Talente Competition 2019 Winners

Award giving  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2019  /  16 Mar 2019
Published: 26.03.2019
Talente Competition 2019 Winners.
Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich
Michaela Braesel
Michaela Bräsel (Organizer), Prof. Chequita Nahar (Member of The jury), Lukas Children winner from Germany (Materials and Technique), Elwy Schutten winner from the Netherlands (Stone), Manami Aoki winner from Japan (Jewelery) and Dieter Dohr (Chairman of the Management of GHM)..
Michaela Bräsel (Organizer), Prof. Chequita Nahar (Member of The jury), Lukas Children winner from Germany (Materials and Technique), Elwy Schutten winner from the Netherlands (Stone), Manami Aoki winner from Japan (Jewelery) and Dieter Dohr (Chairman of the Management of GHM).

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Glass, stone, wood, ceramics, leather, metal, paper, textiles, furniture and jewelery – the special show TALENTE in Hall B1 of the Internationale Handwerksmesse (13th -17th March 2019 in Munich) presents work from various areas of design. In total, works by around 100 designers from eleven trades and 30 countries can be seen there. The best of them were awarded the TALENTE prizes on Saturday, March 16, 2019. 
The focus of the competition is on work that shines through its formal and technical originality and technical perfection, and is ahead of its time.

Winners of the Talente-Prize 2019

Lukas Kinder, Germany.
Materials and Technique
Lukas Kinder’s box of tools for light painting was selected by the jury due to its user-friendly construction, its orientation on the conditions of light painting and the highly reflective way of finding a solution. Different tops allow flexibility and richness of different effects. The jury suggested for further developing the idea of taking emotions and spontaneity more into account. 

Tool Kit for painting by Lukas Kinder

Benno Brucksch, Germany.
Materials and Technique

Benno Brucksch’s project Earth – Wax – Pencil convinced the jury due to the huge importance of the study of nature in this work and its strong relationship to nature. The jury reminded at the fact that formerly the study of nature formed a most important part in the education of artists especially in the field of drawing. The jury was most impressed by the respect of the minerals of earth and putting this material in a new poetic context which takes the local conditions into account.

Project "Earth - Wax - Pen" by Benno Brucksch, Germany.

Koutaro Uranaka and Takahiro Yamamoto, Japan.
Materials and Techniques

The seemingly fragile tea containers impressed the jury by its combination of Japanese tradition and modern technology, by its intersection of digital and analogue. The inclusion of handicraft in this case urushi lacquer lend the works which are relating to mass production techniques authenticity and individuality. At the same time, the works show a deep interest in decoration and surfaces. 
Tea Cans by Koutaro Uranaka and Takahiro Yamamoto, Japan.

Morgane Beyrend, France.
Mixed Media

Morgane Beyrend’s work deals with the Alzheimer disease and age. The loss of control, which is inflicted by the disease, is reflected in the growing loss of definite forms. The motive of the Russian Matriochka symbolizes the reduction of the person. The increasing loss of control in shape and the graduation of materials relate to the fragility of age. The work might help the families of the patients to understand the illness better and also might serve as comfort.

Work by Morgane Beyrend, France.

Manami Aoki, Japan.

The brooches convinced by their sensibility and poetry, by respect for the material and the interest in proportion. They translate the act of combing hair in the material of cypress wood. The jury praised the haptic qualities and the illusionistic aspects of the work.

Brooch by Manami Aoki, Japan.

Marion Delarue, France.

Marion Delarue’s shoulder brooches with feathers convinced the jury by their strict order and their sophistication. They accentuate the shoulders and invite military associations. At the same time the magnificence of the feathers, which are dealt with in a fine respectful manner link at the mating rituals of birds and link therewith to issues of jewellery as a medium for communication and self-staging. 

Coach Brooches made of feathers by Marion Delarue, France.

Elwy Schutten, The Netherlands.

Elwy Schutten’s works fascinates due to the exploration of material and the reflection on issues of group dynamism and individuality. They are based on modules and clear forms and are characterized by a delicate, fragile appearance, by the fine combination of shapes and colours. At the same time, they own due to the variety of combinations a playful character.

Works of the Stone by Elwy Schutten, Netherlands.

Jamilia Wallentin, France.

Jamila Walletin’s work is characterized by a circular movement and the rawness of material. She creates from the flat textile three-dimensional forms and volume. By layering, she conceives the highly poetic works in a process which resembles meditation hugely poetic works.

Textile Works by Jamilia Wallentin, France.