The jury consisting of Elke Delugan-Meissl, Marianne Goebl, Philipp Kuntze, Rianne Makkink, Thomas Machhörndl, Hermann August Weizenegger and Harry Metzler will choose winners in each of the three categories Product, the Craft of Building and Experiment based on the submissions’ simplicity, practicality, form and the quality of the craftsmanship behind them.
Elke Delugan-Meissl, founder and partner of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, is an active member of several competition juries and advisory boards in the field of architecture. She has taught at the University of Stuttgart and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 2016, she was the Commissioner of the Austrian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture and was awarded the Grand Austrian State Prize, the Silver Decoration of Honour of the City of Vienna and the membership of the Austrian Art Senate.
Marianne Goebl specialises in the development and communication of design projects on the intersections of business and arts. In 2014 she became the managing director of Finnish design company Artek, founded by Alvar Aalto and some of his idealistic contemporaries in 1935. From 2011 to 2014, she was the director of Design Miami, the Global Forum for Design with annual events in Basel, Switzerland and Miami, Florida. Before that she worked at Swiss furniture company Vitra, serving as the head of international PR in the end. Marianne Goebl was born in Vienna and studied economics in her native city and Paris.
Interior architect Philipp Kuntze, 46, has worked with several Swiss furniture stores and design companies, specialising in high-quality materials for the interiors. In 2013 he founded his own agency, Qn’C, for the sale of manufactured furniture and lamps and developing interior concepts. Two years ago he launched “World Crafts”, an organisation for the promotion of craftsmanship on an international level which has since hosted 40 events on various topics in this field. Kuntze also co-curated the Swiss Pavilion for the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in 2017.
Editor of international magazin for architecture domus (German edition). Thomas Machhörndl, born 1964 in Krems an der Donau, Austria. Studied law and economics from 1983 to 1988, then worked at editors D&R and Radda&Dressler. Co-founded Ahead Media, a publishing, media and communication company with magazines such as ahead (lifestyle), H.O.M.E. (living and interior design), flair Mondadori (fashion) and anyway (travel) in 1995. Founder and organiser of H.O.M.E.D.E.P.O.T, Vienna’s first fair for designer furniture, taking place since 2001. Also: passionate winemaker who started to revive an abandoned vineyard in his hometown in Lower Austria in 2013.
Rianne Makkink (1964) studied architecture at the Technical University of Delft and, from 1991, led an office for urban planning and architecture: Max.1. In 2002, Makkink started Foundation Sloom with fellow architect Herman Verkerk to initiate activities advocating the revaluation of slowness, and design office Studio Makkink & Bey with designer Jurgen Bey. Rianne Makkink served as an advisor and jury member on various committees, worked as an editor of journals in the field of design, architecture and urbanism and was a mentor to several universities within the Netherlands and abroad as well as a teacher at the Master Social Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.
Born May 1, 1951 in Dornbirn. 1969 – 1974 Vienna Federal Training and Research Institute of Graphic Arts. 1975 – 1979 University of Applied Arts Vienna. 1977/78 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). 1978 work stay at Takenobu Igarashi Design, Tokyo. 1979 Graduation from the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Freelance graphic designer since 1979, from 1985 in Schwarzenberg, Bregenzerwald. Harry Metzler was one of the initiators and creators of the Handwerk + Form competition and exhibition, aiming to intensify co-operations between craftspeople from his native Bregenzerwald region and international designers and therefore revitalizing the local crafts and trades.
Hermann August Weizenegger
Hermann August Weinzegger was born in 1963 in Kempten, Bavaria and studied Industrial Design with Hans (Nick) Roericht at UDK Berlin from 1987 to 1992. He then worked at Roericht product developers in Ulm for a year, where he met Oliver Vogt. The two went on to found design studio V + W in Berlin in 1993.