Dezeen promotion: furniture, product and spatial design entries are now being accepted for the Interieur Awards 2014.
Held in conjunction with design event Biennale Interieur 2014 in Kortrijk, Belgium, the awards are presented in two categories.
In the Object category, designers are asked to create a product that will improve daily life. One Grand Prize-winning design will receive €2500 and be exhibited alongside twenty other successful designs exhibited at the show.
For the Spaces category, designs for one of the multiple bars to be installed at next year's Biennale Interieur are requested. Five winners will each receive the €10,000 value of production budget to realise their designs at the event and will be able to team up with brands to augment this figure.
The deadline for the Object category is 30 April 2014, while Spaces category entries must be submitted by 30 January 2014.
Here's some more information from the organisers:
Call For Entries: Interieur Awards 2014
A rare chance for designers and architects to work with Biennale Interieur's international design jury including (below, from left): Lina Kanafani, Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, Lowie Vermeersch, Matylda Krzykowski, Philippe Grohe, Rolf Hay, Francesca Sarti and Robert Klanten.
The Interieur Awards is an essential part of the Belgium-based Biennale Interieur programme, established in Kortrijk in 1968. This competition has achieved a strong international presence as a launch pad for young designers thanks to an influential internationally acclaimed jury and direct access to design manufacturers and producers.
Many established designers started their careers at Biennale Interieur; it was at Interieur that a young Maarten Van Severen was spotted by Vitra, which in turn lead to a very beneficial collaboration for both. More recently, the Belgium duo, Muller Van Severen (one half Van Severen's son, Hannes, and one half Hannes's partner Fien Muller) were commissioned by Interieur to realise one of the Biennale's Project Rooms - to international acclaim. Their work was shown as part of Designs of the Year 2013 at the Design Museum, London.
The Biennale is far from a big, over-hyped design fair. It is known for high quality content, a balance of commercial and cultural happenings, a loyal, established industry following and a small, but perfectly formed nature, due in part to the easily accessible location in Belgium.
Biennale Interieur takes place from 17 to 26 October 2014. The Interieur Awards 2014 calls designers, architects, artists and creatives to submit their entries in two distinct categories:
Create a new object that is relevant to our living environment and helps us improve daily life. Deadline: 30 April 2014
Create a cutting-edge bar concept for the Biennale Interieur 2014. Deadline: 30 January 2014
The Jury will select winners anonymously.