Association “Design Forum” for the second time during the exhibition “Baldai”(Furniture) held a furniture design competition [neformate]. This year’s competition, like last year was curated by Nauris Kalinauskas. Selected theme for the competition – “Two in One”: opportunities of transformation in furniture items.
The jury votes showed the winners:
First place went to Mindaugas Žilionis for SOSS. This is a unique system that allows really simple from the uniform components to construct plastic formed interior design elements;
Second place went to Studio Ltd. (J. Brundza) for a steel chair LYA, which can be both standard and shortened height. LYA minimalist design is particularly suitable for the outside – even when it rains, one of the seats shall remain dry;
Third place went to Lukas Peršakovas shelf BARDAKĖLIS. Hidden hinges connected plywood cubes allows to transform the system, creating not only the rectangular structures.
Diplomas for: Vytautas Puzeras for the light invisible and darkness visible label ION, Neringa Dervinytė for slightly firm and a soft chair and Anna Januškevičiūtė for light plastic screen-shelf ORIGAMI.
Entries were evaluated by an international jury: perhaps the most famous designer visited Lithuania to date arch. Roberto Palomba of Italy, interdisciplinary studies professor Ronald Jones from the U.S., we are already familiar with design professor George Teodorescu, Lithuanian designers Nauris Kalinauskas, Renatas Sukys, Lithuanian Design Forum director Marius Dirgėla and Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts rector dr. Arūnas Gelūnas.
“Lithuanian Design Forum” promises that the contest will be held next year as well as the obvious – it helps to reveal new talents, new famous names. In 2008’s [neformate] topic will be published in early autumn.[neformate] was organized with help of design week’s participants, individual designers’ sponsors, exhibition center LITEXPO traditionally has given exhibition space.