Winner 2023: Applied Arts and Crafts

Parallella rum
(Lies-Marie Hoffmann)

Parallella rum is a reflection upon the cultural heritage of Ulleråker mental hospital, an artistic expression of place. The constructive craft becomes a method, creating a contemplative sculpture. One can visit Parallella rum to sit down for a while on one of the benches and reflect upon the passing of time. We generally consider three dimensions: length, width and height. With Parallella rum, the artist adds a fourth dimension – time.

Jury statement
Lies-Marie Hoffmann is awarded Design S for her artistic installation Parallella rum in Ulleråker’s old hospital park. She empathetically portrays the complex history of the place and gives visitors a chance for contemplation. By reusing local materials from the park’s gardens in combination with solid craftsmanship, she delicately interlinks the history of the place with our present day.

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Winner 2023: Architecture

Wisdome Stockholm
(Elding Oscarson)

An extension of Tekniska Museet (Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology) featuring a visualization dome, a spherical space where visualization technology achieves an embracing audiovisual experience, along with a café and an exhibition hall. The building splices together museum functions around an unused courtyard, and though the dome function is tall, the addition is sensitive to the vaulted hall and lower buildings defining the courtyard today.

Jury statement
A wooden structure, precise as clockwork in its craftsmanship, lands like a soft blanket over the city’s new meeting place and shows that the Museum of Science and Technology not only holds the technological past but also the innovative future. The billowing roof of Elding Oscarson’s Wisdome brings together cutting-edge technology and creates architecture where the spatial and learning experience go hand in hand.

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Winner 2023: Design for Systemic Transformation

tomorrow will be here.ANON
(Jenny Grettve)

A public meeting place and art gallery in Malmö where both citizens, decision-makers and experts with a focus on the future and economy can discuss sustainable cities from many broad perspec­tives. To inspire meaningful dialogues, the space showcases art installations by international artists intersecting futures, hope and economy. Art is a powerful pathway not explored enough within systems change. It can inspire and unlock new thinking to create a better tomorrow.

Jury statement
The public meeting place and art gallery tomorrow will be here.ANON uses aesthetics as a wedge to spark and sustain societal debate in public space. The systemic transformation is driven from a local perspective and does not shy away from social tensions or power dynamics. This is a project with great potential to inspire similar initiatives across the country, using beauty, creativity and imagination to open up complex topics, make them accessible, and trigger dense engagement.

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Winner 2023: Digital products and services

Mojo Home Kit
(EY Doberman)

One billion humans are expected to face infertility by 2050. 50% is sperm-related, and many men are unaware of this. Mojo is a fertility test that you can take in your home, and which is then sent discreetly and safely to a lab for analysis using Mojo’s AI technology. The packaging is a beautiful box with thermal insulation that keeps sperm alive from your home to the lab.

Jury statement
The fertility test Mojo uses spot-on humor and inclusive design to lower the threshold for male reproductive health. The test enables men to analyze their sperm in the comfort of their home. Mojo will contribute to a positive development in social sustainability through the development of healthcare in our homes – and eventually to more equal fertility care.

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Winner 2023: Furniture

(Anki Gneib / Nola)

The Viaduct bench, designed by Anki Gneib, takes its inspiration from Roman aqueducts and viaducts. The bench consists of sections that together build up a strong architectural presence, with their characteristic arches. It has a strong visual yet tranquil expression. The wooden bench is made in cross-laminated timber, using only residual products from the building industry (waste material from CLT-panels for cutting out windows and doors).

Jury statement
How can we make new products from rejected materials? Anki Gneib’s simple, yet sophisticated bench made of surplus material from glu-lam construction elements has the answer. Its design language is based on ancient viaducts, an archetypal shape that has here been upcycled in the form of a robust modular wooden bench, built to handle tough usage both indoors and out. 

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Winner 2023: Graphic design

Sedir: Processen
(Open Studio)

Sedir cooks on Instagram. In a clear and easy-to-follow process, he shares both recipes and food philosophy. Through a cookbook, a grocery store (which sells the items needed to cook the recipes in the book) and a restaurant (which serves the recipes), his cooking stepped out of the internet and all the way to the taste buds of his followers.

Jury statement
Sedir: Processen is a cookbook that dares to lean heavily on graphic design. But despite its strong design, it is a book for the kitchen counter rather than the coffee table. In the sea of cookbooks, this one stands out. Conventional enough to use. Experimental enough to make a statement.

