Linnaeus alumnus received prize from His Majesty's hand
Jangir Maddadi, design alumnus from Linnaeus University, has recently been awarded a prize for innovation and entrepreneurship. He received the award from HM Carl Gustaf's hand.
Jangir Maddadi is based in Kalmar but is an internationally-renowned designer who has exhibited in Milan and New York. Benches which he has designed can be seen in Kalmar’s muncipal buildings and are also sold by Harrods, the world famous departmental store in London.
Jangir received his prize in the category of entrepreneurs with a foreign background who have lived in Sweden during a longer period of time and who have created expanding businesses which symbolize innovation in their respective business sectors. The nomination for the award reads as follows:
"With a relatively small number of products in a short time, Jangir Maddadi has been successful in establishing his name on the international stage. 90% of business income is derived from exports. He has retail outlets in 9 countries including Miami, Milan, New York and London. The award of the prize is made in recognition of his achievement in breaking into a highly competitive sector without any previous experience and coming direct from a course. With limited resources, Jangir Maddadi has in a highly creative manner been able to create a unique expression of design. Despite having an international network, he has chosen to continue to produce his products in Kalmar."
The IFS Foundation awards the prize which is also sponsored by SEB and ALMI.