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ICFF Studio Seeks Design Applications
Up to 12 emerging design professionals have a chance to showcase their work at the 27th annual ICFF in New York in May.
Now in its 10th year, the ICFF Studio, a collaboration between
ICFF and Bernhardt Design, is a juried design competition encouraging undiscovered designers to submit prototypes for consideration by industry professionals.
To enter the competition, a designer must have a working prototype that is not in commercial production. Entries are judged on design aesthetics, ability to be economically mass produced, marketability and commercial viability. Selected winners will receive a space on the ICFF show floor created by New York design studio Truck.
“It has been exciting to see so many past participants go forward from ICFF Studio and create wonderful careers in the design industry,” said Jerry Helling, president of Bernhardt Design. “When we started the program 10 years ago, we envisioned that this would be a platform for young designers to meet manufacturers and have their work produced. It was a nice surprise that their opportunities were even more varied, as some of them started their own successful manufacturing companies, sold their work to retailers and received a great deal of international recognition.”
Past participants in Studio include Brad Ascalon, Viable London, Chris Adamick and Nolan Niu.
Additional information and applications are available online.