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One of the top design contests in the world for up-and-coming designers, the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Designer Glass Competition challenges emerging designers to create a martini cocktail glass inspired by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®. Thousands of emerging designers from more than 20 countries around the world compete each year for a chance to win the £10,000 international prize.
The winner, and there will only be one, will be announced at the London Design Festival this coming September. A renowned jury with members such as designer Stefan Diez, Carsten Kehrein, head designer from Rastal, and H.O.M.E editor Kitty Bolhöfer will judge the entries.
The 9 finalists for the 2009 Bombay Sapphire Glass Competition have been announced and all are shown here. You have a chance to vote for the "People's Prize" which may increase their chance of winning the global competition. The finalist with the most votes will be automatically entered into the top 4 at the global final.
Here they are in order of ranking from 1st place to 8th as of August 22, 2009. Your votes can change that. You can only vote on the UK site. To do that, vote here.
Comet - EKARIN KHUNAPINYA, THAILAND:
Fulfilled - OLA DABROWSKA AND ADAM GROCH, POLAND:
Liquid Sapphire - BRUNO EVERLING, GERMANY:
Martini Ice Cold - LOY KAI YI TIFFANY, SINGAPORE:
Jewel - MICHAEL KARLSSON, SWEDEN:
Sensual Paradise - KLEBER TERRADAS, BRAZIL:
Close Glass - NATHAN STUDER, SWITZERLAND:
Globe - EIVIND NARUM, NORWAY:
Moonlight - GIUSEPPE CELENTANO, ITALY:
To view a gallery of the 2008 winners, go here.