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The best of the best
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 11/12/2008
Munich Academy of Fine Arts for the 'Best Manufacture'; Photos © Dimitrios Tsatsas, Stylepark

As Philippe Baumann, President of the 12th Designers' Saturday, put it at the awards ceremony in the fully-occupied 'Baroque Hall' of Langenthal's 'Hotel Bären', "For the first time, as an expression of our thanks for the dedication of the participants, we want to award a special prize for the best of the best."

What the participating companies presented in Langenthal was indeed exceptional. After all, they had to submit initial drafts of their presentations back in June. The four award-winning entries have now been selected by an international jury that clearly had great difficulty in deciding which of the high-grade entries were particularly worthy of one of the prizes: Munich Academy of Fine Arts for the 'Best Manufacture', Horgenglarus for the 'Best Scenario', Axor-Hansgrohe by ECAL in the 'Best Theme' category, Foscarini in the 'Best Space' category.

Unfortunately, not all of the numerous outstanding presentations could be selected for an award. They included Lista Office, who also presented a special design prize of its own, van Esch, who architecturally changed the room in an irritating way, and Aqua Creations, who illuminated the impressive high-shelf store by Creation Baumann. Additionally, mention must be made of the host companies, in particular Creation Baumann, Ruckstuhl and Girsberger who, although they were not permitted to take part in the competition made creative and informative presentations. Further information and Photos for it you will find in our article "Joyful feelings awaken on arriving in the countryside".

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Munich Academy of Fine Arts for the 'Best Manufacture'; Photos © Dimitrios Tsatsas, Stylepark
Horgenglarus for the 'Best Scenario'´; Photo © Dimitrios Tsatsas, Stylepark
Photo © Thomas Wagner, Stylepark
Axor-Hansgrohe by ECAL in the 'Best Theme' category; Photo © Thomas Wagner, Stylepark
Foscarini in the 'Best Space' category; Photo © Foscarini
Photo © Dimitrios Tsatsas, Stylepark