The fist phase of the Second Nature Industrial Design Competition for young Greek designers launched by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation within the framework of Second Nature project is successfully completed.
The competition focuses on the three pillars of the Second Nature Initiative: Marine Plastic Waste, Blue and Circular Economy and New Technologies.
Η πρωτοβουλία Second Nature οραματίζεται ένα οικοσύστημα στο οποίο η θαλάσσια ρύπανση από τα πλαστικά μετατρέπεται σε πρώτη ύλη για μια νέα οικονομία, όπου η δημιουργικότητα και οι τεχνολογίες αιχμής συνδυάζονται για να φέρουν την κοινωνική αλλαγή.
The applicants (18-35 y.o.) presented a product with a strong design that incorporates the above ideas. An important factor in the selection process is that these ideas and products can evolve into a solid business proposal with a future and a place in the specific product area. Dozens of high-level applications were submitted, which were evaluated by the members of the competition’s judging panel. The members of the judging panel are (alphabetically):
Dr. Spyros Arsenis, National Bank of Greece
Prof. Dr. Philip Azariadis-Topaloglou, University of the Aegean
Costas Voyatzis, Yatzer
Kostis Karatzas, The Greek Foundation
Paul Kidner, The People’s Trust
Prof. Dr. Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business
Panos Sakkas & Foteini Setaki, The New Raw
The first ten (10) design projects δέκα σχεδιαστικές προτάσεις which received the highest rating from the jury are the following (in random order):
Designers: George Arsenikos, Eleni Varoutsou, Konstantinos Kouros, Pantelis Papaisidorou
A marine engine filter separating the microplastics during the engine’s operation
2. Herbs and the city
Designers: Anastasia Papathoma, Magdalini Petroleka
Vertical hydroponic cultivation unit using recycled plastic waste and photovoltaic
3. LARVTILE Product series
Designer: Evangelia Vaggeli-Margariti
Building material made of marine plastic waste
Designers: Nicoletta Pagouna, Konstantinos Christidis
Display advertising banner made of marine plastic waste
Designers: George Bosnas, Vassilis Mantos Γιώργος Μπόσνας, Βασίλης Μάντος
“Smart” buoy made of recycled marine plastic waste
6. Cleaning the sea
Designer: Lida Andritsou
Product for keeping the beaches clean
7. FunPlastic Toys
Designers: Alkisti Douka, Iro Eirini Ziaka, Eleni Maria Kaniadaki
Toys made of recycled plastic aiming
8. SeaCURE Technologies
Designers: Anastasios Lazaridis, Dimitris Stravoulellis
Marine equipment made of marine plastic waste
9. Clean That Mess
Designers: Dimosthenis Grounas, Dimos Pistolas
Floating device for Πλωτή συσκευή for cleaning surface marine waste
Designers: Crystallia Clonara, Petroula Georgiadou
Product series made of recycled marine waste panels
The designers who will participate in a mentoring and counseling workshop for the development of their brand in a business level offered by The People’s Trust. In the end of the second phase of the competition, three (3) designs will receive a complimentary prize of 2,500 euros each.
The competition is exclusively sponsored by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation.