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The Arch, Arch II and Villa I by Emily Forgot

Competition: win three architectural prints by Emily Forgot

In our latest competition, we've teamed up with designer Emily Forgot to offer readers a chance to win three architectural prints.

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winners, who are Nasim Mossabeh from Portland, USA, Richard Foo from Klang, Malaysia and Gillian Husband-Major from Stockton-on-Tees, UK.

Based in London, Emily Forgot is the moniker for multidisciplinary designer Emily Alston. Her graphic, colour-block prints depict stylised interiors, and are based on a combination of real and imagined spaces.

We're offering three readers the chance to win three prints each – Villa I, The Arch or Arch II – from her most recent Villa series.

The colourful prints commonly depict a combination of doorways, arches and openings.

Villa I print by Emily Forgot
Villa I is a digital print based on an original wooden assemblage

They are based on original wooden relief assemblages that Forgot completes. These are photographed and then digitally manipulated, leaving some shadow and depth.

The 30 by 40 centimetre digital prints are printed on 324 GSM Mohawk eggshell superfine paper, in signed and numbered limited editions of 50.

Her characteristic style took form at her debut solo show, Neverland, which took place at the London Design Festival in 2016.

"I was always drawn to the wit and oddity of surrealism," Forgot told Dezeen. "I like to embrace where the imagination comes into the creation of space and worlds that one can inhabit."

The Arch print by Emily Forgot
The Arch is a print that shows steps receding into the distance

The artist uses a sketchbook to record her memories of cities, drawing and altering them for her designs.

"When the places don't need to function in the traditional sense, it's possible to embrace and push the fantasy," says Forgot.

Her latest series called Strebelle focuses on the ideas of Belgian architect Claude Strebelle and his postmodern house. The pieces were shown at the annual Collectible fair in Brussels, which took place earlier this year.

Arch II print by Emily Forgot
Arch II is a stylised depiction of an imagines archway

Alongside selling her architectural prints and assemblages, Forgot is the founder of online platform Muse & Maker, which she uses to document the research she carries out in her other work.

In 2017, Forgot was commissioned to produce a series of her signature assemblages to complement the soft-pink hues of Sella Concept's new London workspaces.

One of each of the prints is available to be won by three readers. They are also available to purchase online.

Competition closes Thursday 20 June. Three winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and his or her name will be published at the top of this page.