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Riedel Award 2018

George Berry: the winner. Photo by Carlo Morucchio
 

12 september 2018, 5.30 pm - Palazzo Franchetti
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

The 2018  Riedel Award  goes to George Berry for his projectCurve.
The project Curve by the young Australian designerGeorge Berry was chosen for the gracious dynamism of its forms, its iconicelegance and the product’s versatility and manageability which enhance itsfunctionality.  The 1950’s designinspiration is an interesting touch as it underlines its current feel.
The winner of the fifth Riedel prize will receive a royalty agreement for the winning design, which will be put into production, along with the sum of 10,000 euros. 

Short biography
George Berry
Bornin 1995 in England before moving to Australia, George Berry graduated with aBachelor of Integrated Product Design from the University of Technology,Sydney, with honours, in 2017. He works as a product designer for a leadingsurf sports equipment company in Sydney. George also started up his owndesign consultancy, GB Industrial Designs, which features a wide variety ofproducts. George’s work utilises cutting edge materials and manufacturing techniques.His designs incorporate function into the aesthetic to create streamlineddesign solutions.
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A special mention goes to David Vrabec & Daniela Chodilová for the project Hardy. The product, characterized by a graceful fluidity, isinspired by the forms of embossed leather. 
Third place goes to theproject Ginkyo by Polish designerAnna Freundlich-Jaroszewicz. The judges were impressed by the moderninspiration expressed in the asymmetry of the decorations, the forms’manageability and the pleasant feel of the grooves, noting however that theyrequire some adjustment to be suitable for reproduction using industrialproduction techniques.

The prize giving ceremony for the Glass in Venice Prize and for the Riedel Award have taken place at the Istituto Veneto in the presence of:
Gherardo Ortalli, president of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti
Gabriella Belli, director of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
Georg J. Riedel, president of Riedel Crystal
Rosa Barovier, glass historian
Marco Zito, Professor of Industrial Design of  Università IUAV Venezia
and the prize winning artists.

Exhibition
The works of award-winning artists will be exhibited in the atrium of the Palazzo Loredan, Istituto Veneto,
from September 13 to October 14
All days from 10.00 to 17.00.
Admission is free.

The members of the jury were Rosa Barovier (glasshistorian), Giovanna Palandri (Chancellor of the Istituto Veneto), Chiara Squarcina (Director of the Museo del Vetro, Murano), Stefanie Kubanek (designer at KubanekDesign+) and Michael Geldmacher (designer), chaired by Georg J. Riedel (10th generation of Riedel Crystal).

George Berry, Curve. Photo by Carlo Morucchio