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MASS Beverly x Swarovski’s Design Competition

Los Angeles, February 21, 2019 – Swarovski, in partnership with luxury design showroom MASS Beverly, is pleased to invite designers of all disciplines to take part in “The Brilliance of Design” competition. The competition challenges designers to submit a design concept that incorporates Swarovski crystal in a work that applies to one of three categories: Lighting, Home Décor or Architectural Surfaces. 

 The competition was announced at the launch of ‘The Brilliance of Design’, an expansive showcase through mid-May that explores Swarovski’s lighting, architecture and interiors solutions within MASS Beverly, one of the premiere design destinations in Los Angeles. Curated by design visionary Mary Ta, co-founder of MASS Beverly, ‘The Brilliance of Design’ has Swarovski partnering with the Los Angeles design showroom to put the spotlight on the brand’s Crystal Palace lighting; Swarovski Professional Architecture, Lighting and Interior Solutions; and Atelier Swarovski’s home décor and jewelry collections.

The distinguished jury is looking for imaginative concepts that challenge traditional design approaches and push the boundaries of crystal creativity. Applicants are encouraged to explore Swarovski’s rich design history, as well as its full assortment of crystal colors, effects and materials, to inspire new works. Additionally, Swarovski encourages the use of mixed materials and all designs should celebrate crystal and the art of crystal cutting. When integrating other materials, it is key to consider manufacturing capabilities and limitations for each material.

One winner from each category will see their design concept showcased at MASS Beverly and receive $5,000 crystal sponsorship for future design projects. Winning concepts may also be produced commercially.

In the category of Lighting, applicants are encouraged to push the boundaries of what can be achieved with light and crystal through innovative interpretations of lighting designs. Lighting designs may include: chandelier, surface-mounted light (e.g. sconce), or other creative luminaires.

In the category of Home Décor, applicants are encouraged to innovate home décor designs that serve a functional purpose and are both decorative and giftable. Home décor designs may include: vase, tray, candleholder or other decorative tabletop objects.

In the Architectural Surface category, surface treatments push the boundaries of crystal application within the field of high-end interiors and offer one-of-a-kind crystal applications in terms of quality, diversity and creativity. Innovative architectural surfaces can be applied to walls, tables, room dividers and flooring. These treatments offer designers the opportunity and flexibility to customize designs that juxtapose crystals with myriad materials. Architectural Surface designs may include loose crystal, or a crystal motif pattern or shape integrated into a solid surface. Note that solid surfaces permitted include marble, wood, cement and metal along with carpet.

One winner from each category will be selected by a jury including:

  • Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Executive Board, Swarovski Crystal Business
  • Mary Ta and Lars Hypko, co-founders, MASS Beverly
  • Yves Behar, founder and CEO of Fuseproject and Swarovski collaborator
  • Edie Cohen, deputy editor, Interior Design magazine

Deadline to submit entries is March 29, 2019. Winners will be featured in a showcase at MASS Beverly and will have the opportunity to participate in an event at the showroom around the La Cienega Design Quarter’s LEGENDS event in May 2019.

To receive the complete competition brief and official rules, please email:MASSDesignCompetition@Swarovski.com.

Click here to download the complete competition brief.

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For additional information, please contact:    

Helen Cowdrey                                                Tamar Mashigian
Camron PR                                                       Designing PR

helen.cowdrey@camronpr.com                    tamar@cdecor.com

+1 917.675.4359                                               +1 310.276.5001

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Swarovski

Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family members and has a global reach with approximately 3,000 stores in around 170 countries, more than 27,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.7 billion euros in 2017. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2017, the Group generated revenue of about 3.5 billion euros and employed more than 32,000 people. A responsible relationship with people and the planet has always been an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage, and is embedded today in the company’s well-established sustainability agenda. In addition, the global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 500,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote human empowerment, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.

www.swarovskigroup.com

 

