2013 FUTURE MAKERS

The Crafts Council of Irelands Future Makers award ‘rewards excellence in craftsmanship and innovation for work created by makers who are embarking on a career in a craft-based discipline. The FM award provides practical support and professional encouragement to a craftsperson at a critical point in their career.’ The assessment criteria are quality, technical expertise, new and innovative ideas or processes and potential for future development. In short: imaginative use of skills. 2013 Future Makers assessors: Peter SheehanDaniel Charny met the Crafts Council of Ireland team in Kilkenny to see and discuss the shortlisted pieces.

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DESIGN FESTIVAL WEEK 2012

This years London Design Festival started for Daniel Charny with the curating of the Great Recovery stand for RSA at 100% Design, designed by Thomas Matthews; then talking at the first Global Design Forum with Thomas Heatherwick about working with clients; the next day with Monocle’s design editor Hugo Macdonald about the LDF role in generating new work see podcast on Section D #50. Day 5 as ‘Design Brain’ on Dezeen Live with Marcus Fairs talking about authenticity; Day 6 was judging and presenting at Be Open Think Tank design awards; and day 6 was the most exciting launching of the new initiative Fixperts.org with James Carrigan and the amazing Fixperts team.

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‘BRILLIANT’ EDDIE MUNDY AWARD

‘Brilliant’ is a new award initiated by friends as a tribute to the wonderful Eddie Mundy, which we all met at the Royal College of Art, first as an original student and then as a talented colleague and researcher. The prize given for the first time this year was established to celebrate his experimental approach, excellent studentship and remarkable attitude. The judging panel which included Noam Toran (the initiator of the award) Martino Gamper, Nick Williamason, Hilary French, Michael Marriot and Daniel Charny, met six talented graduates and their seriously impressive final 2nd year work at the MA RCA Design Products programme. The winner of the first award is James Thompson who received a contribution of £1500 towards the realisation of his work.

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DESIGN EDUCATION AT DesignMiami/BASEL 2012

BE OPEN [a Russian foundation which acts as a creative think tank, aiming to stimulate innovation by looking towards design education] launched ‘INSIDE THE ACADEMY’ with DesignMiami by honouring achievements in educational approaches for creative design. A selection of European design schools presented work these included Le Cambre, Belgium; Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), Switzerland; Hochschule Basel, Switzerland; Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden; Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, The Netherland and Glasgow Fine Art School, UK.

The jury of international design experts included Ron Arad (Designer-Architect); Gilda Bojardi (Interni Magazine); Felix Burrichter (Pin-Up Magazine); Daniel Charny (Curator and Educator); Johanna Agerman Ross (Disegno Magazine) – selected the Sandberg institute to receive the BE OPEN Inside the Academy key note lectures Prize.

The following day Design Miami invited Ron Arad, Jurgen Bey and Daniel Charny to take part in a talk about ‘educating future innovators‘ moderated by the inquisitive Lucas Verweij.

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CORE BLIMEY

Core77 Design Awards jury teams for 2012 have been announced. Open to professional and student work C7712DA is a progressive international award that recognises the importance of speculative and experimental work. The Product Consumer jury team based in London is captained by Nicolas Roope and includes Sofia Lagerkvist and Sebastien Noel and Daniel Charny.

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ARTS FOUNDATION PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD 2012

The Judging panel for the Arts Foundation Product Design Fellowship Award 2012 this year included Daniel Charny, Michelle Ogundehin: Editor of Elle-Deco and Deyan Sudjic: Director of the Design Museum, London. The nominees selection exposed the dichotomy at the heart of product design which emerging design professionals face. Cultural production or main stream relevance. Few manage to capture both but those that do, do so through challenging preconceptions. The shortlist this year gives voice to the diversity of the field, though one strand seemed under represented, in that the nominations concentrated more on designers that drive their own practice and fewer of those harder to identify industrial design talents that are imbedded in design teams.

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SELECTING FOR DESIGN MIAMI/ 2011 DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD

David Adjaye is this year’s recipient of Design Miami/ Designer of the Year Award.

“The diverse selection committee comprising individuals who significantly impact international design discourse” included: Maarten BaasDaniel CharnyPierre DozeMarianne GoeblBrooke HodgeEllen Lupton, Ravi NaidooDeyan SudjicNoriko Takiguchi and Alexander von Vegesack.

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DESIGN MIAMI DESIGNER OF THE YEAR JURY

Daniel Charny was invited to take part in the Design Miami Designer of the Year Award Jury 2010 alongside Anniina Koivu, Cédric Morisset, Alexander von Vegesack, Ambra Medda & Wava Carpenter and 2008 winners Fernando & Humberto Campana.

The nominations have all gone in and voting has happened as well…the winner this year is Grcic, Konstantin Grcic.

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