Wurm Werkstatt by Katharina Bellinger - © Koelnmesse
Creative ideas and innovations for the children's room of tomorrow are the center of attention at Kind + Jugend. This is why the Kids Design Award, which distinguishes the best concepts and drafts of young designers from all over the globe, is being presented again this year during the trade fair. Find out who the ten nominees of this year's Kids Design Award are.
The Kids Design Award is traditionally presented on the first day of the trade fair. It distinguishes young designers as well as design students for their product concepts, ideas, designs and prototypes that are not yet commercially available. A total of 65 young designers from 25 countries worldwide have applied for a nomination with their submitted items. The ten nominees, from among which the independent jury from the design, industry and educational sectors will ultimately select the winner for the best product idea or prototype in 2019, have now been confirmed. In addition to winning the award, the nominated designers have the chance of being chosen for a product sponsorship by selected representatives of industry and commerce. These support the young designers in further developing their product to market maturity.
Imaginary Language by Alessandra Fumagalli Romario - © Koelnmesse
The nominees for the Kids Design Award 2019 at a glance:
- Katharina Bellinger: Wurm Werkstatt
- Anna Ulmer: Fleet
- Nikita Vorobiev: UP
- Beril Kucukbeydag: EVO
- Yaara Nusboim: Alma – Therapy Dolls
- Valerian Blos, Gosia Lehmann, Gyujin Lee: Denkigami – Digital learning with paper toys
- LIiang Yu Chi: Kid’s Asthma Defense
- Alexander Rex: Rasant
- Alessandra Fumagalli Romario: Imaginary Language
- Anastasija und Aleksandra Ribaka: Luni
You can find more detailed information on the approved product groups, selection criteria and the jury at the Event page of the Kids Design Award .
The award ceremony of the Kids Design Award 2019 will take place in the Trend Forum in hall 11.1, E50/F59 on 19 September at 1:00 p.m. Furthermore, the drafts will be presented to an international audience as 1:1 prototypes in the context of the special event in hall 11.1, D40/E49.
As in the previous year, the Innovation Award will be presented at 10:00 a.m. at an own event. It rewards the great joy in innovation of the baby and children's outfitting industry. The winner's seal in the eight award categories is in the meantime recognised as an important quality criterion and sales argument by the international trade. This year, a high quality jury will select a total of 26 favourites from 200 applications from 30 countries.