one of the international architecture and design community’s top honors, Contract Magazine’s Designer of the Year. He joins a list of renowned past recipients including Michael Graves, Graft, Shigeru Ban, William McDonough, and David Rockwell.

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