Regimantas Vegele, student in the Advanced Product Design Programme at UID received the Guldmyran 2011 (the Golden Ant) for his Concept Forwarder. Vegele was awarded on the opening of the UID'11 Design Talks on Tuesday May 31st.
Vegele's project was carried out in collaboration with Komatsu Forest, and the concept is a low-impact forwarder, aiming to decrease the negative effects on the forest while still retaining the productivity of current machines.
Myra Industriell Designs's motivation for the award is; " The project has had a clear focus and the initial thoughts have been exceptionally well executed in the final product. We believe that this low impact concept has a high impact potential in a conservative industry."
It is the 15th year the award Guldmyran focuses the attention on an exam work that embodies Myra Industriell Design's core values in design. The criteria for Guldmyran are: For great courage, creativity, functional innovation, good sense for form and a humble approach. Demonstrably, the laureate has been "busy as an ant"! (Swedish expression, equal to "busy as a bee")
The award consists of a golden ant designed by the goldsmith Olle Ohlsson, and a smaller sum of money.