Dimitris Sergentanis, student at the School of Architecture of TUC, is the IDA 15 - winner (gold) under the Home Interior Products category, who was also distinguished with honorable mention under the category Interior Furniture at the International Design Awards for the “Origami Chaise Longue” product. The chair was developed at the Digital Fabrication Laboratory of the Technical Unversity of Crete, during the course «Associative Design» (tutor: A. Vazakas) in the Academic year 2015-16.
The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. IDA aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design world wide, conceptualizing and producing great work. IDA-15 honorary juries examined over 1000 entries submitted by architects and designers of interiors, fashion, products, and graphics from 52 countries throughout the world. After final decisions had been made, the jury rewarded the best professional and emerging designers for their achievements in terms of design, creativity, usability and innovation.