Design 32: Poland’s Best Design Diplomas will be shown at the Łódź Design Festival
We already know the winners of the best design diploma competition of the state academies of art. We also know who was voted the winner of the Audience Award. All works were exhibited at the Rondo Sztuki Gallery until 6 May. The winning projects can be seen at the Łódź Design Festival from 19 to 27 May.
Thirty-two 2017 diploma projects were submitted for the Design 32: Poland’s Best Design Diplomas competition by their authors’ home academies. Nine of them were chosen as standing out for their ideas, design sensitivity, the problems they addressed and the originality of the solutions they proposed. Eight winning projects were selected by the jury consisting of the rectors of the Polish academies and two foreign experts: Rasmus Holscher, owner of the Holscher Design studio in Copenhagen, and Prof. Stanislav Stankoci, Rector of the Vysoká škola Výtvarných Umení in Bratislava. The Audience Award was selected by popular vote. All winning projects can be seen at the Łódź Design Festival exhibition from 19 to 27 May 2018.
The winning diploma projects include:
- Design of a mobility support device for disabled persons by Iwona Pieczara (Strzemiński Academy of Art Łódź), winner of the Rectors’ Award,
- Design of Obiecadło book based on Jan Kochanowski’s Fraszki by Anna Wieluńska (Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw), winner of the Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage,
- Dzikie oregano (Wild Oregano) – a series of photographs and a photobook on herbalism in Poland by Dominika Koszowska (Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice), winner of the Award of the Marshal of the Silesian Voivodship,
- Visual identity of the Cześć i czołem bicycle company by Aleksandra Jędrzejewska (Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław), winner of the Award of the Mayor of Katowice,
- Design of a workshop table by Marlena Wiśniewska (Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw), winner of the Audience Award,
- Honorary mentions: Visual representation of data diploma project – how to avoid infographic design mistakes (Kinga Limanowska, Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice), Simulation of life conditions on Mars and the Moon in the Earth environment and Simulation of work conditions on Mars and the Moon in the Earth environment diploma projects (Piotr Madej and Antoni Skąpski, Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków), Design of a system of information organisation and exchange between persons engaged in dependant patient care (Karolina Wilk, Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice) and City garden. Labirynth of the past in the centre of Gdańsk diploma project (Barbara Knobloch, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk).
Design32 is the only competition that presents the learning outcomes and achievements of young designers to the wider public. It allows the participants to be noticed in the professional design market, while its creative and friendly atmosphere encourages discussions on trends in design and fosters experience exchange between students and teachers from different academic centres. The event also provides opportunities for cooperation between designers and the business world. The significance of Design32 is corroborated not just by the awards but also by its great popularity among students and alumni.
This year’s competition takes place under the patronage of the SPFP Association of Industrial Designers, STGU Association of Applied Graphic Designers, Co Jest Grane 24, Lounge, Notes Na 6 Tygodni, Magazif, F5, RMF Classic (editorial cooperation).