Under the motto “Vibrant cities with curious, creative minds and an appetite for ideas”, Nachtmann, a manufacturer of fine crystal glassware, regularly organises its NEXTGEN design competitions at design schools around the world. Young, urban, creative – these are the young designers responsible for new trends and momentum. “That’s why we are permanently on the look out for the next generation of talented glassware designers. This is the mission that drives us in our own design studios, as well as in leading art schools around the world. So far, we have tapped into young design talent in Tokyo, New York, Stockholm and Prague and now also in Beijing. The results have been extremely successfully, both creatively and commercially. By fusing cutting- edge ideas with traditional craft skills, we are creating the next generation of modern glass classics,” said Richard Voit, Managing Director of the Nachtmann GmbH and member of the jury for the Nachtmann NEXTGEN design competition.