2007 Winner: Leap Frog by Donn Koh
The BraunPrize 2009 International Design Award is open to all industrial designers, who are still studying, or who completed their studies after March 2006. The BraunPrize has always been entirely independent of the Braun product range. Designs should be developed with user' needs in mind showing applications which support them in their everyday lives - in the home, at work or school, during sports and leisure activities or in the context of health and personal care.
Winner: €12,000 in prize money and a (paid) six-month internship in the Design Department at Braun.
Finalists: € 5,000 each
Deadline: January 31, 2009
Last night, we headed to Braun's headquarters in Kronberg (Germany) to cast our vote for the 16th BraunPrize. The BraunPrize started in 1968 as Germany's first international competition to promote the work of young designers and has grown out to a global event reaching its peak at the biannual award ceremony.
Singaporean designer Donn Koh wins the BraunPrize 2007 with the "Leapfrog", an innovative walking aid for children with impaired mobility. He receives a prize fund of 12.000 Euros and is offered a fully paid six-month internship at the Braun design department which is probably the best of it all.
Tons more photos and commentary after the jump!
Posted by core jr
| 31 Jul 2007
Win a Trip to Germany! The BraunPrize, in conjunction with Core 77, is offering you the chance to attend the awards ceremony, with travel and two nights hotel stay included. This year marks the 16th edition of the bi-annual BraunPrize, held in Kronberg, Germany (September 12, 2007). To enter the drawing, complete the form here and correctly answer the 3 multiple choice questions. On August 16, one lucky winner will be selected to receive the all-expense-paid trip to Germany and an invitation to the gala awards.
For full details, rules and schedule click here. Deadline: August 15, 2007.
Posted by StuCon
| 1 Dec 2005
The only US appearance of the Braun 50 years of Design exhibit opened last night at the Massachusetts College of Art. The exhibit is part of the Empowered Innovation conference being held at the school. At top, design icon Dieter Rams poses with some of his early work.
More photos on the next page...
Posted by StuCon
| 24 Mar 2005
Braun will celbrate 50 years of design with events throughout the year. The first happened in London two weeks ago, with a panel discussion. En exhibit opens at Braun HQ in Germany this summer, and comes to the US in December. Their web site has a nice gallery of design classics, includiung the Phonosuper SK-5, shown above, from 1958.