Meet the Jury

An international jury of industry leaders will preside over each of the Spatial Awards categories. Each jury is comprised of at least one designer, one manufacturer, and one client, led by a chairman. 

The chairs of each jury will judge the Executional and Societal Awards submissions. For more information, check out our jury process.

Spatial Awards
Retail

Matteo Bressanin
Chairman

Matteo Bressanin

Chair - Nespresso Global Retail Channel Manager

Matteo Bressanin directs retail development, innovation, communication and design, operations, and property management for Nespresso.

Michele Fuhs

Michele Fuhs

BMW Head of Premium Retail Experience

Michele Fuhs has a profound knowledge of retail, branding, design, and worldwide implementation.

Pieter Kool

Pieter Kool

Design Strategist and Creative Director

Administrating G-Star Raw’s identity, Pieter Kool has designed some of the fashion brand’s most iconic catwalks and fair stands.

India Mahdavi

India Mahdavi

India Mahdavi Architecture and Design Founder

India Mahdavi’s Paris-based studio is known for its joyful art de vivre expression in the fields of architecture, scenography, interior, furniture and object design.

Jo Nagasaka

Jo Nagasaka

Schemata Architects Founder

Jo Nagasaka has gained international recognition for his straightforward design approach in a range of fields from furniture to architecture.

Floriane de Saint-Pierre

Floriane de Saint-Pierre

Floriane de Saint Pierre & Associés President and Founder

Renowned as the matchmaker for the world's leading design driven brands and top-level creatives and executives, Floriane de Saint Pierre heads the HR consultancy firm she founded in 1990. She is also the Founder of digital platform EyesonTalents.

Spatial Awards
Hospitality

Ad de Hond
Chairman

Ad de Hond

Chair - Starbucks VP Store Design and Concepts EMEA

Merging brand DNA with local contexts, Ad De Hond leverages his creative direction to create unique retail experiences in Starbucks EMEA stores.

Jaime Hayon

Jaime Hayon

Hayon Studio Founder

Blurring the divide between art, decoration, and design, Jaime Hayon has won critical acclaim for museum exhibitions as well as commercial furniture.

Glenn Pushelberg

Glenn Pushelberg

Yabu Pushelberg Co-Founder

Glenn Pushelberg provides strategic consultation to the renowned design firm he co-founded, and manages client communications and business.

VLASTIMIL SPELDA

VLASTIMIL SPELDA

Pernod Ricard Ideation and Strategy Director

In his role at Breakthrough Innovation Group, Vlastimil Spelda engages creative talents to create innovative offerings for Pernod Ricard.

Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola Founder

With a focus on craftsmanship, Patricia Urquiola blends the emphatic with the experimental in interior and exhibition design, art direction, and architecture.

Liran Wizman

Liran Wizman

Europe Hotels Private Collection Chairman and Founder

Liran Wizman kicked off his prolific career by founding Grand City Hotel in 2001. Now, he heads EHPC in creating concepts for design-led hotels across Europe.

Spatial Awards
Work

Ramon Beijen
Chairman

Ramon Beijen

Chair - CBRE Workplace Strategies and Design Creative Director

Ramon Beijen has designed innovative and surprising workspaces for a diverse range of international clients.

Ben van Berkel

Ben van Berkel

UNStudio Founder

Ben van Berkel is known for his studio’s groundbreaking projects in architecture, urban development and infrastructure.

Richard Hywel Evans

Richard Hywel Evans

Studio RHE Founder

Director of the studio he founded in 1997, Richard Hywel Evans has built his global reputation on bold and innovative projects.

Claudio Feltrin

Claudio Feltrin

Arper President and CEO

Claudio Feltrin is fostering a radical renewal of furniture company Arper, redefining its brand identity with a fresh focus on design.

Frederique Keuning

Frederique Keuning

Spaces Creative Director and Co-Founder

With Spaces, Frederique Keuning seeks to provide an inspirational work environment with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Spatial Awards
Institutions

Anja Dirks
Chairman

Anja Dirks

Chair - European Council of Interior Architects President

As owner of Studio id+, Anja Dirks focuses on spatial design that enhances health and wellbeing, while serving with the ECIA to promote interior architecture and design in Europe.

Corien Pompe

Corien Pompe

Global Lead Future Lab | Material Innovation Philips Design

Corien Pompe has extensive interdisciplinary experience in colour, material, finishes, and interior design through her work with brands such as Volvo and Philips.

Carlo Ratti

Carlo Ratti

MIT Senseable City Lab Director

An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti directs the MIT Senseable City Lab and is a founding partner of the design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati.

Clive Wilkinson

Clive Wilkinson

Clive Wilkinson Architects Founder

Noted for his innovations in workplace design, Clive Wilkinson is focused on the social agenda of buildings and how people connect with each other.

Spatial Awards
Shows

Mark Gutjahr
Chairman

Mark Gutjahr

Chair - BASF Head of Design Europe

Mark Gutjahr’s current focus on trend research and its implications on automotive design is informed by his extensive experience in product and exhibition design.

Alexandre de Betak

Alexandre de Betak

Bureau Betak Founder

Alexandre de Betak is known for the avant-garde surrealism he brings to world-renowned fashion shows, which integrates technology and culture in all its forms.

Uwe R. Brückner

Uwe R. Brückner

Atelier Brückner Founder and Creative Director

Architect, stage designer, and scenographer Uwe R. Brückner is an expert on museum architecture and exhibition design, with a design philosophy that form follows content.

Mike Hughes

Mike Hughes

Universal Everything Creative Director

Mike Hughes’s conceptual background in art and design informs his work, which combines digital design, moving images, sound, light, and architecture.

David Bickle

David Bickle

V&A Museum Director of Design, Exhibitions, and FuturePlan

An architect by profession, David Bickle gives shape to the V&A brand in its physical manifestations.

Jean-Pierre Greff

Jean-Pierre Greff

HEAD – Genève Director

Jean-Pierre Greff is director of the Geneva School of Art and Design and noted authority on photography, art, design, and literature.

Mateo Kries

Mateo Kries

Vitra Design Museum Director

As director of one of the world's foremost design museums, Mateo Kries oversees its curatorial process, project development, and architecture.

The Jury of Chairmen

The chairs of each of the five Spatial Awards juries will select the Executional and Societal Awards nominees, as well as confer the Honorary Awards.

Executional Awards

Societal Awards

Honorary Awards

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