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Year 2015

Ludwig Moser Award 2015

With almost 160 years of making and selling handmade drinking sets and decorative crystal, Moser, a.s. announced the fifth annual “Ludwig Moser Award 2015” for the best design of a drinking set.
Students could send their proposals until 30th June 2015.  A seven-member jury subsequently selected the competition winner from the proposals.

The author of the winning design received 10 000 CZK and a week internship at the Moser Glassworks in Karlovy Vary in relation to creating the design. Selected designs and works will be presented in the Moser sales gallery at Na Příkopě 12 in Prague.

The task for young students from secondary schools and universities was to create a drinking set (vessels for white and red wine, beer, tumblers for water, decanter) or a tumbler set with a bottle for whisky, which is to bear the unique Moser style and tradition in conjunction with contemporary trends. They should meet glasswork's three basic goals colour combination, craft (cut, engraved, sand-blasted or gilded motifs) and linking tradition with contemporary design. The main assessment criteria was creativity, innovation, functionality, originality and variation.

Competition panel:

PhDr. Helena Koenigsmarková - Director of The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
Mgr. Milan Hlaveš Ph.D. - Curator of modern and contemporary glass and ceramics collections, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
PhDr. Jaroslav Polanecký Ph.D. - Vice-dean for Science and Foreign Affairs, the Faculty of Art and Design, J. E. Purkyne University, Ústí nad Labem
PhDr. Petr Nový - Director for professional activities - chief curator at the Museum of Glass and Jewellery Jablonec nad Nisou
Ing. Richard Ullisch - Marketing & Sales Director, MOSER, a.s.
Ing. Aleš Strejc - Production Director, MOSER, a.s.
Lukáš Jabůrek Di.S. - Art Director, MOSER, a.s.
To Ludwig Moser Award enrolled 29 students from 9 Czech schools and 3 abroad (Poland, Germany, Slovakia).

The absolute winner in the category of secondary schools:

Anabel Ecker - drinking set PURE, Glass School in Zwiesel, Germany

A honorable mention in the category of universities:
Daniel Kinský - drinking set CUBICE, UJEP Faculty of Art and Design in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
The jury decided not to award in this category the absolute winner, but given the scope to the author for a further development of this proposal.

Winning designs of the "Ludwig Moser Award 2015"

The festive awards ceremony for the winners of the Ludwig Moser Award 2015 competition took place on the 22 of October, 2015, in the Moser sales gallery at the Na Příkopě 12, Prague. Except the winning designs also the realized designs from last year were possible to view here.

The announcement ceremony of the Ludwig Moser award 2015