Kirah Design has been selected winner of the Product Design Awards and The INDEX International Design Exhibition in Dubai. A newcomer to the international design arena, the young Bolivian art and design firm submitted one of its original designs –NIDO- to a rigorous selection process in the Art, Accessories and Décor Category. After being shortlisted for the final round, a judging panel of regional and international experts took into consideration the choice of materials, cost and value, design innovation, design quality, environmental impact, ergonomics and functionality.
Besides Kirah Design, finalists included Italy´s Arnolfo Di Cambio (CIBI glass by CINI BOERI) and Ireland´s Glenn Dimplex (Opti-V). Winners were announced on May 23 at a gala event at The Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). Kirah Design´s NIDO was awarded first place.
“It is a great honor to represent Kirah Design in Dubai and be awarded at our first exhibition in Asia” said Desiree Crespo, official distributor for Peru and Dubai. “A lot of hard work has been put into showcasing our brand and products at INDEX and we feel rewarded and optimistic about our future in Dubai” she added.
Learning about the award at the company´s headquarters in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, founder Gabriela Flores said she was “sharing the joy with the talented team of artisans and artists who continue to share her dream of showing Bolivian talent to the world.”
The INDEX International Design Exhibition (www.indexexhibition.com) is Asia´s No. 1 interiors and design exhibition. Held in Dubai from May 23-26, it brings the best the world has to offer in design and presents it to a regional audience of design professionals.
The Product Design Awards honors excellence and innovation in product design for the residential and commercial sectors. The competition is open exclusively to companies exhibiting at INDEX and workspace at INDEX exhibitions.
Kirah Design (www.kirahdesign.com) is an international design firm specializing in decoration and art pieces lovingly crafted by talented artisans from reclaimed, recycled and sustainably-produced materials. Founded in 2007 by Gabriela Flores to showcase the talent of artisans from her native Bolivia, Kirah´s success earned her the 2012 Cartier Women’s Initiative Award (CWIA), spearheading the company’s international expansion. For more information contact Ricardo Destarac (email@example.com).
Kirah Design´s NIDO, designed by Marcella Echavarría, is part of the company´s nature-inspired line of pieces since 2011.