Product Design | Graphic Design | Fashion Design
THE EUROPEAN CENTRE
FOR ARCHITECTURE, ART, DESIGN AND URBAN STUDIES
THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM:
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
EUROPE 40 UNDER 40
CALL FOR 2012 NOMINATIONS
OF YOUNG EUROPEAN DESIGNERS
The Deadline for Submissions: November 1, 2011. Exhibition dates are through 2012
Europe 40 Under 40® is an annual awards program that celebrates the next new talented generation of European designers. The program is directed to support new and emerging design talent that will influence the near future of European design, thinking, and theory with the direct consequence of impacting future environments and the future of European and international design. The key is to bring wider recognition to 40 of the most promising emerging designers working in the European Union and in other countries inside Europe, fostering and encouraging new talent and new creative thinking at the forefront of tomorrow's profession.
Every year, designers under the age of 40 (as of December 31, 2011) are invited to submit products (manufactured or in production) to be judged by a panel of distinguished designers, manufacturers, design journalists, educators, and critics. Participating designers under 40 can be either working as individual practitioners or collaborating inside an established firm as the principal lead designer of the products submitted.
In addition to the 27 European Union member countries, architects from the following European nations are invited to participate: Norway, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, Liechtenstein, Albania, Monaco, Andorra, Serbia, Montenegro, Georgia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldavia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Canary Islands, Faeroe Islands, San Marino, and Iceland.
Submitted products include: electronics, medical equipment, furniture, textiles, equipment, hardware, tools, kitchen and bath, floorcovering, table top, household products, personal effects, applicances, office products, transportation, children's products, sports and recreation, lighting, public environments, fashion, and graphic design.
Professionals in Design, Graphics, Fashion, and Textile Design can apply.
The European Centre for Architecture Design Art and Urban Studies invites young designers to submit for Europe 40 Under 40 either on line at www.europeanarch.com or by posting the submission.
Each applicant can submit between 1-3 products for consideration.
For posted applications, attach the following on one (1) CD-ROM:
- This completed application form.
- One (1) photograph per product in 300 dpi JPEG format no larger than 4-6 MB.
- One-page description per project.
- Application fee of €200.
Cheques made payable to: The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. Payment can be made by Mastercard/Visa/American Express or by bank wire transmission. Email for electronic payment details.
Products are judged on the merit of design innovation with the emphasis of pushing the envelope beyond conventional methods and exploring new theories, ideas, and approaches to contemporary design. Additional criteria for evaluation includes the use of the latest technologies, the investigation of new materials, the incorporation of energy conservation and environmental consciousness in design, a practical sensitivity to the environment and a forward-thinking with respect to a “green design” as mandated by the European Union.
The jury will select individual designers on the basis of submitted products and the potential of their impact on the future of the profession.
The results of Europe 40 Under 40 are announced in Summer 2012 and take the form of an exhibition opening in Europe and scheduled for travel. The exhibition is also presented in the United States by The Chicago Athenaeum. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition and documents the work of the 40 selected designers.
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