Design Miami/ named Yves Béhar as the recipient of the Design Miami/ 2015 Design Visionary Award. Inaugurated in 2014, Design Visionary celebrates significant contributions made to the field of design.
Yves Béhar is being recognized for his holistic design vision and especially the substantial impact he has made through humanitarian projects such as the INDEX-award winning One Laptop Per Child and See Better To Learn Better.
"Yves is not only a perfect example of what the Design Visionary Award celebrates, but also demonstrates what the industry can achieve by truly making the world a better place through design," commented Rodman Primack, Executive Director, Design Miami/. "The impact of his work does not limit itself to the world of design, but resonates in every corner of the globe and we are very proud to have him as our Visionary this year."
Widely recognized for his groundbreaking work in the industrial design sphere, Béhar has brought his integrated design approach to industry leaders such as Herman Miller, Jawbone, SodaStream and August, among others.
The award will be presented at the Design Visionary dinner on December 2 during the Design Miami/ fair week. The work and impact of Yves Béhar will be explored in a dedicated exhibition space on site.