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THEY DECIDE THE WINNER

Excitement is guaranteed at the big gala night for the INHORGENTA AWARDs on 18 February 2018 at the Munich Postpalast. These jury members decide who will be awarded with the coveted trophy.

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the host

Alexander Mazza

He really knows how to convince a jury. Alexander Mazza began his career as a television moderator in 1995 after a casting at Pro Sieben. Since then, this congenial host from Munich has moderated numerous broadcasts at Pro Sieben (“SAM”) and Sat.1 (“Weck Up”), followed by broadcasts on public television (“Brisant,” “Stadlshow,” “ML Mona Lisa”). He has long numbered among the TV audience’s most popular faces. The father of two children, Mazza also dedicates himself to social causes: e.g. he’s a godfather of the Björn Steiger Foundation for the “Retten macht Schule” project, which provides first-aid training in schools.

The jury
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Franziska Knuppe

The German top model was discovered by star designer Wolfgang Joop in a Potsdam café in 1997. Since then, she has appeared on the catwalk for world-famous fashion labels such as Thierry Mugler, Karl Lagerfeld and Vivienne Westwood. The Rostock native is also a UNICEF ambassador.

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Markus Hilzinger

He knows what makes good design. With his “Fine Rooms” studio, Markus Hilzinger feels at home in the creative metropolis of Berlin, where he designs interiors and stores with the same passion that he devotes to the creation of new products. The magazine “AD Architectural Digest” ranks him among Germany’s “Top 50 Designers.” His creations regularly win prizes, e.g. the “Finest Interior Award,” the “Building of the Year” or the “Best Fabrics Award.”

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Patricia Riekel

She’s the grand dame of German “people” journalism. For 20 years, Patricia Riekel served as editor-in-chief and most recently as publisher of the magazines “Bunte,” “Instyle” and “Amica” (until 2009). She’s endowed with an unerring sense for what women want and what women like. “I appreciate a clear standpoint, but I also believe that people deserve to be treated with respect,” she said recently in an interview with “Welt.” That sounds like the best qualification for serving on our jury!

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Prof. Christine Lüdeke

The Swiss industrial designer was born in Los Angeles and completed her education in California and Milan. She has been director of the Studio for Industrial Design in Zurich since 1994. She has also been professor at the School of Design in Pforzheim and head of the "Jewellery" department since 2001.

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Anja Heiden

As a member of the managing team at Wempe, she is a well-known personality in the jewellery and watch industry. Hardly any other woman can hold a candle to the Hamburg resident when it comes to success in a retail environment.

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Gisbert L. Brunner

The Munich-based journalist and book writer has been writing about watches since 1981. The 69-year-old has published more than 20 books about timepieces.

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COMING SOON

Other jury members will be announced soon.

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