The Jury Members will Judge the 21st International Design Competition Showcasing New Promises of Design with a Special Focus on Sustainability.

International leader and Award-winning Global furniture brand Andreu World has named the jury participants for their 21st International Design Competition. The jury is composed of five leading international professionals in design, industry, media, and other creation-related fields, from architecture to the culinary arts. The design competition – which has been held annually since 2001– will showcase and feature new designs submitted by students, architects, and design professionals from around the world that will be dedicated to seating and tables with a unique focus on sustainability keeping in theme with the brand circular economy mission. 

The 2022 Jury was selected with sustainability and innovation in mind and each juror is seen as a visionary within their respective field of architecture and design. Notably Andreu World is honored to have Cradle to Cradle founder, William McDonough, one of the leading global experts on sustainable design as a juror. McDonough is not only a world-renowned architect but also co-author of the book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, which inspired and led Andreu World to become the first company in the sector to have 100% of their catalog C2C certified. 

“We are proud to have such an outstanding jury for our 2022 international design competition,”  states Jesus Llinares, CEO of Andreu World. “Each one of them offers wonderful insight and experience within the design industry and we are excited to see how their participation will support fellow architects and students. We are absolutely honored to have William Mcdonough join us as a juror as he has been an inspiration to Andreu World and it’s through his visions that we were able to become pioneers in sustainable design.” 

The 2022 International Design Competition Jury includes:

William McDonough is an architect and globally recognized leader in sustainable development and design. He is a pioneer of the concepts of Cradle to Cradle Design™, the Circular Economy and the Circular Carbon Economy, notably co-authoring Cradle to Cradle: Remaking The Way We Make Things. He was the first chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on Circular Economy (2014-2016) and is a member of the IMF’s Council on Global Future which focuses on directives on the future of the Environment and Natural Resource Security. He has worked with CEOs of numerous companies around the world, governments and cities. His architecture studio, William McDonough + Partners, is a firm known worldwide for having designed emblematic buildings such as Park 20 | 20, a complex recognized by the World Council for Sustainable Development and the production center “Herman Miller’s Green “.

Petra Stephan is the Director of AIT magazine covering architecture and interior design. Petra studied architecture and urban planning at the University of Stuttgart and after several internships in the editorial industry, she went on to start AIT in 2000 first as head of the department and later as editor-in-chief in 2013. AIT is the best-known German magazine for interior design and architecture located near Stuttgart and has been recognized with numerous international awards. It has been awarded four times with the prize for the best German trade magazine in the architecture section.

David Basulto is the founder and chief editor of ArchDaily, one of the most visited architecture websites in the world with more than 500,000 daily readers and 160 million monthly page views. David has served as a jury for various design awards and competitions in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia. He is a member of the International Advisory Council of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Award in Chicago, of the Endeavor Foundation in New York, and a member of the Academic Council of the TEC de Monterrey in Mexico. He has also been the curator of the Nordic Countries Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

He has been chosen as one of the 100 Young Leaders of Chile and received the ArchDaily National Innovation Award from the Government of Chile. He currently lives in Berlin.

Rodolfo Dordoni is an architect and designer that is part of the prolific Milanese creative wave that brought forth masters such as Castiglioni, Zanuso, Magistretti and de Lucchi. After obtaining his degree in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan, he developed a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to industrial design. According to Dordoni, a designer’s attention should focus on the design itself, but also (more importantly) on strategies for the product image and marketing possibilities. For years he has worked as a designer and consultant for top-tier industrial design companies and has been responsible for the interior design of stores, showrooms and events.

Beth Gali is an architect and founder of studio BB+GG who studied industrial design at the Eina school between 1966 and 1969. In 1982 she graduated from the Escola d’Arquitectura de Barcelona. She was a student of Federico Correa at the Eina school and Alfonso Milá at the Escola d’Arquitectura and a great admirer of their work, she considers them both to be the backbone of her professional career. Later she went on to be the coordinator and one of the authors of the book that the Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya dedicated to both architects in 1997. She is part of the group of architects who bet on turning Barcelona into “a city of design” and who are known as the “Generació dels 80”. Her work as an architect, urban planner and designer has contributed to give late 20th century Catalan architecture international prestige. As an industrial designer, Beth was twice awarded the ADI FAD Delta award: Gold Delta (1976 and 1979). In 1998 she received multiple recognition when she was awarded the Dutch National Prize for Urbanism, an exhibition of her professional career was held in the Dutch city of s’Hertogenbosch and a book about her was published: Beth Galí: Design and Architecture. 1966-1998.

Registration for the international Design Contest is currently open to students and professionals of design, architecture, and creation, with no age limit. Entries will be accepted until December 2, 2022. The economic endowment of the contest will have the first prize of 4,000 euros, the second prize of 2,000 euros and three special mentions. 

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About Andreu World

Andreu World is a global company of family origin. For more than 65 years, the company -National Design Award- has developed a solid industrial culture based on the manufacture of high-quality seats and tables and great comfort for work, corporate and public spaces, also for outdoors, hotels, cafes and restaurants. With a firm commitment to transmitting the culture of design, she works with internationally renowned designers and architects and throughout her career, she has been awarded with recognized international design awards such as Red Dot Design Award, Best of NeoCon, Wallpaper Awards, and the National Design Award.

Good design, production capacity, and commitment to sustainability are also its hallmarks. The company has promoted a culture of responsible production with the environment that allows it to manufacture its products only with woods from certified and reforested forests of its own cultivation that have the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certification. It has 26 mono-brand showrooms worldwide and shared exhibition spaces of the brand distributed in Europe, Oceania, Asia, and America

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