17 Mar Plascon Colour Design Awards
Plascon has announced an exciting new design competition all about colour. The search is on for uplifting projects that demonstrate how creative thinkers have the ability to make a positive impact on the built environment, and show how colour can make a real difference in people’s lives.
The Plascon Colour Design Awards is an official part of the World Design Capital 2014 programme and invites – both professional and budding – architects, interior decorators and designers to enter.
The competition has grown out of the previous Plascon Prism Awards, which Plascon supported for several years as part of its ongoing commitment to further the architectural and design industries.
The aim of Plascon’s awards is to show that urban spaces can be positively transformed through the use of design and colour, and how this makes a real difference in the daily lives of the people who use that space.
For student designers, the task is simple: find a public space that has the potential to be revitalised and then show how it can be renewed using a design and colour intervention. The winning entry in the student category will win a trip to the London Design Festival 13 – 21 September 2014. The three top entries in the student category each receive a R5000 cash prize. In addition, the top three educational institutions each receive a R5000 grant and the top 20 students will have their entries showcased at Decorex Joburg 2014.
Professionals need to submit images of a public space, residence, office or building that they have recently completed showing how this has transformed the lives of the people living there or using the space.
The winners in each area get a R5000 cash prize and will feature in Plascon Spaces magazine. The overall winner will receive a trip to New York valued at R40 000 as well as 100 litres of paint to a charity of their choice.
Joining Plascon’s Colour Manager, Anne Roselt, on the judging panel are: Annemarie Meintjies of Visi magazine; Alan Fennel of Designing Ways magazine; Laurence Brick of 100% Design SA and Dion Chang of Flux.
Entries are due on May 28 2014. Click through for more information and entry details.