The Audience Choose Ingrid Rügemer

Designer Ingrid Rügemer from Munich is the winner of the audience prize of the ART AUREA AWARDS for 2015.

Ingrid Rügemer, who was born in 1966, studied communications design in Augsburg, then in 2007 earned her master’s degree in ceramic design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. In 2001 she opened her design studio in London. Ten years later she returned to Germany and opened her own studio 2012 in Munich. Sensual, sculptural objects for the dining table are the focal points of her design series. Her main interest is on heightening our perceptual awareness, as well as on the sensory aspects of emotions and man-object relations. What also plays an important role, she says, is our striving for well-being, a sense of belonging, and mindfulness.

Bowl object with lid from the series Inside Out. High-precision concrete, pigment, wool felt.

Ingrid Rügemer, Bowl object with lid from the series Inside Out. High-precision concrete, pigment, wool felt.

The audience also cast numerous votes in the following genres for:

Furniture | Objects: Christof Lungwitz, Andreas Mikutta, Erik Mertens
Lighting: Neo/Craft, Studio Drift, Ulrike Mäder, Jutta Müntefering, Felix Müller
Rugs | Interior Textiles: Comme il faut floorcloth(e)s, Kristiina Lassus, Katja Stelz
Diverse Design Objects: Jesper Jensen (recycled glass vessels)

Art Jewelry and Design Jewelry: Uli Biskup, Bodyfurnitures, Ulla und Martin Kaufmann, Dominique Labordery, Ria Lins, Gabi Veit
Textile Art | Accessories: Benjamin Bigot (handmade Shoes), Vivian Hackbarth, Kristiina Karinen

Ceramic Art: Lut Lalemann
Studio Glass: Tora Urup, Tapio Wirkkala
Wood/Paper: Friedemann Bühler, Ernst Gamperl, Kristina Rothe

We cordially thank everyone who participated in the audience voting for the first ART AUREA AWARDS. Your willingness to evaluate the profiles of 178 artists, designers and manufactories provides important insights for everyone who is interested in the market for artifacts of culture from authentic workshops and manufactories.

The Winner of annual subscriptions of ART AUREA magazine

The annual subscriptions of an ART AUREA print issue are:
Mickey Bosman, 1410 AA Naarden, Netherlands
Marjolein van den Brink, 3512 Utrecht, Netherlands
Bettina Lüdicke, 10827 Berlin, Germany
Michaela Mair, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Bie Luyssaert, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
Kai Kier, 80337 München, Germany
Sandrine Teuber, 26121 Oldenburg
Mats Wrage, 30453 Hannover, Germany
Marita Petermeier-Schnieders, 33397 Rietberg, Germany
Walter Wanker, 39040 Kastelruth, Italy