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Furniture Design Innovation Camp - Announcement of the results


Furniture Designer Innovation Creative Camp Awards Ceremony


The participants of the Furniture Design Innovation Creative Camp organised in the framework of the ATHU59 INNOWOOD project between May 2nd and May 6th gathered for the announcement of the winners and the awards ceremony in the Ligneum Visitor Centre on 12th June 2016. A professional jury made up of Austrian and Hungarian entrepreneurs, InnoWood project partners and university teachers made their final decision.


The creative camp is part of a joint project of the Pannon Wood and Furniture Accredited Innovation Cluster (PANFA), Holzcluster Steiermark, Institut für Innovations- und Trendforschung - Graz and FH Burgenland. It was organized by the PANFA Cluster at the University of Sopron at the Faculty Károly  Simonyi in Ligneum on 2-6 May 2018.


Pakainé dr. Kováts Judit, associate professor at the Károly Simonyi Faculty of Technology, Wood Sciences and Arts of, emphasized that the works created at the creative camp were masterpieces that proved that the energy invested by both the participants and the organizers was worth it. It is good to see that a paper-based project can work in reality in spite of the difficulties and time pressure. Those who are not among the prize winners now have their own plans for further development and market access.


Dr. György Horváth, associate professor, said that the announcement of results is not the end of a process, but also the beginning of an exciting new process in which prototypes based on the six winning designs will be produced.


In the first round, 3D fast models for product testing are made from 6 selected designs, mostly from plastic. The test results are used to produce prototypes. These will be presented in September at the InnoLignum Forestry and Wood Industry Trade Fair in Sopron, and will also be shown in April at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center during the Construma International Construction Exhibition.


According to the evaluation of Dr. Elek László, assistant professor, there were good works. The great lesson of the creative camp is that it is worth not to stick to the first ideas, to think about ideas that look good at first glance, and if they are not right, let go of them so that everyone can make the most of the process. It is a great opportunity to get started if the graduate student's plan is already in production.


The first prize was awarded to Gergő Csicsics and Noémi Varga, a multifunctional fitness furniture for home use named PLYO.


Additional awarded plans and team members:


Bond – modular children's furniture made with bound nodes

Csicsics Gergő, Pető Borbála, Surányi Vanessza


TOZEK outdoor furniture – outdoor furniture inspired by natural shapes

Farkas Ete Domonkos, Peredi Dorottya, Szabó-Thomka Sámuel


Silhouette – outdoor seating for schoolchildren, teenagers

Németh Dóra, Kránitz Anna


Cloud – foldable, easy-to-carry picnic chair

Kéri Dávid, Horák Debóra, Csák Vince


Mosaic furniture – multifunction smart desk with phone charger and mood lighting

Rankl Dániel, László Dalma, Sütheő Áron


Following the announcement of the results, the students also shared their experiences in the creative camp. They highlighted that Ligneum proved to be an ideal location, and the program was successful. In the future, they would like the meetings with the mentors not to be held separately, but in the form of daily presentations.


As the next stage of the INNOWOOD program series, the Pannon Wood and Furniture Industry Accredited Innovation Cluster will organize another 5-day creative camp this September, this time with emphasis on wood architecture.

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