Winners Prix Émile Hermès 2016 announced

prototypes on show at the Espace Commines, as part of Paris’s D’Days design festival, in Paris, France, until June 5, 2016.

June 2016
Since its creation in 2007, the Prix Émile Hermès has supported innovation and promoted the talented young designers whose work will reflect and shape our lifestyles into the future. For the fourth edition of the prize, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has chosen a theme reflecting a distinctive, universal activity stimulating the senses and intellect alike: PLAY
Following a call for projects in September 2015, the jury, presided by Matali Crasset, selected a shortlist of twelve entries. Each finalist received funding for the production of a prototype (up to 8,000€),and retains the rights to his or her work.
The 12 shortlisted projects may be viewed online at the Prix Émile Hermès website.The prototypes are on show at the Espace Commines, as part of Paris’s D’Days design festival, until June 5 2016.
1st PRIZE: VIBRATO by JEAN-SIMON ROCH (France)
2nd PRIZE: TALU by VICTORIA GRAVELIER (France)
3rd PRIZE ex æquo: LUC by MATHIEU LANG (Switzerland) and DEMI-JOUR by LÉA PEREYRE and CLAIRE PONDARD (Switzerland)
Mathieu Lang, Luc, 2016. Photo BABEL / Wearemb © Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Jean-Simon Roch, Vibrato, 2016 Photo BABEL / Wearemb © Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Léa Pereyre and Claire Pondard, Demi-Jour, 2016 Photo BABEL / Wearemb © Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Victoria Gravelier, Talu, 2016 Photo BABEL / Wearemb © Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Portrait of Léa Pereyre and Claire Pondard All rights reserved
Portrait of Victoria Gravelier All rights reserved
Portrait of Mathieu Lang © Zoé Aubry
Portrait of Jean-Simon Roch © Mario Simon Lafleur
matali crasset, President of the Jury Prix Émile Hermès 2016 © Julien Carreyn