In the Design Competition, OPPO awarded 32 projects that draw attention to the future of our ecosystem

We have already met the winners of the Design 32 competition for the best design diploma for 2021. Among the works awarded there was, among others, the Dead World exhibition project, which was honored by the OPPO brand as the sponsor of the event. The project, using the latest technologies, focuses on the environment and sustainable development, and topics related to OPPO. All works in competition can be viewed until June 15 at the Rondo Sztuki Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice.

The aim of the competition is to promote and support young talents in their independent emergence in the professional design market. However, the prizes in the Design 32 competition are not only a prestige and an opportunity to accelerate your career, but also provide specific support. The prize pool is 43,500, and thanks to the OPPO brand sponsorship, there are also additional material prizes.

The organizer is the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. In addition to the graduates of this university, students from seven public art schools participate in the competition. They are: Academy of Fine Arts in Gdask, Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Academy of Fine Arts in لودód, University of Arts in Pozna, Academy of Arts in Szczecin, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. Each of them will nominate four theses for the diploma.

The jury awarded three prizes: the Deans’ Prize, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and the Mayor of Katowice. It consisted of: Kristina Shujak-Soroka, Carolina Solig, Marcin Wicha, Mikowaj Werzinovsky, and Marcin Woolney. The OPPO brand was awarded a special prize – the sponsor of the competition.

OPPO . Award

The OPPO Medal was awarded to design by Milena Szwemmer from the Szczecin Academy of Arts, Dead World Gallery. The work uses virtual reality and virtual reality goggles to draw recipients’ attention to a very important issue – the future of our ecosystem.

The work “Dead World Gallery” by Melina Zwemer depicts the universe.

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The work “Dead World Gallery” by Melina Zwemer depicts glaciers.

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The work “Dead World Gallery” by Melina Zwemer depicts drought.

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The work of “Dead World Gallery” by Melina Zwemer depicts the felling of trees

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The work “Dead World Gallery” by Melina Zwemer depicts a landfill.

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The work “Dead World Exposition” by Melina Zwemer presents the acidification of the environment.

The OPPO brand understands the challenges we all face in the near future. The company creates innovations with users in mind in accordance with the brand’s vision of “Forward Inspiration”, which is to take on daily challenges and make the world a better place, among other things. Thanks to new technologies. To this end, the OPPO brand also actively works for sustainable development and the environment.

Milena Szwemmer’s work is very close to this definition and allows us to better understand the presented problem, also on an emotional level. OPPO expressed its appreciation for the Dead World exhibition project, which uses the latest technologies to motivate beneficiaries to work for a better tomorrow.

32 winners design

The jury decided that the 20,000 PLN Deans Academy of Fine Arts award was awarded to Isabella Kodzior of the Academy of Fine Arts in لودód for the Luxury of Tomorrow project, an evil voice in the climate disaster case. Luxury includes cutlery, jewelry and an ampoule with water. They look like they came from a distant future, when wood and metal became luxury materials. The author directs us into the future, pointing to artifacts and history at the same time.

The jury awarded the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Award to Weronika Wojnarowicz of the Academy of Fine Arts in ód for Korek’s work as material for an industrial design designer. This is an example of a project that primarily focuses on the process, not the outcome. The dialogue between design and science emerges. It is an excellent example of researching new materials. The writer demonstrates a method based on experiments, constantly asking questions, striving to achieve the set goal, she is not afraid of mistakes, draws conclusions from them, experiments and tries to achieve the best possible result.

The Katowice Mayor’s Prize was awarded to Patrycja Mola of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice for the work entitled: Variable Font Project Monsun with Interface for Dynamic Projects. The jury recognized that the design is more than just a changing font, because not only the thickness and width, but also the structure changes smoothly. Tilt the letters and their proportions and drawing. We get a set of characters with an infinite number of permutations – apart from the design of the font – a comprehensive and well-thought-out tool to deal with. It’s a true streak trial, and it’s also successful.

The jury also awarded four honorary mentions to:

  • Soni Nowok of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow for the project: Supporting the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis by shaping orthoses in 3D printing technology;
  • Zofia Kłoś of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw for a project between two worlds;
  • Marianna Pawłusiów of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdask on the project I hear silence;
  • Meg Krajewska from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw about the project “Nobody is Born Heterogeneous: About a Person’s Gender and Gender Identity.

The winning works as well as other projects participating in the Design 32 Design Competition can be viewed until 15 June at the Rondo Sztuki Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice.

Design 32 – About the competition

The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice organizes the Design 32 competition – the best design diplomas for public art schools in Poland. Participating in the competition are master’s theses proposed by their local universities, which were defended last year. The venue for the exhibition is the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice Rondo Sztoki (until June 15). Honorary sponsorship of the event: Minister of Culture and National Heritage and Mayor of Katowice. Contest sponsors: Górnośląsko-Zagłębie Metropolis and OPPO.

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