Prix Émile Hermès 2013

We asks entrants to take account of the many different issues affecting sustainable development, in their approach to the production and distribution of their designs.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Age Restriction, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Furniture, Product
Country Paris, France
RegDeadline 17 November 2013 GoogleCal iCal
17 November 2013 (via Online)
Eligibility Designers and engineers aged under 40 on November 17 2013

Since its creation in 2007, the Prix Émile Hermès has supported innovative work by talented young designers, responding to society’s changing needs and lifestyles. For the third annual competition, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has chosen a theme reflecting our increasingly vital need for a moment of peace, some time out, a brief pause – a chance to escape the relentless activity, ideas and obligations of the super-highway of modern life.

Not yet announced

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 8,000 euros incl. VAT. All costs incurred beyond that amount will be paid exclusively by the finalists.

Entry Fee

Two sheets presenting the design in .pdf format (maximum 4Mo octets, A3)
Three A4 sheets describing three earlier designs by the entrant or team, in .pdf format (maximum 2Mo octets)

Jury meets to select the shortlist of finalists: December 2013
Production of prototypes: 1 January - 31 March 2014
Jury deliberations: April 2014
Award ceremony in Paris: End of May 2014

Past winners

Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

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