János Priskin, a student of design at Hungary’s Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, won the grand prize – EUR 10,000 – in the competition’s student category. This is the 8th occurrence of the biennial competition, organized by leading bathroom design/manufacturing firm Roca (est. 1917) and in collaboration with BCD Barcelona Design Center was also involved.
Priskin’s winning project was the CARE BEE: a self-contained, multi-purpose show unit that combines a normal shower, water circulation and purification, steamer, and personalized skincare ingredients/nutrients (user can load) that can be administered through the shower head at the optimal time for absorption into the skin (when the skin is warm and pores are expanded).
The event’s site claims that the “jumpthegap® initiative” has seen a total of 20,600 participants from 134 countries and almost 3,000 projects.
There was also another Hungarian in the Top Four: Mayer Simon, a student at MOME (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest). Hungary’s Attaché for Foreign Trade, Kitti Udvaros, was on hand to personally congratulate the two young Hungarians as well.
jumpthegap® is a biennial International Design Contest promoted by Roca with the collaboration of BCD Barcelona Design Center that is looking for conceptual, sustainable, and innovative solutions for the bathroom space of the future.