Triflow Future Talents design competition

Dezeen promotion: British brassware manufacturers Triflow Concepts are calling for designers to enter their Triflow Future Talents design competition for the chance to win £1,500 and see their design put into production.

Top: Trees by John Walsh, winner of Triflow Future Talents 2009
Above: Triflow Quadro System, to be unveiled at 100% Design

The designs for a pioneering new kitchen or bathroom tap or accessory will be shortlisted by a prestigious panel of experts who include: Tord Boontje, Designer and Head of Design at the RCA; Dr Geoff Crook, Director of Applied Imagination, Central Saint Martins; Catherine Slessor, Editor of Architectural Review; and a representative from Zaha Hadid Architects.

The final shortlisted designs will be exhibited at the Triflow Concepts stand at 100% Design, alongside the new Triflow Quadro System (above), and will be open to the public to vote for a winner. The winning design will be announced on the final day of 100% Design and will be taken into production by Triflow Concepts Ltd.

The competition is open to anyone over 18 and the winning designer will be awarded £1,500 plus royalties from sales of their design.  The top image shows last year's winning design called Trees by John Walsh.

Competition closes 4 September 2010.

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Here are some more details from Triflow Concepts:

Triflow Future Talents Design Competition

Launched in 2009, Triflow Future Talents is a design competition in association with 100% Design, which aims to encourage young designers to pioneer a new kitchen or bathroom product.

The competition is open to all UK-based international designers to culminate at this year’s 100% Design fair at Earls Court, London from 23rd – 26th September.

As the manufacturer of the first three way tap to deliver hot, cold and purified water through a dedicated tube in the same spout, we value innovative engineering design. The Triflow Future Talents competition is an opportunity to build upon our own expertise and support emerging design talent.

Triflow Future Talents 2009 Winner

Last year over 80 designs were submitted to Triflow Concepts’ London headquarters. These were then whittled down to a shortlist of five by a prestigious judging panel, comprising of renowned architect Zaha Hadid, editor-in-chief of Wallpaper magazine Tony Chambers, celebrated interior designer David Collins and Times columnist Caroline Roux.

The final five shortlisted entries were displayed on the Triflow Concepts stand at 100% Design with visitors to the stand voting for their favourite entry over the four days. All five designs generated a wealth of interest and received very positive comments, but with 35% of the public vote, the winning design was ‘Trees’ designed by John Walsh.

Following the success of last year’s contest, Triflow Future Talents is set to become an annual event.

How To Enter

This is a fantastic opportunity for young, British international design talent to reach a wider platform in the press and public arenas, and to see the realisation of design into product. We urge all students to visit the website and download an application form. Entries must be submitted by the competition closing date of 4th September 2010.

About Triflow Concepts

Triflow Concepts manufactures all of its products here in the UK and excels in producing high quality brassware found in some of the most illustrious homes and hotels around the world. The Triflow is the world’s first three-way tap, delivering not only hot and cold water but also filtered water, through a dedicated waterway from the same spout. This groundbreaking development has been one of the most significant changes to the industry and its strong patent remains unchallenged.

To celebrate our 30th anniversary Triflow commissioned eminent architect Zaha Hadid to design two new models. We are extremely proud of this collaboration and identify with this architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture and design. The competition with 100% Design comes directly from this tradition of innovation and is an expression of Triflow’s roots and achievements in British brassware manufacturing.