The Belgian design scene is vast and diverse. Belgian institutions are always at the forefront of supporting the people, new projects and products that make our country dynamic and unique.
Tremplin Awards: a springboard for the new generation of designers
It is already the 17th edition of the Prix Tremplin, an annual competition organized by BeCraft for designers who have graduated from an Art School in Wallonia and Brussels regions in Belgium. The 2022 class has submitted some very interesting entries in fields as varied as bookbinding, leather goods, cabinetmaking and, of course, design.
With this initiative, BeCraft wishes to encourage the talent, creativity and curiosity of young designers. After a meticulous selection by a jury of experts, BeCraft awards various prizes, in the form of grants, or in the form of support from partner organisations (Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles Paris, Hectare Galerie, Job'In Design, Maison du Design and Wallonie-Bruxelles Design Mode).
Among the ten or so winners of the various prizes, four designers propose, through their end-of-study jury, innovative projects that are in phase with current society. Four young graduates to follow without further delay!
Yoann Piccardi graduated in Textile Design at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre (ENSAV-La Cambre). He created EggwaveWorkset, an artisanal egg carton reuse network with a utopian goal: to change the world by raising awareness of aesthetic, resilient, ecological and social creation. Inspired by textile, design, sculpture, art and architecture, the designer has developed sensitive and functional forms, through artisanal series. He offers Eggwave under a CreativeCommons license as well as workshops, so that anyone can take ownership of the industry and work towards positive resilience.