Water is Life

In honor of the upcoming World Water Week, when environmental leaders from across the globe will convene in Stockholm, Duravit is doing its part to raise awareness. The company (a leading supplier of bathroom ceramics, furniture, accessories and more) recently sponsored the Water is Life poster competition, which calls students and young artists to action through artistic interpretation. The posters are now part of a travelling exhibition currently stopped at Duravit’s own headquarters in the Black Forest of Germany, where it will remain until September 10.

The competition’s results surpassed all expectations: more than 5,000 artists from 83 countries adopted their own creative approaches, using a wide variety of different motifs to present their take on the message “Water is Life.” Winning works will travel around the world throughout 2011.

Without further ado, here are the winners: 

1st Place: Pawel Dadok – Poland

2nd Place: Jian Jie – China

3rd Place (tied): Peter Blasl – Austria

3rd Place (tied): Yanyan Chen – China

Special award by Duravit:

Xiao Jun Wang – China

Special award by the Chairman of ZVSHK:

Aleksander Pujszo – Poland

Special award by Gentner:

Xi Luo – China