OMS Design Competition 2013 – The Jury has voted!
What an exciting week for lighting design! The OMS Design Competition 2013 has officially ended and we are allowed for the first time to see the entries and competition results. And it was exciting! Officially, the results are going to be announced at Bratislava Design Week on the 18th of September at 7.00PM in the OMS showrom, but here at OMS Design Zone we were allowed exclusive acces to watch the jury at work. The jury consisted of proffesional designers Karol Weisslechner, Pavel Masopust and Ondrej Eliáš and Slovak Design Centre managing director Katarína Hubová and event curator Margita Michlíková. All met today with with representatives of OMS at the Satelite design gallery in downtown Bratislava to choose the winners of this particular competition. As the jury carefully made their choices in a interresting debate about design and creativity, we carefully looked at each of the entries.
There were two categories, one deterined by specification and one conceptual so thet made it exciting to compare and combine them. The jury presented and debated each of the entries from different designers. Besides the printed materials there were also video entries and 3D presentations to watch. The overall impression was good with some entries on a truly proffesional level, some more conceptual but refreshing and some in the form of idea only . The entries were truly international with competitors from Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland. This made us very excited and proud indeed to have such an audience and that once again OMS did its part to support the design and culture community in the Central European region. We proudly stand as a manufacturer that looks beyond our own potfolio to helps cultivate the industry by supporting designers in their effort. This commitment is long standing and we will continue in promoting design exhibitions and cooperation with design schools and individual designers in the future.
Come to see us and check out the competition entries and winners at Bratislava Design Week from 17–22 September! OMS will also present some of the newest design concepts and products in a dedicated design showroom with our in-house designers to discuss our approach and product philosophy. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Photos by Elena Senková