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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

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.

2018 ASID LA Student Scholarships – Winnings have increased

The Harold W. Grieve Scholarship Committee has significantly INCREASED the scholarship  winnings!

1st Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $7,500
3rd Prize: $5,000
2 Honorable Mentions: $3,000 each

Don’t miss your chance to take a big bite out of tuition and send in your entry today!

Entries should be class projects-commercial or residential-that show your ability to create innovative concepts, space plan, furnish and decorate.

Submissions should be two-dimensional presentations only.

Presentations will be made on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Designers Lounge at the LA Mart.

This competition is being held as part of the Rocky LaFleur Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration on September 26. Winning scholarships will be awarded at the Celebration.

Please submit the following information ASAP to asidoffice@asidla.org to claim your spot to compete:

Harold W Grieve Scholarship
Application Form

Name:

ASID Student Member #:

Email Address:

Cell Phone:

School Name:

Anticipated Graduation Date:

Head of Dept. Name and Email Address:

ASID Activities:

Presentations will be approximately 20 minutes per student and will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 between 10am and 3pm at the LA Mart, 1933 S Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles.

IIDA Student Design Competition

 

The International Interior Design Association has a great student design competition opportunity. The Student Design Competition celebrates original design and rewards individuals and/or teams whose projects demonstrate innovative, functional design solutions that have a positive environmental and human impact, while allowing emerging professionals the opportunity to showcase their work and fresh design ideas to professionals working in the field.

First, second, and third place winners will be selected by a jury of interior design and business professionals who will judge entries based on innovation and creativity, coherence and functionality, human impact, fulfillment of program requirements, and presentation of the information.

Prizes from OFS Brands:
1st Place – $2,500
2nd Place – $1,500
3rd Place – $750

*Prizes to be split amongst team members for team submissions that win.

Winners will be announced in the Spring 2018 issue of QUAD, the IIDA student newsletter, and featured in DesignMatters and on the IIDA website.

For questions and more information, contact Liz Moran, Design Competitions Director, at lmoran@iida.org.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

2×8 Opening Night

Represent. This Thursday night, UCLA Extension is honored to have a team representing our school in AIA_LA’s 2×8 exhibition of student work. It’s part of AIA LA’s scholarship competition. Be there for the opening/party and announcement of winners on the streets of DTLA at the plaza at The Bloc. Eleven other schools are competing, so #support. And (of course) check out how our students interpreted the competition theme.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 

NEHL Scholarship Opportunity.

NEWH, Inc. is offering the 5th annual NEWH Product Design Competition $4,000 scholarship sponsored by Symmons. The scholarship is open to Interior Design or Architecture students and includes submission of a lavatory faucet design. The winning student will be honored May 2, 2018 at HD Expo in Las Vegas.

 

Scholarship Criteria:

Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college

Must have completed half the requirements/credits for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program

Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2018

Must have 3.0 cumulative GPA or a current overall grade percentage of 83 – 86% or B average equivalent

Must be pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Interior

Design or Architecture

Winner must attend the awards event at HD Expo May 2, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada with airfare/lodging provided

Scholarship submission deadline is January 2nd, 2018.

Did you know?

Scholarships are open to international students
NEWH membership is not required but is FREE to students + full-time educators

NEWH Scholarship Link

 

UCLA Extension Master of Interior Architecture CIDA Ranked #3 in the Nation

We are pleased to report that for the second year in a row the Master of Interior Architecture program has been ranked by Design Intelligence in the Top 10 Graduate Programs in the Nation. We moved up to position #3 CIDA Ranked. Thank you for your continued support of our terrific program!

Render 3D Quickly Scholarship.

Render 3D Quickly is excited to announce the launch of the Render 3D Quickly Scholarship Program. One college hopeful will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used towards their higher education.

You don’t have to be an expert on the subject; the most important thing is originality. Creativity and an understanding of technology in industries such as construction, will help set your entry apart.
Complete the short essay prompt and fill out each section of the form below to be eligible

Eligibility information is as follows:

Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.
If chosen, you will need to be able provide proof of enrollment in your chosen college or university

Submission Deadline:

December 30, 2017

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

NEWH Scholarships for Hospitality Students

NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter is offering a total of $40,000 in scholarships to 7 students pursuing careers affiliated in the Hospitality Industry. Scholarship submission deadline is September 30th, 2017.   Winners will be honored at NEWH Los Angles Founding Chapter Annual Gala Event on October 14, 2017.

Scholarship criteria: Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college in: Los Angeles Southern California zip codes 900‐935 Must have completed half of the credits for a degree or certification in the program you are currently enrolled Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design etc.)

Did you know? Scholarships are open to international students NEWH membership is not required but is FREE to students + full‐time educators contact: newh.membership@newh.org   Additional scholarship opportunities: CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION Get involved! Students and educators can serve on their local chapter board

Please contact us with department updates so our contact list stays current: newh.scholarship@newh.org