Swarovski Lighting

Swarovski Lighting, formally established in 2011, includes two premium consumer lighting brands: Swarovski with its contemporary aesthetic and Schonbek with its classic designs, as well as Custom Lighting Solutions, a team of experienced in-house lighting designers and engineers specializing in custom modification of its two premium crystal lighting brands for luxury living. Together, Swarovski and Schonbek share more than 250 years of crystal and lighting history.

www.swarovski-lighting.com

 

Atelier Swarovski

  • Atelier Swarovski offers cutting-edge jewelry, accessories and home décor items which are the ultimate expression of Swarovski. Pushing the boundaries of creativity with crystal, created gemstones and genuine gemstones, it collaborates with the finest talents in the world across fashion, jewelry, architecture and design.
  • Atelier Swarovski was founded by Nadja Swarovski in 2007 as a showcase for creativity, craftsmanship, master cutting and material innovations. The brand presents seasonal jewelry and accessories collaborations twice a year, alongside its constantly evolving core collections.
  • Atelier Swarovski’s home décor collections, launched at Milan Design Week in April 2016, comprise functional and decorative objects for the home.
  • With its focus on conscious luxury, Atelier Swarovski introduced its first fine jewelry collections made with Swarovski Created Diamonds in 2017, and was certified as a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council the same year. In 2018, continuing its sustainability journey, Atelier Swarovski announced its partnership with Fairtrade, working with a cooperative mine in Peru to incorporate responsibly sourced gold into all future collections.
  • The brand celebrated its first decade with the release of ‘Brilliant: The Story of Atelier Swarovski’, published by Condé Nast, in early 2018.
  • Atelier Swarovski’s past collaborators include Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor&Rolf, Jason Wu, Christopher Kane, Maison Margiela and Mary Katrantzou for jewelry, and Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Ron Arad for home décor.

www.atelierswarovski.com

 

MASS Beverly  

MASS Beverly is the leader in international luxury design showrooms serving a global audience. Representing an exclusive collection of innovative and elevated European brands, the West Hollywood showroom offers a 360-degree approach to design, with a comprehensive selection of couture modern furniture brands. Debuting in 2014, MASS Beverly is the brainchild of design visionary Mary Ta, founder of the Minotti Los Angeles showroom, and Lars Hypko, trained as an architect in Italy and an expert in ultra-high-end residential complete turnkey design and products, who have introduced an unparalleled offering of luxury European products, many of them not available anywhere else in the United States, that would complete an entire home. Among the lines represented at MASS Beverly are:

  • Bottega Veneta Home
  • Henge organic furnishings
  • Rimadesio custom glass and marble closets
  • Ernestomeda modern kitchens and baths
  • Gandiablasco outdoor furniture
  • Via Bizzuno and Porsche high tech architectural lighting

The customized design selections perfectly integrate European sensibility with American lifestyle, combining traditional artisanal methods and high tech design without compromising on the design aesthetic.

Clients of MASS Beverly include world-renowned architects, designers and developers. Led by Lars Hypko and Mary Ta, MASS Beverly has collaborated in the development of marquis residential projects throughout the United States, including homes for Calvin Klein, Robert Downey Jr., and Beyoncé and Jay Z.

For further information, visit massbeverly.com  

Deadline Extended for The 14th Annual HD Awards Submissions

Call for Entries!

Hospitality Design (HD) magazine is now accepting project and product entries for the 14th annual HD Awards, the industry’s premier awards competition, which celebrates the best in hospitality and product design in the last year by honoring the owners, designers, architects, and manufacturers behind the impressive creations. The deadline for entries has been extended to Friday, March 9th, 2018. Entries must have debuted between December 1st, 2016 and March 1st, 2018.

The projects portion spans 23 categories, including a more encompassing Wellness category for spas (day and hotel), fitness facilities, and other wellness amenities; a new Restorations category that focuses on adaptive reuse projects and historic renovations; and separate Upscale and Luxury hotel categories to focus on the evolving definitions of both segments. Innovative products are recognized in 11 categories such as Casegoods + Furniture, Wallcoverings, Furniture, and Accessories. The finalists will be announced in April, and the winners will be revealed and celebrated at a ceremony at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018. Both winners and finalists—selected by a soon-to-be-announced jury of industry professionals—are featured in the June issue of HD magazine.

