The 41st edition of The Delta Awards recognizes the work of national and international designers and companies.
In 2022, 183 projects had been selected from 362 submitted projects. A Committee of Experts selected 159 products from the registered products and the Final Jury selected 21 winners (7 Gold, 14 Silvers, and 124 Bronze) and 1 mention.
The Delta awards final Jury was formed by Sabine Marcelis, Alessandro Riga, Aurelie Tu, Aleix Ingles and Clara Guasch.
The jury meeting celebrated on 19th May 2022 at the Design Museum from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The jury among a selection of 146 products chooses 21 winners for the 9 Product categories: Accessories and tools, Design for Food, Design for the body, Digital devices, Exterior equipment, Interior equipment, Lighting, Mobility, and Packaging.
“For a reinterpretation of a tap, based on simplifying the gesture of turning the tap on and off. Simplicity that highlights the joy of design.”
Gold 22: Limón from Patricia Urquiola for Agape, Brass tap that shows its structure and purpose with clarity, coherence and honesty. Available for all functional requirements in a wide variety of finishes: chromed, brushed and burnished, natural brushed brass or coated in matt black paint.
Gold 22: Camperlab of Camper & Achilles Ion Gabriel for Huguet. Updated version of tiles with rippled or marbled effects, one of the traditional elements in Mediterranean architecture. Customizable in its colours, finishes and sizes, the useful life of these tiles should last a century. They are recyclable.
“For its refreshing design, with unique configurations, without a repetitive pattern and with a high artistic value. The manufacturing process, manual and without moulds, allows an innovative colour distribution that highlights the spirit of the Mediterranean.”
“Because of its approach and sustainable focus on an aesthetic product. With an FSC wood structure and a 3D fabric made of post-consumer recycled polyester.”
Silver 22: Kata de Altherr Desile Park para Arper, a lounge chair designed from the perspective of circular sustainability. It is inspired in handmade wood and woven straw chairs and reinvents them by applying contemporary solutions. It reduces the material by 70% compared to traditional coverings.
Silver 22: Goose from Emiliana Design Studio for Verges Design, Versatile collection of chairs with organic and fluid lines. A single sheet of plywood is bent to configure the seat and backrest, making the most of the warmth and expressiveness of the material. It can be fitted with a choice of legs and upholsteries.
“For its coherent family, recognizable and iconic, convenient and playful. With a single sheet of curved plywood to shape the seats and backrests.”
“For its innovation through materials science and addressing a sustainability issue. It has an interesting rough texture and a remarkable impact on the city.”
Gold 22: Filtra of Breinco, Robust and durable slab that boosts its permeable capacity and comes with separators that provide internal blockage to ensure maximum structural support. The proportion of filtering area ensures a natural aesthetic and makes it comfortable for pedestrians to walk on.
“Because it celebrates locality on many levels: material, crafts and aesthetics. Craftsmanship is perceptible behind its Arabic heritage. The holes make the design lighter and more appealing.”
Silver 22: Matilda of Studio Inma Bermúdez for Nadis Design, each element in this collection is modelled in a manual process to achieve unique pieces. Combined, they provide multiple compositions. The design is based on two circle sizes that créate ornamental patterns when repeated.
“For being an iconic chair, economical, light, stackable, pleasantly tactile and with references to the past.”
Silver 22: Bini of Joan Gaspar for Resol, Structure for exteriors combining benches and planters. Both the metal elements and the wood have been treated to resist outdoor conditions. The benches and planters are fitted with height adjusting feet to ensure optimal settlement on all types of paving.
Gold 22: Ambrosia of Ciszak Dalmas for Marset, a ceiling light in the form of an expandable line of light. Its design is based on a tubular structure of smooth lines from which the light descends to illuminate every kind of space. Available in 4 predefined sizes ranging from 120 cm to 315 cm.
“For being a timeless, honest design, balanced in proportions and flexible as a system. With few pieces and minimal resources, it achieves maximum light expression.”
Silver 22: Alba of Jordi Blasi for Ateljé Lyktan, a wall fixture providing indirect light of adjustable intensity by rotating the disc that is at the heart of its inception. The product invites users to interact with it by discovering the possibility for action it conceals.
“For its character as a piece of art. There is no purer shape than the circle. Its surface finish and texture indicate the rotation that makes us interact with the light. Furthermore, the golden material reflects the ambient light, and the product is not darkened by backlighting.”
“For being an inviting and playful design. Also, organic, where the clutter of the ensemble becomes a quality. The choice of material, the texture and the simplicity of the pieces create magic in the composition.”
