This year, the jury had to pick from a total of 81 submitted projects in two categories – secondary education and higher education. The top six in both categories were shortlisted. All jurors agreed on the high level of submitted works and were thrilled by the quality of the projects of young designers.
The following projects made it to the final selection:
- Dressing table POP by Magdalena Marková from the Secondary School of Business, Applied Art and Design, Pilsen
- Seating furniture Arses by Esra Kahraman from the Secondary School of Business, Applied Art and Design, Pilsen
- Houseboat by Alexander Zikmund from the Secondary School of Business, Applied Art and Design, Pilsen
- Consilio bench by Vojtěch Šenekel from the Secondary School of Interior Design Kateřinky – Liberec, ltd.
- Urban furniture VETYPA by Pavlína Štěpařová from the Secondary School of Interior Design Kateřinky – Liberec, ltd.
- Cykelställ bicycle stand by Matouš Abraham from the Secondary School of Applied Arts of Musical Instruments and Furniture, Hradec Králové
The winner of the secondary education category is Vojtěch Šenekel from the Secondary School of Interior Design Kateřinky – Liberec, ltd and his project Consilio bench. The jury unanimously agreed that in all the evaluated criteria, i.e., the level of presentation, quality of design and applicability, this product is at a very high level and they would like to see it implemented.
The second place was awarded to Houseboat by Alexander Zikmund from the Secondary School of Business, Applied Art and Design, Pilsen. The jury appreciated the bold contemporary design and high quality of presentation.
3rd place was taken by Magdalena Marková from the Secondary School of Business, Applied Art and Design, Pilsen with her POP dressing table. The jury was intrigued by the project’s design as well as the style of presentation referencing Pop Art and offering interesting marketing uses.
The following projects competed in the final selection:
- French Press Solo by David Síla from the Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem
- Cycling helmet by Olena Muziková from the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
- Alternative dollhouse BObO by Adrienna Király from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Hungary)
- Chicken coop KOKO by Dagmara Szmal from Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice (Poland)
- 6:6 Chair by David Navrátil from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
- Children’s furniture Olie by Anna Cserba from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Hungary)
In total, 65 projects were submitted in the higher education category, so only the best made it to the final selection.
The winner was Olena Muziková from the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen with her cycling helmet design. The jury most appreciated the quality of the product’s design and its functionality, especially the year-round use and safety. However, the quality of the presentation and the high level of market applicability were also at a high level.
The second place was awarded to David Síla from the Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, with the whole set being created under the supervision of Antonín Tomášek. Student David Síla contributed to this collection with the design of the French press. In addition to a high quality design, which has already been introduced on the market, the jury also highlighted an important message of this work – the cooperation of companies and designers is essential and it brings the so much important innovation and quality to serial production. What other companies can see here is a perfect, educational example with a great result.
3rd place was taken by Anna Cserba with her variable furniture for children called Olie, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. The unique design and sophisticated system of combining storage space and seating variability appealed to the whole jury.
When evaluating the projects, the jury focused on the quality of the design, authenticity, quality of presentation and the applicability of the products. Self-sufficiency and mobility are highly discussed topics nowadays. Therefore, projects that reflect especially these trends were highly appreciated. As a long-term goal, the Meat Design festival and Student Academy aim to support cooperation between students and companies. Another goal is to improve the awareness of quality student design among large corporations, not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad.
“Comparing the designs from different fields is very challenging. However, we think it is a good way to show the widest possible range of works and compare Czech and foreign design students.” said architect Ondřej Turoň, an expert guarantor of the student competition. “In the coming years, we want to develop cooperation with companies where young design could be applied as well as increase the awareness of the quality of Czech and foreign design.” added Karolína Skórková, the festival director.
Thank you everyone who took part in the competition, for your ideas, creativity and the courage to enter.
We wish you a beautiful design experience, peaceful end of the year and above all good health to you and your families. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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