Winning design in Interieur Awards 2014
Having competed against over 70 candidates from 18 countries, the Swedish contribution "Gone Fishing!" won first prize in the international competition Interieur Awards 2014. The competition marks the beginning of a new collaboration between Marcia Harvey Isaksson, Charlotte Ryberg and Fritz Halvorsen, who brings together product and exhibition design and architecture.
– "Gone Fishing! is a tribute to small-scale fishing traditions. We wanted to create an oasis where tired fair visitors can meet and eat delicious fish and seafood dishes from sustainable sources," says Marcia.
The competition is part of Biennale Interieur 2014 which takes place between 17-26 October 2014 and which is one of Europe's largest fairs for contemporary interior architecture and furniture design with close to 90 000 visitors. Winning the competition gives the opportunity to realize a pavilion with a bar and restaurant for visitors and exhibitors during the fair. The winning entry Gone Fishing! is a tribute to local fishing heritage and offers a holistic interior design and food concept that focuses on sustainable marine activities and fishing practices. The project is a collaboration with the global carpet tile producer Interface and the global yarn producer Aquafil. Interface's carpet collection Net Effect made with yarn from recycled fishing nets is central to the materiality of the pavilion.
– "Winning the Interieur Awards 2014 is a great starting point and has been an inspiring way to try out our new collaboration. We work cross-disciplinary and use each others different competences and perspectives to create strong concepts", says Charlotte.
A unanimous jury nominated the winning entry with the following motivation: ”Gone Fishing … appealed with a subtle graphic language and a sustainable fish and seafood concept."
Read more about Biennale Interieur 2014 http://www.interieur.be/