A year ago, in autumn 2011, the 20th anniversary of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia was celebrated by a comprehensive set of events called Nordic Baltic Designers Events 2011. As a presentation material for the event a special notebook with an integrated folding bowl was created. Each visitor attending the Nordic Baltic Designers Events received an A4 notebook whose cover could be folded into a paper bowl. During a conference, a seminar or a workshop the presentation material could be used for notes whereas during the breaks the notebook’s cover could be transformed into a snack bowl. Congratulations to our cooperation partners - Ingūna Elere, Tatjana Raičiņeca and Holgers Elers from the H2E design office! Design Award 2012 competition is aimed to encourage and promote witty and exciting design solutions, object and ideas compliant with the competition slogan and unveiling the otherness, unusualness and new possible application.
Year 2014 Riga will be the European Capital of Culture and the year 2015 Latvia will hold the EU presidency, therefore, new design solutions to better identify Latvia and Riga are needed. The competition rules were unrestrained so as applicants could submit various forms of design – graphic or environmental. The competition on similar themes will certainly be held next year too.
Design Award 2012 entries in the following categories: interior design, fashion / textile design, photo design, industrial design, environmental design and graphic design.