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The Jury

Independent expertise
The contributions to “interzum award: intelligent material & design” are assessed by an expert jury. Five respected and independent international experts from design and architecture assess the products’ design quality and make a final decision concerning the industry award. Thanks to their experience and expertise, a fair assessment with the highest degree of objectivity is ensured. This guarantees both the high quality standard of the competition and the reliability of the award.

The jurors’ adjudication criteria include:

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Material quality
  • Design
  • Sustainability

Dr. Luisa Bocchietto

Architect and designer, Milano, Italy

Luisa Bocchietto is an architect and designer and graduated from the Milan Polytechnic. She has worked as a freelancer undertaking projects for local development, building renovations and urban planning. As a visiting professor she teaches at universities and design schools, she takes part in design conferences and international juries, publishes articles and organises exhibitions on architecture and design. Over the years, her numerous projects aimed at supporting the spread of design quality. From 2008 until 2014 she was National President of the ADI, the Italian Association for Industrial Design. Currently, she is a member of the Icsid Board and is President Elect for the period from 2017 to 2019. From September 2014 to February 2015 she was Editorial Director of PLATFORM, a new magazine about architecture and design.

Martin Darbyshire

Founder and CEO, tangerine, London, Great Britain

Martin Darbyshire is the founder and CEO of the internationally renowned design consultancy tangerine, working for clients such as Asiana, Azul, B/E Aerospace, Huawei, Nikon, The Royal Mint and Virgin Australia. Before founding tangerine in 1989, he worked for Moggridge Associates and then in San Francisco at ID TWO (now IDEO). Darbyshire is responsible for tangerine’s commercial management, leading design projects and creating new business opportunities. Most notably, he led the multidisciplinary team that created both generations of the “Club World” business-class aircraft seating for British Airways – the world’s first fully flat bed in business class which, since its launch in 2000, has remained the profit engine of the airline and transformed the industry. Besides, Darbyshire has been a UK Trade and Investment ambassador for the UK Creative Industries sector, he is a recognised industry spokesperson, an advisor on design and innovation and was a board member of the Icsid.

Dick Spierenburg

Designer, Spierenburg studio, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Dick Spierenburg studied Architecture at Delft University of Technology and Interior & Product Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. In 1978, he joined the Dutch manufacturer Castelijn who produced a great number of his furniture designs. Spierenburg remained with the company for fifteen years, in his last function he served as its Managing Director. Since 1995, he has initiated and realised various leading permanent interior design exhibitions. Besides his architectural designs of offices, factories and private houses, Dick Spierenburg has worked as Creative Consultant for imm cologne, from 2011 as Creative Director. In 2001, he started KBDS with the Dutch designer Karel Boonzaaij. Until 2009, they designed for numerous brands, such as Arco, Hollands Licht and Minotti Italia, to name but a few. In 2009 Spierenburg founded his own studio.

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Stosch

Lecturer on the Wood Technology degree programme in the Manufacturing and Business department of Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Lemgo, Germany

After completing his school-leaving certificate, carpentry apprenticeship and degree in interior design, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Stosch first worked as a product developer for companies in the furniture and supplier industry. In 2000, he was appointed to lecture in industrial furniture manufacturing on the Wood Technology degree programme at Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences. Since 2003 his research and teaching focus has been on the lightweight construction of furniture. In 2008, Stosch formed the lightweight construction association Leichtbau e.V. (igeL) together with stakeholders from the wood industry.

Prof. Dr. Peter Zec

Founder and president of the Red Dot Award, Essen, Germany
Senator, International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), Montreal, Canada

Professor Dr. Peter Zec studied media science, psychology and the science of art. From 1986 to 1988 as head of the “Image” division, he played a major role in planning the ZKM (Center for Art and Media) in Karlsruhe, Germany. He was president of both the Federation of German Graphic Designers (BDG) and the Association of German Industrial Designers (VDID) before he became president of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen e.V., which organises the Red Dot Design Award. In 1993, he accepted a professorship of Business Communication at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin, where he lectured for the following 17 years. Zec was President of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) from 2005 to 2007. From 2006 to 2007, he was the Chairman of the IDA (International Design Alliance). Today, he is an Icsid Senator and consulted on all important issues concerning the association.