Gagarin winner at the European Design Awards


The European Design Awards 2014 winners on stage. Photo: Dieter Jacobi

Gagarin is the winner of the Silver Prize at the European Design Awards for the Wild Reindeer Exhibition in Hardangervidda (Norway) in the category of digital design. The awards celebrates each year the very best in graphic design, illustration and digital design in Europe. The ceremony took place in Cologne, Germany on the 24th of May.

Gagarin designed and developed 13 interactive installations for the exhibition which cover almost everything one can learn about the reindeer.  Users get to explore and experience, via tangible and unique solutions, the various historical, biological and social aspects related to the existence of the reindeer and learn about the various threats that are being imposed on their habitat - mostly by Humans.

Gagarin worked in close collaboration with the exhibition curator, Torbjørn Nielssen from Spekter AS; industrial designers Michael Blikdal and Gunnthora Gudmundsdottir, Dataservice Rjukan which provided the IT hardware, and the project leader, Per Lykke.

View project submission here.


Kristín Eva Ólafsdóttir Art Director at Gagarin and Ståle Rue from the Wild Reindeer Exhibition.

The European Design Awards is the comprehensive annual awards organization celebrating the best of graphic design, illustration and digital design in Europe. A joint effort by 15 communication design magazines from across the continent, the ED-Awards boast the most qualified jury around, composed of representatives from leading European design magazines.

Founded in 2006, the ED-Awards instantly became widely acknowledged as one of the leading competitions for communication design in Europe.

Created 26 May 2014