joi, 27 martie 2008

GRAALGLASS - Eighth International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea

The competition deadline is June 10th, 2008. The entry is free.

The Trieste Contemporanea Committee announces the eighth edition of the International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea with the aim of promoting the most original expressions of design from the countries of Central-Eastern Europe. The initiative is supported by the C.E.I.–Central European Initiative.

To exalt the search for modern formal quality, in the vast typology of receptacles destined to contain liquids, a new design for a vessel for drinking, with or without a foot, is requested. The vessel is a theme par excellence in the history of glass production and palestra of its modern renewal. As inspiration, the competitor may use principles and conceptions that refer to symbolic meanings of the Grail in the various traditions and legends. Projects which are innovative in their exploration of the behavior of light in contact with glass will be particularly taken into account.

The competition is open to all designers born in countries adhering to the C.E.I. (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine) as well as Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Turkey.
Groups should be composed only of participants born in the countries listed above.
The object designed is to be made exclusively with the technique of glass blowing.
All projects presented are to be new and developed expressly for the International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea.

For further information please contact the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, e-mail, telephone +39 040 639187.

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