Nominations for the 2007 INDEX:awards for Design to Improve Life are now being accepted. We had the fortune to make the shortlist and exhibition in 2005 and to attended the ceremony in Copenhagen last September.
It's a unique design competion with unorthodox categories, a HUGE cash prize, and a creative approach to public display. The large mirror cube pictured here was one of five exhibition spaces placed throughout the mall in the shopping district of Copenhagen. Each nominee had a small display inside (ours modeled here by fellow Trikers). Their strategic placement made the cubes ideal curiosity stops for wandering shoppers. Visitors were encouraged to visit all five pavillions and cast a vote for the "people's choice". It was a genius marriage of public sculpture and interactive exhibition.
There are "sanctioned" world-wide nominating bodies (like AIGA who nominated us), but J.Q. Public can make a nomination as well. Nominate yourself or a company/product you love. It takes a little homework but Hella Jongerius may think you're genius.