Posted by Rachel Westall on 9 February 2023
Just about a month before the Oscars in Hollywood, Creativeworld honours the most innovative new products with the Oscar of the hobby, craft and artists' supplies sector. The Creative Impulse Award was presented today on the opening day of the leading international trade fair. The crowds at the ceremony were huge and the excitement about who will win an award in one of the five categories was palpable.
The Creative Impulse Award was offered for the first time in 2023 in cooperation with the Verlag Chmielorz and its trade magazine Cutes & Friends. In her speech, Elke Sondermann, the property manager of the industry magazines Cutes & Friends and Business Partner PBS, explained how it came about that the Verlag Chmielorz created the new magazine Cutes & Friends for the creative industry and accompanied the Creative Impulse Award: "My whole team and I are absolutely thrilled by the great products submitted, the extremely nice manufacturer contacts all over the world, the highly professional jury and, of course, the committed partners of Messe Frankfurt. While the manufacturers can score points in their marketing activities with the Creative Impulse Award, the award-winning products promise better sales opportunities for retailers and thus also new inspiration for many creative users," says Sondermann.
The Creative Impulse Award 2023 was presented in five categories:
Creative Complete Set
Artist Product of the Year
Sustainable Product of the Year.
The expert jury consisted of industry experts: Craig de Souza, De Souza Co, Eva Olbrich, Director Creativeworld and Christmasworld at Messe Frankfurt, Lisa Tihanyi creative blogger with www.meinfeenstaub.com, Martina Lammel, DIY designer, book author and well-known from TV, Peter Nowotny, Chairman of ART Creativ eG, Silke Bosbach, from Atelier Silke Bosbach - Studio for contemporary textile Arts, and Thomas Holland-Letz, Deputy Managing Director of Fachverband Werkzeugindustrie e.V.
"For me, everything is new at Creativeworld this year. I am experiencing it live and in color for the first time after the two Corona years, and I was part of the jury for the first time. This has given me a good overview of the industry and its creative work, and I have found the collaboration with the other jury members very enriching. What strikes me most about the creative industry is its liveliness and the joy of discovering and trying out new things. This is what distinguishes the community and will continue to develop it," says Eva Olbrich, Director Creativeworld and Christmasworld at Messe Frankfurt.
These are the winners 2023:
Category: Product of the Year
1st place: Colop Art & Crafts Digital "e-mark go"
The jury was enthusiastic about the 'e-mark go' app stamp and its large selection of digital motifs as well as the individual design options. This stamp can be used to put your own logos or handlettering on a wide variety of products. In addition, the simple and intuitive use as well as the hold of the images on almost all absorbent surfaces such as paper, napkins, cardboard, wood, stone or leather were convincing.
Category: Tool of the year
1st place: Heindesign "The box maker"
The tool made of local wood, with its ecological and practical features directly captivated the jury. The 'box maker' can be used to make small boxes that serve as gift packaging, for example. It is a board with attachment and three strips of different widths, which serve to determine the height of the box.
Category: Complete set of the year
1st place: DerivanPty Ltd "Derivan Screen Printing Starter Kits"
In the case of the 'Derivan Screen Printing Starter Kits', the jury agreed that this clever product is an absolute novelty and has revolutionized the otherwise complicated screen printing process. With the kit, you can get creative and develop your own techniques even without prior knowledge.
Category: Artist product of the year
1st place: Kremer Pigmente GmbH & Co.KG "Kremer Pigments Set historical ink formulations"
The jury called the 'Kremer Pigments Set' a likeable product. The historical background as well as the relevant information on the vegetable colors were convincing, as was the fact that one can continue to work with the creative, homemade products even after use. The set for the production of historical ink contains dyes, binders and auxiliaries as well as the recipe for the production of various inks. The inks are made from natural, synthetic and water-soluble dyes. Their color intensity and luminosity is enormous.
Category: Sustainable Product of the Year
1st place: H. Schmincke & Co. GmbH & Co.KG "Liquid Charcoal"
The 'Liquid Charcoal' is created by charring fruit seeds from the EU area, is vegan and natural. The supply chains are traceable and there is regional thinking. These points were decisive for the jury in choosing the first place. The clean, dust-free way of painting, charcoal drawing and underpainting was also highlighted. The charcoal from the tube can be used to work on particularly large areas quickly, and the paint can be smudged by hand and removed with water.
For all trade visitors, the special Creative Impulse Award area in Hall 1.1 Stand B01 is the perfect source of inspiration for their own product range design. The three winning products per category will be exhibited here. All winners and detailed product descriptions can also be viewed on the Creativeworld website in the digital booklet: https://qr.messefrankfurt.com/K398b