Submit your project entries here

Submit your product entries here

This year, HD will also introduce a Nightlife Awards. The nightlife portion spans 10 categories, including Nightclub, Hotel Bar or Lounge, and Dayclubs. Entries must have debuted between December 1st, 2016 and February 1st, 2018. Nightlife winners and finalists will be announced in March and will be celebrated at Marquee Las Vegas on Monday, March 26th, 2018 during the Nightclub & Bar show. They will also be featured in our June issue of HD magazine and recognized at our ceremony in New York on June 6th at Cipriani 25 Broadway.

Submit your nightlife entries here

Nearly 640 project submissions were received during the 13th annual HD Awards, while more than 330 products were submitted. The 2017 project winners and finalists were selected by jury members, including Timothy Griffin, director of North America, Ennismore/the Hoxton; Nicole Hollis, founder, NICOLEHOLLIS; Kemper Hyers, senior vice president of design, Starwood Capital; Helen Jorgensen, vice president of design and procurement, Host Hotels & Resorts; and Alessandro Munge, founder, Studio Munge. For products: Siobhan Barry, partner and executive creator director, dash design; Joan Cardy, founder and president, the Cardy Group; and Gregory Stanford, director of interior design, Marriott International.

Each of the winners and finalists from the 13th annual awards were featured in the June 2017 issue of HD magazine.

Click here to see the finalists of the 13th Annual HD Project Awards

Click here to see the finalists of the 13th Annual HD Product Awards

View photos from the 2017 HD Awards ceremony here

If you have any questions regarding the HD Awards, please email Paulina Glozman at paulina.glozman@emeraldexpo.com

Student Portfolio Review at BDWest: Wednesday, March 13

Wednesday, March 13 | 3:00 – 4:00PM

Junior and senior students in Interior Design, Architecture, Hospitality and Environmental Design programs will present their portfolios to industry professionals again this year at BDwest.

STUDENTS

Participating students receive a complimentary two-day trade fair pass with one conference session of their choice (a $110 value), along with a minimum of two, 20-minute Portfolio Review meetings on the trade fair floor.

REVIEWERS

Participating reviewers will get a window into the built environments of the future—and a first-hand look at the talent pool for intern and new-grad positions.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Christina Green at 513.263.9383 or christina.green@emeraldexpo.com.

https://www.boutiquedesignwest.com/portfolio-review/

Meet the Panelists: Women Leaders in Hospitality at BDWest

MARCH 13-14, 2019  ///  LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER

Tickets available now!

Boutique Design Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality
Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 14 // 9:30 – 11:00 AM

A Boutique Design signature session, presented in partnership with NEWH

Join us for continental breakfast on day two of BDwest, and take part in our annual conversation with trail-blazing women in hospitality design, manufacturing, operations and investment. Bring your questions—and walk away with insider advice for making the current hotel development and investment climate work to your advantage.

LEARN MORE>>

IN ADDITION, NEWH will award its $5,000 NEWH Women Leaders Scholarship, sponsored by Boutique Design, to Eng Ea, a hospitality and management major at New York University.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED // TICKETS $40 PER PERSON
SPACE IS LIMITED

REGISTER AND PURCHASE TICKETS

SESSION SPONSORED BY

Design Competition – Win a $2,500 NEWH Scholarship

The Durkan dscvr19 student design competition, in partnership with NEWH, exists to identify and exhibit the talent of the next generation of designers in the hospitality field. This year’s grand prize winner was Utah State University student Brianne Brooks, whose “Cosmos” wowed judges with designs inspired by the colors and depth of space nebulae. Brooks won a $2,500 NEWH scholarship from Durkan and an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to be honored on-site at HD Expo.

ABOUT

The Durkan dscvr19 design competition has been established to exhibit the talent of designers in the hospitality design field and contribute toward the education of future designers, in partnership with NEWH.

