Prix Romand Piaget Awards 2016 Best Designer & Best Jeweller
For its 11th edition, Piaget has decided in 2016 to expand its award for Best Jeweler and Best Designer to all schools in French Switzerland: le Centre de Formation Arts Appliqués de Genève (CFPAA), l'Ecole d'Arts Appliqués de la Chaux-de-Fonds (EAA), l’Ecole Technique de la Vallée de Joux (ETVJ) and l’Association Romande des Métiers de la Bijouterie (ASMEBI). This award is intended for 4th year students.
In the front from left to right : Ms. Deborah Vernaz Franchy – Jewellery Award, student at CFPAA and Ms. Vitalie Van Impe – Design Award, student at EAA. In the back from left to right : Mr Tony Marchese – Head of Object Department at EAA, Mr Frédéric Ottesen - Director of CFPAA, Mr Philippe Léopold-Metzger, Piaget CEO, Mr Fabien Graber, Director of ETVJ, Mr Cédric Berruex, Piaget Artisanal Manufacture Director, Mr André Perrin, President of ASMEBI.
On June 22, 2016 at the Piaget Manufacture in Plan les Ouates, the Best Jeweler Award went to Deborah Vernaz Franchy, 23, student at Centre de Formation Arts Appliqués (CFPAA) and Vitalie Van Impe of Ecole d'Arts Appliqués de la Chaux-de-Fonds(EAA), 29, received the Best Designer Award.
Christopher Lopez, designer Piaget and double winner in 2014 of both Jewellery & Design awards, designed the piece to achieve and participated to the jury.