Modern Painters magazine and Louise Blouin Media are inviting designers from around the world to participate in the inaugural Re:VISION Design Award. The first prize is $10,000.
Designers, we are living in a time of profound economic and environmental upheaval. Our question to you is this: How do we make a home responsibly in such a world? What constitutes a beautiful, inspiring, and environmentally sustainable domestic realm?
The Re:VISION Design Award challenges emerging designers to revisit, rethink and reimagine how we live in our homes in these environmentally and economically challenging times. Whether in the fields of furniture, lighting, product, interior or environmental design (or some combination of these), we seek to recognize innovative designs that thoughtfully explore new ways to live, work, play and interact in the domestic environment. How can design make the way we live in our homes more enjoyable and beautiful? How can it make it more efficient? And most important, sustainable? Show us an object or environment that you have conceived that offers a new, more enlightened domestic lifestyle.
An international jury of design luminaries, including the evolutionary designer Ross Lovegrove, Renny Ramakers, design historian and co-founder of Droog, Rob Forbes design thinker and founder of Design Within Reach, David McFadden, chief curator of New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, Rosanne Somerson, professor of furniture design, RISD, and Cristina Grajales, dealer in vintage modern and contemporary furniture, will evaluate entries based on innovation, performance, sustainability and visual appeal, among other criteria.
The first-prize winner will receive $10,000, and the two runners-up will be awarded $2,500 each. All three will be profiled in the May 2010 issue of Modern Painters and on ARTINFO.com. The work of 10 semifinalists will also be featured on ARTINFO.com. The deadline is November 17, 2009.
Register by: 11-17-2009 / Submit by: 11-17-2009