State Design Prize 2011Exhibition
After their exhibition in Vienna, Austria’s best design projects can be seen in the designforum Steiermark in Kunsthaus Graz. These projects are from the three categories of “Product design – consumer goods”, “Product design – capital goods” and “Spatial design”. 7 projects were nominated from the 176 submissions, from which 3 winning projects were chosen. The criteria used in judging the projects focused on their social relevance. Styrian projects were among those to be given awards: Lukan Jungmann received recognition for “schwimmende Sauna Ile“ and the apartment unit “Hypercube” by Matthias Gumhalter and Christian Reschreiter also received an award, as did the therapy device, “Das Pablo System” from tyromotion. The special “DesignConcepts” prize, which represents the “impulse” funding program of the Austria Wirtschaftsservice, was also awarded for the first time. The State Design Prize catalogue shows all products and projects awarded prizes.