Lifetime Achievements


This year, Milano Design Award is celebrating designers and companies who have made the history of Fuorisalone.
Prizes are given by the Milano Fuorisalone committee, composed by the major design districts.



Lifetime Achievement for Designer

Tom Dixon

Infamously self-taught, Tom Dixon (OBE) is an internationally renowned British Designer, Creative Director of eponymous brand Tom Dixon (est. 2002). His works are included in permanent collections of the world’s most prestigious museums, including the V&A and the MoMA. Tom Dixon has built his universe through intensely diverse experiences, from music, contemporary lighting, furniture and accessories to high profile projects including the Restaurant at The Royal Academy in London, Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, Barbecoa as well as Shoreditch House. Most recently Tom’s Design Research Studio completed their first ever hotel project, redesigning the iconic Thames-side Mondrian Sea Containers in London.

Lifetime Achievement for Company


Founded in 1946, Cappellini has become synonymous with contemporary, avant-garde design. Over the years it has launched some of the world’s greatest designers, producing innovative and high quality furnishings. Cappellini’s collection is characterized by experimentation and the exploration of new ways of living, furnishing the whole domestic landscape from the living room to the studio and bedroom, but also contract areas such as lounges, hotels and restaurants. Many of these products have also become iconic pieces which are exhibited in museums throughout the world such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the MoMa in NY and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Giulio Cappellini creator of the company’s uniqueness and emblematic figure in the international design scene is universally recognized as a talent scout of young designers: some examples includes Jasper Morrison, Marcel Wanders, the Bouroullec brothers and Marc Newson. Giulio Cappellini is the Art Direction of Cappellini and also looks after the company’s product range and communication strategies. He has recently been nominated by Time magazine as one of the most important trendsetters in the world. Cappellini is available worldwide. Its flagship stores are located in Milan, Rome, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Manila and in other main capital cities. The Head Offices are in Meda, Brianza district.


Both Tom Dixon and Giulio Cappellini will join our stage to receive our prizes and tell us about their greatest moments at Fuorisalone.