NEW YORK — NYCxDESIGN, in partnership with quartz surfaces supplier Caesarstone, has launched a new design competition to showcase how design “can enhance public space and foster engagement,” the competition sponsors announced.
Selected in collaboration with the Design Trust for Public Space, Dumbo Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan – two historic neighborhoods and centers for the arts and commerce – have been identified as locations for design installations “that will help bring people together and connect starting this fall,” competition sponsors said. The program will offer two winning designers “the chance to make their mark on the city’s landscape and gain invaluable exposure,” sponsors added.
Designers are invited to submit proposals that introduce new opportunities for public gathering, leveraging Caesarstone’s quartz products as the primary material resource in their design.
In May, two winning designers will be awarded $10,000 each. The designers will work closely with NYCxDESIGN, Caesarstone, the Design Trust for Public Space, Dumbo Improvement District and Downtown Alliance to bring the winning designs to life over the course of five months. The installations will be unveiled this fall coinciding with several city-wide design activities and happenings that culminate with the annual NYCxDESIGN Festival, scheduled for Nov. 11-18, competition sponsors said.
“With our design passion and expertise, Caesarstone is honored to partner with NYCxDESIGN to help amplify the local talent and businesses through the IMPACTxDESIGN program,” said Elizabeth Margles, v.p./marketing for Caesarstone North America. “We are confident the program participants will create inspiring spaces with our products that will allow people to enjoy their surroundings and shared experiences.”
Information can be obtained by visiting https://info.nycxdesign.com/impactxdesign.