Fedrigoni Top Awards, the winners of the 2022 edition
The best international creations of designers, editors, brands and printers made with Fedrigoni Group paper and self-adhesive materials were presented yesterday afternoon at the 3 Mazarium in Paris
Beauty, expression, sustainability and innovation. Extraordinary works from all over the world carefully selected by a jury of experts to enhance the design and hard work of those who use Fedrigoni papers and self-adhesive materials and turn them into unique jewels. An explosion of creativity at the prize giving ceremony for the winners of the Fedrigoni Top Awards 2022, who were announced yesterday afternoon during a ceremony at the 3 Mazarium in Paris. 100 of the best works in the competition were on show in a hall in the prestigious Parisian location.
Designers, printers, editors and brands presented their projects made with Fedrigoni specialty papers and self-adhesive materials: high-quality objects that were judged on the basis of the graphic project, functionality, quality of technical execution and appropriate use of the materials, with special attention on the environmental impact.
There were five prize categories: the winner for Packaging was “Nibbo Bean to Bar Chocolate Packaging” (China); second place went to “Romaniello” (Italy) and third place went to “Please & Thank You cosmetics” (UK). Special mentions go to “21 Beauty” (China), “Champagne Bollinger B13” (France) and “Chaumet 2021 Mooncake boxes” (France).
The winner in the Labels category was “Terra viva” (Italy), followed by “Woven Whisky” (UK) and Paraje Dondellas (Spain). Special mention for “Xamorfos” (Italy).
The first prize for Publishing was awarded to “IMPRESSIONS” (France) and the second and third went to “The Quest for Universality” (Czech Republic) and “Gotico-Antiqua” (made in Germany). Special mentions for “Design and the Wondrous” (France) and “Improvisation” (France).
The winner in the new Large Format Communication category was “Recalling” (Indonesia) followed by “Italianate Palazzo in England” and “DJ Console”, both made in Italy.
The winner for Corporate Communication was “Sueño lo que soy” (Spain). Coming second was “Diptyque: Coffret 60 ans” (France), and third “Organic Texture Box” (Italy). Special mentions go to “Modulation 2021-2022” (France) and “Valentino make-up kit” (France).
“Social Determinism through the City Of God”, made by Samuel Friedrich Schmidt, a student at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art of Lausanne, won recognition for the new “Research” section. This is a pilot project conceived to bring out the creativity of the designers of the future coming from universities throughout the world.
The winners were selected by a jury of experts, consisting of Silvana Amato (editorial graphics with over thirty years of experience specialising in cultural sector projects), Ivan Bell (graphic designer founder of Stranger & Stranger and a global expert in labels for the spirits sector), Simon Esterson (Art Director of Eye Magazine and Pulp), Laurent Hainaut (industrial training designer and founder of ForceMajeure Design), Jiaying Han (multiple award-winning founder of Han Jiaying Design & Associates and one of the most influential people in his country according to Forbes), Fanette Mellier (veteran of French print design who makes atypical works mainly in the cultural sector) and Marion Trossat (purchasing and packaging development manager at Interparfums Paris, a company that has a worldwide exclusive to develop, produce and distribute perfumes and cosmetics from prestigious brands).
“The Fedrigoni Top Awards was also a showcase for creativity, quality and inspiration this year. Seeing our materials take shape and be transformed into real works of art makes us very proud - declares Marco Nespolo, CEO of the Fedrigoni Group. We want to tell stories of excellence with the Top Awards, stories that we can be inspired by, bringing to light the trends in the dynamic design and graphics sector. Thanks to the new Research section, we have explored innovative projects from the world of the university, which is always rich in ideas and has such a desire to experiment. This way, we can examine new trends and, at the same time, give students the chance to interface with the world and its professional dynamics. Entries for the next edition of the contest will open again soon”.