THE PEOPLE CHOOSING THE WINNERS
Excitement was guaranteed at the big gala night for the INHORGENTA AWARDs on 18 February 2018 at the Munich Postpalast. These jury members decided who was awarded the with the coveted trophy.
Alexander is one of the most popular faces on German TV. At the start of his career back in 1995 he also faced a jury, which he managed to impress as part of a ProSieben casting process. Since then, the man from Munich with Italian and Austrian roots has presented programs such as SAM, Weck Up, Brisant, and ML Mona Lisa, appeared in various films and series, and hosted large corporate events. The father of two daughters is presenting the INHORGENTA AWARD for the second time.
A top German model, Franziska was discovered in 1997 by star designer Wolfgang Joop in a Potsdam café. Since then, she has appeared on the catwalk for world-famous fashion labels such as Thierry Mugler, Karl Lagerfeld, and Vivienne Westwood. The native of Rostock supports charities including “Tribute to Bambi – Help for Children in Need” and social media campaigns like UNICEF’s #Stop10Seconds.
She’s creative and multitalented. Born in Heidelberg, Barbara Becker began her professional career as an actress. The mother of two adult sons, she now lives in sunny Florida, where she works as a successful designer of fashions, jewelry and home accessories. An enthusiastic practitioner of Pilates and yoga, Barbara Becker frequently advertises her own collections and other products by modeling them herself.
Markus knows a thing or two about good design: His studio is located in the creative city of Berlin and he designs interiors and shops with as much passion as he creates new products. The magazine AD Architectural Digest ranks him among the “Top 50 Designers” in Germany. He regularly wins awards for his work and has already scooped the “Finest Interior Award”, the “Building of the Year Award,” and the “Best Fabrics Award.”
She’s the grand dame of German “people” journalism. Patricia Riekel directed “Bunte,” “Instyle” and “Amica” (until 2009) magazines for twenty years, serving as editor-in-chief and most recently as publisher. She has an unerring sense of what women want and what appeals to them. “I appreciate a clear standpoint, but I also value respect in dealing with others,” she said recently in an interview with “Welt” magazine. Those sound like optimal character traits for a member of our jury!
As a member of the Wempe management board, Anja is a well-known major figure in the jewelry and watch industry. No other woman is quite as synonymous with retailing success as the native of Hamburg.
Gisbert L. Brunner
Gisbert is a journalist and author from Munich and has been writing about watches since 1981. The 71-year-old has published around 30 books on timepieces, including Rolex – The Watch Book. He is also co-founder and owner of the website uhrenkosmos.com.
Prof. Christine Lüdeke
Professor Lüdeke is a Swiss industrial designer. She was born in Los Angeles and educated in California and Milan. Since 1994 she has run the Studio for Industrial Design in Zurich. The professor has worked at the School of Design in Pforzheim since 2001, where she is head of the jewelry faculty.