Aimed at young, European designers, the Prix Emile Hermes rewards the creation of innovative objects. This year it was happening for the first time with the theme "Everyday Lightness". The jury unanimously decided not to award a first or second prize for this first edition of the Prix Emile Hermes, but rather to award three third-place prizes. The results of the contest were exhibited at the Triennale during the Milan Design Week. Here you get more info about the designers who were selected.
Brit Leissler lives and acts between London and Berlin. After receiving a Master degree in product design from the Royal College of Art in London she started her own Shoot the Stylist! design studio. She also works as a design educator for various institutions and founded Punch'n'Cuddle Ltd., producing and distributing her own products.
When taking a break from the design world she writes, sings and composes quirky electronic pop or travels the planet. Brit loves all forms of eccentricity, joins up the dots and aims to get into interesting conversations with all kinds of weird and wonderful people. As a hardcore digital camera gunslinger she shoots everything that moves and grooves. She doesn't eat animals, is hot for cheese, loves the Kensington Squirrels, robotic dance moves and life enhancing ideas.