Awards ceremony @ lounge of Interieur Bistro in Buda Factory, Sun 21/10, 12:30.
The Interieur Design Awards continue to fulfil their role as an international launch pad for young talent. Designs are not only submitted to the keen judgment of a professional jury: they also have a good chance at being discovered by a wider audience of professional visitors. This new edition of the Interieur Design Awards 2012 featured two distinct categories: 'Object' and 'Space', the latter inviting designs not for product proposals but for interior environments measuring 30 m2 or less.
The jury of the Interieur Design Awards 2012 has chosen for Japanese Poetry and Finnish Precision. Homes with changeable walls. A wooden chair that defies gravity. The winners come as a pleasant surprise, due not only to their obvious invention and precision, but also to the engagement and passion inherent in their designs. In the category 'Space', the jury awarded the prize to the creative team Sandwich / blue architects (JP/CH) and their 'Deformable Wall'.
The jury awarded three winning designs in the category 'Object'. The main laureate is Elisa Honkanen from Finland, whose wooden 'Purist' chair did not fail to convince the members of the jury. This simple chair - with its four legs held together with a hinge made of rope - is engaged in a game with gravity. The same rope also shapes the chair back. The 'Kishu' project by Maya Selway from Great Britain, the second winner in this category, surprised the jury by what wasn't there: in just a few lines, she created a memory of vases, pots and dishes. The third prize in the Object category was awarded to the multifunctional rings by German designer Zascho Petkow. These large wall-mounted rings are more than decorative and colourful sculptures: they form a deployable installation with many different uses.
The Interieur Design Awards 2012 Jury: FELIX BURRICHTER, Journalist (DE), JAN DE COCK, artist (BE), MAJED AL-SABAH, visionary retailer, art & design collector (KW), OSKAR ZIETA, designer (PL), SARA DE BONDT, graphic designer (BE), TOMÁS ALONSO, designer (ES), TORAFU ARCHITECTS, architects (JP).