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Announcement of the winners in the PG Bison 1.618 competition 2013

On Thursday, 3 October 2013, the PG Bison 1.618 Awards were held at Katy's Palace Bar in Kramerville, Johannesburg, where more than 200 guests were transported into a world of Steampunk science fiction. An Awards ceremony like no other, inclusive of a live Balkan band, an indomitable master of ceremonies, played by actor Alex Radnitz, and a graphic novel titled The League of Extraordinary Designers, set the scene, showcasing the top ten finalists' entries. Dressed in theme, the finalists were all given an opportunity to delve into their inspirations and ideas that led them on to success.
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The 2013 brief asked that the students design a retail space located in the Protea Court of Sandton City. They were tasked with creating their own brand to be showcased in the flagship store, keeping in mind the themes of adaptability and sustainability. They also had to include a mezzanine level, as well as an electronic interface.

The top three winners were:

1st Place: Andrew Mboyi from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Andrew has won an all-expenses-paid trip for himself and his lecturer, Donald Flint, to the 2014 Furniture Fair in Milan, Italy.

2nd Place: Helaine van Rooyen from Tshwane University of Technology. Helaine has won an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2014 Design Indaba in Cape Town.

3rd Place: Amy Phillips from Greenside Design Center. Amy has won R7000 in cash.

PG Bison CEO Gary Chaplin had this to say; "The PG Bison 1.618 competition, which has been running for over 20 years, provides a platform to showcase the incredible talent in our country. This competition brings together leaders in architecture, design, higher education and industry, in order to enable the students of today to become the leaders of tomorrow. This competition requires one overriding principle from the students: brilliant design concepts. This year's Top Ten Finalists certainly rose to meet this challenge, and I congratulate them all on their remarkable achievement."

For more information or to request additional photos please contact the PG Bison 1.618 Competition and Awards office on:

073 202 8308
011 781 0439

Photos can be viewed at www.1sixoneeight.co.za and


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Simon Roche
I would have appreciated some insight into the name of the competition (1.618), presuming that it is after the Golden Mean. It is a fascinating idea to share in a forum like this... I think.
Posted on 25 Oct 2013 21:29
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