In 2018, Swarovski will grant, for the first time in a partnership with the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, the Swarovski Award for Excellence in Austrian Design. Every other year, creatives in the fields of product and graphic design and also design organizations are eligible to win this award. That is, as long as they managed to create a stir among Austria’s designers within the past 24 months. The award, a crystalline sculpture in the shape of a V, representing Vienna, was created by star designer Ron Arad for the Atelier Swarovski Home Decór line. The winning project will be on display at the Festival Headquarters during the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK.
Jurymembers: Aric Chen (M+ Hongkong, curator-at-large), Alice Rawsthorn (Design critic, London), Stefan Sagmeister (Designer, New York), Nadja Swarovski (Swarovski, Member of the Executive Board), Lilli Hollein (VIENNA DESIGN WEEK)