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Thu 11.11.

Awardees of Designers’ Open 2010 in Leipzig (DE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 11.11.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Lightboy' by Yi-Cong Lu, awarded at this year's Designers' Open

The sixth Designers’ Open drew to a close recently in Leipzig. More than 10,000 visitors, among them a great deal of press and trade members, flocked to the Hotel de Pologne, with its imposing interiors, as well as to the venerable Kretschmanns Hof, where more than 150 international designers exhibited their current work from the fields of interior, fashion, industrial and communications design in the usual relaxed atmosphere.

'Lightboy' by Yi-Cong Lu

This year as every year, the Designers’ Open Award was handed out. On this jury this time round were Werner Aisslinger of Studio Aisslinger, Berlin; Tillmann Prüfer, style Editor of ZEITmagazin, Berlin; and Volker Hohmann, managing director of ikarus Design Handel GmbH, Frankfurt.


Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Yi-Cong Lu received the plaudit for his ‘Wohnwerkzeuge’ (Home Tools). The series of multifunctional objects for the home, with their flexible use, suggest a new, modern domestic culture, in which fixed floor plans and the intended use of space show themselves to no longer be flexible enough.

'Panel' by Yi-Cong Lu

'Panel' by Yi-Cong Lu

'Panel' by Yi-Cong Lu

'Fade' by Yi-Cong Lu

'Fade' by Yi-Cong Lu

'Wohnwerkzeuge' ('Home Tools') by Yi-Cong Lu

Highly commended, also, were Stefan Hölldobler and Patrick Gülzow of design practice diefabrik for their ‘TomBox’, a truly successful example of ‘upcycling’. The Leipzig designers have turned old transistor radios into handy loudspeakers for MP3 players.

'TomBox', radios reused as speakers for MP3 players, by Stefan Hölldobler und Patrick Gülzow, diefabrik

Berlin studio Hurra, with Mandy Blaurock and Susan Kreher, took home the prize for their poetic animation film ‘Ich-Apparat’.


This year's Designers' Open Jury, Werner Aisslinger, Tillmann Prüfer and Volker Hohmann

Desogners' Open in Leipzig, Germany

to the Designers’ Open website

to the Yi-Cong Ju website

to diefabrik website

to the Atelier Hurra website

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