• Space + Moooi 2014 Design Residency // Call For Entries.


    Posted on 9th September, by Dana Tomić Hughes in events + exhibitions, product design. 2 Comments

    Space Furniture + Moooi 2014 Design Residency | Yellowtrace.

     

    Dearest Friends, I couldn’t possibly be any more excited about my job than I am today. Except maybe if I’d just won a $100M Lotto jackpot. But that’s another story.

    Our friends at Space Furniture have announced their 2014 Design Residency in partnership with our friends at Moooi. So many friends, so little time! No, but seriously guys, this is VERY cool, so please read on. The Residency is open to Australian designers who have a body of work that satisfies the requirements of the design brief. The successful applicant will spend eight weeks at the Moooi headquarters in Breda, the Netherlands, working under the guidance of two of the world’s leading design thinkers and company co-founders - Marcel Wanders (Art Director/ Designer) and Casper Vissers (CEO).

     

    Marcel Wanders sketching in his studio | Yellowtrace.

    Marcel Wanders sketching in his studio.

    New Antiques sketch by Marcel Wanders for Moooi | Yellowtrace.

    New Antiques sketch by Marcel Wanders for Moooi.

    Valentine sketch by Marcel Wanders for Moooi | Yellowtrace.

    Valentine sketch by Marcel Wanders for Moooi.

     

    During the eight week programme, the designer will work closely with the Moooi team, gaining insights and first hand experience across all aspects of the business. The ultimate aim for The Residency is to see the winning product become part of Moooi’s collection, offering an incredible game-changing opportunity to the winning designer, ensuring that this Residency will be a highly coveted award. Oh Em Gee!

     

    Big Ben Sketch by Marcel Wanders for Moooi | Yellowtrace.

    Big Ben Sketch by Marcel Wanders for Moooi.

    Moooi Unexpected Welcome during Milan Design Week 2013 | Yellowtrace.

    Moooi Unexpected Welcome show during Milan Design Week 2013.

     

    I probably don’t need to tell you about the challenges facing Australian designers who are limited by the number of locally based manufacturers when compared to the international market. The Residency programme creates an invaluable opportunity for Australian designers to learn from overseas market leaders in design manufacturing, enabling them to develop their skills and knowledge of making and also networking on an international level. Good or good? Ah-mazing!

     

    Closet Case by Fritz Kok for Moooi | Yellowtrace.

    Closet Case by Fritz Kok for Moooi.

    Still Life Accessory No1, Concept & Photography by Marcel Wanders & Erwin Olaf, Styling by Studio Aandacht | Yellowtrace.

    Still Life Accessory No1. Concept & Photography by Marcel Wanders & Erwin Olaf. Styling by Studio Aandach.

     

    To launch this design residency, Moooi have set a proposition for all designers to respond to within their application. Click here for all the details and to download an entry form.

    “We are looking for a dining/desk chair family which includes 4 varieties based on one design. The chair family will include members with and without arms, and with or without upholstery.”

     

    Extension Chair by Sjoerd Vroonland for Moooi | Yellowtrace.

    Extension Chair by Sjoerd Vroonland for Moooi.

    Vica Chair by Bertjan Pot for Moooi | Yellowtrace.

    Vica Chair by Bertjan Pot for Moooi.

    5 O'Clock Chair by Nika Zupanc for Moooi | Yellowtrace.

    5 O’Clock Chair by Nika Zupanc for Moooi.

     

    All submissions are due by 30 October 2013, and will be assessed by a panel that includes Moooi co-founders Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers, and Space Furniture General Manager Christina Caredes. Shortlisted entrants will present their designs to the panel in February 2014. The winning designer will be announced on 13 February 2014. The successful applicant will spend 8 weeks working inside the Moooi business during May & June 2014.

    Click here for all the details and to download an entry form.

    Gothic Chair by Studio Job for Moooi | Yellowtrace.

    Gothic Chair by Studio Job for Moooi.

    V.I.P. Chair by Marcel Wanders for Moooi | Yellowtrace.

    V.I.P. Chair by Marcel Wanders for Moooi.

     

    Key Dates

    4 September to 30 October 2013 // Entries open
    14 November 2013 // Short list announced
    11th & 12th February 2014 // Finalists present to panel
    13 February 2014  // Winner announced at cocktail party with guest Casper Vissers, Moooi Founder & CEO
    May/ June 2014 // Winning designer undertakes 8 week Residency in The Netherlands

    Off you go. Have fun, make Australia proud and GOOD LUCK! xx

    This Yellowtrace Promotion is brought to you by Space Furniture.

     

    Moooi Founders - Marcel Wanders & Casper Vissers, photo by Erwin Olaf | Yellowtrace.

    Moooi Founders – Marcel Wanders (left) & Casper Vissers (right). Photo by Erwin Olaf.


    [Images courtesy of MoooiSpace Furniture.]

     





  • 2 Responses to “Space + Moooi 2014 Design Residency // Call For Entries.”

    1. How fantastic-go for it all you Australian designers-such an incredible opportuniity. If I were 20 years younger, no kids and Australian, I would! Best of luck to everybody-do as Dana says and give it a try! Great post Dana and I loved seeing the sketchbooks :-) Caroline

    2. […] His dedication to an understanding of materials and manufacturing process has recently won him the 2014 Space + Moooi Design Residency. Today he’s here to answer a few questions about his work and upcoming adventures in The […]



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