Focus Green 2008

The Design Center Stuttgart, run by the government of Baden-Württemberg, is calling for entries for the Baden-Württemberg International Design Award, which in 2008 will have the theme “Focus Green”.

Category Award
Type Product and Interior/Architecture Award
Genre Communication, Environment, Interior, Lighting, Product
Country Germany
RegDeadline 20 March 2008 GoogleCal iCal
11 April 2008 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility Any Manufacturer or Designer of industrial series-manufactured products
Target Field Any product which has not been on the market for longer than two years may be entered for one of the categories. While prototypes whose readiness for series production is guaranteed can also be entered, artistic works can not.

There is a need for design and development that illustrate and implement creative solutions and innovations for more environmentally friendly products. In the best case, you will as a contestant provide evidence of the integration of design and product development in your environmental management system, together with reports on the successful validation of environmental management systems such as EMAS or ISO 14001.

You can select from the following areas:
01: Production, assembly, distribution machinery, tools, devices…
02: Medicine, rehabilitation, geriatrics diagnostic appliances and analysis devices, medical apparatus…
03: Bathrooms, sanitary installations bathroom fittings and products, tiles…
04: Kitchen, household kitchen furniture, large electrical appliances…
05: Interiors furniture, carpets, contract furniture…
06: Atmosphere office, kitchen and household products, chinaware, accessories, decorations…
07: Lighting lamps, luminaires…
08: Communication, optical equipment information and communication products, media products, cameras…
09: Leisure, outdoor sport and wellness products, bags, toys, garden articles…
10: Architecture, public space presentations, building design, trade fair structures, signposting systems…
11: Installations technology and controls heating systems, air-conditioning…
12: Transport, traffic private and public transport…

Roland Heiler, Porsche Design GmbH, AT
Nicola Stattmann, Büro Nicola Stattmann, DE
Alex Terzariol, MM Design Ltd, IT
Ursula Tischner, econcept, DE
James Whittacker, frog design, DE
Martin Zentner, design report, DE

Judging Process

“Focus in Gold” (1 product in each category) and “Focus in Silver”: Exhibition and Honor

Entry Fee
Registration per product: 120 €
If approved for exhibition, per product exhibited (the catalogue page in the yearbook): 450 €

- 1 original product, 1 pre-production model or 1 prototype (Maximum dimensions is 5m2 floor space and/ or weighing 100 kg, larger products can only be presented by arrangement or by means of photographs.)
- Statement or Key words: 600 characters maximum
- A brochure in which the product is presented in detail, or a similar form of descriptive documentation
- 1 or more digital photographs

Delivery of products: 2 to 11 April 2008
Judging and notification of the judges’ decision: Beginning of May 2008
Collection of rejected products: 13 to 16 May 2008
Awards ceremony and preview: 17 October 2008
Duration of the exhibition: 18 October to 30 November 2008
Final day of exhibition and award of popular prize: 30 November 2008
Collection of exhibited products: 02 to 04 December 2008

Past winners

Design Center Stuttgart

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