The 2012 DMY Conception Price, considered as the Germany’s highest distinction in product conception and communication since 1969, was awarded to Jolan van der Wiel for his “gravity stool”.
Chosen by a jury composed of Werner Aisslinger (Studio Aisslinger), Jurgen Bey (Studio Makkink&Bey), Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi (Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design, Berlin) and Jerszy Seymour (Jerszy Seymour Design Workshop), this young designer was rewarded not only for the created object, but also for the creation process involved.
The project takes into consideration the laws of physics, departing from the idea that everything is influenced by gravitation. for the series, van der wiel manipulates this natural phenomenon which has a strong shaping effect. this chair adds warmth and authenticity to the home and it’s also a very stylish piece. It’s indeed a unique collection.
The tenth edition of DMY International Design Festival was a great success, gathering more than 700 designers from 30 countries and 19 famous universities, and attracted more than 36,000 visitors this year.
Products, developments, and prototypes were displayed in the four hangars of the historical Tempelhof airport from 6 June to 10 June 2012.