mischer’traxler wins world’s newest design prize: the BE OPEN Young Talent Award
mischer’traxler was selected from a shortlist of ten candidates, from an original long list of thirty-seven, put forward by a leading international design industry jury.
The jury said of their selection “The work of the ten shortlisted candidates is of exceptional quality, but we felt that mischer'traxler’s methods best reflect the spirit of this new, important design prize. Matching experimental research and vanguard attitudes with industrial production, they clearly indicate how much further manufacturing can be developed from where it is now. Their talent for introducing creative interaction into everyday objects and humanising every aspect of design reflects their incredible ability to synthesise the future of design.”
The criteria for this prize, and indeed the award itself, are unique: the selection is made on the basis of potential, rather than work achieved; the prize money supports the winner’s living expenses for a year, so that they can continue to work at their own pace, without any obligation to create new product or exhibit their work.
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