Guardian Glass announces prize winners in the Guardian Student Design Challenge 2016

In the photograph from left to right: Kevin Baird, President and CEO, Guardian Glass, Anastasia Tasoula Kontzes, Angelo Blythe, Guus Boekhoudt, Vice President Flat Glass – Europe & Managing Director Guardian Europe. (Photo Guardian Industries Corp., GRDPR130)The prize winners of the Guardian Student Design Challenge 2016 were announced at a press conference during the glasstec exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany. Student designers were invited to create and develop interior application ideas for Guardian Clarity™ anti-reflective glass.


The first prize of € 10,000 was awarded to Angelo Blythe and Anastasia Tasoula Kontzes for their design concept Guardian Clarity Sightseeing Boat. The second prize of € 5,000 was presented to Simon Seidl for his Glass Partition proposal and the third prize of € 2,500 was won by Emanuel Etzersdorfer and Felix Stadie with their project tme. Glass Clock.


The competition challenged design students to create and develop interior application ideas for Guardian Clarity anti-reflective glass for the living, working, cultural or leisure environment.


The prize winners were selected, by a jury panel of international experts, based on the , level of innovation, functionality, use of Guardian Clarity glass, aesthetic appeal, user value and realization potential.


The jury said of the winning entry:

[It] makes excellent use of Clarity’s anti-reflective performance, delivering genuine benefits for the passengers of the sightseeing boat. The professional presentation clearly shows a real understanding and appreciation of the glass performance.


The Glass Partition Concept was commented for an excellent combination of invisibility and function. The jury said:

Living spaces are becoming smaller and more confined, so this solution is both practical and visibly unimposing. A great concept for the use of Clarity at home.


The glass clock concept combined different levels of reflectivity of the glass to come up with a novel way of showing time in a unique style.


The jury members for the Guardian Student Design Challenge 2016 consisted of Andreas Meyer (Scholl glass GmbH, Germany), Emily Martin (FX Magazine, U.K.) and Arch Giovanna Latis (Studio d’Architettura aMDL, Italy). Guardian Glass jury members included András Kovács (Product Manager) and Dimosthenis Liouris (Technical Advisory Center manager).


Judge Arch Giovanna Latis commented:

Competitions always offer a great occasion to experiment with new ideas. This time the use of glass as a binding element in architecture and product design has resulted in interesting solutions where glass provides added functionality and is not only used as a barrier against the weather. The participants have enhanced the flexibility of glass as a material with many personalities.

 

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For more details about the winning design concepts and the competition itself, please visit www.guardiandesignchallenge.com  

Guardian Glass is a leading international manufacturer of float, value-added, and fabricated glass products and solutions for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. Guardian Industries Corp. is a privately held, diversified, global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Visit www.guardian.com  

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