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30 Sep 2013

Prix Émile Hermès | international design competition | theme announced


The 3rd edition of the Prix Émile Hermès International Design Competition 2014 is announced, with information on the theme. The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès invites young professional designers to invent the objects of tomorrow.First prize 50,000 Euros.

The deadline is not yet announced!! Register online for information - submissions open September 2013.

Find out more about the theme for the latest Prix Émile Hermès, with full information on how to enter (specifications, jury, selection criteria).

Competition Theme

Since its creation in 2007, the Prix Émile Hermès has supported innovative work by talented young designers, responding to society’s changing needs and lifestyles. For the third annual competition, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has chosen a theme reflecting our increasingly vital need for a moment of peace, some time out, a brief pause – a chance to escape the relentless activity, ideas and obligations of the super-highway of modern life.

The third Prix Emile Hermès takes the theme ‘Time to yourself’ . We’re looking for thoughtful responses to contemporary lifestyles, postures, gestures, and the social and cultural needs of individuals everywhere, the things we have in common, and the things that set us apart, but which – when we choose to share them – become a source of rich spiritual renewal, the starting-point for new concepts, breaking with past stereotypes. The resulting objects – devices, compartments, small-scale architectural modules or items of furniture, produced using the simplest methods or the most sophisticated technology – should acknowledge and implement principles of sustainable development, reducing the planetary footprint of our species, soon to number some eight billion individuals.

Read more about the Design Specification