Bergen, February 16th 2012.
TheCreator.ME is proud to announce that the jury has declared Jonas Norheim as the 1st Prize winner of the K23 Design Competition; the first design contest run by TheCreator.ME sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management and in collaboration with Design Region Bergen.
Today, Norheim’s winning design, named “Junior, Senior, Mrs.“, was unveiled during a ceremony at the Vestlandskonferansen in Bergen, Norway.
Aberdeen Asset Management, a leading investment and property management group, wanted to explore innovative ways to engage the local community in the development of its latest commercial development, the K23 Business Park.
TheCreator.ME proposed to Stephane Trotta, property asset manager at Aberdeen, to run a sponsored design competition in collaboration with Design Region Bergen. The contest invited local designers to create and submit design entries for a lounge set of a chair and matching table for the K23 Business Park’s lobby and common areas.
The jury unanimously voted to award Jonas Norheim with the 1st prize and made the following statement on its decision:
“The winning design works in many different settings and for different user groups. The high chair offers a private and isolated space for individuals, while the low chair offers allows for informal gatherings and meetings. The material of the chair absorbs the acoustics of the room. The ultimate expression of design is consistent for all three products and shows a clear correlation between the different elements. The chairs work just as well in a group setting as stand-alone pieces. Of all the entries received for the competition, Jonas’ design stood out and gave Aberdeen the distinct design and local product they wanted.”
The jury of the contest included:
- Marit Warncke, CEO Bergen Chamber of Commerce
- Lars Tornøe, Furniture Designer MNIL
- Stephane Trotta, Aberdeen Asset Management
- Monica Hannestad, Design Region Bergen
- Sigbjørn Dugal, TheCreator.ME
Monica Hannestad from Design Region Bergen added: “Jonas Norheim is a relatively new designer on the Norwegian scene, but he has already made his mark. Jonas was declared Newcomer of the Year at Raff Design Week 2011, and we are eager to see how he will continue to evolve as a designer!”
At TheCreator.ME, we would like to thank Aberdeen Asset Management and Design Region Bergen for their vision and trust in TheCreator.ME innovative concept, the jury members and all the participating designers.
Congratulations, Jonas! We wish you continued success with your design career.
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photos by Design Region Bergen.