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Prix Émile Hermès Design Competition

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Announcing the competition of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès:
Prix Émile Hermès, an international competition designed to promote young design professionals at the start of their careers. For this year’s theme “Heat, me-heat, re-heat” Candidates are invited to submit designs for an object, machine, utensil, piece of furniture, architectural concept etc., carefully devised and formulated for a specific, practical function while at the same time proposing a formal, aesthetic concept of the highest quality, whilst embracing some of the Foundation’s core values and causes: a rigorous approach to aesthetic design and functionality, the exploration of new, environmentally friendly production methods, and traditional skills.

First prize / 1er prix : 50 000 euros
Second prize / 2e prix : 25 000 euros
Third prize / 3e prix : 15 000 euros

Registrations are open until November 30, 2010
Submission of work from December 1, 2010 – February 15, 2011

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