Andreu World announces winners of the 21st Andreu World International Design Contest
Circular economy special edition
The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía was the venue for the awards ceremony of the Andreu World International Design Contest yesterday, 15 December in an edition that celebrates 21 years of competition, making it one of the longest running in the world, and one that is unique in its specialty, the design of seating and tables.
This year's jury, formed by William McDonough, creator of the 'cradle to cradle' concept and father of the circular economy-, Petra Stephan - director of the architecture magazine AIT-, David Basulto - founder and editor-in-chief of ArchDaily-, Beth Galí - Spanish designer, architect and landscape designer- and Rodolfo Dordoni - Milanese architect and designer-, was tasked with choosing from among the more than 250 participations, the winning projects, which went to Federik Dunbar and Werfil Davicino.
The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía was the venue yesterday for the awards ceremony of this renowned event, in which William McDonough, Creator of Cradle to Cradle, gave the inaugural speech
The theme, on this occasion, was focused on the circular economy and the objective was to design a chair and/or table under a single premise of sustainable design that would help to care for the planet. William McDonough, who gave the inaugural speech, highlighted Andreu World's commitment to sustainability and to linking these values with the world of design. David Basulto, president of the jury, also thanked the Valencian firm for creating this space for exchange and participation, explaining that "This year's decision was no easy task, as the projects received distilled a great deal of talent, history and processes. The deliberation, a joint work of all the members of the jury, has been in turn a learning process of everything that represents the challenge of sustainability".
Jesús Llinares, CEO of Andreu World, explained that "Andreu World is proud to celebrate the 21st anniversary of this contest. A contest that was conceived with the aim of fostering a passion for design among young people and which, today, has become an annual event in the sector, with more than 32,650 participants".
Congratulations to the winners of the contest!