The European Cultural Centre has awarded Karim Rashid with the first ECC Design Award 2016 for the Digital Nature installation he designed for Abet Laminati during Venice Design 2016. Abet laminates and the craftsmanship of company De Rosso were fundamental to create the astonishing space designed by Karim Rashid in the beautiful setting of Palazzo Michiel.
Venice Design was launched by the European Cultural Centre for the first time on the occasion of the Venice Biennale 2016 and includes a series of events and exhibitions throughout the city. The second edition will take place during the Art Biennale in 2017.
The ECC Design Award will be given annually to the designer who has given a substantial contribution to design thanks to his work of outstanding design, concept and execution.