Students are encouraged to participate and be discovered! Durkan has partnered with NEWH to bring a unique member only opportunity. In lieu of entry fees, you simply must be a student member of NEWH.

Durkan is the leading US manufacturer of custom designed carpet to the hospitality industry. Specializing in durable Public Space, Corridor and guest room carpet, Durkan offers solutions to any custom design need. As design leaders, we offer the largest selection of archived patterns in the USA or we can make your custom design vision a reality.

NEWH, The Network of the Hospitality Industry, is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities. Members of NEWH, Inc. are professionals actively engaged in development, management/ operations, architecture, communications, design, distribution, education, manufacturing, production, purchasing, and sales of the Hospitality, Foodservice, Senior Living and related industries. For more information go to www.newh.org.

ELIGIBILITY

Student membership in NEWH is required
BECOME A NEW MEMBER

DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

Using the CAD file (provided in PCX format) of a standard Ballroom & Pre-function area, create a design solution of your choice considering the following:

  • Ballroom & Pre-function areas are to be designed as separate components, each area divided by transition stripes in the doorways (Transition Strips to be 4″ solid carpet).
  • Ballroom & Pre-function designs are to be different but designed to coordinate.
  • Number of colors not to exceed 12 in total.
  • Please think of each area as your blank canvas, designs confined only by the walls, the most innovative approach would be to avoid using surface patterns with an obvious repeat, with the exception of textural elements used to add detail and layering. We’d like to see how the entire floor space could become one large design.

Submit final patterns with photos or visuals, concept boards, sketches, write up, or other inspiration for PDI (Precision Dye Injected) carpets. Completed package to be sent to Durkan for judging.

Download files:
PCX
Deadline Friday, March 15th, 2019.

PRIZES

Grand Prize:
$2,500 NEWH scholarship from Durkan and a trip to Las Vegas for the HD Expo show to receive award. Winning student designs will be on display at the Durkan booth. Durkan will promote and catalog winning designs.

Second Place:
$1000 and a trip to Las Vegas for the HD Expo show to receive award.

Third Place – $500
Fourth Place – $300
Fifth Place – $200

Download the Call for Entries Form

See “Contest Rules” for specifications and requirements of your design submittal.

Visit https://www.mohawkgroup.com/durkan/dscvr for more information.

NEWH Booth Schedule at BDWest – SIGN UP TODAY

NEWH Booth Schedule at BDWest

It is BDWest time in Los Angeles! We have 1 booth to man and we ask our members to volunteer an hour or two to greet people when they come to our booth and tell them about NEWH. The NEWH, Inc. booth is located at number 701. The booth will be setup as a relaxing area for people to meet and network – a great exposure spot for you. Again thanks so much for your continuing support!

NOTE: Show pass is not included (you will need a pass to enter booth on show floor)

RSVP to Brenda at
brenda.brown@newh.org

Special Student Event at Kneedler-Fauchere, Sat. Feb. 9th

Kerry Joyce and Heather Rosenman Presentation

Address: 8687 Melrose Ave. Suite B600
Date: Saturday February 9
Time: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Please join us tomorrow, Saturday February 9th for an exclusive meet and greet discussion with Los Angeles based interior & product designer, Kerry Joyce and ceramicist, Heather Rosenman who have partnered to create a new textile collection.

Pastries and coffee will be provided before the presentation, followed by a showroom tour.

Parking: Discounted rate of $6 for students with validation.

We are so excited for this wonderful opportunity to meet and discuss with industry professionals and gain some private experience navigating the Pacific Design Center! Time is almost out to register to attend! Please use the registration link provided to reserve your place at this great event!

REGISTER HERE

Call for Student Entries! The 15th Annual HD Awards

Hospitality Design (HD) magazine is now accepting submissions for the 15th annual HD Awards in projects, products, and newly announced HD/West Elm Student Product Competition. The deadline for entries is March 4th, 2019. Both project and product entries must have debuted between December 1st, 2017 and March 1st, 2019.

