2017 was a very successful year for the participants of the Green Product Award. In our booth, we presented up to 80 exhibits at three major (inter-)national trade fairs (INTERZUM, DESIGNERS’ OPEN and Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair).
In May, we presented the Green Selection on "How do we live in the future?" for the first time at the INTERZUM in Cologne. More than 69.000 visitors from 153 countries came to us to see our pre-selection - consisting of design studies, prototypes and the new products of newcomers and established companies.
At the DESIGNERS’ OPEN in October, we chose the winners of the Green Product Award 2017. As part of the design festival, we presented the exhibits of the winners and the Selection to around 17,000 visitors on around 120sqm. During the award ceremony, the winners gave an exclusive insight into their work, followed by intensive exchange and matchmaking. In Leipzig, there was a focus on the results of the Call for Concepts. Out of 151 submissions, the best were chosen. In addition, a selection had the opportunity to pitch their concepts. The pitch event took place in cooperation with Messe Leipzig, S.M.I.L.E. Founding network and the University of Leipzig.
Under the slogan "Future Design • Smart Manufacturing" we presented parts of the Green Selection at the Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, the largest industrial design fair in Asia with 150.000 visitors. At our booth with 189sqm, the focus was on communicating what green products and eco-innovations can be. Additionally, this was the meeting place for new Chinese partners, with whom we will shape the establishment of the Green Innovation & Research Center in Hebei Province.
It was a pleasure to get to know many international designers and new cooperation partners at these exhibitions. We are looking forward to an exciting year 2018, with innovative products from the Green Product Award 2018.