For the second year, the winner of the Designer of the Year Award was decided by the design community at large. Our congratulations go to Helen Kontouris as this year’s winner of the Designer of the Year Award. From the many nominations received it is obvious that Helen is a much respected designer with a host of happy clients and a league of admirers. Her talent for designing inspiring furniture and lighting is evident as she pushes the boundaries of design to a new level with every product in her range. From the La La stools and lamps to the iconic 101 chair and the Breathe furniture collection, Helen Kontouris shows us the style that has secured her this prestigious award for 2009.