|Category||Other Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result|
|Type||International, Idea, Age Restriction, Two-Stage, Anonymous|
|RegDeadline||30 November 2010 GoogleCal iCal|
|15 February 2011 (via Online) GoogleCal|
|Eligibility||Designers aged 40 or under on November 30, 2010|
The second Prix Émile Hermès relaunches the award as an international competition, and establishes design as a central focus of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, complementing the Foundation’s established policy of support for the visual and performing arts.
Reflecting the Foundation’s support, the prize will acknowledge new criteria in 2011: a keen awareness of the craft skills and industrial manufacturing expertise required for the production of each entry, and a sustainable, environmentally-friendly approach to the manufacturing and distribution of the finished product.
The 2011 competition theme, "Heat, me-heat, re-heat", was announced along with the call for submissions, on September 15, 2010.
I would like to express my warmest thanks to Monsieur Toyo Ito, for graciously accepting the post of president of the jury, for the second Prix Émile Hermès.
President of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Toyo Ito, Architect (Japan)
Jürgen Bey, Designer (Netherlands)
Mel Byars, Design historian (USA)
Pierre-Alexis Dumas, President of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and Artistic director, Hermès – Paris (France)
Françoise Guichon, Conservateur du patrimoine; Head of Design department, Centre Pompidou-Paris (France)
Chantal Hamaide, Editorial director, Intramuros magazine (France),
Pascale Mussard, Vice-president of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and Artistic director, "petit h", Hermès (France)
Bernard Yannou, Engineer, professor at the École Centrale de Paris ; Director, Laboratoire génie industriel (France)
First prize: 50,000 euros
Second prize: 25,000 euros
Third prize: 15,000 euros
The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès guarantees to meet the protoype production costs for all selected finalists, based on the presentation of receipts to a maximum of 5,000 euros incl. VAT. All costs incurred beyond that amount will be paid exclusively by the finalists.
2 sheets presenting the design in .pdf format (maximum 4Mo octets, A3)
Announcement of finalists: March 31, 2011
Presentation of the awards: October 2011
Fondation d’entreprise Hermès