‘Discover Design’ is five years old in 2015 and is a destination of more than 100 design-centric exhibitors from around the world. The confines includes the ‘Discover Design Gallery’ featuring the products submitted for the gia awards; ‘Design Debut’, an incubator program within Discover Design, featuring 10 new companies; and the Discover Design Lounge with Wine Bar and Café. In 2015 over 270 entries were viewed by 20 judges to select the 2015 gia awards winners:
[ best Collection Design ]
That! inventions > heat THAT!
Iittala > Ruutu
Jia > Steamer collection
[ best product design ]
Eva Solo > Digital kitchen scale
Joseph Joseph > Can-do
That! inventions > scoop THAT!
Alessi > Cheese please
Big Dragon Design > Turbine usa pizza cutter
David Rasmussen Design > Wud tumbler
Dreamfarm > Savel
Po > Pao thermal mug
[ martin m. pegler award for best booth ]
sagegreenlife > Firefly bio-dome
above> heat THAT! by that!
above> steamer collection by jia
above> digital kitchen scale by eva solo
above> can-do by joseph joseph
above> scoop that! by that!
above> wud tumbler by david rasmussen design
above> savel by dreamfarm
above> páo thermo mug by po
above: turbineusa pizza cutter by big dragon studios
[ 2015 judges ]
Specialty retailers, design and consumer editors, trendspotters and independent designers served as Discover Design judges for the gia awards. They are: Asko Ahokas, Asko Ahokas Consulting; Jens Bauerle, Global Brand Vision; Mary Liz Curtin, Leon & Lulu; Meredith Doherty, The Grommet; Mary Rose Gearon, Global Brand Vision; Michael Higdon, National Building Museum; Raymond Hu, Core77; Ron Kovach, DesignApplause; Dan Kraemer, IA Collaborative; Lu Lyndon, Placewares+Lyndon Design; Paul Makovsky, Metropolis magazine; Marco Perry, PENSA; Jamie Rowley, Fab; Billy Shelton, Chicago Architecture Foundation; Michele Tobin, Walker Art Center; Becky Tyre, Gift Shop magazine; Robyn Waters, R W Trend; Adrienne Wheatley, Culture + Commerce, Terri Winter, Top3 by Design; and LinYee Yuan, Mold.
2015 was our (DesignApplause) third year to judge this show. with almost one hundred more entries (270) than 2014, the competition this year was noticeably higher. all items were judged online – it’s worth noting, video submissions are compelling – though there were photo-only winners.