High-profile designers, ground-breaking entrepreneurs, award-winning architects and innovative creatives gathered in style on the 28th March in Paris to celebrate the winners of the first ever edition of the Land Rover BORN in France Awards.
The awards, founded by Jean-Christophe Chopin eight years ago, aim to celebrate creativity in design lifestyle combining functionality and desirability. Over one thousand creators applied to the awards in France alone, but only one winner was selected in each of the following categories: architecture, fashion, interiors, sport, technology and mobility.
Jury Members of the Land Rover BORN in France Awards 2018: Régis Pennel, Founder of L'Exception - Pierre Sapin, Managing Director BORN Europe - Barbara Coignet, Founder of 1.618 Paris - Céline Lippi, Cofounder Fashion Capital Partners - David Bucher, JLR Marketing & PR Director - Anne Desnos-Bré, Editor in Chief of Marie Clair Maison, - Julie Hardy, Associate Partner You&Mr Jones - JC Chopin, Founder and CEO BORN Awards - Elisabeth Lazaroo, Lifestyle Editor Paris Match
This year’s six French laureates with their ‘peerless’ creations are:
Clara Daguin in Fashion for Aura Inside, a stunningly unique interactive installation garment that reveals your invisible energies.
Corinne Vezzoni in Architecture for theCamp, a site in Aix-en-Provence dedicated to internationally setting a new standard of excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Hugo Mercier in Technology for Dreem, a high-tech headband solution to improving sleep.
Alexandre Fauvet in Sport for his revival of the skiwear label Fusalp.
Ilia Potemine in Interiors for ISP, a futuristic yet elegant lamp with no switch, dimmer or even bulb.
And finally, Patrice Benoit in Mobility for Electro Flo, an electric powered carbon drive trail bike.
The projects of all six winners will be exhibited during Milan Design Week from April 17 to 22, with the global winner being announced on October 4 at the Design Museum in London.
JM Wilmotte, Special Prize Architect and JC Chopin, Founder of the BORN Awards
Frank Bruno, Special Prize, - Estrella Archs, Head designer of Womenswear at Lanvin - JC Chopin, Founder of the BORN Awards