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Interieur 2008: Design Competition

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Originally Posted:Jul 01, 2008
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The Interieur Foundation organises its nineteenth consecutive prototype competition: the INTERIEUR 08 Design Competition, formerly known as 'Design for Europe'. Centred on three thematic subjects, it focuses on new, functional, creative and contemporary prototypes.

An international jury will include, amongst others, designers Louise Campbell (DK) and Adam Goodrum (AU), Philips Senior Creative Director Oscar Peña (CO/NL) and captains of industry and CEOs Marnick Smessaert (BE) and Alasdhair Willis (UK). They will examine the entries and decide on the deserving winners. Eleven prominent companies are sponsoring prizes to a total value of 35,000 euro.

Apart from the honours, the prize money and the nominations, the international competition is also the ideal platform for budding designers to be discovered. All entries will be on display during the 21st Interieur Biennale, where they will be seen by potential manufacturers, professional visitors and the general public.

Contest Themes

Work: in an open-plan office or in a secluded room? Are offices completely out of sync with an increasingly mobile world? The work environment today is a world in transformation. A must for some, a second home for others. Which solutions lead to better comfort at work? Which objects can make that little bit of difference? Which ideas can help increase motivation? The 'Working' category is looking for designs which make the workplace more pleasant, more practical and more intelligent.

The game as an adventure, as physical exertion, or pure distraction of the mind, can transcend, be competitive or relax. Some games make use of the latest technology, others survive generations, are re-discovered and transformed in a new packaging. The 'Playing' category is looking for designs which deliver a leisure activity which is not immediately obvious, an unforeseen entertainment, or an innovative pastime for mind and body.

Which chair, coat stand or lamp is different from the thousands of others already on the market? Influenced by new colours, motifs, shapes and trends such as cocooning, lounging and hiving, the interior is changing. New materials and production techniques, new ideas and designs, new needs and solutions: they all contribute to an interesting and innovative approach which influence life, work and play. The 'Living' category is looking for designs which transform the home into an inspirational environment, products which supply practical answers to current questions, which make living at home more interesting.

Previous editions featured more than 150 young designers. This year's competition again promises to feature highly creative designers aiming to conquer the markets. Twenty six international magazines from Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States are supporting the competition. Now is the time to register!

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