Prix Émile Hermès 2015

We have supported innovation and promoted talented young designers whose work will accompany our evolving society and lifestyles.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Age Restriction , Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Furniture, Product
Country Paris, France
Registration Deadline 16 November 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 16 November 2015 (via Online)
Eligibility Professional or Non-graduate graduates from schools of design etc., and Final-year students (aged under age 40 on November 16, 2015)

Description
Since its creation in 2007, the Prix Émile Hermès has supported innovation and promoted talented young designers whose work will accompany our evolving society and lifestyles.
For the fourth edition of the prize, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has chosen a theme reflecting a distinctive, universal activity stimulating our senses and intellect alike: PLAY.
Playing helps us understand and sharpen our imaginative processes. Through it, we experience the delights of political and social interaction, literature or romance. Above all, playing is a source of sophisticated or popular entertainment and simple fun. The history of play is the history of the wealth of experiences and memories they supply. But beyond its importance for society, playing is richly rewarding for the individual, too. Play helps us relate to our surroundings and the era we live in.
Play is vital for the cultural and social construction of the self.

Jury
Matali crasset, Designer, President of the Jury
Pierre-Alexis Dumas, President of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and Artistic director, Hermès
Chantal Hamaide, Editorial director, Intramuros magazine
Pascale Mussard, Vice-president of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and Artistic director, « petit h », Hermès
Stéphane Corréard, Journalist, Critic and Curator
Thierry Wendling, Anthropologist, Head of research at the CNRS

Prize
First prize: 50,000 euros
Second prize: 25,000 euros
Third prize: 15,000 euros

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Two sheets presenting the design
Three A4 sheets describing three previous design projects

Timetable
The jury meets to select the shortlist of finalists in December 2015.
The production of prototypes for the shortlisted projects will end on March 31, 2016.
The jury will deliberate in May 2016.
The award ceremony will take place in June 2016, in Paris.

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

Official Website