The winners of the first three medals at the London Design Biennale 2018, hosted by Somerset House, have been announced this evening.
There are four medals in total, with the the first three being selected by the Biennale’s International Jury – a group of 14 world-leading design experts and influencers including Paola Antonella of MoMA; James Lingwood MBE, co-director of Artangel, and Jonathan Reekie CBE, director of Somerset House Trust. The final award (to be announced on 19 September) is voted for by visitors.
Over forty countries have submitted entries inspired by the theme of Emotional States and the winners are…
The London Design Biennale 2018 Medal, awarded to the most outstanding overall contribution (supported by Poly Culture Group), goes to EGYPT for Modernist Indignation, an elegy for a rapidly disappearing culture, seen through the prism of the first Arabic design magazine.
The London Design Biennale 2018 Emotional States Medal, awarded for the most inspiring interpretation of the 2018 theme (supported by Panasonic), goes to USA for Face Values, which invites visitors to use their facial expressions to control sound and graphic displays, instigating provocative conversations between humans and machines.
The London Design Biennale 2018 Best Design Medal, awarded to the contribution with the most exceptional design (supported by Princess Yachts), goes to LATVIA, with honourable mention to Poland and China. The Latvian pavilion, Matter to Matter, is a meditation on architecture and technology’s interaction with nature and was inspired by the importance of socially responsible and environmentally-friendly design.
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