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Design & Construction Firm SweisKloss presents Canstruction!

Canstruction is a long-running international design competition between architects, engineers and design teams, that build sculptures out of non-perishable food items. Now in Santa Monica it’s a festive affair that challenges teams to “out creative” each other, involves the community in judging and participation, and benefits local food banks!

This year’s theme is, “It’s All Fun and Games at the Beach”. Awards will be given in the following categories:

Best meal
Structural ingenuity
Best original design
Best labels
People’s choice
Most cans

Structures will be on display and open to the public from Nov 3-16, 2019 at Water Garden 1620 26th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404

For more information click HERE! 

Enter PDC Fall Market Student Competition to win an Arc+ID Class!

Join forces with participating PDC professionals to create presentation boards that capture the spirit of a “Well-Lived Life”. A student awards reception will take place on Fall Market Day (Thursday, September 26) where top designs can win prizes that include an Arc+ID class!For more information or to be matched with a PDC showroom please contact Eleanor Schrader at eleanorschrader@roadrunner.com by September 11th. Check out some student competition success stories HERE! and learn more about the PDC Fall Market HERE!

Congratulations to Rogerio Carvalheiro on his Design Achievement!

“Notre-Dame holds a special place in my heart,” says architect Rogerio Carvalheiro

Arc+ID instructor Rogerio Carvalheiro shares his inspiration and process behind his unique holographic Notre-Dame competition design. His stunning work was selected to the finalist category (top 6 of over 200 entries from 56 countries!) and a book featuring finalist designs will be published soon. Read his GoArchitect interview HERE and check out his design submission HERE

Congratulations to Rogerio!

Design & Win- NEWH Green Voice Design Competition!

Design & Win a $7,500 Scholarship!

The NEWH Green Voice Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices. Our sponsors have generously donated the awards – one to the winning undergraduate student and one to the winning graduate student with airfare/lodging to the awards event at HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Entries due January 3, 2020. Apply Now!

 

Thermador Invites Students to Enter Kitchen Design Challenge!

With $110,000 IN TOTAL PRIZE WINNINGS and over 50 ways to WIN, the odds are in your favor!

STUDENT CONCEPT KITCHEN REQUIREMENTS –

Design an exceptional kitchen space, that is both functional and beautiful, for a hypothetical client. Kitchen should be a minimum of 200 square feet with a maximum budget of $250,000. Only individual students (no teams) may enter the Contest online during the Entry Period.

The kitchen design must include at least three (3) primary Thermador appliances within the Cooking, Refrigeration & Dishwasher categories. Additional Thermador appliances are encouraged

Renderings should be submitted as high-res .jpg files and can be no larger than 20 MB.

Write a narrative (max 3,000 characters) to provide background information about your hypothetical client, objectives, design challenges, etc. 

Click here for more information!
Click here for official entry requirements and submission instructions! 

NEWH Green Voice Design Competition – Now Open

The NEWH Green Voice Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices. Our sponsors have generously donated the awards – one to the winning undergraduate student and one to the winning graduate student with airfare/lodging to the awards event at HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada provided.

Meet our Winners at HD Expo!

 

Now open! 2019 – 2020 NEWH Green Voice Design Competition

Click here for competition criteria + apply
Click here for the Project Submittal form   
Click here for Flyer

Eligibility

  • Interior Design or Architecture students only; undergraduate (in a 4-year program) or graduate students attending an accredited college.
  • Up to (2) students majoring in Interior Design or Architecture (only) may work together as a team. If awarded, students would split the $7,500 scholarship. Each student would receive paid travel and lodging to the awards event.
  • Winner(s) must be able to attend the awards event with travel/lodging provided. The event is held in May annually at HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. If unable to attend the awards event, the student may select (1) college representative to attend on their behalf.

Guidelines

Competition criteria changes annually. Students must execute a dynamic, creative, cutting edge design utilizing the very best products and technologies which encompass sustainable topics such as: site selection, water efficiency, energy conservation, products/materials, and indoor environmental quality. In addition to the physical aspects of design, the functional daily use of the space and how the occupants can operate the facility in a sustainable manner such as encouraging recycling and reuse, water and energy conservation to create a truly sustainable concept. All work must be student’s original work. In addition to the criteria, all submissions are judged on their professional appearance by a panel of industry judges. See full criteria for complete project requirements.