Silver 22: Wire of Jordi Pla Studio for Milan Iluminación, a system uniting the light with the diffuser, permitting direct interaction through contact with the object without the mediation of mechanical pieces or cables to create an emotional connection between the light and the user.
“For being a necessary sustainability statement from the industry: a packaging delivering function with less material, less ink and without plastic.”
Silver 22: Simon 270 Packaging, durable, practical and sustainable packaging that avoids having to tint the whole box, using the actual kraft colour and the corporate colour. Its design maximizes its visual presence in shops and distribution points.
Design for the body
Gold 22: Mambo from Andreu Carulla Industrial Design by Platanomelón. Suction toy for every kind of clitoris. Its three positions allow for the precise control of the suction waves, customizing stimulation and adapting it to every moment. Made from vegan material, with a silky texture.
“For an iconic, playful and tactile object that rethinks pleasure from a feminist perspective.”
To deal with designing an invisible object, often abruptly done. With a minimalist and flexible solution tidies up and dignifies the product.”
Silver 22: EMod of Lúcid Design Agency for Pickdata, Modular industrial electronic platform designed for businesses that want an IoT (Internet of Things) product customized with their own software applications, brand labels and machinery specifications.
Design for Food
“To offer an important alternative to the plastic bottle, elegant, playful, tactile, practical, adaptative to different mediums and educational to make people aware and responsible for how they drink water.”
Silver 22: Closca Bottle Wave from Carles Soler, Marcos Villar & Carlos Ferrando for Closca Design. Stainless steel thermal flask designed to raise awareness of the importance of reducing the consumption of single-use plastic. It has an attachment system that fastens the flask to a backpack, a luggage trolley or a bicycle.
Silver 22: Aēralab from ACID: Andreu Carulla, Peter Hernou & Lode Avet. Smart skimmer capable of recognizing milk types through a series of spectral and thermal analyses obtained through algorithms. This function allows it to adapt its operation to obtain the desired texture in each case.
“Because of the in-depth research behind the design of a machine that can recognize the type of milk, make it easier to create the perfect foam, and enhance the experience.”
Accessories and Tools
Gold 2022: Azada HOE1CP de Lúcid Design Agency para Bellota, An ancestral tool redesigned thanks to an ethnographic study. Forged from a single piece of polished and sharpened Steel to thrust it more easily into the earth. Fitted with an anti-rotation system that prevents the tool from twisting or moving during its use.
“For a tool based on anthropological research. It has clear and honest materiality that fits perfectly into its function. It is a global project that seeks a common simplicity of language.”
Silver 2022: Raptor Handy of BigD Design That Matters for Meler Gluing Solutions. Manual applicator of hose-pumped fusible adhesive or sealant that is expelled together with a constant flow of air to obtain a spirolate effect. Combines the necessary technical requirements with the right ergonomics for convenient and versatile use.
“For its usability and improved functionality in reaching difficult places to apply glue. It is inclusive so you can use it with your right or left hand.”
” For being the first Cupra car that switched the industry to an electric vehicle. The attractive surface treatment maintains a strong Cupra identity on the front and in the lighting. With an elegant treatment on the inside.”
Gold 22: Cupra Born de Seat, 100% electric vehicle that combines electrification and functionalities. The external design is unconventional and emotive. The inside features expressive lines and emphasized shapes, seeking to define a new, markedly emotional design language.
“For being a well-structured design, minimizing the use of materials, and its elegant and plain design language.”
Silver 22: Jane Newel, Folding ultra-compact pushchair. Its geometry gives it lightness, convenience, and ease of use, devised especially for young babies and their families. The structure’s blocking system is protected by international patents.
The design of the Delta Awards trophy was designed by Inma Bermúdez. For her part, Amalia Puga, winner of the 2020 Gold Medal, had design the medals. Max Enrich was in charge of the ADI Cultura trophy.
The Selection came with the Committee that meet the 16 and 17th February 2022 at Sala A at Museu del Disseny with Rafaella Perrone, Comission 1 made by Antoni Iranzo, Berta Julià, Gisela Steiger, Maria Baxauli, Maria Jose Balsells, Stefano Colli (16/02/22) and Comissíon 2 formed by Daniel Agullo, Maria Jose Balcells, Clara Guasch, Cinto Monsec, Anna Achon, Oriol Bertomeu, Iñanki Remiro, Mireia Andreu (17/02/22) with the organitzation of Neus Escoda and Ariadna Miquel.