ReDesign environmental award won by three KHiB-studentes
Three design students at KHiB received awards during BIR and Bergen municipality’s competition ReDesign at Torgallmenningen Saturday 29 October 2011.
BIR's environmental award was given to design student Lars Beller Fjetland for his concept of leather pillows titled "Link". In addition he receives a grant of 50 000,- kroner.
The Municipality of Bergen's 50.000 kroner award for re-design was won by design students Åshild Kyte and Vera Kleppe for a set of Chinese checkers made by bottle caps and recycled glass.
Rejects given new life
The competition jury for BIR's environmental award justify their choice of Lars Beller Fjetland's concept "Link" as winner, based on how he has given discarded products new life by new form. The artist has researched the opportunities for waste reduction of high quality materials in leather. These materials are generally discarded. He has created a new product with refined weaving, transforming discarded leather to new design products.
The competition jury for the Municipality of Bergen states that Kyte and Kleppe's concept won the prize for its use of recycled bottle caps as an additional element to the Chinese checkers set. Chinese checkers is an existing product made with new (recycled) materials, in a more sustainable production process with a clear commercial potential.
Cooperating on re-design
The competition is a joint project between the Municipality of Bergen and BIR. The official awards ceremony was held at Torgalmenningen Saturday 29 October at 2 p.m. during the UN's International Week. The competition has two categories; new and sustainable design of existing products (Municipality of Bergen) and new life to rejects (BIR Environmental Award).
All competition entries presented in
The mobile gallery Luftskipet at Festplassen hosted the presentation of the approximately 40 competition entries for the re-design competitions. Entries were submitted by creative souls varying in age from 21-87.
REDESIGN is committed to focusing on recycling and redesign of discarded and used products, which would normally end up in the dustbin. The competition aims to inspire the public to create their own re-designs and to use their creativity to promote re-designed products and also to embracing re-design as lifestyle or hobby.