Contest 2007

1979 DE
Sven Benterbusch

"SEN+"

 

The "SEN+" design developed out of the idea of considering in the design of everyday tableware the special needs that people with physical and motor disabilities have when eating and drinking. The aim is to compensate fpr motor deficiencies without stigmatizing and maintaining the independence of the people concerned fpr as long as possible. The design is based on an eccentrical morphing of single parts of the tableware items. These design effects appear at first sight to be minimal, however they make the items inestimably easier to use. The result is not a "special tableware", but a universal design which is helpful for everyone and which is of high aesthetic value.

 

Award Winner + Promotion Award of the Minister + Special Award (Sächsisches Staatsministerium, Wirtschaftsjunioren Chemnitz e.V.)

Biography

1979 born in Datteln, North Rhine-Westphalia 1999 A-levels 1999 - 2004 scholar at Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes 1999 - 2002 studied Industrial Design at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, undergraduate diploma 2002 change of school to Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, department of product design 2004 internship at Kahla/Thüringen Porzellan GmbH 2005 internship at büro+staubach GmbH 2006 diploma degree 2006 Mart Stam Promotion Award of the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee 2007 scholar at Designlabor Bremerhaven