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The Grand Prize, valued at 2,500 Euros, was a unanimous decision: the Keystones table from the Italian-Japanese duo Minale Maeda, based in Rotterdam (NL). The remarkable table uses a single connector, which is 3D printed, to hold the components of a piece of furniture (in this instance, a table).
The 20 selected winners are invited for a workshop at the Domaine de Boisbuchet, France, in August and will prepare an exhibition of all prototypes for display at the Biennale INTERIEUR 2014 in October. “There is a direct goal for the designer in this competition” said Matylda Krzykowski, reflecting on the long history of the Interieur Awards, since 1972, and Interieur’s commitment to connecting winning designers with key figures in the design industry.
This year Interieur were pleased to welcome 40% more entries than the 2012 Awards.
List of winners
Keystones, a series of furniture consisting so far of a table and a coat stand, reduce the design of a piece of furniture to a single connector – a compact piece that can be 3d printed on-location. The Keystone holds together the various components of a given piece of furniture, which need minimal fabrication, either through basic tools or ready materials from a home improving store.
24HRS LIGHT is a mobile light without a cable and power button. Just take it with you and make light where you need it. The Power comes out of the hook. With varied low-voltage power, the light accompanies your day with different light moods.
Made completely out of wood, the All Wood Stool concentrates on the logical characteristics of a functional workshop stool: height adjustable, stability, lightness and flexibility, and brings these attributes into a simple but warm object.
ATMOS is an atmospheric lamp that uses condensation of water to diffuse light. Destined to find its place on a bedside table, this luminous work encourages contemplation and reverie, and provides a soothing time off, that we need in our hectic everyday lives.
Current table is a piece of furniture that also functions as a source of energy. It is a workstation that gathers and harvests energy from daylight to charge your appliances, all within one room. While you read a book or write emails, you can use your table to charge your iPad or mobile phone.
“We wanted to bring aspects of seating furniture to the ground and make it a more inviting place. We used soft but durable surface materials and filling materials that allow volume.”
To support itself, the family of “Fantasia” lamps steals the brooms from the storage closet, greens from our food reserves, screwdrivers from our home toolbox and any other thing that comes under its control.
Kawara Bench is designed to salvage industrially rejected Japanese roof top tiles that would otherwise be discarded. Kawara Bench can be a clue to change one’s way of looking at surroundings; all waste has possibilities to be transformed to useful matter.
"We created a lamp that makes one change in the direction of light effortlessly. It offers a unique functionality and at the same time works as a sculptural object with its monochrome, matt black surface."
Nested is a low-table concept, which fits people’s needs within the living room. Nested can be gathered together to create a large low-table or scattered around the couch and the armchairs.
The table top is composed of three light wooden leaves, two full core slats to hold the three leaves together, four round top plates of aluminium, and four pins which have a screw-thread on the inside. The four legs made of aluminium each have a mounting/support plate.
Perimeter is a collection of furniture designed for the home and the working environment. Made of solid ash and metal profiles, the furniture is easy to dismantle and highly customizable.
Nowadays, many people work at home behind their dining table in the middle of the room. The problem of having cords everywhere on the ground, and the fact that this is a common problem, resulted in Plug Light.
The table forms the social centre of a household. It is the place where we meet daily to rest, to communicate, to work or to play- alone or together. At the same time the table serves as a cooking table. It provides space to prepare food together, to cook and to dine.
SALUT is a response to today’s rapidly changing living situations. As an open, modular and pleasant storage system it supports the flexibility and mobility of its user and keeps objects organised but at hand.
Svampe is a little led lamp composed of concrete and copper. Without a cable and small in size, Svampe is a great light for small spaces, like a desk or a bedside table.
“The Phytophiler” project is dedicated to plant lovers and their efforts to communicate and interact, by way of functional appendices, with sentient beings so different from them.
“The Phytophiler” project consists of a collection of hand-thrown terracotta pots on which a series of functional appendices are installed through a series of holes. The accessory elements suggest the daily gestures and cares that a “phytophiler” has for the plants sharing his living spaces.
Triangle ladder is a narrow bookcase ladder, also usable as a coat (or clothes) rack. It is the ideal solution to reach for your books on the top shelves of high bookcases, as well as to enrich your living environment with an elegant piece of furniture.
“Tumble” is a cabinet with a particular and elegant door.By pulling the handle the door gently falls open.
Instead of hiding its ‘lock and key’ mechanism discreetly within the door pane, this door handle highlights it with a measure of pride. We expect products that hide their construction and functioning might become outdated.
JuryEntries for the Interieur Awards are judged anonymously by an international jury. Its members are prominent international professionals with relevant knowledge and expertise within the general field of design.
Rolf HayHay -DK
Rolf Hay is founder of the Danish brand HAY, where he is highly involved in design, production and development. Although he was not specifically heading for a career in design, Hay ended up representing Danish furniture by chance. Together with Holch Povlsen he realised a dream: in 2002 they started up their own furniture company BS Studio. Rolf is a personality committed to nurturing and promoting the originality of young talents.
Lina KanafaniMint London - UK
Jordan-born Lina Kanafani is the owner of renowned retailstore Mint in central London which she founded in '98 as a lifestyle store. It quickly passed toward the more challenging and dynamic field of emerging design, as such, Mint evolved into a hub for new designers and original concepts. Countless well-known designers such as Maarten Baas, Raw Edges and Kiki van Eyck started their career at Mint and it has become the reference for designers who want to get noticed internationally.
Matylda KrzykowskiDepot Basel - PL
Polish initiator, curator and designer Matylda Krzykowski is co-founder and artistic director of Depot Basel (CH), has created an arena for contemporary design with her blog matandme.com and runs a her transdisciplinary design practice Bureau Matylda Krzykowski since 2010. She is interested in projects that emphasise aesthetics and personality, based on the moment of experience. Matylda shares her expertise at for instance Pratt New York, University of Brighton, HFG Offenback and the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem.
Robert KlantenDie Gestalten Verlag - DE
Robert Klanten is publisher and editor-in-chief of Die Gestalten Verlag in Berlin (DE). Gestalten was founded in 1995 and since Robert Klanten managed all all of the publishing and creative activities of the company. Formed as industrial designer, today he is responsible for more than 400 books on design, illustration, architecture, typography, and art. In addition, he curates exhibitions and works as a consultant in the fields of contemporary design and visual culture.