Take part in the renewed Interieur Awards
Products - preferably with high design content - are the main subject matter of traditional design competitions. The output usually includes the umpteenth chair for an even better posture or another bathroom mixer for saving even more water. The new Interieur Design Awards intend to venture beyond all this, and alongside existing product categories, now introduce a new category called 'space'.
Inspired by the Bruno Vermeersch pamphlet entitled 'Tom Thumb and the Seven-League-Boots', the Interieur Biennale not only invites product developers and designers to reflect upon products for tomorrow. It also calls on artists, architects, space planners and all creative talents to introduce suggestions which play upon and enhance the present trend of DIY design. Alongside well-designed product aimed at the mass market, the Interieur Design Awards also invite proposals for an interior space of 30 m2. Such smaller living areas can function as work or leisure spaces or just to allow a momentary escape from reality.
Ideas and prototypes for both categories can be submitted until the end of April 2012. The international jury who will decide the winning entries includes designer Tomás Alonso (ES), design retailer Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah (KW), journalist Felix Burrichter (DE), graphic designer Sara De Bondt (BE), artist Jan De Cock (BE), Torafu architects (JP) and architect/designer Oskar Zieta (PL).
Alongside the winning projects, a selection of competition entries will also be on display during the 23rd Interieur Biennale. The Vermeersch pamphlet, competition rules and information about the prizes are available for download at www.interieur.be/awards.