All #BeopenDesignNature submissions are closed

The call-to-action #BEOPENDesignNature aimed to explore visual representations of the interconnection between design and nature. Our official partner for the project is Herbarium Bar from Austria.

The entries demonstrate creative transformation of the world around us, the way design interacts with nature in the most general sense. Our aim was to examine the ways in which design and nature can intertwine, complement and supplement each other, create opposition or harmony, or even make the perfect match.

We believe the concept is best represented in the video by michbondesio

The winner of the open call had been selected by the BE OPEN and Herbarium teams together. The winner received EUR 1,000 in prize money, awarded by Herbarium.

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Located in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps, Herbarium is a bar with a difference. Its philosophy is based on cherishing local herbs and old recipes to design unique cocktails that have a positive effect on people’s wellbeing. What Herbarium shares with other innovative start-ups all over the world is a business concept based on sustainability and a profound respect for local nature.

The creative idea behind Herbarium belongs to the young entrepreneur Olga Luzhkova, who said: “We are delighted to partner with BE OPEN and support this open call. At Herbarium, we see local flora as an inspiration for creating unique beverages. We want to encourage people to cherish and celebrate nature, while using their creative energy to make a positive change in whatever walk of life they pursue”.