Earlier this week designer Yves Béhar was named as the recipient of the Design Miami/ 2015 Design Visionary Award. Recognized for his holistic approach to design as well as his significant humanitarian projects, including the INDEX-award winning One Laptop Per Child and See Better To Learn Better, Béhar will be featured in an onsite exhibit at the upcoming fair, and will receive the award at the Design Visionary dinner on December 2.
Yves Béhar, courtesy fuseproject
“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. 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.” Rodman Primack, Executive Director of Design Miami/.
Béhar is the founder and chief designer of fuseproject, as well as creative officer of Jawbone and the co-founder of August, the next generation home entry system. His work with One Laptop Per Child and See Better to Learn Better led to his receiving the INDEX award; he is the only designer to have been honored with that award twice.