During the 19th edition of the BraunPrize, the Pencil+ was selected to be shortlisted along with 29 other projects out of 2510 enteries. The BraunPrize happens every 4-5 years and this year they were looking for fewer better solutions that contribute to our lives, that appear obvious and even extraordinary in hindsight. The Pencil+ was exhibited at the Braun worldwide headquarters in Kronburg, Germany on September 30th.
I had the opportunity to show and share my project with Dieter Rams in person, he personally told me it was a good idea during the BraunPrize 2015 at Braun international headquarters when he inspected the pencil+.
The Pencil+ was selected by 5 jury memebers: Oliver Grabes, Vivian Wai Kwan Cheng, Heather Martin, Benjamin Hubert and Stefan Schamberg.