The 2017 Design Revelation prize has been awarded to Samuel HACKWILL.

11 Apr 2017

ADAGP inaugurated the third edition of the Revelations at the opening of the 10th Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial

From 9 March to 9 April 2017, the 10th Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial offers a programme accessible to everyone and open to experimentation on the theme of shifting work paradigms, entitled “Working Promise”. This year, in addition to the circuit within the walls of the former Saint-Etienne munitions factory, the Biennial is also taking to the streets and surrounding districts, a sign of the ever-greater prominence of design and this unmissable event.

Jointly chaired by artists Hervé Di Rosa and Elizabeth Garouste, the Design Revelation selection jury was composed of artist and designer Matali CrassetMarion Vignal (journalist and regular contributor to M Le Magazine du Monde and Vanity Fair and author of numerous books) and Juliette Pollet (head of the Design and Decorative Art collection, CNAP).

At the opening on 8 March 2017, the jury honoured Samuel HACKWILL

The jury praised the prospective qualities and risk-taking shown by Samuel Hackwill with this subversive networked board game. His approach reflects the right position for a designer who is not an artist locked away in an ivory tower but an orchestra conductor, a coordinator who spurs collaborative and iterative methods of working.

The jury wished to honour his commitment because Samuel Hackwill, as an artist, has tackled policy issues before they escape creators.

Through each of the Revelation prizes, ADAGP pursues its aim of encouraging and supporting emerging creators. The laureate, Samuel Hackwill, receives an endowment from ADAGP and has his portrait filmed by Arte and presented on the Arte Creative website.