This month London/Tokyo based studio founded by Rodrigo Solorzano and Naoki Kawamoto - N&R Foldings - was awarded with the prestigious 2016 BORN AWARD in the category of Fashion, for their work on their futuristic bag 'Distortion' by fashion house Issey Miyake.

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ABOUT BORN - a leading market network for beautiful design products – announces the winners of its highly prestigious 2016 BORN AWARDS. The 6th annual awards ceremony, organised in partnership with Land Rover, unveiled its winners in front of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and creative talents at the L’ Apogee hotel in Courchevel, 23 March 2016. BORN has emerged as a leading market network to finance design-led businesses with a community of backers who share a passion for design, whilst supporting and nurturing creative talent.

The BORN AWARDS is a celebration of the most outstanding design and creativity from around the globe. Founded six years ago by entrepreneur Jean-Christophe Chopin, CEO of BORN, the 2016 awards program was presided over by Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer of Land Rover. At the event, Land Rover celebrated the global launch of its new Evoque Convertible.

 An exhibition showcase of all nominees has been on display since 12 March and more than 300 international journalists and business leaders have been on hand over this 12-day period in Courchevel.