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Ceramics of Italy Extends Tile Competition Deadline

Posted on 17 January 2020 by cradmin

Ceramics of Italy has announced a deadline extension for the 2020 Tile Competition. The Tile Competition is now accepting Commercial, Residential, Institutional and Student project submissions until Friday, January 31, 2020.

Now in its 27th year, this annual competition awards top architects, designers and students for their impressive work and creative use of Italian ceramic and porcelain tile. Domestic and international new construction and renovation projects completed between January 2015 and January 2020 are eligible for entry in the residential, commercial and institutional categories. Students must be enrolled at an accredited university in North America to be eligible.

Winners will be notified in March and announced at the Ceramics of Italy International Press Conference in New Orleans at Coverings 2020 (April 20-23). Built project winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Coverings, $2,000 cash, plus a 5-day CEU trip to Bologna, Italy for Cersaie 2020. Public voting for the first-ever People’s Choice Award will begin on February 3.

Visit bit.ly/TileCompetition_Submit for more information or to submit a project.

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13th Cosentino Design Challenge Calls for Entries

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13th Cosentino Design Challenge Calls for Entries

Posted on 29 October 2018 by cradmin

Cosentino has officially launched the 13th edition of the Cosentino Design Challenge (CDC). The competition is open to students enrolled in the 2018-2019 academic year at any educational center or polytechnic offering courses in design, architecture, interior architecture or other similar fields of study. The international competition offers students a chance to participate in a global professional competition.

Composed of two categories, the 13th edition of Cosentino Design Challenge ’s architecture brief asks students to reflect on “Cosentino and Water”. The design brief is focused on “Cosentino and Energy”. In both categories, students have complete freedom in conceptualizing their sustainable and innovative projects. The final project must include one or more products manufactured by Cosentino: Silestone natural quartz surface, Dekton ultracompact surface, and Sensa protected natural stone.

Each concept must boast technical qualities, with a creative emphasis placed on the theme set for each category. The jury will take into consideration the following criteria:

  • Conceptual and technical quality of the project
  • Analytical study, thought process and research of the subject
  • Research on the spatial experience of the surroundings
  • Creativity of the design
  • Innovativeness of the design
  • Environmental respect of the design
  • Adaptation of the project idea to the expressive capacity of Cosentino brand materials and products
  • New ideas for materials, finishes, applications, etc.
  • Feasibility for the development and construction of the projects presented
  • Adaptation of the chosen medium for the presentation with regards to graphics, expressiveness and the kind of idea presented
  • Presentational quality of the design

Throughout the competition, students are encouraged to visit Cosentino Showrooms to discover the company’s wide range of products.

For each category, the following prizes will be awarded: one first prize, one second prize, one third prize, and special mentions. First three winners will be awarded the equivalent of €1,000 each in the currency of the country where a student is awarded. Winners will also receive special mentions and global recognition.

The competition encourages student research on different conceptual approaches. This includes the layout of spaces, materials and the constructive systems that define them, via experimentation with Cosentino products.

The project submission period closes on June 1, 2019. The judging panel will announce the winning projects and their designers in late June. All projects must be submitted in digital format via the competition website. http://cosentinodesignchallenge.org.

You may also be interested in this article about the National Installation Competition at TISE 2019.

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NEOLITH Announces Winners of 2017 Design Competitions

Posted on 26 December 2017 by cradmin

Neolith Design Contest Winner

My Neolith Project-International Edition Ricarda’s Restaurant by O’Connor Group (Commercial Interiors) Kelly O’Connor Lead Designer Toronto Canada

In the middle of the year, NEOLITH launched the fourth edition of NEOLITH Design Competitions, including three categories of competitions aimed to target professionals and students: My Neolith Project, Neolith New Talents and Top Fabricator of the Year competitions.

The winners of the competition will travel to Milan during the Design Week, to attend EuroCucina trade show and visit the NEOLITH stand at the fair, where the awards ceremony will take place.

The following are the six winning projects of the fourth Edition of NEOLITH Design competitions:

My Neolith Project:

Ricarda’s Restaurant -O’Connor Group (Commercial Interiors), Kelly O’Connor Lead Designer – Toronto,Canada

Espai Paris – Meritxell Ribé y Josep Puigdomènech – Barcelona, Spain

My Neolith New Talents:

Wonderwall Hotel – Daniel Martins Leal – Universidade Lusíada PortoPortugal

Minimal – Anastasia Boiko Alioshkina – Art and Design School – Zamora, Spain

Top Fabricator of the Year:

Roma Skyline – Micunco Stone Design – Altamura, Italy

Cafe & Icecream Shop XOCÓ – Arquitectos Rodríguez Martín & Villa Alonso Arquitectura Interior  and Mármoles Lentijo – Valladolid, Spain.

You may also be interested in this article NKBA Announces Winners of Annual Student Design Competition.

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ATI Announces Winners of “The Winning Formula” Contest

Posted on 11 December 2017 by cradmin

LumiSplash Casework in Gingko Reeds, Red &
MirroFlex Structures Wall Panels: Audrey + Brushed Nickel

ATI has announced Devon Kumar as the grand prize winner of its third annual “The Winning Formula” contest. The contest invited architects, designers, project managers, specification managers, contractors and installers to “Show Their Winning Formula” by submitting photos of their MirroFlex, NuMetal, Fusion, or LumiSplash installations. This year a cruise trip to the Western Caribbean was awarded to the first place winner.

The contest was judged by two independent industry experts Mr. Robert M. Laschever and Mr. Bradshaw Orrell. Projects were judged based on three criteria: the ATI product chosen, creativity and quality of the finished installation.

Honorable mentions include Aparna Bonda, Desai Mayur, Paul Wenger, Susan Boswell, Steve Price and Amy Swanson.

You may also be interested in this article NKBA Announces Winners of Annual Student Design Competition.


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Fabricator Profile: Dream Stone – a Company with a Method to Beating Low-priced Competition

Posted on 27 May 2013 by cradmin

Dream Stone Countertop Fabrication Shop

Dream Stone, in Longmont, Colo., like many stone fabricators these days, has had to face low-priced competitors. However, owner Scott Murphy made a decision to not play the pricing game and instead focus on high-quality craftsmanship. Instead of dropping his prices to try to compete with the low-priced companies in his area, Murphy decided to diversify his business and it has worked out well. Not only does he offer a diverse line of products (countertops, flooring, carved stone products, shower surrounds, etc.), he also goes after different (and sometimes distant) markets. This method has served his business well… Read more about Dream Stone at Moreaware’s blog

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