All submitted works will be evaluated by an independent, international panel of expert judges coming from the fields of design, culture, media, colleges and business.
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. His work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries world wide.
The architect and aesthete founded the outdoor brand VITEO in 2002. As CEO, main designer and product developer he did position the Styrian company in the international furniture market. Since 2015 he has been working on design concepts regarding products, interiors and exteriors for different companies.
Philipp Kuntze is an interior architect, owner of the agency Qn'C and founder of the organization World Crafts. He is thus committed to the promotion and maintenance of international craftsmanship. He is co-curator for the Swiss pavilion at the Craft Biennial 2017 in South Korea.
Heads the Department dae (Design, Architecture and Environment) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna since 2014. During serveral international exchanges he established with university friends the internationally successful architecture office "propeller z".
After studying architecture at ETH Zurich, Tobias Lutz and his business partner Nils Becker founded Architonic. The online database www.architonic.com has established itself as an ecosystem and intermediary between dealers, manufacturers, architects, builders and end-users over the past 13 years. To this day, Tobias Lutz is the Managing Director and responsible for Marketing and Sales.
Prof. Dr. Thomas D. Meier was appointed as the rectorof the Zurich University of the Arts (zhdk). He is involved in cultural politics as well as different international networks. During the NWW Design Award 2017 he will be represented by his colleague Hansuli Matter.
Internationally established product designer. Many of his works has been distinguished and has been acquired by various design collections like MAK Vienna and Hofmobiliendepot. In 2011 he was awarded with the Austrian design prize. He lives and works in Vienna.
Curator and journalist in the area of architecture and design and commission agent of the Austrian contribution to the 7th Architecture Biennial festival in Sao Paulo. Founded the Vienna Design Week in 2007 and is now directress of this Viennese design festival.
As manager of the CIS (Creative Industries Styria), he developed the network of the creative industries in Styria and conducted the application management for Graz as UNESCO City of Design.
Founder and organizer of the design-fair blickfang for more than 20 years, with his team in 7 cities in Europe. The blickfang-fair presents furniture, jewellery and fashion from young, international designers apart from mass-produced goods and mass production.
It was her great-grandfather, who founded the joinery KAPO in 1927. Now KAPO produces furniture and upholstery under the international brand "Neue Wiener Werkstätte". With her brothers Stefan and Karl-Hans Polzhofer she continued the company into the fourth generation.
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