hands on door handles competition results hands on door handles competition results
jun 06, 2011

hands on door handles competition results

the winners of our recent designboom competition ‘hands on door handles‘ in collaboration with colombo design, were announced in a presentation at la triennale di milano on may 31st, 2011.

6209 designers from 103 countries participated and four overall winners were chosen – one of which was selected as part of a freestyle category that welcomed more experimental projects which still matched the technical requirements cited in the brief. the 4 winning projects were introduced by a lecture given by french designer and architect jean-marie massaud under the title of ‘small details make up the big picture’.

the jury was composed of: jasper morrison, industrial designer reiser + umemoto, architects birgit lohmann, editor-in-chief designboom

and members from colombo design: michele colombo,  president colombo design luca colombo, vice president colombo design carlo bartoli,  architect and industrial designer efrem bonacina, colombo design advanced

see all 160 shortlisted entries

the 3 ex-equo winning entries are: – ‘grow’ design by alexander hoffart from germany – ‘concept MA1’ design by mattia albicini from italy – ‘glow stripe’ design by kliment ivanov from bulgaria and in the category ‘free-style’: – ‘twitts’ design by tomo kimura from japan / italy

‘grow’ designed by alexander hoffart from germany

‘concept MA1’ design by mattia albicini from italy

‘glow stripe’ design by kliment ivanov from bulgaria

‘twitts’ design by milan based tomo kimura from japan  — free-style category

left: prototype of ‘glow stripe’ right: kliment ivanov from bulgaria with his winning entry

left:prototype of ‘twitts’ right: tomo kimura from japan with his winning entry

the winning designs and prototypes from the designboom competition ‘hands on door handles’ on display at the milan triennale

image © designboom


making of the door handle prototypes at colombo design headquarters
video © anita hackethal/designboom
music credit: ‘sweet melody’ by fhernando

counter clockwise from top left: jean-marie massaud in discussion with design critic and curator cristina morozzi, who graciously translated his presentation from french to italian; designboom editor-in-chief birgit lohmann with jean-marie massaud; michele colombo, president of colombo design – awards ceremony

lecture by french designer and architect jean-marie massaud who introduced the winners of the ‘hands on door handles’ competition at the milan triennale

invitation to the event organized by designboom and colombo design


‘small details make up the big picture’
video mood board © designboom

music credit: ‘apple’ by toshinori mashima

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