Köllen wins first and second prize in the Jordi Amat Design in Wood Competition
The Köllen team, comprised of Oriol Campillo, Núria Jané, Adrian Soldado and Paula Terra, students and former students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design at EINA, have won first and second prizes in the 4th Jordi Amat Design in Wood Competition with the Köllen Tryk project, an interactive hanger, and the Köllen Eget project, a new concept in individual work space.
This is the first time in the history of the competition, with record participation by professional designers and design students from all over Catalonia, where the first two prizes have been awarded to the same team.
The Köllen Tryk project, an interactive hanger that adapts to the user’s needs, has won the first prize, which carries €1,500 in prize money and is sponsored by Terrassa City Council. The award was presented by Manuel Giménez, Councillor for Economic Development, Industry and Employment with Terrassa City Council.
The Köllen Eget project, a new concept in individual work space adapted to new technologies that was exhibited during Milan Design Week at Ventura Future 2018, has won the second prize, with €1,000 funded by the FINSA-Financiera Madedera company. In this case, the prize-winners received their award from Juan José Martín, head of marketing and advertising with FINSA.
Köllen Tryk is an interactive wall hanger that allows different layouts to be created depending on the user’s needs. Made of wood, the product is rectangular in shape and contains a series of embedded circular buttons, the hangers, that the user can lay out according to their needs. When one of the buttons is pressed, it stands out thanks to an internal mechanism and can be used as a hanger. The innovation proposed with this product lies in the introduction of the concepts of dynamism and adaptability in the field of furniture design, traditionally made up of products with a fixed and rigid structure.
Köllen Eget is an individual and innovative work space, adapted to new working practices and the use of new technologies, that seeks to create a new concept in work space, different from conventional furniture based on the introduction of the concepts of dynamism and adaptability in the field of furniture design. The product creates an interaction with the user that allows the individual work space to be redefined and turned into a personal and comfortable element. Köllen Eget includes a series of components and accessories that enable the most to be made of the available space and the creation of different layouts with the same product.