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Overlay for leg prosthesis wins ‘Young Design’ competition

Oliwia Otręba, a design student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, was honoured with the main prize in this year’s edition of the ‘Young Design 2020’ competition. She presented Cover Voronoi – a flexible overlay for a lower limb prosthesis.

The overlay covers part of the prosthesis and gives it a shape simulating a regular limb, which is exceptionally important for people who have had an amputation.

For her work, Oliwia Otręba received the Wanda Telakowska scholarship of EUR 4,500. The award was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture.

Prof. Piotr Gliński – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, present during the ceremony, recalled the patron of the scholarship, Prof. Wanda Telakowska – Polish artist and the founder of Warsaw’s Institute of Industrial Design. He also noted that Poland had “great traditions of design”.

‘Young Design’ is the first scholarship programme in Poland for students and graduates of universities educating in the field of design. Its main goal is to support the best ‘industrial design’ artists of the young generation who use their creative skills and technical knowledge in developing the best economically justified solutions.


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