The Baden-Württemberg International Design Award “Focus Open” is an integral part of the national and international design scene and renowned for its non-commercial approach.
Andreas Hess was very pleased to be part of the Focus Open 2022 jury this year.
QUESTIONS FOR MR HESS ON BEING A PANEL JUDGE:
What is your special interest in the Focus Open?
“We as a design agency are so interested in the Focus Open because, for our team and our customers, it is an award with the highest possible level of neutrality and with a local and international reputation.”
This was your first time on the panel of judges for the Focus Open – what surprised you?
“The range of submissions surprised me – from a barely visible electronic component to a commercial property, the products came from across the entire spectrum of product, process and system design.”
Can you tell us a little bit about the selection of the panel members and about the cooperation?
“The structure of the panel of judges was super interesting. That led to many enriching discussions, which of course was also great for the evaluation of the submitted products.”
Is there anything else you would like to tell us or the panel of judges?
“Christiane Nikolaus and her team are doing a great job here and give the design the perfect platform to compete.”
THE PANEL OF JUDGES:
Roland de Fries – Hudson Vandam LLC, New York, USA
Dina Gallo – TRUMPF SE + Co.KG, Ditzingen
Irmy Wilms-Haverkamp – Haverkamp Interior Design, Herford
Joa Herrenknecht – Studio Joa Herrenknecht, Berlin – Herrenknecht/Parsons, Toronto, Canada
Prof. Andreas Hess – whiteID, Schorndorf
Marc-Gregor Weidt – Einmaleins GmbH, Burgrieden