the intelligent hand: awards ceremony the intelligent hand: awards ceremony
jan 20, 2010

the intelligent hand: awards ceremony

the presentation of the massimo martini design awards were held this week at fiera milano. the awards honored the three winners of the recent designboom / macef competition ‘the intelligent hand’.

the jury was composed of: giulio iacchetti, industrial designer, ITALY tahmineh javanbakht, founder of artecnica, USA piercarla delpiano, communication director Fiera Milano SpA birgit lohmann, editor-in-chief designboom

more than 3100 people from 88 different countries participated in the competition.

the winners were: first prize ‘schlagschatten – a lamp’ by cornelius comanns from germany second prize ‘curvaceous folder’ by shuhei senda from japan third prize ‘shaving stools and coffee table’ by yoav avinoam from israel

before the award ceremony, first prize winner cornelius comanns models his ‘schalgschatten – a lamp’ image © designboom

comanns demonstrating how to use the lamp image © designboom

‘schlagschatten – a lamp’ by cornelius comanns image © designboom

first prize winner ‘schlagschatten – a lamp’ by cornelius comannas from germany image © designboom

second prize winner ‘curvaceous folder’ by shuhei senda from japan image © designboom

third prize winner ‘shavings stools and coffee table’ by yoav avinoam from israel image © designboom

the winners receiving their awards at the ceremony image © designboom

from left to right: member of parliament m. lupi with the ‘schlagschatten – a lamp’, enrico pazzali – head of fiera milano, first prize winner cornelius comanns and g. giobbi martini image © designboom

the winners from left to right: yoav avinoam, cornelius comanns and shuhei senda image © designboom

  • for the lamp: it means that you have to destroy every wall to make the object practicle?… i think the first price was bullshit, the third prices was better in his category.

    luis Arrivillaga says:
  • Oh, and it is a rip off from the much better [url=http://www.matthiasries.com/product/eigernorthlight/eigernorthlight1.html] Eiger North Light [/url]. What boneheads do judge those poor 1500 entry competitions anyway?

    Ben says:
  • i think these three are all meaningless. seriously. designer could be inspired by a suddenly popped up idea, but should take it as a result. but that’s what i see from the recongnized work here. i don’t know should i be proud in this field or not right now.

    lara belagua says:
  • *i mean shouldn’t take it as a result

    lara belagua says:
  • That’s my cousin!!!!!

    Raz :) says:
  • 3rd prize is awesome !

    megi says:
  • Strange how the critics never leave a link to their own work! Don’t be bitter save that energy and try to do something better.

    All three designs are pretty cool in my opinion and the winner is not that similar to the pick-axe lamp you posted Ben, it’s way more beautiful!

    When’s the next Competition?

    Sid says:
  • ben
    you do not understand nothing about design,
    if everybody will think as you
    we still will use stone wheels.
    ‘schlagschatten’ by cornelius comanns
    is much better and works without electricity,
    it means you can use it on the open air.

    ben 2 says:
  • Many Artisans “get” an idea quickly, are bored with elaborate explanations, and just want to get on with implementing the real-world application. Love the AX!

    LKL says:
  • I don’t understand why here are so many negative comments. My favorite is the second prize – Japanese designers knowhow to combine elements of the concrete world to create sensory pleasure.
    It’s soooo beautiful.

    ste says:

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