13 Mar 2019 • The Frame Team
Overheard at the Frame Awards: from form-follows-funding to paradise
What went on behind closed doors at the judging sessions for the Frame Awards categories? Which phrases uttered on stage became instant classics? We’ve picked a selection of our favourite utterances, from the death of architectural ego to the fact that heaven is an (unexpected) place on Earth.
‘Nonpermanent spaces represent the future of hospitality.’
‘Gentle Monster has created a buzz in a way that no other brand has done before – a reason for people to get off the couch and visit a sunglasses store.’
‘Can’t we fight that? Offices are not factories!’
‘It’s the definition of a pop-up: it even travels in its own packaging.’
‘Life is stressful in China; that’s why you need spaces where there is nothing, to empty your mind.’
‘There is a new kind of architecture that represents the end of the ego of the architect, producing monuments to himself.’
‘Perhaps it’s professional corruption, but I like the message of staging something low-tech, something human.’
‘When I see designers fiddling around with our futures, they don’t yet see the consequences – that’s a lack of imagination.’
‘Form follows funding.’
‘I didn’t know paradise was in Holland!’
See the full list of winners of the 2019 Frame Awards here.