This year, the organizers of Łódź Design Festival 2010 for the third time, encouraged young talents to present their projects in the „make me!” contest. As in previous years one could compete with works verging on industrial design, architecture, graphics, as well as clothing, fashion, glass and pottery.

„make me!” is not only a competition, but also one of the foundations and showcase for the entire Festival. The organizers also aim at reaching young designers abroad and at turning „make me!” into an international event.

The goal of the contest is to give the young creators a chance to present, often for the first time, their ideas and allow them to get professional feedback and criticism. The last two editions have shown the massive need for such initiatives. The number of submitted projects grows larger with every year.

The third edition of the „make me!” contest for young designers, held as a part of the Łódź DesignFestival 2010 – has aroused an enormous interest. Among 243 projects that had been submitted to the competition there were also works from abroad: Austria, Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Greece and Germany.

Members of the jury:

Gian Luca Amadei / Blueprint magazine
Ewa Gołębiowska / Silesian Castle of Art and Entrepreneurship in Cieszyn
Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka / curator of Łódź Design Festival 2010
Sławek Kluziak / Brand Design club // Siebert Head
Grzegorz Piątek / journalist, curator // Architektura Murator
Michał Stefanowski / president of Stowarzyszenie Projektantów Form Przemysłowych
Dorota Stępniak / project manager of Łódź Design Festival 2010

have chosen 19 projects, which will be exhibited during this year’s festival. The distinguished designers are:

Anna Dul – Hand Vase (Poland)
Emmanuel Gardin – Recto Verso (Belgium)
Wiktoria Gołębiewicz - Drop – a pouring device for the elderly (Poland)
Hofit Haham – Light Kiss (Israel)
Katalin Ivanka – SeeYou – Concrete Tombstone (Hungary)
Magdalena Jędrzejas – „PIXELS” Clock (Poland)
Magdalena Karasińska – Moso Table (Poland)
Gabriela Kowalska – ‘Join me’ glasses (Poland)
Dominik Lisik – My Love TV seat! (Poland)
Joanna Łyczek – City on the Wall (Poland)
Moran Peleg – Aurelia (Israel)
Aleksandra Pięta & Piotr Wiśniewski – The Podhale Tastes (Poland)
Roma Przyimka – Triple book (Poland)
Anna Rosinke – Sdadtpark design office – Country shrine in Chwaszczyno (Poland)
Mezzamela Design Group: Ida Dziedzic & Konrad Roślak – TOOBO – Lamps (Poland)
Poliszdizajn: Kamila Niedzwiedzka i Nikodem Szpunar – ‘Mosquito’ Floor Lamp (Poland)
Filip Wcisło & Katarzyna Bukowska-Wcisło – SpaghettiMonster (Poland)
Miriam Żink – light MI (Netherlands)
Prodiż Design Studio: Małgorzata Żółkiewska & Przemek Ostaszewski – Robole (Poland)

We are pleased to announce the results of the make me! 2010 contest.

The main prize – PLN 20,000 – has been awarded to Poliszdizajn: Kamila Niedzwiedzka and Nikodem Szpunar for their Mosquito Lamp project.

Below, we present the laureates of other awards:

RADO company award – a PLN 8,000 worth watch – for a fusion of modern materials and design, went to Emmanuel Gardin for his Recto Verso project. The award was given by Marek Lis, Brand Manager of Rado in Poland.

VOX company award – an internship in the Development Department of Meble VOX – went to Filip Wcisło & Katarzyna Bukowska-Wcisło for their SpaghettiMonster project. The award was given by Monika Tokarska – PR and Media representative of Meble VOX.

Noti and Balma companies award – an internship in the Noti company – went to Magdalena Karasińska for her Moso Table project. The award was given by Ryszard Balcerkiewicz – the owner of the Noti company.

Elle Decoration award – a press article about the laureate in the Elle magazine – went to Aleksandra Pięta & Piotr Wiśniewski for their Podhale Tastes project. The award was given by Małgorzata Szczepańska – a chief editor of Elle Decoration.

Domosfera award – presentation of the laureate on – went to Filip Wcisło & Katarzyna Bukowska-Wcisło for the SpaghettiMonster project. The award was given by Marta Lubaszewska – a chief editor of

Rosenthal company award for innovation and creativity – Rosenthal mugs from Karl Lagerfeld’s Ego collection – went to Wiktoria Gołębiewicz for her Drop project. The award was given by Agnieszka Sumelka – marketing director of Rosenthal Polska.

We give our thanks to all participants invite everyone to take part in the upcoming edition.

Special thanks to the jury of the contest and sponsors of secondary awards:

as well as for media patrons of the contest:

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