Gagarin won two awards in the category for digital design from the European Design Awards. They were for interactive exhibits that were designed and developed for museums in Norway and Canada.
European Design Awards is a collaboration between fifteen leading European design magazines that specialise in various fields. Representatives from these magazines form the jury. The first awards were held in 2006 and the ED-Awards is now one of the most prestigious awards within the fields of graphic design, illustration, and digital design in Europe. Gagarin’s Konrad Olavsson was presented with the awards at the winner’s ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, on the 23rd of May.
Gold for the Oil and Gas exhibition in Oslo
Gagarin designed and developed four interactive exhibits for the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo, in collaboration with the Swedish exhibition design company Codesign. The exhibition tells the story of the oil industry in Norway and the creation of oil and gas millions of years ago. You can read more about the project here.
Silver for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Through an international concept and design competition, Gagarin was chosen to design digital exhibits for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The museum defined the strategy and theme of the installations, and Ralph Appelbaum Associates in New York were responsible for the exhibition design. The aim of the museum was to become a center of knowledge and to shape the future of human rights globally. High demands for inclusive design were set as the new exhibition was developed to provide a new world standard for universal accessibility. Read more about this project here.
Gagarin’s Konrad Olavsson was presented with the awards at the winner’s ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Designmag.
The initial idea for the trophy was to utilise an archetypal form that would belong to the world of graphic arts and typography. Therefore, the trophy through an abstraction makes reference to typographical characters that were once used in the printing press.
Oil and Gas Exhibiton.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 2014. Photography: Ian McCausland/CMHR.