Kiwi designer named NYCxDESIGN Awards honoree at MOMA

Kris Ericksen has joined the New York design elite after being named an NYCxDESIGN Awards Honoree after reaching a finalist position in the Emerging Talent category of the recent New York-based global design competition.

The competition, which concluded at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) on Sunday, celebrated outstanding achievement across all major areas of design: architecture, interiors, furnishings, lighting, and technology.

The competition attracted 500 entries from over 100 designers and over 200 manufacturers, worldwide.

Mr Ericksen, the creator behind Plato Lighting – a kit-set lighting range that can be ‘played with’ to assemble new designs was the only Kiwi finalist across all 30+ categories.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be an NYCxDESIGN Award Honoree,” says Ericksen. “The New York design festival is the pinnacle of global design and to be selected as an award honoree – alongside some of the world’s best designers – is both exciting and humbling.”

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