Finn Kooijman Winner of the SMC BMC Design Award 2019 – “Sustainable Mobility” –
Finn Kooijman (student Industrial Design Engineering at Technical University Delft) has won the Gold Award of the SMC BMC Design Award 2019. During the Award Ceremony at Composites Europe he presented the Arcus, a docking and recharge unit for electrical scooters. Arcus offers an innovative solution for the littering of cities by electrical vehicles, while still promoting sustainable transport of people in urban environments.
ABOUT THE JURY
The SMC BMC Design Award 2019 was focused on developing new ideas and product solutions for SMC and BMC in “Sustainable Mobility”. The projects were reviewed in detail by an independent Jury against the key selection criteria: Creativity, End-user functionality, Feasibility in SMC BMC, and a Minimum of 4 SMC BMC performance criteria used.
The Jury consisted of expert members from both the Design community and the Composites industry:
- Joan Montobbio, Jury Chairman, Managing Director of Menzolit Spain/ Menzolit UK, Vice-President of the European Alliance for SMC BMC
- Joachim Froment, Independent designer, worked for Skibsted Ideation (Denmark) on Sustainable Mobility projects
- Andrea Ratti, Professor Composites Engineering and Design at Politecnico Milano, Italy
- Hubertus Rehermann, Technical Director SMC BMC Component Manufacturing for Mercedes-Benz cars, Germany
DESIGN AWARD BACKGROUND
The SMC BMC Design Award is the international design competition organized by the European Alliance for SMC BMC. This competition recognizes and promotes design excellence by Design students or Young Design professionals while using SMC and BMC advanced materials in their designs.
The SMC BMC Design Award is intended to reinforce that SMC and BMC are innovative, versatile, cost effective and safe materials, used in products that make significant beneficial contributions to individual consumers and to society. More information about the SMC BMC Design Award on https://smcbmc-europe.org/award.php.