BIO 19 WINNERS DEMONSTRATE RESPONSIBLE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

23 September 2004
Ljubljana (Slovenia) - BIO 19 has announced the winners of its industrial design competition.
Ljubljana (Slovenia) - BIO 19* has announced the winners of its industrial design competition. The 19th Biennial of Industrial Design promotes and exhibits current trends in contemporary industrial design from Slovenia and around the world, with special emphasis on design solutions for daily living. An international jury chose the winning works from a diverse range of entries submitted under three categories: Products; Information Functional Systems, Corporate Identity Programmes; and Design Projects. The exhibition for BIO 19 opened on 15 September 2004 and will be held until 15 October 2004 at the Architectural Museum of Ljubljana in Slovenia.

"Here at one of the crossroads of Europe, the BIO has once again shown itself to be a significant event in the design calendar." Reported Stephen Hitchins (BEDA) Great Britain, Chairman of the BIO 19 Jury. "Europe's design industry not only makes a vital cultural and economic contribution at home but can also set a new direction for manufacturers and business around the world."

Continues Hitchins: "This exhibition is rich in diversity, displaying a wide range of projects that combine social awareness with responsible design, 'design for all,' to commercial products and corporate identity. It displays an attitude to design that is not just design, touching issues of sustainability, waste, recycling and ecology, public awareness - a whole series of issues that show how design can have an impact, both socially and economically."

The winners of the 19th Biennial of Industrial Design were selected by the BIO 19 Jury comprising: Stephen Hitchins (BEDA) Great Britain; Aldo Cibic, Italy; Robin Edman (ICSID) Sweden; Czeslawa Frejlich, Poland; and Ruth Klotzel (Icograda) Brazil. Exhibited works will be published in the BIO 19 catalogue. BIO 19 is presented by the BIO Organising Committee in collaboration with the Architectural Museum of Ljubljana and the Designers' Society of Slovenia (DOS), and is endorsed by Icograda.*

BIO 19 Winners
(D = Designer, N/C = Client, M/T = School, P = Producer)

GOLD MEDAL
Kuhalnik Mdula / Mdula coocker
D Rok Oblak
M/T Sima Puintile, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Suomi / Finland
N/C WWF Finland

GOLD MEDAL
Celostna podoba BOF / BOF corporate identity
D BeBe com. d.o.o., Ljubljana: Mojca Janzelj Tomazic
N/C Bofex d.o.o., Ljubljana
2002

GOLD MEDAL
Prostostojeci pomivalni stroj Izzi / Izzi stand-alone dishwasher
D Roberto Pezzetta & Electrolux Zanussi Industrial Design Center Europe, Porcia (PN)
P Electrolux Home Products, Porzia (PN)
2002

GOLD MEDAL
Spominska plosca v koncentracijskem taboriscu Kampor, Rab / Memorial plate of Kampor-Rab concentration camp
D Ambient d.o.o., Ljubljana: Majda Kregar, Miha Kerin
P Nautilus d.o.o., Grosuplje
N/C RS, Ministrstvo za delo, druzino in socialne zadeve, Ljubljana
2003

ICSID Design Excellence Award
Brezzicni komunikator Gotive H41 / Gotive H41 wireless communicator
D Peter Olah, Ivan Gavenda
P Gotive a.s., Bratislava
2002

ICOGRADA Excellence Award
Darilne skatle / Gift box collection
D Zrinka Penava Dogan
P HiT Art, Zagreb
N/C Vinoteka Bornstein, Zagreb
2002

BEDA European Award
Spominska plosca v koncentracijskem taboriscu Kampor, Rab / Memorial plate of Kampor-Rab concentration camp
D Ambient d.o.o., Ljubljana: Majda Kregar, Miha Kerin
P Nautilus d.o.o., Grosuplje
N/C RS, Ministrstvo za delo, druzino in socialne zadeve, Ljubljana
2003

HONOURABLE MENTION
Podstavki za namestitev zabojnikov za odpadke / Socle for garbage containers
D Janez Mesaric in IN.DI.GO, Ljubljana
P 2p d.o.o., Koper
2004

HONOURABLE MENTION
Sedez Fly / Fly seat
D Mark Robson
P Zanotta spa, Nova Milanese (MI)

HONOURABLE MENTION
Posebno sportno oblacilo Liquidice / Liquidice special clothing for outdoor sports
D Erika Pussova, Jana Prokopova, Martin Suchan
P Trek sport s.r.o., Most pri Bratislave
2003

HONOURABLE MENTION
Plakat Wellcome to the museum - Dobro dosli u muzej / Wellcome to the museum - Dobro dosli u muzej poster
D Boris Ljubicic, Studio International, Zagreb
P AKD, Zagreb
N/C Muzejski dokumentacioni centar, Studio International, Zagreb
2002

HONOURABLE MENTION
Celostna graficna podoba Bienala ilustracije Bratislava 2003 BIB 2003 / BIB 2003, Bratislava 2003, Biennial of Illustrations visual identity
D Vladislav Rostoka
N/C Bibiana, Bratislava
2003

HONOURABLE MENTION
Namizno steklo Impilabile / Impilabile table glassware
D Slavko Marcen
P Steklarna Hrastnik - Vitrum d.d., Hrastnik
2003

GOOD PROJECT AWARD
Projekt vodne ure / Waterclock project
D Ivana Fabrio
M/T Jurgen Bey, Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Nizozemska / The Netherlands

GOOD PROJECT AWARD
Pisalno in risalno orodje za slepe Touchwriter / Touchwriter, writing and drawing tool for the blind
D Krisztina Horvath, Orsolya Kurucz, Hungarian University of Craft and Design, Department of Product Design, Budapest

GOOD PROJECT AWARD
Dve in pol dimenziji / Two and a half dimensions
D Arijana Gadzijev, Karla Murovec, Maja Ratajc, Ivana Zanko
M/T Marija Jenko, Almira Sadar, Steve Diskin, Naravoslovno tehniska fakulteta, Oddelek za tekstilstvo, Ljubljana / Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Textile Department, Ljubljana

GOOD PROJECT AWARD
Zakarske tkanine na temo Koza / Koza - jacquard Textile
D Urska Arlic
M/T Vera Seslar, Metka Vrhunc, Naravoslovno tehniska fakulteta, Oddelek za tekstilstvo, Ljubljana / Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Textile Department, Ljubljana

GOOD PROJECT AWARD
Bioluminescentna svetilka / Bioluminescent lamp
D Ana Banic
M/T Zlatko Kapetanovic, Sveuciliste u Zagrebu, Arhitektonski fakultet, Studij dizajna / University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, Study of Design, Zagreb

GOOD PROJECT AWARD
Krsta za kremiranje in zara Soul Ash Solace / Soul Ash Solace cremation coffin and urn
D Maxime Szyf

RTV SLOVENIJA Award for a Student's Work at BIO 19
Sestavljivo priloznostno lezisce Vikend / Vikend occasional compoundable bed
D Vasja Andrej Ambrozic
M/T Vladimir Pezdirc, Akademija za likovno umetnost, Oddelek za oblikovanje, Ljubljana / Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Design, Ljubljana



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*Icograda endorsement is a guarantee that the design event complies with approved international guidelines.