The winners of the ﬁrst European Product Design Award have been announced at the European Parliament, on the 12th of April 2017.
European Product Design Award (EPDA) is an award that rewards the strategic thinking and imagination of people which goes into making a great product. The award also recognizes the efforts of talented designers and design teams who aim to improve our daily lives with practical and beautiful creations, designed to solve a problem, make life easier or simply spread joy.
The European Product Design Award chronicles the most eminent trends in product design worldwide from products to packaging design to design concepts and prototypes and there were over 500 entries from 43 different countries.
The entries were assessed by a specialist jury of luminary. The jury board of trustees is made up of free designers, customers, design educators and editors who are dedicated to splendor in design. Notable amongst them are Bart Ruijpers (VP of Design and Branding at EOS products), Lawrence Abrahamson, Hayo Gebauer, Oscar Peña, and Yuka Yoneda (Managing Editor, Inhabitat). The Evaluation depends on a scope of criteria that are continually adjusted to current models.
At the ceremony, winners were all smiles. The Product Design of the Year award was won by Kengo Kuma and Associates for CHIDORI, miniki for MINIKI SLIMLINE won the Design Innovation of the Year award, while the Design for Humanity Award went to Wideblue Ltd for PEEK RETINA. Also, Anna Haldewang from Savannah College of Art and Design won the Discovery of the Year award.
EPDA president, Hossein Farmani, in a speech at the awards, was clearly excited, he said,"The quality and creativity of designs from, both the professional designers and the students was exceptionally good. We are very happy to bring to the world attention these great product designs.Having the winner's announcements at the EU parliament with over 100 designers added another level of excellence to our new awards"
Sandro Serenari, e-qo president was also a speaker at the awards. According to him, “We supported the EPDA in organizing a successfully award ceremony at the European Parliament so to grant the final ceremony the institutional environment that talented and brave designers deserve."
So if you are into catering, children or cleaning products, design for society, flora and fauna, home interior products and other product designs, next year’s award should not pass you by. Winning an award can help you get your product noticed and into people’s homes or businesses, as well as giving your career a welcome boost.
Send in your beautiful, innovative, and creative product designs. Submissions are open to product designers around the world.
For more information about the EPDA and how to partake, go online to productdesignaward.eu