Meet the Jury

In a grand gesture to make the Frame Awards more inclusive, engaging and transparent, we’re now calling out to interior-design professionals globally to apply for the role of Frame Awards jury member. Revolving jury panels will select the Interiors of the Month Awards, a new initiative from our Frame Awards platform launching in September 2020. The best monthly projects of each category will automatically be shortlisted for Frame Awards 2021, to be judged by a grand jury of industry leaders in June 2021.

For more information, check out our jury process.

September Jury

Fa21 Jury Royce Epstein

Royce Epstein

A&D Design Director at Mohawk Group

Royce develops Mohawk’s design vision and shares insights for cultural trends and the meaning of materials in a broad context within the design industry. Royce spent two decades working in A&D firms before Mohawk. She is based in Philadelphia.

Fa21 Jury Jelle Sapulete

Jelle Sapulete

Global Brand Design Director Retail at Adidas

Jelle works on future retail concepts and store design for sportswear brand Adidas, such as the flagship store in London and boutique store a3 in Beijing. Jelle is based in Herzogenaurath, Germany, and previously worked in retail design jobs at UXUS and Starbucks.

Fa21 Jury Simona Franci

Simona Franci

Principal at Fortebis

Based in Rome, Simona has created the brand image for some of the most famous fashion designers and premium brands in the world, such as Ferrari, Maserati, Giorgio Armani, Vivienne Westwood, Fendi, LVMH and many others. Simona has earned a reputation as one of the foremost retail brand interior designers, and now serves as Principal at architecture firm Fortebis.

Fa21 Jury Tetsuya Matsumoto

Tetsuya Matsumoto

Founder and Head Architect at KTX archiLAB & Matsuya Art Works

Tetsuya founded KTX archiLAB based in Himeji and Tokyo, and is a spatial design lecturer at Osaka University of Art. Matsumoto is an award winning commercial spatial designer, and has served on the juries of several local and international design awards.

Fa21 Jury Shannon Pringle

Shannon Pringle

Project Designer at Bernardon Architects

Shannon’s 7 years of experience in the field of interior design have made her an integral member of Philadelphia-based integrated design firm Bernardon’s interiors team, contributing her skills and creativity to multi-category projects. She is a 2010 graduate of Moore College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design.

Fa21 Jury Alberto Caiola

Alberto Caiola

Founder at Alberto Caiola Design & Consulting

Alberto Caiola is the creative director and founder of the eponymous award-winning design agency in Shanghai. The studio synthesizes authentic narratives through unfamiliar combinations and complexity in contradictions, encouraging the audience to embark on new immersive journeys. Clients include Crash Baggage and Sony.

Fa21 Jury Zak Hoke

Zak Hoke

Founder and Creative Director at ATR Addicted To Retail

Zak founded the New York based design-led retail marketing consultancy, ATR, to lead experiential design programs, integrated brand strategy and activations. He has pushed boundaries with his work augmenting the physical shopping experience with digital integrations for brands including Nike, Google, Adidas, and GAP.

Fa21 Jury Judith Haase

Judith Haase

Cofounder at Gonzalez Haase AAS

Judith opened her firm Gonzalez Haase AAS in Berlin and Paris with her partner Pierre Jorge Gonzalez in 1999. Its principal practices are architecture, design, scenography and lighting. The atelier has a high reputation for its involvement with contemporary artists, curators, or collectors to create the appropriate space to feature an artwork or a luxury product. Clients include the Gallery Nordenhake, Andreas Murkudis and Balenciaga.

Fa21 Pcee

PC Ee

Cofounder at IndustryPlus

P C is co-founder of Singapore-based Industry+, which edits and produces contemporary design furniture. With an international team of designers, he has established a collection that balances craft and modern manufacturing. A strong advocate of art design, P C has organized and art-directed numerous showcases for brands and emerging designers.

Fa21 Jury Julie Payette

Julie Payette

Cofounder and Partner at v2com newswire

Julie has dedicated her entire 30-year career to promoting architecture, design projects and products around the world. As an international media relations specialist in design, based in Montreal, she has developed an important network of journalists in architecture, design and lifestyle.

Fa21 Jury Florian Seidl

Florian Seidl

Design Manager at Lavazza

As coffee maker Lavazza's design manager, Florian is responsible for the corporate design of the Italian group based in Turin. This ranges from coffee and espresso machines to vending solutions, tableware, accessories and packaging. During the last few years he has helped to firmly position Lavazza on the map of modern Italian design.

Fa21 Jury Jaycee Chui

Jaycee Chui

Cofounder at MDO

Jaycee is the founding partner of MDO, based in Shanghai and is a 40 Under 40 Asia winner 2018. Her projects are highly spatial, creating journeys and stories rich in detail, material and light.

Fa21 Jury Matteo Renna

Matteo Renna

Design Specialist Concept & Development at Rituals

Matteo is a multidisciplinary designer based in Amsterdam, his work ranges between physical and digital spaces, always with the user experience in mind. He has occupied key design roles for Heineken Experience and Word Press Photo, and is currently part of beauty products retailer Rituals’ design and development team.

Fa21 Jury Justin Bridgland

Justin Bridgland

Cofounder at MDO

Justin is the cofounder of MDO in Shanghai and Frame Awards 2018 winner. His work is sculptural, focusing on scale and proportion and the use of light. Justin’s projects are highly detailed, emphasizing the relationship between concept and craftsmanship.

Darren Nolan

Associate at Peter Marino Architect

Darren has experience in projects for major furniture manufacturers, design consultancies, architectural practices and large multinational corporations. His architectural experience extends from creation and global implementation of retail architectural concepts for luxury brands such as Dior, Chanel and Hublot through to large scale mixed use developments of residential, retail and hospitality projects.

The visionaries driving spatial innovation

The Frame Awards recognizes the people driving the industry forward, conferring the awards for Designer of the Year, Emerging Designer of the Year, and Client of the Year, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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