Mignon Daubermann, a young jewellery designer, has been announced as the winner of the PPC Imaginarium Awards, an art and design competition for emerging creatives
Mignon’s tinted cement rings, inspired by organic forms, stole the show at this year’s awards and she walked away with the grand prize of R150 000.
Mignon was selected as a finalist out of 660 entries and won the Jewellery Category Prize. Her entry then competed against four Category Winners across the disciplines of film, industrial design, fashion and sculpture.
The PPC Imaginarium Awards challenges its entrants to innovate with cement and use concrete as a medium of expression. Mignon’s concept, execution and “unique technical use of pigmented concrete and silver” are what impressed the judges. According to them, the rings show a simplicity and elegance of design that is both refined and conceptual, eye-catching and beautiful.
To see the PPC Imaginarium exhibition, visit the UJ Art Gallery until 26 March 2016, or the Pretoria Arts Association from 01-12 April 2016.