The projects portion now spans 25 categories including new categories that better represent our industry, including Art + Branding, which showcases a project’s robust art program, and Retail + Hospitality that highlights a project that incorporates an element of hospitality in its concept. New this year, the HD editorial team will select a Designer and Hotelier Year, who will be celebrated during the June ceremony. Innovative products are recognized in 12 categories, with additions including Custom Art and Installations and Technology. Winners and finalists for both projects and products will be selected by an esteemed jury of soon-to-be-announced industry professionals.

Submit Projects entries here.

Submit Products entries here.

Along with the annual Projects and Products Awards, HD is partnering with West Elm on the HD/West Elm Student Product Competition. The competition is offered for current students and those who have been out of school for a year. The competition is focused on designing a new chair or bar/counter stools to add to the company’s newest restaurant collection. A panel of product judges, as well as West Elm president Alex Bellos and Paulo Kos, vice president of design at West Elm Contract Furniture, will evaluate entries on the bases of creativity, practicality, and function. The winner’s product will be manufactured by West Elm and the winner will be invited to our annual event in New York on June 5th, 2019.

Each of the project and product winners and finalists will be featured in the June 2019 issue of Hospitality Design magazine and honored at an event in New York on June 5th, 2019 at Cipriani 25 Broadway.

Entry fees are $210 for the first entry, and $120 for each additional category or entry you submit (entries in the Student category are $40).

Submit HD/West Elm entries here.

Nearly 700 project submissions were received during the 14th annual HD Awards, while nearly 300 products were submitted. The 2018 project winners and finalists were selected by jury members Kirstin Bailey, Ian Schrager Company; Mari Balestrazzi, Hyatt; John Meadow, LDV Hospitality; Molly Swyers, 21c Museum Hotels; and Mark Zeff, MARKZEFF. Product winners and finalists were chosen by Karen Herold, Studio K Creative; Gulla Jónsdóttir, Gulla Jónsdóttir Architecture + Design; and Barry Richards, Rockwell Group.

View photos from the 2018 HD Awards ceremony here.

View last year’s winners and finalists in projects and products.

New Sections Added for Winter 2019 – Enroll Today

New sections of the following courses have been added for Winter Quarter 2019. Enroll today.

Surface Materials (REG# 366663)
Wednesdays, 7 – 10pm
Instructor: Tatyana Zhukova

History of Environmental Arts: Part I (REG# 366664)
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Instructor: Gray Adams

Color Theory and Application (REG# 366665)
Mondays, 6:30 – 10pm
Instructor: Edward Varias

Elements of Design II (REG# 366666)
Thursdays, 3:30 – 6:30pm
Alvalyn Lundgren

Design Communication II (REG# 366667)
Mondays, 6:30 – 10pm
Instructor: Patrick Allen

Design Communication I (REG# 366668)
Thursdays, 2:30 – 5:30pm
Instructor: Christopher Carr

Ge Wang – Discussion & Book Signing at Hennessey + Ingalls

Join us Saturday, December 1st at 4:00pm for a Discussion and Book Signing with GE WANG for the new book: “Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime, A MusiComic Manifesto”.

Book Description:

What we make, makes us. This is the central tenet of Artful Design, a photorealistic comic book that examines the nature, purpose, and meaning of design. A call to action and a meditation on art, authenticity, and social connection in a world disrupted by technological change, this book articulates a fundamental principle for design: that we should design not just from practical needs but from the values that underlie those needs.

Artful Design takes readers on a journey through the aesthetic dimensions of technology. Using music as a universal phenomenon that has evolved alongside technology, this book breaks down concrete case studies in computer-mediated toys, tools, games, and instruments, including the best-selling app Ocarina. Every chapter elaborates a set of general design principles and strategies that illuminate the essential relationship between aesthetics and engineering, art and design.

Ge Wang implores us to both embrace and confront technology, not purely as a means to an end, but in its potential to enrich life. Technology is never a neutral agent, but through what we do with it―through what we design with it―it provides a mirror to our human endeavors and values. Artful Design delivers an aesthetic manifesto of technology, accessible yet uncompromising.

Event date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
300 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Suite M
Los AngelesCA 90013