This year Mizzi Studio director, Jonathan Mizzi, was selected as part of the 2018 Restaurant & Bar Product Design Awards judging panel. Mizzi will bring his track record in the restaurant and bar sector, as well as his holistic design approach, to the judging table. He joins a prestigious group of fellow judges including architects, interior designers, strategists, furniture designers, and more. When asked what he's looking for in terms of design excellence amongst entrants, Mizzi said, "[I'm looking for] designers [who] are pushing boundaries with technology and form for the benefit of the industry – that’s design excellence".
Director Jonathan Mizzi launched his yoga-inspired furniture collection – the Awkward Series – during the world-renowned London Design Festival, at the 40th Edition of leading Luxury trade show Decorex. We were delighted with how visitors reacted to the series, which showcased the studio's signature affinity for tactile and gestural richness. The new furniture range was designed by Jonathan Mizzi himself, and the inspiration for the shape of the tables came from an unlikely source – yoga. Captivated by the perfect state of balance, strength and poise of Bikram yoga’s ‘awkward’ poise, Mizzi resolved to try and capture this in sculptural form. Anyone who missed the fair can still get in touch if they're interested in ordering their own Awkward Table.