Carpet your life

Posted by ilse on Thursday January 20th 2011 at 18:59

Old carpet samples and production waste get a second life with AW’s design contest. While sorting and recycling will always be important environmental measures in the carpet and floor covering industry, upcycling pushes the envelope that bit further. By upgrading waste into new, desirable products, AW takes an ecological stand while feeding its creative hunger. The contest challenges Belgian design, fashion and textile students to create a product, garment, furniture or accessory with carpet scraps. The finest design wins a cash prize and is displayed at the international Domotex fair in Hannover, Germany.

You can find three of our students Productdesign unther the laureates: Steven Kaelen with Carpet Ride – Fabio Lorefice with 2L bag and Lars Jeurgen with the Rolling Man

Awards for students MAD-faculty

Posted by ilse on Friday October 15th 2010 at 11:08

Flemish students and OVAM design  together an environmentally friendly future.

To hearten Flemish ecological future designers, OVAM organized this year for the fifth time the Ecodesign Award 2010 for students. The presentation of the Award took placein collaboration with the MAD-faculty Campus C-mine in Genk.

A jury of specialists from the world of environmental design and chose five winning designs from the entries.

The second prize in the category of Master-projects went to Breezy. This is a project of Elina Gatto, Fabio Lorefice, Thijs Vande Broek and Nisse Heleven of MAD-faculty Campus C-mine in Genk. Environmentally friendly materials and compact transport and storage volume makes Breezy a very innovative fan.

An honorable mention for the 2010 Award in the Ecodesign category Master Projects goes to Relax Gerits Patricia, a student of the MAD-faculty Campus Elfdelinie in Hasselt.
Relax is a deckchair made from recycled plastic materials and in addition he is excellent in terms of transport volumes, modularity, durability and serviceability. This chair is brilliant in its simplicity.

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Indigo Award

Posted by ilse on Thursday October 14th 2010 at 14:43

Discover the Indigo Master-projects on Design At Work | Interior from October 15 to 24 in Kortrijk Xpo and celebrate the Design After Work Party at Buda Libre on 21|10.
Stand on the Indigo Design At Work | Interior shows the great final products of 12 students from three colleges (Artesis, Howest and Mad-faculty) Those students worked in six different companies.
Whoever ultimately wins the Indigo Award? The answer on 21|10 at Indigo closing event!

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Ecodesign Award 2010

Posted by ilse on Tuesday October 12th 2010 at 15:58

OVAM announces the Ecodesign Award 2010 winners.

The presentation of the Ecodesign Award 2010 will take place on Thursday, October 14 at the MAD-faculty, campus C-mine in Genk.

For the fifth time OVAM gives the Ecodesign Award for students to students product development, design or packaging design who take environmental criteria into account. The contest is a growing success!

We invite you to attend this ceremony. Free entrance, but please register by sending your name, title, school / company over to 

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Masterprojects Object & Jewellery

Posted by ilse on Tuesday July 13th 2010 at 10:53

Right from the beginning, the teaching staff of the Masterclass Object & Jewellery and the Masterstudio Art/Object & Design had the feeling that it would be an important academic year with strong masterprojects. The report of the Wanatoe-jury agreed upon this intuitive feeling: the masterclass was regarded as the most interesting and most research-based studio, one of the best in Flanders at the moment.

Jill Ryckaert, with her jewellery evolving out of a subjective interpretation of ‘the tree of life’ from Darwin, is granted the Wanatoe-price and is nominated for the Marzee International Graduation Show.


Lore Langendries is explicitly balancing the border in between the craftsman and the designer, creating in that way both unica en multiples. For her work, she is granted the price ‘Design Platform Limburg’ and hereby the first candidate for ‘Toegepast 16’.


Dries Dockx presents himself as a real silversmith, questioning the functions of objects throughout his work. He is granted the prestigious price ‘Wim Ibens’.



Zeno Vaes assembles from materials and stories found at the Belgian coast a series of interesting jewellery. His work also is selected for the Marzee International Graduation Show.


Eline Fransen grants motion a central place within her jewellery. Also the game-component is important in her work, causing an interesting interaction between the people who wear her jewellery, the ones looking at it, and the jewellery itself.


Ine Theuwissen develops jewellery where the people, wearing the jewellery, become co-creator. This kind of interaction makes sure that the final view upon her jewellery is never the same.


All projects are presented in ‘Zilvermuseum Sterckshof’ in Antwerp (‘zilvertalenten’) and this until the 18th of july.

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