DIRECTOR OF VIENNA DESIGN WEEK
Lilli Hollein, director and co-founder of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, is a design and architecture expert and acted as curator for the Austrian contribution to the 7th International Architecture Biennial in Sao Paulo. From 2010 to 2013, she also held the position of Jury President of KÖR (Kunst im öffentlichen Raum [Art in Public spaces]) in Vienna, and she became president of ADN (AustriaDesignNet) in 2016. She holds a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
DIVISION MANAGER RADO AUSTRIA
Peter Gauss graduated from Baden business school (Handelsakademie Baden) and has worked in the watch industry for 28 years. Since the creation of the Swatch Group Austria in 1994 he has managed the Rado brand and been a member of the management board. "Design is an important part of our communication. The promotion of young talent has always been very important to me, and therefore I am very pleased that we are able to provide creative designers with a platform in the Rado Store through the Rado Star Prize."
After her Master of European Design studies at the Stuttgart Art Academy, the Politecnico di Milano and the University Ensci - Les Ateliers in Paris, Louisa Köber founded her own design studio in Vienna in 2014. In 2015 she received the Rado Star Prize Austria for her showcase installation "SandScape".