This week in SMALL TALK: the finalists of The Great Indoors Award and (Un)limited Design Contest were announced recently and news from Kuyichi.
Great Indoors Award
The finalists in the biennial Great Indoors Award organised by Frame magazine have been announced. The international award celebrates excellence in Interior Design in five categories with five finalists in each category. Dutch nominees include:
Show & Sell - Prada Transformer (multifunctional presentation space, Office for MetropolitanArchitecture, NL)
Relax & Consume - Mondrian South Beach (hotel, Marcel Wanders, NL), Hotel Zenden, (hotel, Wiel Arets, NL)
Concentrate & Collaborate - Cardboard Office interior (office, Alrik Koudenburg and Joost van Bleiswijk, NL); Recycled Office (office, i29 Interior Architects, NL)
Serve & Facilitate - Library for University of Amsterdam (library, Bureau Ira Koers & Studio Roelof Mulder , NL); Entrance Area Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (entrance, Haunting Dogs Full of Grace, NL); Poetry in Motion (school, i29 Interior Architects and Snelder Architects, NL)
Design Firm of the Year: i29 Interior Architects (NL); Maurice Mentjens (NL); Studio Makkink & Bey (NL)
Winners will be announced in a ceremony on 28 November at NAi Maastricht.
(Un)limited Design Contest winners
During Dutch design week, the winners of the Unlimited Design Contest were announced:
'Food' category: Ellen Bokkinga with 'Amuse vijf'.
Honourable mention: Maarten Scherpenisse with 'Shape & Chocolate'.
'Form' category: Alexander Rulkens with 'Magic Box'.
Honourable mention: Martijn Elserman with 'Ribble Chair'.
'Fashion' category: Goof van Beek with 'Hexagonal paper dress'.
Honourable mention: Mahala le May & Hilary Grant with 'New Precious'.
(Un)limited Design Contest is a project by Premsela and Waag Society, in cooperation with the Dutch Fablabs and Creative Commons Nederland.
Kuyichi to open flagship store
Dutch streetwear label Kuyichi has announced it will open its own flagship stores. The interior design intends to reflect the sustainable design philosophy of the brand. The stores are not only limited to the Netherlands but there are also plans to open in Paris and Germany next year. Kuyichi recently launched their 100% sustainable collection for Spring/Summer 2010 in Amsterdam. Developing new sustainable concepts for each season, this time jeans made from recycled PET bottles were debuted. Other materials used in this collection include organic cotton, hemp, lenpur, linen, spare and recycled cotton.
Main image: (Un)limited Design Contest
Images 1&2: Kuyichi
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