Calling all furniture designers! Would you like to see one of your designs commercialised, manufactured and sold?
Entries for the 2012 Corporate Culture Design Journey competition are now open. The contest (which has grown into a regular annual event) gives Australian and New Zealand industrial designers an opportunity to see their designs prototyped and put into production.
The winner's design will prototyped and exhibited at the Saturday in Design Fair the following year as well as having the opportunity to travel to Copenhagen to meet Rolf Hay, founder of Hay, and Christian Rasmussen, head designer of Fritz Hansen.
Each year the winning design is prototyped then exhibited at the Saturday in Design Fair the following year. After production, the winning piece becomes part of Corporate Culture’s permanent collection alongside international and iconic furniture brands.
This year the brief is to design a suspended LED lighting pendant for both residential and commercial use. The pendant must be glare free and use internal reflector(s) or similar materials.
The winning entry will be judged on its originality, aesthetics, functionality, presentation, environmental considerations and its alignment with Corporate Culture’s existing collection.
Past winners of the Design Journey competition include Arnold Lane (2004 & 2005), Ross Didier (2006), Futurespace (2007), Kirk Lenard (2008, pictured above), and Gavin Harris (2009).