Formex Nova winner to London Design Festival
Qian Jiang - winner of the Formex Nova 2017 design award - has been invited by design studio FUWL, Form Us With Love, to participate in Prototypa at Somerset House in London in parallel with the London Design Festival, September 18 - 24, 2017.
Qian Jiang was selected to participate in a workshop and display his design at PROTOTYPA, a seven-day series of lectures, workshops and exhibitions arranged by Swedish design studio FUWL.
“We think it is fantastic that Formex Nova is getting attention outside of the Nordic region. Qian Jiang is a worthy Nova-winner who is now gaining recognition. We look forward to following his development in the future,” says Christina Olsson, Project Area Manager for Formex Nova.
PROTOTYPA is part of Design Frontiers, an independent group exhibition at Somerset House in London featuring approximately 30 designers. PROTOTYPA is arranged in cooperation with Visit Sweden, Swedish Design Moves and the Swedish Embassy in London.
More about Qian Jiang at www.studiodejawu.com
Formex Nova Award
Formex established NOVA – Nordic Designer of the Year in 2011 to promote Nordic design created by a still relatively unknown designer working in the Nordic interior design industry. The 2017 jury consisted of Lotta Lewenhaupt, journalist and author; Kerstin Wickman, professor in design history; Ewa Kumlin, President of Svensk Form; and Anders Färdig, founder and CEO of Design House Stockholm. The 2017 guest jury member was designer Mattias Stenberg.
Previous Formex Nova winners:
2016 Nick Ross, Sweden
2015 Erik Olovsson & Kyuhyung Cho, Sweden
2014 Line Depping, Denmark
2013 Mattias Stenberg, Sweden
2012 Mari Isopahkala, Finland
2011 Hanna Hedman och Simon Klenell, Sweden