Wallpaper* has been founded by the Canadian journalist Tyler Brûlé and the Austrian journalist Alexandrer Geriner in London in 1996, it is an IPC Media Magazine which especially focuses on travelling, design, entertainment, fashion and media. Brûlé sold the magazine to Time Warner in 1997, but remained chief editor until 2002.
The renowned British magazine offers the “Wallpaper Design Award” at the end of every year, honoring the most spectacular people, places and products – exceptional artworks and artists, which show the world that there is a lot of beauty in between the whole economic and politic chaos.
A gigantic and wide work is presented to the jury every year. Experts of the areas arts, architecture, design and fashion prove their instinct for what is right, and especially when it is right. Besides the winners, also further products and artists are honored. These ones however aren’t selected by the internationally renowned jury, but by the Wallpaper* staff and the wide network of contributors.