A decade of sustainability promotion - Award ceremony of the Green Product Award and Green Concept Award 2023 at the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies
Berlin, 24 March 2023 I For the tenth time, the Green Future Club 2023 presented two sustainability awards: the Green Concept Award and the Green Product Award. Launched in 2013, the awards distinguishes products, concepts and services that excel in the disciplines of sustainability, innovation and design. The Green Product Award is aimed at start-ups and established companies, while the Green Concept Award, in cooperation with the IKEA Stiftung, honours students and graduates for visionary concepts that are not yet on the market. The award ceremony, took place in the evening at the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies.
Awards for a network full of good ideas
Participants from 40 countries submitted a record 1300 entries to the Awards, demonstrating through their participation and interest in the Awards the importance of ideas, products, concepts and materials in shaping a more sustainable future.
The Awards do not only stand for exceptional achievements, but are intended to achieve much more. Nils Bader, initiator of the Awards, says: "With the Awards we present existing, future and, of course, sustainable alternatives and network the actors. With the exhibition and the talks, we want to surprise and show what is already possible. No one should leave as he or she came - but plan, design and ultimately consume with a different view in the future."
Both prizes were awarded in thirteen categories: Architecture & Tiny Houses, Building Components, Beauty & Personal Care, Consumer Goods, Fashion, Freestyle, Interior & Lifestyle, Kids, Kitchen, Mobility, New Materials, Packaging and Workspace.
Exhibition of the award winners and nominees
From 23-28 March, an exhibition at the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin showcased a selection of the Green Concept Award winners and nominees, as well as the Green Product Award 2023.
The exhibition was open to the public weekdays from 11-19 and weekend 11-16. From 25-28 March, visitors could take part in a free guided tour by the organizers at 2pm each day.
Awards for a network full of good ideas
The awards do not only stand for extraordinary achievements, but are intended to achieve much more. Nils Bader, initiator of the Awards, explains: "With the Awards we present existing, future and, of course, sustainable alternatives and network the actors. With the exhibition and the talks, we want to surprise and show what is already possible. No one should leave the way he or she came - but plan, design and ultimately also consume with a different view in the future."
Find all winners and nominees online
All nominees of the Green Product Award and the Green Concept Award can be found here:
Green Product Award
Green Concept Award
Pictures of the award ceremony at the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin can be found here.
The international jury of the Green Product Award and the Green Concept Award 2023 consisted of:
Prof. Martin Charter (Centre of Sustainable Design),
Prof. Claus-Christian Eckhardt (Lund University),
Karsten Bleymehl (The Circular Materials GmbH),
Gabriele Cavallaro (Isola Design Awards),
Prof. Tina Kammer (InteriorPark.),
Andrea Herold (InteriorPark.),
Leonne Cuppen (Yksi Expo Foundation),
Prof. Xin Liu (Tsinghua University),
Kiersten Muenchinger (University of Oregon),
Johanna Neves Pimenta (md INTERIOR DESIGN ARCHITECTURE),
Dr. Robert Pludra (Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw),
Katja Reich (DBZ Deutsche BauZeitschrift),
Mimi Sewalski (avocadostore.de),
Anna Theil (Studio Für Morgen),
Sebastian Thies (nat-2 / thies 1856®),
Hon. Prof. Meike Weber (Architektin und Kulturmanagerin),
Julius Wiedemann (DOMESTIKA),
Melodie Abdollahi (Haus von Eden),
Katja Keienberg (baby&junior),
Petra Schmatz (green Lifestyle),
Raz Godelink (Parsons School of Design),
Katrin de Louw (Trendflter),
Bert Odenthal (Odenthal Design),
Sven Fischer (LUWE GmbH) und
Peter Michel Heilmann (Reltime)
Green Future Club
The awards are organized by the Green Future Club, a network of sustainable innovators and experts with a vision for a near future in which all products are sustainable. The club organizes awards, exhibitions and networking events, supports young designers and publishes the annual Green Trend Book with international best practices. Members benefit from knowledge sharing, networking, co-creation, access to talent and investment opportunities, and reduced fees for award submissions. Director Green Future Club and initiator Green Product Award is Nils Bader.
For more information visit www.greenfutureclub.com/en.