Award

  • $7,500 undergraduate scholarship
  • $7,500 graduate scholarship

To receive the scholarship, you must be a currently enrolled student with past, current or upcoming debt through your college for tuition or program approved books/supplies. Awarded scholarship funds are payable to and mailed directly to student’s college (only). If a graduate student is not selected, due to project criteria not being met, the graduate scholarship funds will be given to the interiors program of the winning undergraduate recipient’s school, and vice versa. The interiors program may utilize the award to enhance the educational needs or materials of the design studio. A school representative must be able to attend the award presentation. Scholarship awards are generously donated by NEWH Friends of Green Voice sponsors.

Meet Our Awardees

Meet Our Distinguished Judges

Deadline Extended for The 15th Annual HD Awards Submissions

HD/West Elm Student Product Design Competition

Deadline has been extended to May 3rd, 2019

West Elm has partnered with Hospitality Design (HD) magazine on the inaugural Student Product Design Competition. Earlier this year, West Elm launched a collection of restaurant tables targeting the hospitality industry. These tables offer a series of material options for bases and tops. The competition is focused on designing a new chair and bar/counter stools to add to the collection.

The chair does not have to match the tables in the collection. The chair should be able to sit with the tables easily and work in both casual and more formal environment. It should be aesthetically neutral to fit into the West Elm assortment but also offer something new to the range.

The chair should have a metal frame/legs with a wood and/or upholstered seat. No plastics should be used. Through a series of color and finish options, the chair should be able to be integrated into various styles of décor. Attention should be paid to West Elm’s own palette of materials and colors and these should be incorporated into the chair.

The chair should have an 18-inch seat height and enough back support to sit comfortably for a couple of hours. The chair can also have variations such as side and arm versions and must also easily be adapted into a bar and counter stool. Ideally, the chair would be able to be stacked for storage.

Finally, the chair should retail around $149-199.

All entries must be submitted online—we will not be accepting hard copies of entries.

Step 1. Read the rules page before getting started with your entry 

The rules page explains how to enter, cost of entry, and the categories for this competition.

Step 2. Create a login that will save all your entry information 

Once you create a login, you can begin uploading your entry info. You will be able to save it and come back at a later time to finish the process if necessary. To access the entry form you must first create a login. Once you create a login, you will arrive on part one of the entry form—the rules page. You will be required to certify that you have read and understood the rules document before you move on to the entry form.

Create your login now

Step 3. Fill out the entry form

The entry form is split into three parts. The first part is to read and certify the rules page. On the second part, you will input the project description, project details, etc. The third part you will upload all project images to the system.

Begin your submission

Step 4. Pay for your entry

Entry fees are $40. Payment is accepted with a Paypal account, or with a credit/debit card (through Paypal’s website).

Contest judges include a panel of hospitality industry professionals, including West Elm president Alex Bellos and Paulo Kos, vice president of design, West Elm Contract Furniture.

Winners and finalists will be honored at the HD Awards ceremony to be held on June 5th, 2019 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York. In addition, the winning project will be manufactured by West Elm and published in the June 2019 issue of Hospitality Design magazine.

LCDQ Student Competition – Deadline May 3rd

 

LCDQ LEGENDS PRESENTS:

“Setting a Legendary Table”

Hosted by Mehraban Rugs


DEADLINE: Friday, May 3

Presentation:

Each student conceives an imaginary dinner party whereby they can invite one or two interior designers, either living or deceased. The student will prepare a visual presentation board (or boards) that illustrates what the design theme of the party will look like, keeping in mind the iconic look(s) of the chosen designer(s).

In addition to the visual presentation, the student will prepare a brief written component to provide a backdrop to the student’s visualization of the theme of the party. The written statement should be approximately 300 words, detailing who would the student choose as their guest(s) and why?

  • Presented to Patrick Dragonette, President
  • By Rocky LaFleur, Eleanor Schrader, and Shepard Vineburg
  • Award ceremony and celebration accompanied by breakfast.

 

Judging and Awards:

Three judges to be chosen from LCDQ members.

Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.

Prizes:

1st place:  UCLA Extension Arc_ID class (worth up to $935); Merhaban Kilim rug worth $1,500; design books

2nd place:  UCLA Extension Arc_ID class (worth up to $935); design books

3rd place:  design books

 

For questions and entries, contact Eleanor Schrader:
eleanorschrader@roadrunner.com

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 April 22, 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  

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.