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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  

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/

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.

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

YOU’RE INVITED: MIX-IT-UP!

MIX-IT-UP Fundraising Event
Students, faculty, friends, family, and guests are invited to join us for our annual Mix-It-Up! fundraiser. Don your cocktail attire and enjoy an evening at the lovely Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills on July 1. There will be live music, a silent auction, and a grand prize raffle drawing. Light fare and first drink are included; no-host bar thereafter. All proceeds go toward funding our community service project for PATH, People Assisting the Homeless.

WHEN?
Date: Sunday, July 1st
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

WHERE?
Mr. C Hotel Beverly Hills 
1224 Beverwil Drive, Los Angeles 90035

HOW MUCH?
In June: $40
At the door: $50

REGISTER: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efe2vim6443d1728&oseq=&c=&ch=

ALC International Student Showcase

We are pleased to invite you to our next big event:  the ALC International Student Showcase on Wednesday, November 29, 1-3 pm at the Lindbrook Center, 2nd floor.  You can pop in for a few minutes, or stay the whole time!

 1:00 -2:00 

Conference-style Concurrent Sessions

Poster Sessions; Panel Discussions; Graduate Level Research Presentations; Public Speaking Demos

 2:15 – 3:00

ALC Alumni Panel

ALC Alumni share tips and experiences in UNEX Certificate Programs; MA/PhD Programs; Professional Outcomes

Panelists are from: Chile, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, France, Japan