Jury ready for Design Lab

The jurors for this year’s Design lab share a passion for design, innovation and the environment. Matali Crasset, award-winning French industrial designer, Jason Bradbury, the UK’s famous Gadget and Consumer Technology journalist, Céline Cousteau, the daughter of ocean explorer/filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, and Henrik Otto, Senior Vice President of Global Design at Electrolux, make up the jury of this year’s Design Lab.

The four are internationally recognized experts in the field of design, environment, or technology.

They will choose a winner from among eight finalists based on the proposed concepts’ design and innovation, while taking functional, aesthetic and emotional aspects into account.

Hundreds of design students from across the world entered this year’s competition and were challenged to present their ideas for eco-friendly and sustainable household appliances and solutions for the year 2020.

Details on the jurors

  • Matali Crasset, the award-winning French industrial designer who works across a wide range of disciplines including products, interiors and conceptual projects. She worked for Philippe Starck for five years before opening her own studio in Paris in 1998. Her work can be seen on her website, www.matalicrasset.com.
  • Jason Bradbury, the UK’s well known Gadget and Consumer Technology journalist who currently hosts The Gadget Show on Prime Time British television and Discovery Channel. He’s also the regular gadget guy on ITV’s This Morning and BBC Radio 2’s The Steve Wright Show. He also has a regular blog on his website, www.jasonbradbury.com.
  • Céline Cousteau, is the daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau. She has worked for three years in Costa Rica on a sustainable development project for The Earth Council, an affiliate of the United Nations University of Peace. She now has a key role in her father’s Ocean Futures Society, an organization dedicated to exploring the global ocean. Her blog can be found at www.oceanfutures.org.
  • Henrik Otto, head of Global Design at Electrolux, heads up an organization of more than 100 designers in seven countries on four continents. Since joining Electrolux in 2004 he has embarked on a mission to make design one of the forces that powers the evolution of Electrolux into a leading global appliance brand.

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