The INTERIEUR 2012 Design Awards

The awards is a biennial design competition, organised since 1970 by the Biennale Interieur npo, located in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Furniture, Interior, Product
Country Kortrijk, Belgium
RegDeadline 30 April 2012 GoogleCal iCal
30 April 2012 (via Online)
Eligibility All
Target Field Entries may not be in production on April 30th, 2012.

The INTERIEUR 2012 Design Awards concentrates on our living environment. Our habitat – whether or not it is an object or a space – takes a central place in this year’s competition. Objects that help us improve daily life. Spaces where you can live, survive or lodge. The renewed awards aims at two categories: an object and a space.
Object category: Do you have a new object that is relevant to the living environment? We are looking for objects that help us improve daily life. Objects that influence our living habits and then can change our way of living in a better way.
Space category: This category is inspired by the manifest of Bruno Vermeersch (see awards). Do you know what tomorrow’s living space looks like? We are looking for 30m2 space proposals of small living units. We invite young architects, designers and artists to capture the essence of living within the future world and to translate their vision in a small experimental living space.

Tomás Alonso (ES) designer
Majed Al-Sabah (KW) sheikh, retailer and maecenas
Felix Burrichter (DE) architect, freelance journalist and editor of PIN-UP magazine
Sara De Bondt (BE) graphic designer
Jan De Cock (BE) artist
Torafu architects (JP) architects
Oskar Zieta (PL) architect and designer

- Object category
The Grand Prize: 10,000 euro
30 selectedentries: exhibition and publication
- Space category
The Grand Prize: Realization in collaboration with the designer in the months preceding the Biennale INTERIEUR 2012 (value 10,000 euro)

Entry Fee
100 euro per project

The concept of the project(minimum 200 and maximum 500 words) and Images(minimum 3 and maximum 5)

Judging: May 2012
Announcement of the results: May 2012
Follow up of the winners and the realisation of the winning space: May to October 2012
Receipt of the selected prototypes for exhibition: October 2012
Exhibition: 20 to 28 October 2012
Collection of exhibited objects: 29 to 31 October 2012

Past winners

Design Biënnale vzw/npo

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