Today, the winners of the Etsy Design Awards 2015, which took place this summer to celebrate design made in Germany and Austria, were announced. Over the past few months, shop owners applied in the following categories to take part: Community Choice, New Talent, Art & Illustration, Home & Decor, Fashion and Accessories. Alongside Julia Hoffman (Etsy), Léonie Roose-König (Couch) and Fabian Burns (DMY), we were part of the jury that selected the finalists. In addition, the public participated in a ‘Community Choice’ award to select the winner of a 5-day trip to New York City for two and a visit to Etsy’s headquarters in Brooklyn. Congratulations to Bonnie Rüppell aka BeataTe for winning ‘Community Choice’. Take a look below for the full list of winners.
With more than 1000 votes, Bonnie Rüppel won the public voting with her black statement tassel rope necklace in copper, which she specifically designed for the Etsy Design awards.
Art & Illustration
Eva-Dewi & Johanna Pangestian Harahap
The team behind Nauli won the ‘Art & Illustration’ category with this crafty paper acrobat design that can be hung on wires and light fixtures.
Home & Living
Made of paper, this XXL Gorilla sculpture is the winner of the ‘Home & Living’ category and belongs to a series of paper sculptures in different sizes by Berlin-based artist Holger Hoffmann.
THE KNIT KID
The winning product in the ‘Fashion’ category is this knitted top by Sabrina Weigt. The designer behind ‘THE KNIT KID’ focuses on knitwear with bold blocks of color.
Hamburg-based creative Daniela Gilsdorf of ‘PetitFou’ won the ‘Accessories’ category with her unique design of paper clutches.
The ‘New Talent’ award went to Tobias Kiebler for his classic furniture pieces with a rustic touch. The winner product is this side table made of steel and walnut wood.
– In collaboration with Etsy –