Communication designers Kerstin Finger, Stefan Groom, Tobias Röttger and product designers Sebastian Herkner and Jacob Rochus have been named as thfe five finalists for the Federal Republic of Germany's Young Talent Design Prize 2011. In the running for €8000, the candidates will be judged on their overall body of work by a serious jury, with members from Porsche, the Bauhaus Archive at the Museum fü Gestaltung, Microsoft, and more. Criteria included design quality, innovative content and potential for development. The winner will be announced on February 11, 2011. Until then, find out more about the candidates here (helps if you can read German, but Google Translate will get you part of the way there).
Thermodynamic Cooler and Murakami Chair by Jacob Rochus
Work by Tobias Röttger;
Bell Light and Birdhouse by Sebastian Herkner