For the fourth consecutive year, Muuto has hosted the
annual design competition for Nordic design students. 2012 was another
successful year for the competition, which once again, saw more entries than
ever before, with hundreds of contributions by gifted design students from all
over Scandinavia. This year’s winner is Swedish design student Charlotte
Ackemar and her sculptural Tick Tock, Wooden Clock.
late summer and early fall 2012, students of the 20 largest design schools in
Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland participated in Muuto’s annual
design contest Muuto Talent Award. By the deadline in mid-September, the jury
had received several hundred design contributions within three categories;
furniture, lighting and accessories.
a comprehensive decision-making process, the jury of the Muuto Talent Award has
chosen the winner of the 2012 contest, Charlotte Ackemar. When asked about the
inspiration for the clock, Ackemar says that she wanted to strip down the
clock’s form and function, in this case the big body and the movement of the
pendulum. By breaking down the clock in geometrical forms and lines she
simplified the form and incorporated the movement of the pendulum into the
shape. The focus on details was among the jury’s reasons for picking Tick Tock,
DESIGNER CHARLOTTE ACKEMAR: “Muuto Talent Award is a great opportunity for
students to get a chance to step out of the classrooms and show their designs.
It’s an indescribable feeling to be selected the winner of the competition.
It’s not only a chance of making new contacts it’s also a fantastic motivator
to get your design recognized by a company with great ambitions for the design
BYRGE, MUUTO DIRECTOR: “The unambiguous shape and the significant Scandinavian
traits in material give Tick Tock, Wooden Clock a very distinct personality.
The project is ambitious and successful and Muuto is proud to be able to
announce Charlotte and her design as the winner of the Muuto Talent Award.
prize: Charlotte Ackemar, Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and
Design - Tick Tock, Wooden Clock
prize: Jonas Edvard Nielsen, Royal Danish Design School – Konkret pendant
prize: Gridy, Bergen Academy of Art and Design – MeMeMe Mirror