1WHAT'S THE ASSIGNMENT?
Design a pioneering ‘interior design jewel’; an object that exudes the quality and identity of Limburg as a ‘Little Europe’ with the allure of a jewel. This may be a piece of furniture, such as a settee or chair, a table or a dresser, but it could just as well be a ceramic tile, carpet, lamp or ornament. The choice is entirely the designer’s. A product or, object with the qualities and allure of a jewel. The design must be achievable and reproducible at a realistic price for a quality article (decent, but affordable; As a guideline: Leolux maintain an approximate price of €1400 per seat (Recommended Retail Price); for a jewel a price of €100,- up to €250,- is an indication). The designer is completely free in the choice of materials.
2WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?
Check out the webpage 'timeline' for more information.
3WHO ARE THE PARTICIPANTS?
Potential participants in the Cross-Border Design Contest are ambitious, talented third-year students of internationally renowned design institutes in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The institutes invited to select students to participate in this contest are Hochschule Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Luca School of Arts/MAD (Hasselt and Genk), CSM Central Saint Martins (London), Koninklijke Academie voor schone Kunsten Antwerpen and, of course, Mafad Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Each institute may register between five and ten participants in the Cross- Border Design Contest. Design
4WHO'S PAYING FOR THE PROTOTYPE, PACKAGING AND TRANSPORT?
All prototype costs will be borne by the participants. Any postage, packaging and/or transport costs to send your prototype to the Netherlands will be reimbursed.
5WHO ARE THE JUDGES?
An expert jury, whose members include a representative from Leolux, a designer, a trade journalist, a curator and a representative from the Province of Limburg, will judge all entries based on the terms of reference (assignment criteria). Soon we'll introduce the judges.
6WHAT ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?
The designs will remain the intellectual property of the designer. The design must not infringe any third person’s legal rights.
7WHAT CAN I WIN?
The winner can look forward to a prize with the value of € 2,500 (for personal development, a study, equipment, etc.), eternal fame and exposure in various national and international journals and blogs.
8I HAVE A QUESTION. WHO CAN I CALL OR MAIL?
You can send an e-mail or call Minka Dohmen at Connect Limburg: T. 31 (0) 475 38 1939 or E. m.dohmen@connectlimburg.eu