AKG Inspired invited people across Europe to share their inspiration and show their creative process for a chance to win a €5,000 grant. Submissions are now closed and the shortlist has been announced. You can view it below, and join us in celebrating the power of inspiration.
The shortlist is now being judged by some of the biggest players in the industry. The winner will be announced soon, stay tuned!
AKG Inspired is open to creatives across Europe. The type of work isn’t important, it’s all about showing how you turned inspiration into something great.
You will get the chance to raise your profile by putting your work in front of a judging panel of industry leaders. Plus, the overall winner will receive a grant of €5,000, with four runners-up each receiving €1,000.
To enter, tell us your story here.
The closing date for entries is 29th August 2014. Good luck.Share your inspiration
David Kohn is a London-based award winning architect, working across the fields of architecture and urbanism.
David Kohn is a London-based award winning architect, who runs David Kohn Architects, working across the fields of architecture and urbanism.
David studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and at Columbia University, New York as a Fulbright Scholar. He worked at Caruso St John Architects before establishing David Kohn Architects in 2007. The company has gone on to work on projects for Sotheby’s and the London Southbank Centre.
The practice has built a reputation for its design, winning World Interior of the Year in 2013 and RIBA, D&AD, Designs of the Year, New London and Condé Nast awards in 2012. In 2010 the practice was named 'One-Off House Architect of the Year' and in 2009 'Young Architect of the Year'.
Knut Maierhofer is the founder and managing partner of KMS TEAM, a highly acclaimed brand agency in Munich, Germany.
"Strength resides in quality"
In 1984, Knut Maierhofer founded KMS TEAM, a leading company for brand strategy, brand design and brand communication.
Precision and functionality are the hallmarks of Knut Maierhofer’s work. Through clear and timeless design, he creates fascinating and appealing visualsystems that bring the personalities of brands and companies to life and make them sustainable. With over 30 years of experience, Knut Maierhofer is cognizant of the importance of a responsible, evolutionary development of brands and companies. However, design also calls for courage and a radical approach. Knut Maierhofer has received numerous international awards for his focused and consistent design.
Julia Spada is a songwriter, recording artist and producer – who was named "Breakthrough Artist of 2014"
Julia Spada is an acclaimed songwriter, recording artist and producer. Sweden's biggest music radio channel named Julia the "Number 1 Breakthrough Artist of 2014", and awarded her "Best Song of 2013". She's written and performed numerous features – among them "The Ocean" with fellow Swede "Saturday, Monday". Currently Julia is working on a secret project, stay tuned...
"Spada’s voice stands out – sidestepping icy detachment in favour of genuine emotion." – The Guardian
Romain Colin is the founder of Fubiz – offering inspiration to creatives around the world.
Based in Paris, France, Romain Colin founded Fubiz.net in 2005. The site offers news and inspiration to millions of designers, art directors, producers, and creative agencies around the world.
Lauren Davies is an award winning designer and founder of London-based studio Heka
Lauren Davies is an award winning designer and founder of London-based studio Heka. In 2012, whilst studying on the MA Design Products course at the Royal College of Art, the Observer Magazine named her as one of the design ''stars of the future''. She graduated in 2013 and has since been nominated for Designs of the Year 2014 at the Design Museum in London.
Lauren's background in illustration, art direction and set design is visible in her work. With a sustainable ethos and a passion for plants, food, colour, science and the intricate mysteries of nature, Lauren has a poetic approach to design.
Encouraging the user to find a more magical way of approaching our daily rituals, she highlights the hidden potential for creativity within everyday life and empowers people to explore their senses, forge a strong connection with materials and processes and find joy through experimentation and playfulness.