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Winner 2023: Industrial design and product design B2B

Åik :work

CAKE is a Swedish electric bike company on a mission to develop high-quality, sustainable performance products. CAKE wants to inspire people and speed up the journey towards a zero-emission society, combining excitement with responsibility. With industry-leading range, cargo capacity and riding ergonomics, the electric bike Åik is a heavy-duty transportation tool with unsurpassed capabilities, featuring hundreds of utility combinations to pull, stow and carry heavy loads.

Jury statement
CAKE’s electric bicycle Åik is a worthy and sustainable workplace for gig workers as well as those riding behind. CAKE once again proves how to further develop an intelligent and established design approach with focus on the environment and user alike. 

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Winner 2023: Industrial and product design B2C

(Harvest Moon)

Luna is a water-free and nutrient-capturing compost toilet with an innovative approach to recycling of human was­te. Integrating Bokashi composting and a urine pump, it turns human waste into soil and organic fertilizer. And with a soft and warm wooden seat, an electronically controlled hatch, an automatically rotating solids bin and contactless transfer of solids, it makes it easy for even the most squeamish to go all-in circular.

Jury statement
With an innovative solution for recycling human excrement, Luna enables a circular lifestyle where nothing goes to waste. We see this as a first step towards turning human waste into a useful product instead of a burden for the environment. 

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Winner 2023: Interior design

ARC Club Camberwell
(Studio Caro Lundin)

ARC Club Camberwell is a local community and co-working hub operating outside the city of London. It’s an inclusive, simple and inspiring space for people looking to be professional closer to home. Studio Caro Lundin saw an opportunity to reimagine overlooked commercial units and cost-effectively turn them into exciting workplaces – injecting life to the high street. Working with a very tight budget, they focused on what had the highest value to those using the space.

Jury statement
An initiative where an empty building was turned into an environment that lives around the clock. With a limited schedule and budget, and a simple approach, the interior architects at Studio Caro Lundin have created appealing spatialities with subtle shifts in height, volume, materials and colours in this local meeting place outside London. This is a place for residents to work near home and for leisure activities that cross generational boundaries. 

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Winner 2023: Lights and lighting

Gubbängens fördelningsstation

Gubbängen’s new electric distribution station is part of the expanded capacity of the Stockholm power grid. In a close collaboration between architect and lighting designer, the building’s perforated facade was designed with integrated lighting, contributing to increased orientability in the area and creating a confidence-inspiring and security-creating element.

Jury statement
Inclusive design in a beautifully constructed utility building. The illuminated facade of Sweco’s substation in Gubbängen creates a safer urban environment. One big light fixture in the public space for everyone to enjoy. 

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Winner 2023: Service design

When Is It My Turn?

Every year, almost 100,000 patients pass through the emergency department of the Stockholm hospital Södersjukhuset. Ambiguity and lack of information previously led to a feeling of lack of control, fear and frustration for both patients and relatives. With this project, the hospital redesigned the patient experience and worked with the organizational culture to increase safety and well-being at the emergency department.

Jury statement
Have you ever been to the hospital in an emergency, tired, scared and hungry, not knowing when or if you will receive care? Together with patients and employees, the innovation team at Södersjukhuset have created a safer and more transparent stay at the hospital’s emergency department, where the staff can look at all the needs of the patient. When Is It My Turn? has added value through increased patient safety, greater peace of mind and better conditions for the staff to focus on their actual job.

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Winner 2023: Textiles

From Waste to Wonder
(Beskow von Post)

In 2022, Beskow von Post received five tons of discarded work clothes from the textile service company Elis. Discarded trousers became new upcycled jackets for the sellers at Elis. With design for upcycling into workwear – a unisex overshirt, practical and timeless. The jacket is a natural introduction for the salespeople to talk about the company’s sustainability work. Each jacket is made from about five pairs of work trousers that would otherwise have been discarded.

Jury statement
We humans need to reduce our footprint on the planet. One important step is to reduce consumption and use what we already have. Design duo Beskow von Post’s jacket From Waste to Wonder is made from discarded work clothes, demonstrating how to combine a modern and sustainable business model with an aesthetically pleasing expression, function and longevity. The product itself conveys a clear message for which the owner can feel pride and a desire to spread the knowledge further. 

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