Last week saw launch of the "Live/Work" Design Contest: our friends at Dwell Media and Design Within Reach are challenging designers to come up with a "classic of tomorrow" for the workplace, specifically the home office setting. To hear DWR CEO John Edelman tell it:Design Within Reach is focused on making modern design accessible, which includes supporting emerging designers and educating consumers about their work. For us, the Live/Work Contest represents an exciting opportunity to partner with Dwell to discover new talent and simultaneously provide our customers with a workspace solution that improves productivity and helps them tackle everyday challenges.
The Live/Work Design Contest is open for submissions for duration of the month, and Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron notes that "this is an amazing opportunity for an under-the-radar or established designer to see a project realized"—that's right, the winner might just land a contract with DWR. To that end, the judging panel will select up to 10 finalists based on both overall design and production potential. The online voting period will run for the first three weeks of May, culminating with live voting at WantedDesign 2012, where the finalists will be on display. From there, five entries will advance to the final round at Dwell on Design, the West Coast's largest design fair, where they'll be on view at DWR, with an announcement of the winner on June 22.
The deadline for submissions is March 31st, so head over to the contest page on Dwell for more details!