Product Design Alum, Viktoriya Braginsky, Wins NextGen Competition


Parsons product design alum, Viktoriya Braginsky was chosen as the winner of the NextGen Competition for her crystal designs entitled “Slice.” After a trip to the Nachtmann glass factory in Germany, Braginsky felt especially inspired by the challenging processes of manipulating glass.

In 2007, former Parsons product design faculty member, Stefanie Kubanek, connected product design students at Parsons with Nachtmann, providing these students, including Braginsky, with the opportunity to design for a real client.

Over time, the partnership has grown into an international design competition, intent on encouraging a new generation of designers from around the world to design Bavarian crystal for Nachtmann.

Braginsky’s finished crystal designs, including a bowl, vase, votive and champagne cooler, are currently featured for sale on the Nachtmann Fine Bavarian Crystal website.

A film about the competition can be found here.

Check out the NextGen Competition’s website here: