The INHORGENTA AWARD is firmly established as a prestigious award in the jewelry and timepiece industry. The focus of the exclusive evening gala on February 16, 2020 will be on innovative design concepts and high-quality craftsmanship. The award ceremony is a season highlight, not only for the industry, but also for the prominent guests and a host of media representatives. The award is held as part of INHORGENTA MUNICH. From February 14 to 17, the Munich exhibition grounds are the international meeting place for jewelry, timepiece and gemstone experts.
A rising number of submissions and the positive response have shaped the development of the award since it premiered in 2017. “The INHORGENTA AWARD is regarded as true recognition, and the award ceremony is the highlight of the trade fair’s supporting program,” says Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München.
In addition to the established public voting category “Public Choice—Best Piece of Jewelry”, the “Public Choice Award—Best Watch” will be presented for the first time. The public will choose the winner via online voting on the basis of a description and photos. The other categories: Fine Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Watch Design, Designer of the Year and Design Newcomer of the Year, Next Generation Retail.
A jury of experts and opinion leaders assess the submitted items of jewelry and timepieces. New to the jury are Claudia Hofmann, founder of the German Fashion Council and Jörn Kengelbach, editor-in-chief of the lifestyle magazine ROBB REPORT. Also making their debut are: Christoph Stelzer from the retail specialist Dfrost, Heide Rezepa-Zabel, “Bares für Rares” (a popular antiques show on German television) jewelry expert, and author Mira Wiesinger. Other members include Anja Heiden, member of the WEMPE Jewelry Management Board, and Christine Lüdeke, professor for design at Pforzheim University. The designer of the INHORGENTA AWARD trophy Patrik Muff and watch expert Gisbert Brunner will also be on the jury once again. The German influencer and founder of his own jewelry label André Hamann is not only official Brand Ambassador for INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020, but also a member of the jury. Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director at INHORGENTA MUNICH, explains: “The INHORGENTA AWARD is also held in such high esteem, because our jury sets high standards. The trophy therefore represents a real professional accolade.”
The award ceremony will be held in the elegant setting of the BMW Welt. 450 guests, celebrities and a host of media representatives are expected at the event. INHORGENTA Brand Ambassador André Hamann eagerly awaits the evening: “I’m delighted to be on the INHORGENTA AWARD jury for the first time. Since I’m a jewelry designer myself, I very much appreciate ideas and concepts being honored in such a high-class setting.”