This international, and open-ended contest is a fantastic opportunity
to get recognition for your personal reimagining of nearly any sort of
care-related object, while pushing for a chance to win a whole bunch of
This is the third Prix Émile Hermès International Design Award,
and the foundation is taking an incredibly wide range of submissions
for visually unique and practical products. Feel free to submit designs
for indoor or outdoor items that comfort the human body in either a
general “care,” emergency or humanitarian way. The only sorts of items
that are explicitly banned from the competition are fashion and clothing
related things, so keep that in mind! Remember, the core features that
the judges are looking for are reusable, sustainable, and innovative
products that are easy to mass produce.
that might sound pretty vague, (and it is), but consider that the 2011
edition of the Prix Émile Hermès International Design Award was centered
around “Heat, heat, heat” and how the concept of heat in relation to
being human. It’s just a general and abstract enough of a concept to
warrant brilliant products such as the first place winning concept
“Shelved Cooking” and the Ecojoe wood burning store that won third
place. These contraptions creatively utilized heat that would otherwise
have been wasted for a more efficient cooking experience.
2014 Prix Émile Hermès International Design Award is open to designers
and inventors under 40 from around the world that have either graduated
from design school, or have a few years of design experience under their
belts. The three monetary prizes are €50,000 for first place, €25,000
for second and €15,000 for third, but just being recognized by the Émile
Hermès foundation should interest investors to throw their weight
behind your current and future projects!
to enter your “human comforting thing,” but you’ll want to hurry up, as
the deadline is November 17th, 2013. Good luck, everyone!
Source: 2014 Prix Émile Hermès International Design Award