Getting to the Core of the Matter

Core77 2012 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners, expanding categories, leveraging online scale, increasing transparency and decreasing plane fuel in the process.

“For our second year, we present 17 categories of entry, providing designers, researchers and writers a unique opportunity to communicate the intent, rigor and passion behind their efforts. The top professional and student entries will win the Awards trophy, and all honorees will be published in the Awards Gallery, across the Core77 online network and in the official awards publication.”

Go to the site here and see all the details and a video. Early registrants will receive a limited-edition 2012 poster designed by Studio Lin.

Here is the line-up of  international Jury Captains, each of whom will pick their own local jury members for their category:

INTERACTION: Matt Webb, CEO and Principal of BERG, Jack Schulze and Matt Jones, Principals of BERG, London, United Kingdom

CONSUMER PRODUCTS: Nicolas Roope, Founder and Owner of HULGER / PLUMEN and Founder and Owner of Poke, London, United Kingdom

SPECULATIVE: Bruce Sterling, Author of “Beyond the Beyond” at Wired

SERVICE: Panthea Lee, Co-Founder and Principal of Reboot, New York, NY, USA

EQUIPMENT: Renke He, Dean and Professor at School of Design at Hunan University, Changsha City, Hunan Province, China

WRITING & COMMENTARY (New): Alice Twemlow, Chair of MFA in Design Criticism at School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA

SOFT GOODS: Michael DiTullo, Creative Director of frog design, San Francisco, CA, USA

FURNITURE & LIGHTING: Zoë Ryan, Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

FOOD (New): Marc Brétillot, Food Designer, Paris, France

VISUAL COMMUNICATION: Min and Sulki Choi, Co-Directors of Sulki and Min, Seoul, Korea

PACKAGING: Laurent Hainaut, Co-Founder and Partner of Raison Pure Design Group and Founder, President and CEO of Raison Pure NYC, Paris, France

TRANSPORTATION: Jay Rogers, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Motors, Inc., Chandler, Arizona, USA

SOCIAL IMPACT: Tasos Calantzis, CEO of Terrestrial, Pretoria, South Africa

EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES: Mariana Amatullo, Co-Founder and Vice President of Designmatters at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA

STRATEGY & RESEARCH: Lorraine Justice, Dean of College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA

DIY: Becky Stern, Founder of Sternlab, Brooklyn, NY, USA

INTERIORS & EXHIBITIONS: Jury Captain to be announced soon.

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