Sea chair wins BIO.23

Sea Chair by Studio Swine and Kieren Jones with co-authors Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves

The Sea Chair designed by Studio Swine and Kieren Jones with co-authors Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves, has won the BIO Gold Medal, the highest ranked award, as well as the BIO Green Award for environmentally friendly projects at the 23rd Biennial of Design’s Award Ceremony of BIO.23.

The jury decided to award three special Jury Awards this year “that represent the real and very valuable role of the designer as a researcher, arriving at conceptual and even political proposals rather than straightforward formal or commercial solutions”, as written in the jury report.

Exhibition overview

Exhibition overview

The winners of the jury awards are: Balkan type system by designers Nikola ?urek and Marija Juza, Trail$ smart banknote system by Nitipak Samsen and DNA Hacking Yoghurt by Tuur van Balen.

For the complete overview of the award winners click here.

The exhibition design of BIO.23 was made by the renowned designer Joost van Bleiswijk, will be on view until 11th of November 2012 in the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

For little less than one year, and up to the official opening last week, Margriet Vollenberg and Margo Konings of Organisation in Design, have worked as curators of the 23rd Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Museum of Architecture and Design, organiser of this design exhibition since 1964, invited them to become the curators with the aim to make BIO even more recognizable on the international design map and to reinstate BIO as an event where the latest trends in the development of design can be seen.

Vollenberg and Konings said they accepted the role of becoming the BIO.23 curators, because they believed that the role of curators is an exceptional challenge to disseminate contemporary design ideas to a broad and interesting audience.

Click here to read more about the concept of BIO.23.