International Talent Support



ITS Artwork is a major contest category at International Talent Support (ITS), a visionary showcase for young designers. Based in Trieste, Italy, ITS invites emerging designer talent from around the world to compete in four areas: fashion, jewelry, accessories and artwork.

Swiss watchmaker Swatch created, in partnership with ITS, the ITS Artwork category, which focuses on pure artistic creativity. Ten finalists selected earlier this year were challenged by Swatch to make a work of art expressing their personal vision of artistic utopia, and to make use in their work of colorful Swatch components such as watch heads, straps, buckles, and dials.

Part fashion show, spontaneous performance and thrilling awards ceremony, this year's finale in Trieste was filled with excitement and creative vibes as the young designers presented their work and waited, nerves on edge, for the announcement of the winners. A vibrant live audience of international media, VIPs and prominent players in the creative arts gave enthusiastic applause to work that was unexpected, light-hearted and brilliant by turns. Carlo Giordanetti, Creative Director Swatch International, announced the winners.




חבר השופטים של ITS ARTWORK

חבר השופטים של ITS ARTWORK 2016 מורכב מקבוצה מגוונת של אנשי יצירה מקצועיים: ל-Carlo Giordanetti ול-Barbara Franchin מצטרפים Mats Nilsson, מנהל ארט ב-IKEA, שוודיה; Alessandra Laudati, אדריכלית וכתבת פרילנס מאיטליה; Michele Ciavarella, עורכת אופנה של מגזין הסגנון Corriere della Sera; ו-Nicola Bonaventura, מנהל קריאייטיב ב-Safilo, יצרן משקפי המעצבים האיטלקי. 





ITS ARTWORK Award 2016

Marco Baitella


The winner of the ITS Artwork Award 2016 is Marco Baitella, from Italy. He receives €10,000 and the opportunity to exhibit a special project at ITS 2017.



Jana Zornik


The winner of the Swatch Award is Jana Zornik, from Slovenia. She receives €10,000 and a 6-month paid internship at the Swatch Creative Lab in Zurich, Switzerland.


Special Prize

Hazuki Katagai


Swatch awarded an unexpected third prize: Japanese artist Hazuki Katagai won a three-month art residency at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.