- In celebration of the opening of the e xhibition at the ISH in Frankfurt, the work of Xiao Jun Wang, China, was awarded with a special prize from Duravit AG.
- Presentation of the best works at the Duravit stand at the ISH in Frankfurt.
competition as part of World Water Day
Duravit is main sponsor of the “Water is Life” international poster competition in which more than 5,000 artists from all over the world took part. The competition and the resulting exhibition are a joint project organised by the University of the Arts/Berlin and the Nanjing Arts Institute/Nanjing, the Normal University/Hangzhou and the German Central Sanitary, Heating and Air-conditioning Association (ZVSHK). Students and young artists from 83 countries got to grips with the topic and developed creative approaches and a wide variety of different motifs in order to bring the “Water is Life” message to a wide public. An international jury selected the best entries, which were then honoured at the ISH in Frankfurt/Main, the world’s leading trade fair for sanitaryware, heating and air-conditioning technology. So far, the works have been exhibited in Cape Town, South Africa as part of World Water Day, in Nanjing, China on the occasion of the Nanjing Water Day 2011 and in the Duravit Design Centre, Germany.
- Water is life: a vital topic that stimulates creativity. The international jury finally chose three from the many inspired and inspiring posters. The first prize was won by Pawel Dadok, Poland (1), the special award of the president/ZVSHK was won by Aleksander Pujzu, Poland (2) and the Gentner special award by Xi Luo, China (3).