Jury members 2017
product design studio
Germany, United Kingdom
product design studio, Germany, United Kingdom
Since 2006, Mathias Hahn has headed a product design studio in London and is a founding member of the OKAYstudio collective. His design studio provides consulting services and implements a wide variety of projects in the fields of product, furniture and interior design for international clients.
Daniera ter Haar, Christoph Brach
Daniera ter Haar, Christoph Brach
Raw Color, The Netherlands
The work of Raw Color reflects a sophisticated treatment of material by mixing the fields of photography and graphic design. In the Eindhoven based studio they are working on self initiated and commissioned projects. By trusting on their intuition Raw Color has created a design language that is verbally direct, energetic and recognizable.
Scholten & Baijings
Scholten & Baijings, Netherlands
Stefan Scholten (1972) and Carole Baijings (1973) combine minimal forms and balanced use of colour with traditional craft techniques and industrial production in a distinctive, almost un-Dutch design style.
Scholten & Baijings build a bridge between designer, artisan and manufacturer. Their close involvement in the production process results in design with both a perfect finish and a personal signature.
Konstantin Grcic (born in 1965) founded Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID) in Munich in 1991. Since then, he has been developing furniture, lighting and other products for several of the most renowned companies in the industry, including Cassina, ClassiCon, Flos, Flötotto, Laufen, Magis, Mattiazzi, Muji, Nespresso, Plank and Vitra.
German Design Council
German Design Council, Germany
Andrej Kupetz (*1968) has been General Manager of the German Design Council in Frankfurt/ Main since 1999. He studied industrial design, philosophy and product marketing in Berlin, London and Paris. In 1997, after various positions in design management and university liaison, Andrej Kupetz joined German Railways (Deutschen Bahn AG) where he was responsible for brand management in the DB Group and for the implementation of various corporate-design processes. Kupetz is member of the advisory board of the Design Management Institute Boston. Since 2011 Kupetz has been a member of the higher education council of the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach/Main. That same year the European Commission appointed him to the European Design Leadership Board. Kupetz is married and has three sons.
ULI BUDDE DESIGN OFFICE
ULI BUDDE DESIGN OFFICE, Germany
UBDO is an industrial design office based in Berlin, Germany. Established in 2009 by German designer Uli Budde, their work covers various fields of design ranging from furniture to accessories and lighting to tableware for clients including Marset (Spain), Oligo (Germany), Thonet (Germany), Vertigo Bird (Slovenia), A.E.Köchert Juweliere (Austria), Royal VKB (Netherlands) and De Vorm (Netherlands).
As an independent consultant, Nina helps brands connect (or re-connect) with consumers through design and visual storytelling. Her consultancy is based on trend forecasting, a rare understanding of the art and science of colors, design industry experience and valuable digital consumer insights.
Philipp Mainzer, a native of Germany, studied product design and architecture in London. In 1995 he became a co-founder of e15, thus establishing a furniture brand based on a progressive yet consistent philosophy. Today, Philipp Mainzer is the creative director and managing director of his architectural firm PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN and of e15.
Simon Legald (born 1986) is a Danish product designer located in Copenhagen. He graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2012. His work consists of both small- and large scale products. Simon’s designs are often created in a dialogue between craftsmanship and industry. He also likes to incorporate the techniques that are necessary for the structure of a product into the design by highlighting them visually.
Giovannoni Design, Italy
He works as industrial designer, designing many bestsellers and commercially successful products and collaborated with companies, such as Alessi. He taught at Domus Academy in Milan, SPD Milan, the Università del Progetto in Reggio Emilia Design, at the University of Architecture in Florence and in Genova.
Barbara Friedrich studied Communication Studies, Literature and Philosophy. She has worked as a journalist for 30 years, SPECIALIZING in design, the home and architecture and has ben chief editor of A&W Architektur & Wohnen magazine since 1999. She has been a member of the President Committee of the German Design Council for many years. Since September 2016, Barbara Friedrich has been an author and freelance moderator and consultant in the fields of architecture and design.