Gliss Master Glass wins AZ Award for Best Furniture System

Gliss Master  Walk-in closet by Vincent Van Duysen


Gliss Master Glass design by Vincent Van Duysen won the 2018 AZ Award for Best Furniture Systems Design. AZURE magazine presents the annual awards to leading voices in international architecture and design. Gliss Master Glass was selected as the winner by the esteemed panel of judges as well as named the people’s choice winner in the same category.

The judges selected this design because: “It’s hard to improve on perfection, but that’s what Vincent Van Duysen has managed to do with the latest iteration of the Gliss Master. The Belgian architect and designer originally developed the customizable wardrobe for Molteni&C two years ago, and the piece helped to usher in the ongoing trend of making a closet a feature of the bedroom, as opposed to sequestering it to a room tucked behind doors.”

They went on to say “But what elevates the latest rendition of Gliss above the original, constructed with a solid back and side panels, is glass. Glass on all sides turns the closet into an artful display box that effortlessly blurs boundaries between sleeping and living spaces and becomes an integral piece of home furniture...Gliss Master Glass interprets minimalism and the ‘life-changing magic of tidying up’ with stunning sophistication.”

Said judge and creator of this year’s AZ Awards trophy, designer Michael Anastassiades: “Gliss is a very well-resolved system compared to what’s available on the market now.”

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Gliss Master by Vincent Van Duysen and D.156.3 by Gio Ponti

This year, the AZ Awards panel of judges consisted of Claire Weisz, founding partner at New York architecture, urban design and planning firm WXY; Megan Torza, partner at Toronto architecture, landscape architecture and urban design firm DTAH; the aforementioned London-based designer Michael Anastassiades; Michel Rojkind, founder of Mexico City architecture firm Rojkind Arquitectos; and Allen Chan, co-founder of Toronto multidisciplinary studio DesignAgency.

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