Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot has awarded its annual Hublot Design Prize to Christophe Guberan. The industrial designer is known for his work on materials experimentation as well as their interaction. For showcasing quality and sustainability in addition to innovation, creativity and originality in his creations, Guberan received Dhs377,000 to further realise his ideas as well as a mentorship programme with Hublot.
Started in 2015 as a platform to boost the public profile of emerging designers, the Hublot Design Prize has since become a prestigious annual design event. The format sees each of the five jury members nominating five designers, following of which eight were shortlisted to present their creations during a temporary exhibition in Lausanne.
"The difference between talent and success means always going further, exploring that extra mile that crowns unique destinies-the alliance of perseverance, passion and good momentum," said Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot. "The Hublot Design Prize transforms talent and creativity into success. By encouraging and promoting the next generation of designers and the innovation of the future, Hublot plays the role of a mentor, passing onto others what it has itself received."
Discover the eight finalists here...