Hettich Announces International Design Award Recipients

From: Flammer Relations, Inc.
Published: Thu Jun 21 2007


The 6th International Hettich Furniture Design Award has broken records ??" 1,330 participants from 38 different countries registered for the competition.
An international panel of judges selected a total of 20 award winners in the categories of Furniture and Fittings. In the Furniture category, first and third place went to universities in Poland, while Slovakia came in second place. In the Fittings category, a student from Slovakia won first place, followed by Germany in second place; Poland came in third.
On May 10, during Interzum 2007, Hettich congratulated all the students and their teachers at the official awards ceremony in the Hettich Architecture Lounge at Interzum in Cologne, Germany. Architects, designers and developers from Hettich’s international circle of clients were present at the official awards ceremony.
In a competition geared toward the next generation of designers, students were challenged to take creative ideas and turn them into imaginative designs. Students competed in two areas: furniture, which focused on the home of tomorrow; and fittings, which focused on the aesthetic impact of hinges, drawers, tambour door systems, edgeband materials, handles and the technical function of fittings.
More than $25,000 in prizes was awarded to the winners of the first through seventh places in each category. Specifically, the first-place prize winner in the Furniture category received $6,600, while the first-place prize winner of the Fittings category received $3,900.
The panel awarded first-place prize in the Furniture category to “pink” by Natalia Jakobiec from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Second-place prize went to Barbora Markechova from Slovak University of Technology for her “post-it.” And Michal Kracik from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow received third-place prize for “snail.”
In the Fittings category, first-place prize was presented to Pavol Torma from the University of Technology in Kosice/Slovakia for “clap flap.” Matthias Hill and Henrike Ganb from the College of Art and Design in Halle won the second-place prize for “JUMI flexible and griffstark.” The third-place prize was awarded to Tomasz Skrobol from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow for “String Handle.”
Hettich America L.P. is a leading supplier of quality furniture hardware products and programs which carry innovative features and value added benefits. As part of Hettich International, Hettich America offers its customers the experience of one of the world's largest manufacturers of functional hardware. Hettich is known worldwide for guaranteed reliability,
advanced design and exacting standards. For more information on Hettich America, visit www.hettichamerica.com or call 1-800-HETTICH.
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