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INNOVATIONDESIGN Inter­na­tional Society of Furniture Designers

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ISFD is very excited to announce INNO­VA­TION + DESIGN, a new juried and curated furni­ture maker/​designer compe­ti­tion and exhi­bi­tion open to profes­sional Maker/​Designers, students, and ISFD members. Exhi­bi­tion April High Point Market, April 25 – 292020.

ISFD is very excited to announce INNO­VA­TION + DESIGN, a new juried and curated furni­ture maker/​designer compe­ti­tion and exhi­bi­tion open to profes­sional Maker/​Designers, students, and ISFD members. Exhi­bi­tion April High Point Market, April 25 – 292020.

We are looking for cutting-edge, highly inno­v­a­tive furnish­ings with supe­rior crafts­man­ship that look past the norms of the current furni­ture indus­try,” stated John Conrad, exec­u­tive direc­tor of ISFD. This is an oppor­tu­nity to design­ers, makers and arti­sans to express broader creativ­ity, thought­ful­ness, and inven­tive­ness with executable designs in func­tional furni­ture for use in the home includ­ing but not limited to bedroom, uphol­stery, seating, occa­sional tables, occa­sional storage, acces­sory and dining room furni­ture,” Conrad added. The submis­sion fee is $25 per piece, and appli­cants can submit multi­ple pieces within or across cate­gories for consideration.

Appli­cants will upload their submis­sion infor­ma­tion and images via ArtCall https://2019isfdinnovation-des… where a panel of judges will review all entries, select­ing final­ists’ pieces for a secondary, in-person round of judging. Entry Dead­line is Febru­ary 14th. Final­ists will be announced and noti­fied by Febru­ary 25, 2020 and ship their creations to High Point, North Carolina for final judging. The chosen pieces will be exhib­ited in the INNO­VA­TION + DESIGN space in IMC’s Suites At Market Square build­ing along­side profes­sional photog­ra­phy of each piece created by Alder­man Studios. The exhibit will show through­out the April 2020 High Point Market.

Both the student and profes­sional winners of the INNO­VA­TION + DESIGN compe­ti­tion will receive $1500 for overall best of show and $750 for second place. In addi­tion prizes of $500 and $250 will be given for 1st and 2nd place in each competition category. 

Follow­ing the April 2020 Market, area photog­ra­phers will have the oppor­tu­nity to shoot the pieces for a fine art exhibit which will be on display at the Theater Arts Gallery (TAG) from May 15 — July 15, 2020 in High Point. The exhibit will be open to the public, allow­ing visi­tors to vote on their favorites for the Peoples’ Choice Awards, where winners will be awarded $750 for best of show, $500 for second place and $250 for third place.

This is another way ISFD can high­light the vision and mastery of furni­ture design­ers, makers and crafts­men – those people who’s concepts turn into coveted items for homes around the world,” enthused Conrad. 

For complete entry infor­ma­tion please visit: https://2019isfdinnovation-des…

INNO­VA­TION + DESIGN is supported by ISFD, Inter­na­tional Market Centers, High Point Market Author­ity, Furni­ture Today and Steelyard.

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