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Nominees of the Kids Design Award 2018 have been confirmed

Upe by Gintare Cerniauskaite – © Creatus Design Studio

Kind + Jugend is an event for creative ideas and innovations. This is why the Kids Design Award, which distinguishes the best concepts and drafts of young designers from all over the globe, is being presented again this year during the trade fair. You can find out here who the nominees of this year’s Kids Design Award are.

The Kids Design Award is traditionally conferred on the first day of the trade fair. It distinguishes young designers as well as design students for their product concepts, ideas, designs and prototypes that are not yet commercially available. A total of 140 young designers from 31 countries worldwide have applied for a nomination with their submitted items. The ten nominees, from among which the independent jury from the design, industry and educational sectors will ultimately select the winner for the best product idea or prototype in 2018, have now been confirmed.
In addition to winning the award, the nominated designers have the chance of being chosen for a product sponsorship by selected representatives of industry and commerce. These support the young designers in further developing their product until it is ready for market launch.

FAMILIA – © Elena Gomez de Valcarcel Sabater

The nominees for the Kids Design Award 2018 at a glance:

  • Dorja and Ivan Benussi (Croatia): Tink Things – sensory kids furniture
  • Gintare Cerniauskaite (Lithuania): Upe
  • Heinrich Kerth (Germany): hoch zwei (to the power of 2)
  • Martin Hensel (Germany): flexmobil
  • Pascal Heußner (Germany): Cradle to Cradle
  • Lisanne Koning (the Netherlands): Inside the box
  • Florentine Voigt (Germany): well140/welle60
  • Philipp Cartier (Germany): Bruno
  • Zlatomira Cirhanova (Switzerland): LOONO
  • Elena Gomez de Valcarcel Sabater (Great Britain): FAMILIA

More detailed information on the eligible product groups and selection criteria as well as the jury can be found on the event page of the Kids Design Award.

The award ceremony for the Kids Design Award will take place on Thursday, 20 September at 1:00 p.m. in the Trend Forum in Hall 11.1, E 50/F 59. Furthermore, the drafts will be presented to an international audience at Kind + Jugend 2018 as 1:1 prototypes (Kids Design Award Special Event in Hall 11.1, D 40/E 49.

Inside the box – © Lisanne Koning

Innovation Award will be presented at 10:00 a.m.

As in the previous year, the Innovation Award will already be presented at 10:00 a.m. in the scope of an own event. It rewards the great joy in innovation of the baby and children’s outfitting industry. The winner’s seal in the eight award categories is in the meantime recognised as an important quality criterion and sales argument by the international trade. This year a total of 30 favourites were selected by a high quality jury from almost 170 applications from 27 countries.

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