The Lithuanian Design Prize GOOD DESIGN is a national competition dedicated to discovering and commemorating the best examples of the country’s design. The competition, which has been running for the ninth year in a row, aims to award the best design works of each year in 10 categories. This year, more than 150 applications were received for the competition, and the nominees and winners are selected by an independent foreign commission, as every year.
“With this project, we aim to draw attention to the constantly changing, innovatively dynamic Lithuanian design,” says Gabija Vanagė, Director of the Lithuanian Design Forum. – We are always surprised by the quantity and quality of received projects, which is not inferior to the latest global standards, and teamwork with design experts from abroad allows us to look at Lithuanian design in a glocal way. It is especially gratifying that this competition can also be seen as a platform for not only experts and professionals, but also design students and graduates.”
This year’s panel was composed of design experts from Estonia, the UK and Sweden: Tiia Vihand, head and founder of the Estonian Design Center, who has been active in young design for more than two decades, and Lefter Heretakis, author and presenter, designer and lecturer at Design Education Talks. Triin Jerlei is an Estonian researcher currently holding a research position (funded by the Lithuanian Science Council) at Vilnius University, and Daniela Dichkova is a CXM (customer experience management) project expert and design team leader developing Lean UX processes for organizations. Each project submitted to the competition is evaluated by all members of the panel according to the four main design criteria: quality, sustainability, innovation, and ergonomics and functionality.
This year, as last year, the prize of the winner of the public election was additionally established, which was established by the magazine “Centras /interjeras.lt” – the public favourite wins the annual subscription to the magazine in 2021. The winners can be chosen during the online voting (link) – please participate, because every vote counts!
Voting platform – https://www.judgify.me/public-voting/gerasdizainas2020
Also this year, the design prize “GOOD DESIGN” abandons the traditional award ceremony and provides an opportunity for everyone to safely celebrate achievements. “Still, we choose to be socially responsible and respect each other’s health,” says G. Vanagė. – This year, the winners will be announced on November 17, and congratulated accordingly, given to the current quarantine situation, the Lithuanian Design Forum takes the initiative and for the first time organizes a program of five discussions on design with the best Lithuanian designers, entrepreneurs and theorists. the value created by design is questioned and the place of design in business is considered ”.
FURNITURE AND LAMPS:
Barbora Adamonytė-Keidūnė (lamp “The Bud”),
Linas Čeponas (seating furniture “unstable”),
Ieva Prunskaitė (multifunctional furniture “Playing table”).
Dovilė Aleksandravičiūtė, Justina Vilčinskaitė (candle holder “Kál-nas”),
Elena Mieželė (vase collection “Smoke”).
Studija “In Arch” (public interior at the Lithuanian Embassy in Prague),
Aidas Kalinauskas, Ignas Kalinauskas, Benas Kalinauskas, Laurynas Bublys (interior of a residential house for a large family house),
Vladas Suncovas, Monika Janulevičiūtė (interior design of the exhibition “Young Designer Prize 2020”),
Jokūbas Jurgelis, Jūratė Volkavičiūtė (public interior “Lonas HOME”).
Elena Mieželė (city cleaning device, air pollution collector and cleaner for high traffic rings and intersections),
Gintarė Černiauskaitė (splint for wrist and forearm injuries “Exo Oro”).
Barbara Baranovska (clothing engineering solutions in the clothing collection “FF”),
Indrė Barkauskaitė (fashion collection “Red | Green”),
Karolina Miciūtė (experimental clothing collection “Humane update”).
Ieva Laskevičiūtė (jewelry adapted to promote to publish (zero-waste) any waste policy “Reload stones”),
Gintarė Janulaitytė (accessory line “After sin”)
Gerda Liudvinavičiūtė (jewelry series “METABOLISM | between utopia and reality”)
Gerda Liudvinavičiūtė (jewelry series “BRUT (a) LIST | ODE TO THE EASTERN EUROPEAN BLOCKS”).
Aurimas Grajauskas (souvenir notebooks “note Lithuania”),
Ugnė Balčiūnaitė (educational book “Evening Stories for Lithuanian Girls”),
Tadas Karpavičius (educational book “Let There Be Coffee”).
VISUAL IDENTITY, COMMUNICATION:
Otilija Morozaitė, Ignas Kairelis, Dovilė Macijauskaitė (explanatory tool “Natix”),
Gintarė Kavaliauskaitė, Jolita Galamb, Marius Kneipferavičius (website “Šiaulių bankas. Audio stories”),
Arnas Augutis, Ignas Kozlovas, Justina Muralytė, Elina Kondraščenko (visual identity “Freiheit lofts”).
SERVICE AND SOCIAL DESIGN:
Miglė Vasiliauskaitė, Kotryna Zilinskienė, Ieva Cicėnaitė, Justė Maldžiūnaitė (interactive museum-educational space for children “Story Manor”),
Mantas Velykis, Marius Kneipferavičius, Artūras Kirslys (innovative advertising column),
Martynas Birškys, Milda Šiulytė, Oleksandr Rogovets (interactive educational exposition “About Crustaceans, echinoderms and us”).
PRODUCT AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN:
Barbora Adamonytė-Keidūnė (milk dispenser “SHIRO”),
Justina Stipinaitė (aid for a psychologist to talk to emotionally impaired children “Families”),
Linas Kraniauskas and Domas Zinkevičius (electric motorcycle “UBCO FRX1”).