Design Award 2022
The companies BINDER and egf Manufactory launched a design competition with Pforzheim University - Faculty of Design. The theme of the first design award was the slogan of the 111th anniversary of the Binder Group "Valuable connections".
Felicitas Wasner - "Layers
Vivian Manzardo - "Beautiful Waste"
Ms. Manzardo takes up a current theme in a creatively clever and sometimes unexpected way and thus creates a connection to the overall chain-making process. In dealing with "mistakes" and "waste" in chain production, she finds approaches to developing them into aesthetically sophisticated pieces of jewellery. As a result, she has succeeded in transforming 2 different approaches into high quality models, which explore the unexpected design potential and also serve as inspiration for further potential. The necklace with its unusual but very appealing links made from the supposedly faulty feathers takes on a lovely feel in the interplay of the chain elements. The punching waste creates an independent form language for a graphically clear and geometrically appearing jewellery character. The particularly well thought-out realisation is outstanding and goes far beyond the quality of a functional model and also allows considerations of wearability and movement on the body to flow into the realisation. The jury honoured this courageous and, in the good sense, challenging work with the second prize.
Mira Kim - "Chain out of Chain
Elveda Bayrak - "The Sparkling Aura"
A serially manufacturable jewellery chain, a clasp or a CNC-manufactured wedding ring are to be developed. These should be Jewellery not yet on the market, which are characterized by a new independent design, feel and wearability. The concept and its presentation will also be judged. Students of the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences as well as alumni (max. 5 years) can participate in the competition. The best jewelry designs will be selected by a jury.
The eventThe award ceremony of the first Design Award took place on Thursday, 20 January 2022 in the roof garden of the Parkhotel. All participants and selected guests were invited.
Lukas Grewenig (jewellery-designer)
Fernando Fastoso (Brand Management for Luxury and High-Value brands)
Cornelie Holzach (Jewelry Museum)
Georg Leicht (Leicht Jewelers)
Christine Lüdeke (Faculty of Design)