Awarded for the very first time last week, in Tokyo, the Hublot Design Prize rewards designers under 40 for their outstanding contribution to the field.
Initially intended for one designer or design studio, the prize was split in two as Swiss studio BIG-GAME and Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken were deemed ex-aequo. They were handed the prize by Hublot Chairman Jean-Claude Biver and Pierre Keller, president of the (prestigious) jury and former director of ECAL (University of Arts and Design Lausanne, Switzerland), during a crowded ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
BIG-GAME is a Lausanne-based product and interior design studio created in 2004 by Augustin Scott de Martinville (French), Elric Petit (Belgian) and Grégoire Jeanmonod (Swiss). Their impressive list of clients includes Japanese design brand Karimoku New Standard.