GBG Form 2021
On August 14th 2020 The Brewhouse Award opened with a new competition category in collaboration with Gothenburg's 400th anniversary – The design competition GBG Form 2021. During the final gala on December 2nd 2020 three products were chosen to symbolize Gothenburg's 400th anniversary: a bottle opener, an experience box and two blankets.
The Brewhouse Award 2020
GBG Form 2021 was the category in The Brewhouse Award for creators, designers, designers or artisans who had an idea for an anniversary product for Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary. The category was a collaboration between Brewhouse and Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary with the main goal of highlighting the city’s active creators, designers, designers and artisans, and to create a unique product with artistic height that strengthens Gothenburg as a city of form and design.
On August 14th, the competition period started with an Open Call. 39 entries were submitted, which then became 10 finalists. The finalists were presented on October 20th, and until November 20th 2020 everyone could vote on their favorite. In the ten finalist entries, Gothenburg was interpreted by both HDK students and well-known designers. Read more and see all finalists. The voting took place on brewhouse.se.
The anniversary products will be uniquely developed for Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary in 2021. With artistic height, innovation and sustainable production. The products will show something about our time, they will be locally produced, create pride and become a strong symbol of Gothenburg. There will be official products in limited edition in at least 400 copies. They will be specially marked.
August 14th – September 30th – Competition period
October 7th – The jury met
October 20th – Finalists was presented
October 20th – November 20th – Voting period
December 2nd, 2020 – Final gala and award ceremony
The Anniversary Products
During the final gala on December 2nd, the winning anniversary products were announced. Catrin Blomqvist and Therese Stråhle with their experience box “En plats för alla”, Elisabeth Dunker and Ulrika E Engberg’s blankets “Varma Göteborg” and Elsa Boman’s bottle opener “RÄKAN” won. The winners receive SEK 70,000 each in production support and get a place in the Brewhouse Incubator to the value of SEK 60,000. The products will, among other things, be sold at Gothenburg Visitor Centre in Gothenburg and exhibited at the Röhsska Museum.