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NYCxDESIGN announced a new competition called IMPACTxDESIGN to transform New York City’s design scene. The program is in partnership with Caesarstone and the Design Trust for Public Space.
The IMPACTxDESIGN program calls all designers to show off their talents to further public engagement in Dumbo, Brooklyn, and downtown Manhattan. The new competition program aims to enhance public space and foster public engagement.
Design submissions are open until April 8. Design proposals must transform existing public places. The proposals should bring people together offering a place to slow down and appreciate the city’s beauty and fresh air. The designers must use Caesarstone’s quartz as their primary material.
The program will announce the two winning designers in May 2021. The winners will be awarded $10,000 each and the opportunity to work alongside NYCxDESIGN, Caesarstone, the Design Trust for Public Space, Dumbo Improvement District, and Downtown Alliance to install their designs. Not only that, the winning designers can make their mark in the city and gain exposure. The installations will be revealed this fall, before the NYCxDESIGN festival.
“Public space is one of New York’s most important assets. How we design, imagine and create these areas will impact New Yorkers for generations,” reported Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space Matthew Clarke.
“We are confident the program participants will create inspiring spaces with our beautiful and durable materials that will allow people to enjoy their surroundings and shared experiences,” Caesarstone Vice President of Marketing Elizabeth Margles explained.
The winning installations will remain in their location for at least one year.
NYCxDESIGN is a non-profit organization that organizes year-round activities to support and provide opportunities for New York City designers. Its mission is to help rebuild and re-energize the city as a design destination and creative center.
To submit proposals and for more information visit IMPACTxDESIGN.