23rd Biennial of Design Competition

The Biennial of Design (or BIO, from its Slovene acronym) is an international design exhibition that, through its selection of well-designed works and emphasis on quality, originality, and innovation, presents current trends in contemporary design. The exhibited works are eligible to receive the Biennial’s awards for the best designs of the past two years.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open
Genre Architecture
Country Ljubljana, Slovenia
Registration Deadline 30 March 2012 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 30 March 2012 (via Online)
Eligibility Designers, commissioners, manufacturers, academic tutors, or students, who are involved in the creation of the submitted work
Target Field Finished works must not have been in production or, for the submission of design concepts, must not have been conceived, before 1 January 2010

Description
The Biennial of Design (or BIO, from its Slovene acronym) is an international design exhibition that, through its selection of well-designed works and emphasis on quality, originality, and innovation, presents current trends in contemporary design. The exhibited works are eligible to receive the Biennial’s awards for the best designs of the past two years.

With a tradition of 48 years, BIO is one of the world’s oldest international design events. With the publication of these Rules for Participation, the Organiser of the Biennial, the Museum of Architecture and Design, is inviting submissions for the 23rd Biennial of Design. At the same time we are announcing the appointment of Margriet Vollenberg and Margo Konings, from the studio Organisation in Design, as the curators of BIO 23. The curators have decided on the theme for BIO 23, namely, “Design Relations”, and they will select the works to be exhibited. In making their selection, they will be guided by the criteria of functionality, sustainability, commercial viability, cultural significance, social importance, the concept of the work, the use of materials, the production process, and aesthetics.

Jury
Giulio Cappellini, Sven Jonke, Sophie Lovell, Jimmy MacDonald, and Vasa J. Perović

Prize
BIO Gold Medals
BIO Honourable Mentions
BIO Green Award
Award for a Student Work

The winner of the BIO Gold Medal will receive a monetary prize in the amount of €5,000.

Entry Fee
€80

Time and Location of the Exhibition
27 September–11 November 2012
Museum of Architecture and Design
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Timetable
July meeting: 24–25 September 2012

Organizer
Museum of Architecture and Design

Official Website
http://www.bio.si/Entry-Submission.aspx