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Ghost Project 2012 International Talent Competition

Mikser is inviting all industrial and interior designers, younger than 36 to become part of the 2012 Ghost Project and Young Balkan Designers initiatives.

Following six years of continuous efforts in discovering and nurturing design talents in Serbia, in the Balkans and most recently on the international scene, Mikser organization is making a big leap forward in supporting innovative design ideas by launching its own product label Mikser Design with two product lines: Ghost and Young Balkan Designers.

Ghost Project’s slogan for 2012 is “GET REAL!”.

GET REAL! – Join Mikser’s 2012 Ghost Project and Young Balkan Designers Initiatives

Instead of pleading to manufacturers to start appreciating local design talents, the organisation Mikser is intensifying its proactive role in bringing young designer’s projects to a real market by starting its own production, in the midst of the economic crisis.

“GET REAL!” is a call to designers to do their share of making the world a more pleasurable place to live and to take social and economic challenges as an inspiration for solutions that open up new possibilities for our tumultuous times. Products, furniture, lighting, interior elements, everyday objects, home accessories, stationary, aid products and recycled materials that offer innovative yet rational solutions to everyday problems, will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • innovative features that enhance the quality of contemporary life,
  • ergonomics,
  • rational production costs
  • an environmentally friendly production process.

The 2012 Ghost Project competition is open to all persons aged 35 years and younger, from all over the world. Applicants may be individuals or groups of creators.

Designers from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia are eligible to enter the regional collection Young Balkan Designers, while winners from all other countries qualify for the international collection Ghost Project.

For the rest of the year 2012, exhibitions made of selections of prototypes for the Young Balkan Designers, collection will be on tour in the major regional design events and fairs, such as Vienna Design Week, Budapest Design Week, D Day in Zagreb, Sofia Design Week, Skopje Design Week, etc.