We find the work of new designers so admirable! It always reflects the enthusiasm of a young soul and the refreshing energy of a new inspiration.
Particularly when it concerns students who are required to design under a price competition, the ideas produced may hide very pleasant surprises!
The students were required to design a furniture or a utility product using marble as the basic material. They were asked to follow specifications in regards with dimensions and materials.
Judging by the innovation of the idea, the quality of the design, the clarity of the proposal and the economical and manufacturing capability of constructing the design, the winners were announced on March of 2015.
Ioannis Makkas, won the first award of the competition with the SOUND BAR, a natural portable sound box for a smartphone. The second award was received by Maria Kotseli, who designed MARMER LAMP, a sculptural perception table lamp. Stella-Io Pasipoularidi won the third award, designed a wall nightstand with light called MEZZALUNA.
The first complimentary award was given to Maria Fousteri for FISH, a marble plug protector and to Konstantinos Kontogiannis for LAPSTOP, a table laptop stand.
Dimitris Plageras received the second complimentary award with MRB, a marble usb and lastly the third complimentary award was given to Katerina Selmasli with LHANDLE, a marble door handle.
The winning designs of the competition were constructed, exposed and published in ELLINIKES KATASKEVES magazine (issue 199, august 2015)
(photos kindly granted by Vakalo Art & Design College)