Cologne – Germany,January 18 – 25, 2009 – Alfredo Häberli is elected as “A&W Designer of the Year 2009” by German magazine Architektur & Wohnen. For this event a special exhibition was organized about his works in art museum “Kölnisches Kunstverein” (Cologne), showing amongst others his design Empire for Quodes.

Achille Castiglioni was the first to receive this prestigious prize in 1997, followed by several others like Ingo Maurer, Philippe Starck, Konstantin Grcic. Alfredo Häberli is elected, in a nutshell, because he “unites the functions of an object with a cheerful sense of humor, often visible after a second glance”.

Image: one of the windows by night of the Kölnisches Kunstverein during the exhibition.