We're delighted to announce that the winner of our furniture Design Awards 2011 is the 'A2' stool by Sam Haughton/IMO. Here are some of the stools in a shot by Toaki Okano.

And here's Sam Haughton from IMO, who designed the stools along with his colleagues Hannah Brodie, Craig McGinty, Jono Klein and Per Dahlgren.

The Design Awards were judged this year by Philip Clarke, the director of Auckland's Objectspace Gallery. Our thanks to him and to our Design Awards partner, Daniel Le Brun. And congratulations to Sam and his team on their win.

The stools were originally commissioned by Fisher & Paykel for their 'Social Kitchen' presentation, but are now available for a very reasonable $248 each from IMO. Their companion 'Fiord' table is a finalist in the Design Awards - you can see it and all the other finalists in our new issue, on shelves Monday June 6 (subscribers should receive their copies on Friday).