On the 10th anniversary of the Big Bang, Hublot announced the creation of a special prize rewarding young designers.

On the 10th anniversary of the Big Bang, Hublot announced the creation of a special prize rewarding young designers.

This year Hublot is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its most popular model, the Big Bang that over the years has carved out itself a special place among luxury watches with its bold design.

To mark this occasion, Hublot has announced the creation of a prize rewarding young design talents, that will help them gain public recognition. The Hublot Design Prize was announced in Paris in the presence of the panel of five judgers, all world-renowned experts in the field of design.

After the design entries have been carefully examined, debated and discussed, the panel will choose their favourite designer in June. The prize will be awarded to the lucky winner during Tokyo Design Week in October.

Members of the Hublot Design Prize Panel of Judges

Members of the Hublot Design Prize Panel of Judges

In the picture above, from left to right:

Professor Dr. Peter Zec
Founder and President of the Red Dot Design Award. For 25 years, Peter Zec has worked as a Design Consultant, collaborating with many companies in different countries worldwide. He has authored several books on brands and design, and he is also the editor of the Red Dot Design Yearbook and the International Yearbook Communication Design.

Lapo Elkann
Born in New York, this Italian entrepreneur and design expert is the former marketing manager for Fiat Automobiles and the Fiat Group. He is currently the Chairman of LA Holding, Italia Independent and Independent Ideas.

Marva Griffin Wilshire
Founder and Curator of the Salone Satellite, she is also the International Press Director of Milan’s Furniture Fair (Il Salone del Mobile Milano), the part of the fair dedicated to showcasing young designers under the age of 35.

Pierre Keller, Head Judge
Former Director of the Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL), he is also Chairman of the Board at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Geneva (CAC).

Ronan Bouroullec
Born in Brittany, he is a rising star in European design and one of the most promising industrial designers in France.