Muuto Talent Award 2012

Every year Muuto hosts a competition for Nordic design students, receiving hundreds of entries from all over Scandinavia. The winner was just announced for 2012: Swedish design student Charlotte Ackemar.

Her Tick Tock Wooden Clock is a beautiful sculptural piece inspired by the grandfather clock. Working entirely with birch, she stripped down the forms to geometries and lines, and brought the movement of the pendulum inside the shape, leaving the clock structure perched on long, slender legs. This gives the clock a very modern, purified look that exemplifies the clean aesthetics we explored in our F/W 14 Quietude theme.

Director of Muuto, Kristian Byrge, said: “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.”

Now in its fourth edition, the Muuto Talent Award has grown to represent a great platform, and a precious opportunity, for young Scandinavian designers. The winners of past editions have seen their pieces developed and brought into production, thanks to the rich know-how and international renown of the Muuto brand. – Gemma Riberti

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