Furnitex is pleased to announce applications for VIVID 2012, Australia’s longest running design competition and innovation showcase for new and emerging furniture designers, are now welcome. Professional designers in business less than 5 years and students of design are invited to submit their new furniture or lighting products.
Celebrating its 10th year in 2012 and highly anticipated, VIVID at Furnitex is again hunting for Australia’s best new design talent. 100 of the best new products will be shown at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, from Thursday 19 July 2012 until Sunday 22 July 2012. Furnitex is Australia’s largest furniture and furnishings trade fair, attracting over 17,000 qualified national and international trade visitors.
With no application fee and no participation fee for selected finalists, VIVID provides a much coveted industry platform for new design talent from across the country. Award categories include student, concept and commercial and since 2008 a fourth award for the most sustainable product across all entries. A lucrative prize pool awaits the winners, including cash prizes for student and concept entries, a stand package valued in excess of $4,000 at Furnitex 2013 for the commercial winner and highly valued industry recognition. Suzanne Trocme, curator London Design Festival, will lead the judging team.
VIVID 2012 is a design event not to be missed. Applications now welcome.
Applications close 5pm AEST Monday 30 April 2012
Click here to download the application form.
Further information can be found on the Furnitex website
I look forward to receiving applications from your students and graduates.
Feel free to contact me if you have further questions.