*CALL FOR ENTRIES * pyd design markets
24-25 October 2009
Running to coincide the 2009 Danks Street Festival, the pyd design market is a new initiative developed to provide Australia’s brightest design talents a powerful sales platform from which to reach consumers. Last year the Danks Street Festival drew a crowd of 20,000 design savvy consumer, many of whom were thrilled with the discovery of a design market in pyd. It provided not only a potent selling opportunity, but also a powerful brand awareness and 'word of mouth' opportunity for participating Designers.
Designers will be hand chosen by an influential expert panel including David Clark, Editor of Vogue Living magazine, and Geoff Clark, Principal of pyd. To assure quality of product and design, only 80 designers will be offered a coveted space within the pyd precinct. New to the event is the expansion of the markets, which will now run over two days. There will also be live craftsmanship and design workshops taking place over the weekend.
As part of the weekend event two awards will be given at an intimate pyd cocktail party and awards night on Saturday 24 October, hosted by Vogue Living. The award categories are ‘pyd Designer of the Year’ and ‘pyd Market Space Design of the Year’.
Submit your entry now!
Event Dates: 24 & 25 October 09
Entry Deadline: 1 September 09
Application Form: pyd design markets application form
Submission Details: Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Your submission should include 2- 3 low –res images of your work/ collection and a biography on yourself no longer than one paragraph. It should have a list of any exhibitions, events, awards you have been involved in.
About the AWARDS:
As part of the weekend event, two awards will be given at an intimate cocktail party and awards night held on Saturday 24th October at pyd and hosted by Vogue Living.
PYD 2009 DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – Each designer will be asked to submit one piece for consideration for this award and will be judged by pyd’s expert panel. The pyd Designer of the Year will win a 3 month contract for their design to be retailed through pyd, a 12 month Subscription to Vogue Living magazine and a one month publicity campaign around the news of their win.
PYD MARKET SPACE DESIGN OF THE YEAR – Designers are asked to dress their space as creatively as they wish. The most creative space will win this award. A $500 cash prize and 12 month subscription to Vogue Living will be won.
The pyd building situated in Sydney’s newest design and arts precinct, Waterloo, brings together, within one purpose-built space, 12 inspiring design showrooms, along with a café and three unique event spaces including an active exhibition space. The pyd mix focuses on design objects and interior products for the home, counterbalanced with pure cultural content to enhance the pyd experience.