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The awards has been given to the winners in the XONE Design organized by the Cement, Glass, Ceramic and Soil Products Exporters Association (CCSIB). Speaking in the award ceremony the CCSIB Chairman of Board of Directors Erdem Cenesiz has underlined Turkey’s ability at design area.

The awards has been given to their winners in the XONE Design program which is organized for the third time by the Cement, Glass, Ceramic and Soil Products Exporters Association (CCSIB) in order to contribute to the development of Turkey’s design ability which has an important role in its’ success at export in the ceramic, glass and cement industries. With the establishments doing business in ceramic, glass and cement industries attending in the XONE Design Award category and the professionals and students in the CONE Design Competition category, the closing ceremony of the program is organized with the participation of the Turkish Exporters Assembly Chairman Ismail Gulle and the sectoral representatives. And the Deputy Minister of Commerce has sent a video message to the ceremony.

Cenesiz: “Our goal is to open our sectors to the world with a genuine identity”

Remarking the importance of design in the success of ceramic, glass and cement industries which are among the most significant industry branches of Turkey by means of the added value they create, the CCSIB Chairman of Board of Directors Erdem Cenesiz said: “Thanks to our ability in production and design, these three industries are making a great contribution to our country’s export with a high added value. While Turkish designs are becoming a pride for all of us, they enable us to increase our market share even in the countries which we haven’t been able to export before. As the only and a coordinator exporters assembly having over two thousand members, we again showed this ability of ours once again with the XONE Design that we organized intended for our strategy of opening our designs to the future and world with a genuine identity.”

Telling that they’re planning to turn XONE Design into a competition and award program open to international attendance for the future years, Cenesiz continued his words: “This point we achieve in just three programs has shown us that we can carry XONE Design to the international arena. We’re planning to adding new ones to our existing categories and organize a way much more comprehensive event which will make an impact in international arena. We believe we can realize this dream with our designers who trust the power of design, and focused on developing environment-conscious, sustainable, productable, innovative designs offering ease-of-implementation.”

After Cenesiz’s speech, the ceremony has begun where the winners of CONE Design Award and XONE Design Competition were announced. Appealed by all establishments doing business in ceramic, glass and cement industries, the XONE Design Award jury comprised of Christina Bardelli, Gulay Gamze Guven, Mehmet Tuzum Kizilcan, Asli Ozbay and Ali Osman Ozturk, has awarded nine designs. Eczacibasi Building Materials, Ege Vitrifiye, ISVEA, Kaleseramik, Matel – Serel Seramik, NG Kutahya, Seranit, Turkiye Sise ve Cam Fabrikaları, Yorglass has won awards in the ceremony and been presented their certificates.

On the other hand, XONE Design Competition has been organized in two separate categories as student and professional. In the professional category with Onurcan Cakir, Yelin Evcen, Hasan Demir Obuz, Feleksan Onar and Enis Oncuoglu in the jury, seven products in the professional category have been graded ‘Platinum’. A total of 29 products have been awarded in this category.

The student category made with Aktan Acar, Ece Ceylan Baba, Sertac Ersayin, Pinar Gokbayrak, Sule Koc, Nilufer Kozikoglu and Durrin Suer in the jury, designers of six products in different categories has been awarded with ‘Platinum’ grade. A total of 30 products has been given an award in the student category.


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