October 29, 2019
Gmund Award 2019 winners selected
The sixth annual conferral of the Gmund Award took place on Oct. 23, 2019 at Gmund Paper’s headquarters. In front of an audience of 400 guests, each winner came on stage to accept the award from Gmund Paper’s owner Florian Kohler, who teamed up with BAYERN 3 presenter Simone Faust to emcee the entertaining program. The jury, which consists of external and internal industry experts, chose the winner in each of the six categories.
From a total field of over 350 submissions, 160 entrants were nominated for the award. Five candidates in each category made it into the finale: they and their printed items were presented to the audience. The excitement repeatedly climaxed as the jurors took turns announcing the winner in each category and praising the victor’s printed project.
Mailing Category Winner
innoKART for the ARCHICAD Pop-Up Mailing for new customer acquisition
InnoKART takes architects into the third dimension with its prizewinning mailing, which is printed on Gmund Colors Matt 91 and papers from the Gmund Creative System. After offset printing with five special colors and a hot foil stamping process, innoKART developed a complex pop-up and pull out function combining seven punch-cut sheets and a magnet. As a final step, each elegant mailing is manually assembled.
Art Category Winners
Clormann Design for the poster series: First learn the rules, then break them
As its entry in the Gmund Award’s Art category, Clormann Design submitted what is probably the world’s first poster series that makes do entirely without printing.
Gmund Action Pastel Heart Attack was laser punched. In addition to the punched-out sayings and motifs, glassless framing and a small distance from the wall create exciting shadow effects that vary depending on the lighting situation inside the room.
Bureau Rabensteiner for its ensemble of printed papers for Hotel Arlberg
As its candidate for the Gmund Award, Bureau Rabensteiner in Innsbruck created a complete ensemble of printed papers for the traditional hotel. These new papers give the hotel’s printed objects a contemporary look while simultaneously preserving the heritage of legendary Hotel Arlberg in Lech am Arlberg. The Austrian designers used several collections from Gmund Paper including, among others, Gmund Colors Matt and Gmund Cotton in the Linen Cream color.
Packaging Category Winner
Fuzhou Sunland Design Company for the packaging for Xing Wu tea
The Chinese province of Fujian in the southeastern region of the People’s Republic of China has always been renowned for its superb tea. Fujian is also home to the very rare Wuyi Shan tea variety. The Fuzhou Sunland Design Company from Fuzhou, which is the capital city of Fujian Province, convinced the Gmund Award’s jury with its contribution. The extremely elegant, sleek and calligraphic packaging is printed on Gmund Colors Matt 91. Offset printing and hot foil were used in the production process.
Private Category Winner
WPP offset printing for the invitation to Villa Hübner’s Une soirée française
The jurors were impressed by the filigree laser punching in a diamond pattern on the Villa Hübner’s invitation. In today’s era of digital communication, sending high-quality written invitations by post expresses a host’s class and good taste. The invitation cards were manufactured via offset printing with hot foil finishing in gold. The paper is Gmund Kashmir cloth.
Corporate Category Winner
BMW Group for sales books for THE 7, THE 8, THE X7 and THE X8
The BMW Group thoroughly convinced the Gmund Award’s jury. The partially metalized cover papers from the Gmund Creative System are embossed with a representation of the 791 wheel. Together with the corresponding paper from Gmund Colors, the result is a perfect overall impression for the advertised models in Series 7 and Series 8.