inhorgenta europe announces Innovation Award winners


March 15, 2010 – Munich trade fair inhorgenta europe 2010 has announced winners of the Innovation Award, chosen from entries from more than 160 designers from all over the world.

The winners of the “Modern Jewellery Design” segment included Birgit Hagmann, who impressed the jury with her imaginative three-dimensional brooches, inspired by nature.
Dusseldorf resident Julia Funk received an award for her original “Calf Jewellery”, slightly reminiscent of 1920s era sock garters.

The jury were impressed by the “collapsible” bracelet and necklace by Kirsten Plank.
And Polish designer Arkadiusz Wolski made an impact with his surrealistic “Pictograms”.
The Special Silver Award was presented to Stefan Strube from Hannover for his drinking vessels, which surprised the jury due to their innovative use of silver and concrete.
The Special Platinum Award went to Dusseldorf resident Nina Friesleben for her elegant, airy platinum rings and bracelets.