Mebelny Biznes partners industrial design contest

Posted in Russia on Wednesday, 22 June 2016. Print

Mebelny Biznes magazine launched a partnership with annual industrial design competition, Artliga, last year.

Mebelny Biznes partners industrial design contest

The official award ceremony, held on 6th April at the Crocus Expo as part of Moscow In­ternational Furniture Show (MIFS), saw winners announced across four categories: NEXT (kitchen furniture), HOME DESIGN (cabinet furniture), WORK SPACE (office furniture), and INNOVATION.
The contest was initiated by Russian companies Ametist and Via Ferrata three years ago. The main aim of the project is to identify the best samples of Russian-produced furniture, and to promote progressive design and engineering solutions in the manufacture of the domestic furniture.
During Artliga 2015 the jury, headed by Cyril Cheburashkin, the head of the furniture design department at SG Stroganov University, took into consideration 130 entries. These models, which entered production last year, were evaluated by experts from the trade press, designers, and the managers of Ametist, Via Ferrata and Cvet Divanov. After the first qualifying round, 16 factory semi-finalists were named. Following a final vote, just four companies was awarded. The chief editor of Mebelny Biznes, Irina Fadeeva, announced the winner in the WORK SPACE category.
The winners of Artliga 2015 were awarded with a certificate, RUB 100,000, commemorative statuet­tes and diplomas. The best works were exhibited at MIFS in a separate booth, and attracted a great deal of visitor attention. The next edition of Artliga will be held in a year’s time.

Tags: 2016, Design

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