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Emerging talents for the future of industrial design

Up-and-coming talents for the future of industrial design are presenting their work at interzum 2019 in Cologne from 21 to 24 May 2019. The presentation of the VDID NEWCOMERS’ AWARD 2019 will take place on 24 May as part of the VDID Industrial Design Day.

The VDID NEWCOMERS’ AWARD honours outstanding student achievements and offers aspiring industrial designers a platform and support for a successful start to their careers. The jury was looking for the best student projects and final degree assignments completed at German universities between 2017 and 2019. The entrants were free to choose their own theme, with work from all areas of product and industrial design accepted. From 198 submissions by young designers from 30 universities, the jury selected four equally ranked recipients of the main prize, the PRIZE WINNERS VDID NEWCOMERS’ AWARD 2019, and awarded the accolade HONOURABLE MENTION VDID NEWCOMERS’ AWARD 2019 to four further projects.

The prize winners of the Ninth VDID NEWCOMERS‘ AWARDS 2019

JINGYUE CHEN, TOBIAS GEHRKE, SIMEON ORTMÜLLER, YIGANG SHEN and VINCENT STEINHART-BESSER for CAPTin_Kiel - Clean Autonomous Public Transport, a project developed during the second and third semesters of their Master’s in Medical Design at Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design, Kiel, under the supervision of Professor Detlef Rhein.
ANNA-LENA GÖLZ for her final bachelor’s project at HfG University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd, pure, a mobile dialysis machine developed with the support of KfH Kidney Centre, Erlangen, under the supervision of Professor Dr. habil. Jürgen Held and Professor Matthias Held.
JAN CHRISTIAN SCHULZ for Moorwerk, his bachelor’s thesis at HsH Hanover University of Applied Sciences, supervised by Assistant Professor Patrick Frey and Professor Gunnar Spellmeyer.
The special prize Light in Product Design, awarded by Mentor GmbH & Co. Präzisions-Bauteile KG, Erkrath, goes to LARS HERZOG, LINA PFANNSTIEL and BENEDIKT SCHNEEBERG for their integrated lighting solution for a riot police helmet. The design was produced during their fifth semester at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt under the supervision of Professor Tom Philipps (Technical Design) and Professor Philipp Thesen (Human-System Interaction).

PAULINE ALT for her bachelor’s thesis Wavelet, a swimming aid for teaching optimal breathing for front crawl, produced at Munich University of Applied Sciences under the supervision of Professor Florian Petri.
MICHAEL BEHA for KUODA, a gaming device that provides sensory perception via the skin on the neck, produced in his seventh semester at Coburg University of Applied Sciences under the supervision of Professor Peter Raab in cooperation with cherry GmbH, Auerbach/Upper Palatinate.
PAULINA GREBENSTEIN for her work urban:eden, an urban rainwater management system to support climate change adaptation, developed as her bachelor’s thesis at Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin under the supervision of Professor Nils Krüger and Professor Lucy Norris.
THE SPECIAL MENTION VDID NEWCOMERS’ AWARD 2019 / VDID CODEX goes to JOHANNA GIESELER for Yeppa, a speculative design project addressing the debate on bioethics in the form of a simulation of an epigenetic optimisation start-up. The project was produced as her master’s thesis at the Technical University of Munich under the supervision of Tobias Förtsch (Dipl. Des. (FH)).

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Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include idd Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.

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The next events:
Pueri Expo - International Trade Fair for Baby & Childcare Products, Sao Paulo 13.06. - 16.06.2019
imm at IDFFHK - , Hong Kong 23.08. - 25.08.2019
spoga+gafa - The garden trade fair, Cologne, Cologne 01.09. - 03.09.2019

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