Talente Competition 2018 Winners

Award giving  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2018  /  10 Mar 2018
Published: 12.06.2018
Talente Competition 2018 Winners.
Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich
Michaela Braesel
Lucy Ganley. Brooch: I am more, 2017. Paper bag, cotton thread, silver, steel wire, masking tape.. 15 x 10 x 5 cm. Awarded at: Talente Competition 2018. Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2017. Lucy Ganley
Brooch: I am more, 2017
Paper bag, cotton thread, silver, steel wire, masking tape.
15 x 10 x 5 cm
Awarded at: Talente Competition 2018
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2017
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The aim of the 2018 selection was not only to present contemporary trends but also to show works in relation to each other and to explore more deeply common interests of the makers.
The special show TALENTE is an international competition for young craftsmen in design and engineering that shows prototypes and trends from different areas of design. Works of 110 craftsmen and designers from 30 countries are presented.
Among others, there will be participants from Taiwan, the Philippines, the Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina and from Iran. Beside glass, ceramics, jewellery and textile we will also present designs in the range of mixed media.

Winners of the Talente-Prize 2018

Miriam Schlägel, Austria
Materials and Techniques
Miriam Schlägel’s ash tiles convinced the jury by their sustainability. The waste material ashes is mixed with water and chalk and then pressed in forms into tiles. The wood itself gives the tiles a specific natural colour. The jury would be interested in following further stages of this interesting project especially concerning strength and bearing capacity.

Miriam Schlägel, A.

Anja Lapatsch and Annika Unger, Germany
Materials and Techniques

Anja Lapatsch’s and Annika Unger’s geometrical vessels are characterized by the transformation of materials, the correspondence between form and material as well as by the traces of the transformation process. They convinced by the combination of almost scientific research and artistic approach.

Anja Lapatsch und Annika Unger, DE.

Louise Lang, Germany

Louis Lang’s multipart glass work shows a very unusual way of dealing with the material glass and an exceptional finesse. The actual vessels are transformed by the screen print but they keep their three-dimensional appearance due to the relief like surface of the glass plates. Light and viewpoint lend the vessel shapes on the dark surface of the plates a mysterious, poetic and fragile character.

Louise Lang, DE.

Ruben van Megen, The Netherlands

Ruben van Megen puts the carpet from the floor to the table therewith changing context and value of the carpet. He also links his work with Netherlandish traditions and history because it reminds at well-known Netherlandish interior or still life paintings of the 17th century showing carpets laying on tables. The table is therefore an example for the continuity of tradition into the present and the variation of tradition according to contemporary taste and expectations.

Ruben van Megen, NL.
Photo by: Petra Lenssen.

Mariana Berecová, Slovakia

Mariana Berecová’s objects convinced the jury by their craftsmanship and by stating the value of crafts as basic quality of the future. They are characterized by their timelessness and could be at the same time objects from far away history or the future. They are defined by a seemingly archaic impression looking at the same time like projectiles or ritual objects.

Mariana Berecová, SK.

Renee Pearson, New Zealand

Renee Pearson’s series of cutlery objects is linked in their archaic character to the background of New Zealand. They contain not only a social commentary but are also defined by their timelessness appearing like studies, fragments, sketches or signs. The viewer is invited to complete the forms in his imagination.

Renee Pearson, NZ.

Lucy Ganley, Great Britain
The box like structure of Lucy Ganley’s brooches from the series „Prison is good business” remind of the tradition of memorial jewellery where the jewellery serves as a container of a keepsake. The technique of embroidery links the brooches to the body as it is associated with dress. At the same time Lucy Ganley reflects on the subject of prison and locations which can gain a prison-like quality. In all these aspects her brooches are going beyond what jewellery could be.

Lucy Ganley, GB.

Sehee Um, Philippines/South Korea
Sehee Um’s series of brooches convinced the jury by its subtleness of material choices and combinations, by the contrast of flat and relief-like parts, the opposite of structured and seemingly chaotic areas. They are at the same time decorative and precious although not being designed in precious materials.

Sehee Um, PH / KR.

Winner of the Bavarian States Prize 2018

Philipp Hiller, Germany
"SKEW" - the
fexible rack
The shelving system of carpenter Philipp Hiller from Munich adapts to any diagonal roof and also makes a good visual appearance. It can be pulled apart continuously and in countless variations. As a room divider or under the stairs - different opportunities are possible.

Philipp Hiller, DE.
Photo by
Eva Jünger.

Organisation and Funding
Promoter: GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH, München
Administration: Wolfgang Lösche, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern
Organisation: Michaela Braesel, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern
We are grateful for the support provided by the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Energy, and the Bavarian State Ministry of Commerce and Media, Energy and Technology. The publication of the catalogue is enabled by funding from the Association of Trades Fairs.