2010 METROPOLIS Next Generation Design Competition

2010 METROPOLIS Next Generation Design Competition

Sponsors: Herman Miller, Inc.

Type: Open

Language: English

Eligibility: any designer or architect in practice for ten years or less, as well as design students and student groups

Registration Fee:
$75 per submission

First Place: $10,000 USD

29 January 2010 – Submission deadline

Ellen Lupton
Joel Makower
Christopher Sharples RA

Design Challenge
: Good design determines how well products, spaces and systems work from the beginning. We think that great design ideas can make things work even better. One Design Fix for the Future challenges you to prove us right – whether you are an architect, interior designer, product designer, landscape designer, graphic designer, communication designer. We’re looking for ONE design fix you can make now in your designed environment – the products you use, your home, your workplace, your city or any commercial application that, in scale or as inspiration, can improve our future.

To enter, provide one small (but brilliant and elegant) fix-leading to an incremental (or dramatic) change in sustainability. Your fix needn’t have anything to do with “environmentalist engineering’ to make a difference. Concentrate on what you know best, are aching to improve in a way that deploys your training and imagination.

Submission Requirements: Projects must be submitted electronically via the online submission form. Metropolis will not accept mailed materials. By clicking the submit button applications are finalized and cannot be altered at a later time.

The online application allows applicants to upload supporting materials. If an attached file is corrupt, Metropolis will contact the applicant for a replacement file. In this case replacement files must be received no later than February 5, 2010, at 5 p.m. EST.

For more information, go to: http://www.metropolismag.com/nextgen/